Maintaining this blog over the last few weeks has been very helpful in reviewing the material learned in class. I usually would not spend as much time as I have reviewing the readings and discussion boards. It was also nice to have a required deadline for entries – I have tried starting blogs before and I can never stick with it. I also enjoyed reading and commenting on my fellow classmates’ blogs. The blog format allows the learner to use a more long-form and open ended style as compared to the discussion forums. Often when reading my classmates’ blogs, I got the opportunity to see a more conversational approach to the learning material. The blog also helped me to connect what I was learning to my own experience, helping to further solidify what I had learned in class.
I am also maintaining a reflective online journal on my E-Portfolio, located at http://chekan.weebly.com/. Check there to keep up with my progress in UMUC’s MDE program!