Saturday, October 8, 2011

From the very beginning

As this is the first time I attend an online course, of course, the first day I was very excited and eager to start the wiziQ session. By October 1st I was not in Caracas and I depended on a Wifi connection which is not very reliable, however everything was under control until the session started.
Only a few minutes had passed when I realized that I was having audio problems. "Oh my God, I can't hear anything, can somebody help me?”, when I finally could hear the simple command of changing my name I didn't know what to do, in a few words, IT WAS A MESS!! In the end, I managed to do what Miguel was asking.
"It's over, thank God", at least that was what I thought, and the session formally started. The connection was not good so all of us were going through some problems, nothing to worry about. But suddenly everything changed, I was the only one who couldn’t hear anything, all my mates were following the tutor except me and it seemed that no one could see my comments either. I spent 30 minutes finding the way to catch up, finally someone suggested that I logout and then login again, I did it and problem was solved (now I know what to do next time).


After my tour through modules 1 and 2 I can say that I identified when I read the article about “Netiquette” . I send so many e-mails or pins everyday so, according to my experience, definitely we have to be very careful when we write because we can be misunderstood, I really believe that sometimes “words can express the opposite of what we feel”.
On the other hand, reading about learning technologies, its advantages and disadvantages and integration as well as writing about our experiences is essential for the future of this course that's why, after going through these two modules, I have become more aware of what I expect from this online course. Technologies are part of our lives and we have to take advantage of them in order to be open to the 21st Century. I know this is a very enriching and complete course and, even though I visit a lot of sites everyday because of my job, I am prepared to go on and learn as much as I can.

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