Tuesday, May 20, 2003

I have chosen to participate in the tyypingmaster online typing course. Because of company policy I was only able to participate in three lessons, however, I was still able to gain a significant insight into the concept of e-learning.

MY EXPECTATIONS BEFORE AN AFTER

Before starting the course, I expected that I would be able to touchtype by the end of the course. I expected it to be pretty easy as I have done lots of typing before. I also expected to be able to finish the course.

After completing the first three lessons, I found that it was not possible to finish the course as I would have to pay. This extremely frustrating and annoying. I decided that since I had already started and gained a satisfactory insight into e-learning I would just write my report on the lessons that I was able to complete.

I now know that touchtyping is not as easy as I initially thought. I found it extremely difficult to type withouut looking at the keyboard. I can not touchtype for the life of me.

WHAT I LEARNT

I learnt a significant amount on the effective and not so effective methods of e-learnng. I learnt that using repeatition can be helpful in the learning process however, too much can lead to boredom and reduce the level of motivation. Most of the course involved typing letters and words that didn't make sense and were'nt real words. I found this gave me as the learner a false sense of purpose and made the course seem pointless. I learnt that the use of games is a fun way to assist in learning. It made the course more interesting and enjoyable. I also found that the ennvironment affected my learning. The classroom was way to noisy and made it hard to learn.

MY RECCOMENDATION

I reccomend that the whole course be available online although i do understand that thai would defeat the purpose.