Distance Learning Checkpoint 2

Distance Learning Checkpoint 2 - communicate I think it...

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A time when I gave constructive criticism to a student, friend, or family member would be when I was in high school. It was my senior year and I was in English 4 honors. Our teacher had assigned a pretty big research paper and my friend and I had gotten together to proofread over each other’s paper. Her paper was good, but I noticed that she was using a lot of the same words over and over again. I gave her some ideas on how to change the wording of her paper without making her feel bad. Giving feedback to a classmate through distance learning is a little different. Some people understand things better face to face than they do reading it through an email. When you meet face to face you can physically show the other person what you mean, where as in distance learning you cannot so they may not get the full understanding at times. I think the distance element of learning makes it both easier and harder to
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Unformatted text preview: communicate. I think it makes it easier because you don’t have to consider other people’s schedule. You can easily email someone a question or post your question in a forum. You do not have to call someone and meet up with them for help or advice. In some ways it is harder though. Some topics or ideas are more easily explained in person. For example, if you had created a power point and sent it to a teacher with notes it would not be the same as standing in front of a classroom and presenting it. When you present in front of people you can look for clues as to whether the audience is reciprocating the information well. Over an email you cannot do that. Distance learning has both pros and cons. For some people the pros outweigh the cons, for others it does not....
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2010 for the course GEN/105 AAGN0N2OI2 taught by Professor Carolwillett during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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