Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Please note: Online school? Yeah, it sucks.

I'm this close the calling up the Berkeley peeps and telling them how much our teacher sucks. She's only made her appearance via e-mails to explain that she is a female (her first name is unusual, but apparently common place with the celebs, think Brooke Shields), how to view the discussion posts in a larger format (as they thread down, we can only read one line at time), and...that's pretty much it.

Our first module assignment was supposed to be returned to us yesterday. I haven't received anything.

There are a bazillion posts from students bemoaning their confusion, and our teacher has yet to try to unconfuse them. Heck, I'm totally confused at this point, but I realize she's of no help so I just have to plod along and hope for the best.

I didn't expect much from an online class since it was the first one I've taken, but I did expect the teacher to make an appearance through the one method typically used for online classes - discussion boards.

We're one month down, have only gone through 2 modules, haven't received any assignments back or grade updates (the system is setup to show students their grades as the class moves along), and our midterm is due in a few weeks.

Go, Berekely. Whoohoo.


Kmommy said...

Completely insane!! I would so call and complain!

Nut Nut said...

I know. I really want to post something about whether we really do have a teacher or if we're all in a bad dream.