5 e-Learning Myths Busted
As the e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries approaches its fifth year (launched Dec. 11, 2007), it's now easier to answer, or bust, myths/misconceptions of prospective users. I think the reason why there are myths is that fast-draw mentally: some people are quick to react negatively, or just erroneously, when something new and unexpected is brought to their attention. I have put together 5 of the most common myths/misconceptions that people had after the initial e-learning courses on agriculture and fisheries were opened for enrollment. And thankfully, ATI's e-extension coordinators have played a tremendous role in assisting us bust these myths:
Myth no. 1. You need to be very good with computers.
This is a myth because you'll just use the keyboards at the beginning then all you need is to be able to move the mouse a bit, point and click. Of course, our coordinators have been busting this myth too via their computer literacy courses.
Myth no. 2. You have to finish the course [or even one module] today!
Just another myth because you can always go back to your course, without inputting the enrollment key, even if the computer suddenly shuts down. Remember, e-learning is according to your own pace.
Myth no. 3. The test questions are difficult.
The end of module test becomes difficult only if you did not focus on the main course content. Even so, if you are not ready to take the test yet, you can always go back to the contents of the modules.
Myth no. 4. You can take all courses at the same time!
No, you have to take one course at a time. This will help you focus on the particular topic.
Myth no. 5. You need to have an email address.
Not necessarily. If you think you don't need one, we will not require you to have one.
That's that for now. Have you busted any e-learning myth lately?
(in photo, me with e-learners from La Union, Pangasinan I accidentally met while in a 2010 Baguio workshop)