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    Sep 26, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This course is meant to teach the essentials of personal computing via Windows devices. This it does. However, I can't understand how such a class will be handled in the coming years. For me, it was required to complete the welding certificate that I'm seeking at 31 years old. Future students will benefit from lifelong immersion in the language of computers; and the information provided by the course will be considered a quite elementary requirement for life. Would a college or University of today teach a course on basic arithmatic? On the correct use of a hammer? Born in !986, I grew up with computers in every classroom I've ever occupied. Is it not likely that future Americans will be still further accustomed to their use?

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    I learned very little, and yet received a B in the course. To be fair to instructor Murphy, the information upon which this area of study relies is uncommonly nebulous. No other subject can come close to the fluidity of what one must know to truly gain proficiency.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    To be brief, the instrucor (Murphy) though quite agreeable to, and accomidating of, her students, bases all her test questions on her lectures. Thus, A very large part of your grade will depend on the notes which you will record during class. To the point, I found the instructor's teaching style to be one of imptovisation. Fine for an instructor with a talent for this, quite confusing to come from one who doesn't. The material is heavy with jargon and nuances regarding the processes, basic construction, and operation of PCs. This, unfortunately, exascerbates the instructor's idiosyncrasies in terms of how the information is absorbed by the student. I, personally, found it difficult to organize the new vocabulary, etc., which I'd been given to learn. So, pay close attention. Better still would be to pay close attention, and be sure to ask the most specific questions of which the student can think. It helps enormously in every aspect if students help guide the discussion towards relevant content.

    • Summer 2017
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