1. What are the things you have heard about EDM310?
I have heard that I need to take this course when the rest of my classes are super easy. Unfortunately, I heard this after I had already taken all of my easy classes. I also heard that it takes up a lot of your time and that you need to be able to learn on your own.
2. What fears do you have about EDM310?
I fear the steep penalties for late work. Although, I do understand the reasoning behind them. I'm also afraid that none of my group will be able to work with my availability to get together. I know that the course has a solution in the requirements since everyone has to be available during class hours, but I just don't like feeling like I'm restricting others. I also fear not getting an A in this course. I am also afraid that one of my daughters will get sick when there is either a class meeting or a group meeting. My husband is in the military, and it is nearly impossible for him to get off when they're sick.
3. Compare and contrast EDM310 with other courses you have taken in college or high school.
There are a couple ways this course is similar to other courses. First, this course is a mixture of online and in class. Second, and lastly, the professor informed everyone up front what was expected of them in this course. There are many ways this course is different from other courses. First, this course doesn't meet every week. Some students may like this, but I prefer more time in the classroom. Second, you have to learn on your own. I know that I can learn on my own, but it takes me forever to look up information sometimes. Third, a computer is required for this course as well as a blog. Fourth, and lastly, you have to work with others on group projects. I personally love working in groups, but I rarely find that trait in my fellow group members.
4. What do you think will be the most difficult thing for you in EDM310?
I think the most difficult thing is making sure my work is creative enough. I know that it will be difficult to come up with something that hasn't been done before. I want to make sure I exceed the creativity expectations for this course.
5. What is the best way for you to address this "most difficult" aspect of EDM310?
I'm a pretty creative person, so I suppose I'll just do some brainstorming on ways I can make my posts and projects unique.
6. What questions do you still have about EDM310? What ideas do you have about how to address those questions?
How are groups going to be decided? When will we find out who our group members are? The only way to really address my questions is to ask Dr. Strange.
Thanks for reading,
Jennifer L. Cole