This week in class we are discussing webinars...pretty interesting stuff. Once again, I am amazed at the things technology is allowing us to do. I think that is great that webinars/distance learning classes provide students a way to take courses that might not otherwise be available to them.
That being said, I am a bit weary of anything that is so dependent on technology. What happens if the system is fritzing out? How do you take a test? Is there someone around to monitor the students? How would a student make up any work/lectures/activities missed while absent?
I would like to learn more about this...maybe when I start looking for a place to do my practicum I can find a school which has some of this technology in the building.
Besides our SU online courses, have any of you had experience with this? I'm interested to hear what it is like and how well it works out in the "real world".