I am currently in a class from hell. I am enrolled in an online course for my M.Ed. program, and it is just awful. The course is technology and learning. There is mass confusion, not much in terms of content and nobody has a clue on what the professor wants in terms of assignments. For example, we thought for the first assignment, he wanted something like a personal response type paper (“Using your personal experience”)- but really he wanted a research-style paper with nothing really about yourselves. We all received cruddy grades, with most of us receiving the worst mark we have been given in the M.Ed. program so far. For the past few nights I have been on conference call after conference call with my group to figure out what the professor wants for our 40% group assignment. Basically I think he wants us to design a course – which has been thinking, is this a technology and learning course or flipping teacher’s college? To further complicate things – not everyone in the program is a teacher. We have nurses, doctors, government workers, lots of different careers. So although this stuff seems simple to me, for others they do no know where to start.
I did have a bit of fun answering some easy questions on our “brainstorming” sheet
I am SO funny.