Friday, August 22, 2014

What about EDM310?

Upon entering EDM310 I was told many stories of how the class was hard, it was too much work but if I stayed on top of the course load then all should be fine.
I shrugged the comments off and just thought they were overreacting about it. However after my first class meeting for EDM310 I had the same thoughts. The course itself is not the problem, the fact that one is having to learn so much in a short period of time is what got me worrying.
The only fears I have about this class is being overwhelmed by the assignments, or falling behind on the assignments themselves.
EDM310 is very different when compared to other college courses one thing that sticks out from the get go is it is listed as a blended course, a blended course is half on campus and half online. Blended courses allow for one to work on their own time pace however they cause the student to do a lot of learning almost on their own.
Ive taken straight online courses and straight on campus courses during my college life, the biggest difference between online and a blended course is when taking an online course one has contact with his or her professor strictly through emails or phone calls. Blended courses all work is done on the computer and on the students own time yes, however if something needs to be addressed then that can be done during the face to face time slot.
I feel the most difficult problem I will face in this course is not to feel overwhelmed or rushed when working on projects for this class, this problem will only be addressed as the class progresses further into the semester, and I feel more confident about the work and time frame put in front of me.
I really do not have any questions revolving around EDM310 as a course. I more so question myself with the work load as stated above, but the only way to address these issues will be as the semester progresses into the year and my confidence about the work load is eases by my knowing I can do this.


  1. Callie, great job at addressing all the questions asked! This course can be overwhelming at times, but if you stay focused and have good time management you will be fine! Good luck this semester and let us know if you have any other questions.

  2. Callie, I completely agree with your worries of not being able to keep up with the course load. When I started this course I had the same fears. However, I have learned that as long as you stay focused you can do it. Work until you complete a certain number of things, not until a certain amount of time has passed. Keep the checklist master by your side as much as possible throughout this course. Hopefully this will help you. Best of luck!

  3. Thank you so much for the tips. I believe me and the master checklist will be best friends by the time this course is over.