i know compressed video classes really are a huge help for some people. i’m pretty amazed by the technology that is being used for the one i was in last week. it really is quite good. the video and audio are more than acceptable. you can see and hear everyone – both the professor and your fellow students. still there is a slight delay but nothing very dramatic. it’s very good …
BUT I DON’T THINK I COULD BE VERY GOOD STUDENT ON THE CV END OF THE SEMINAR!
i need the personal interaction of a classroom. those of you who know me understand that i can be easily distracted with ideas. when i preach i chase rabbits. sometimes i chase them so deeply down their holes that i lose my place and train of thought. this happens alot during the seminars i have attended. if i didn’t have to look the professor in the eyes i would be severely tempted to zone out completely on whatever idea or concept i had just been overwhelmed by. after all, at a doctoral level the grades are all based on papers that are done outside of the seminar. the lecture and discussion of the classroom time is meant to expand upon what has been read and written. i can zone out during a lecture and make up for it with further study later. look at the above photo. how involved in the discussion do the guys on the left hand screen look? their in atlanta participating in the seminar via cv. those of us in the actual classroom in new orleans took odds on whether they were working on sunday’s sermon or not.
i know CV opens to door for people who would never be able to travel to the actual campus but it is simply not something that would work for me.