rolling along

Things have smoothed out in the online course. *whew* I’m finding the summer course pace to be faster than I like. It’s not just the reading and keeping up with the assignments; it’s also the timing of discussion. In this course, we’re expected to post early and then be active on the discussion board during the day. That makes sense, because during a longer semester each topic would probably be out there for about a week and you’d be expected to post early in the week and then be active during the days that follow. The problem, if you are not prepared for it, is that the quick pace is a new rhythm, and one that needs to fit the timeline of the course rather than your own personal timeline. No working on every assignment late at night after the kiddies go to bed. I like the course, I like the discussion and the learning … but I’ll probably look for something in the fall or spring instead of the summer next time, for my sanity’s sake.

In thinking about my own experience, I would caution anyone considering  an online summer course to consider their family obligations, their  work obligations and their need for sleep.

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