Thursday, August 15, 2002

It's back to school time.

It's been a while since I've been a returning student. I'm looking forward to getting back to it. I'm on the waiting list for one course and will have to look around if I don't get in. From my limited (2 semesters) experience -- spots become available once students appreciate what's involved in terms of work.

Colleagues in courses have stated that online M.Ed. courses at OISE/UT are two to three times the amount of work of face-to-face (F2F) courses. Some felt that there was a comparable increase in the quality of the learning afforded the student. Others felt overwhelmed by the intensity of the online learning (in this case, asynchronous conferencing with periodic synchronous chats) environment.

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