Griffingate Thread- Final thoughts on the course:
"I didn't know what to expect coming into this class. I took a few on-line courses in high school and I hated them. I think that the blogging aspect really helped create a community with the students in the course which is tough to do in an environment in which the students do not interact face-to-face. I am most proud of the broad general knowledge about the history of video games that this course has taught me. I thought that I was in-the-know before I took this course, but I now feel more knowledgeable about my favorite pastime. I think that the last section of the readings in which the students were the facilitators for the discussions worked very well and should be implemented throughout the entire course the next time around. It made everyone participate more because we all were in the same boat of wanting our discussions to go well so we were more likely and willing to participate in other discussions so that our fellow students would participate in our own. Overall, I enjoyed this course and I liked reading the students' blog entries so that I could get to know them a little better..."
I think that a lot of the discussions during the assigned readings led to the students helping one another gain an understanding of the topics covered in their blog entries.