Thank Jeremy Hiebert for sharing via his blog Old-School Adminstration of Online Learning’ÄÝ
. Jeremy is very favorable of his online learning experience at Memorial University, which is a miracle considering the administrative hurdles placed before him. It is amazing students manage to learn online despite that our institutions are still operating in the wrong century.
Jeremy goes on to describe unapplicable fees for recreational facilities he will never use, and a deans approval required at almost every step of the way.
I’ve never taken a business class, but how truly <buzzword>”learner centered”</buzzword> our our institutions for not providing meaningful customer service? Perhaps if the were on a tip system rather than full fee…. nah, that is a bad idea too.
But students are comparing more than ever, and sharing their experiences. Kudos to Jeremy for his well-placed constructive comments and honesty.
Our institutions of learning need quite a bit of learning themselves…