Week 1: Am I On The Right Track?


I’ve read the learning objectives of the first week many times. Every day I checked them to know if something achieved or not. How wonderful is your work when it grows until to be a complete building?
 
Here is the list:

1. Logging into Nicenet.
2. Introducing eath other.
3. Filling out a needs analysis survey.
4. Setting ground rules and rubrics for discussions and evaluation.
5. Creating a blog and writing what we have done and learned in the 1st week.

Let me tell you my experience with these tasks:

1. Logging into Nicenet:

I created an account at the Nicenet website. First I felt a little bit confused and afraid of this new experience. You know it is a natural feeling. But, bit by bit I felt relaxed and happy while using this website. 


2. Introducing eath other:
I introduced myself to my new coursemates. Actually, it is amazing thing to know many people in a minute. You don’t know just persons but their cultures, thoughts, ideas, reflections, and many things in a short time. 


3. Filling out a needs analysis survey:
I filled out a needs analysis survey to help ensure that the course topics are appropriate. I completed this survey. Honestly, I found some areas which need to be improved. So, I hope this course will enrich all my skills and experiences. 


4. Setting ground rules and rubrics:
I collaborated with my coursemates to set some ground rules for our discussions and rubrics for evaluating our works.Thanks to Deborah for giving us this opportunity. She wanted to say: Please set some rules with me, then follow them. Some coursemates suggested other rules, like Stephen. Actually, his rule completed the list. The rubrics are fair. I suggested to use analytical one, and some coursemates liked the idea. I wanted to know Deborah’s viewpoint. May be she didn’t like it. Any way, I’ll follow these rules and rubrics perfectly as possible as I can.



5. Creating a blog:
I created my own blog and shared its URL with my colleagues. I don’t know how to express my excitement with this step. You know I deal with my blog as a baby. All the time I look after it and I want to make it attractive for all my coursemates. I think that people can know others through their works. So, when my coursemates visit my blog, they can get an idea about me. This doesn’t mean that I don’t care about the content. Actually, I write, rewrite , revise and edit many times before I publish. I care about both form and content. Any way, I wrote 4 posts and discussed them with my colleagues. All their comments are very valuable and constructive. Also I visited all my coursemates’ blogs and left comments. Thanks to Arjana for her explanation of how to make a blog list. It saved my time and effort. 


Now, I just want to know: Am I On The Right Track?

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4 thoughts on “Week 1: Am I On The Right Track?

  1. Dear Azhar,On the right track, certainly you are.I read all your posts and I have to admit the way you articulate your ideas about the first week of this online course is just incredibly impressive. I also admire the systematic way you write about this learning experience. Can't be a coincidence your MA was about Writing. You were born a writer!Thanks for sharing with us the links.YoursArbiMorocco

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  2. Dear Arbi,Thanks so much for your kind words. You know I'm just a baby if I compare myself with a great writer like you. Your word choice, your way of conveying ideas, and attracting our attention to the point are among many things you have.Go a head!Yours, Azhar

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