With everything that has been going on in my life this semester (karma, I hate you), I’m really surprised to finally be at the end of the semester. I keep looking at my calendar thinking, “one more week? really?”. But this, like all things, must come to an end.
I wish I had been able to do this course in class instead of web based, more so to be able to play with the robots than anything else. As much as I enjoyed this class, however, I question the need for this class. From what I have been able to ascertain, this class is meant to be an introduction to all things IT- but I’m not sure why those of us who already know and have decided on our collage course are being made to take it. While I have had a great time in this class in general, I really think that my collage time could have been used a bit better than an intro course that seems more geared towards someone who may not know what they want to do in the IT field- or if they even want to go into the field at all.
That’s not to say I didn’t learn anything in here. After all, I didn’t know that ASCII is based on Morse Code. That was kinda cool. The class did allow even someone in their third semester a chance to say “whoa, that’s cool”. The online part of the class was presented well, and was set up to help us excel instead of to fail, like the one other online class I have taken. I am ever impressed with the material and the fact that the instructor created his own textbook.
Don’t allow the school to make this an in-class only course. Despite the fact that I didn’t get to play with the robots, this class as a web based class was still very informative and eye opening. Keep up the good work Dr. Brown. I just wish we had more time to go into depth about some of the off the wall stuff. Sometimes a week isn’t enough time.