Jan. 23rd, 2017

Dude...WTF

Jan. 23rd, 2017 07:40 pm
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Okay, so this is one of many reasons why I like online courses. Or, it normally is, anyway...

My Econ class had a live-chat today. The professor said we'd get bonus points for 'showing up', so of course I did. It basically consisted of us being able to see the professor's screen, and hear him talking, with the students being able to ask questions through text. Sounds okay, right? Well, not quite. See, I couldn't understand a word the professor said. Seriously. His mic wasn't good, and his accent was super thick. I'd be able to catch a couple of truly random words here and there, but by and large, it was complete gibberish to me. Which, okay, this 'lecture' isn't our only source of information. Still. That was something that I hated about in-person classes. Sometimes you'd get a professor with such a thick accent that you couldn't understand them. They might be wonderful people, but it sucked taking a class with them, because it made things so much harder. That's one nice thing about online classes...this usually isn't an issue. Emphasis on usually, I guess.

So now I'm wondering how often we're going to do this, and if what'll come of it in the future. If it's like today, and I can get points just for showing up, that's okay, I guess. Though, I'd much rather be able to understand my professor!
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