New enviroment equals new challenges

November 4, 2007

Joe’s post here has me asking myself some questions.

How did we react when we were first asked to do long division? Most of us probably became frustrated at first, but did we give up? Certainly not. A certain amount of frustration occurs any time that we are faced with new challenges, but in virtual environments there are individuals that we have never met setting our goals and telling us to challenge ourselves. It takes a lot of determination and trust to stay on path. Have I never been frustrated? No, it took me three weeks to get on the list serve for the chats; however, in an academic environment we often have to suck it up and write it off as a learning experience.

Joe’s comment also makes me wonder how teachers will be viewed in the future if all education eventually goes to a distance format. Will instructors still be respected or treated like commodities, since any person could teach from home and sidestep geographical boundaries? I should also state that I agree with Joe in that there is a certain respect that needs to be considered with our comments. Just as there are meetings after classes to discuss problems, there is private email versus public blogs.

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One Response to “New enviroment equals new challenges”

  1. dancingnancy533 Says:

    Anything new is going to be frustrating when you first start to learn because you don’t have any previous experience with it. But, that is what makes it is satisfying when you finally do learn it. Anything easy would be boring and simple. You would not see any gratification in it. It is like training for a sport or a big fight. You hate every second of training, but once you get to the fight and come out victorious you feel great knowing you had to go through so much to get to meet your goals.


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