All the crowdsourcing in the world won’t rewire the neurons engaged in that kind of thinking.
and this comment about doing things...
Whenever someone tells me something can’t be done, my immediate impulse is to go out there and prove otherwise, just to spite them.
Can Straczynski set out to do it because he said it isn't being done?
Oh. Well. I'll just go in a corner and look for my quake I discs...
This is what I need: watching a bunch of people who believe they are on mars; when they will just exist for our entertainment...Truman Show anyone?
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Online classes need good instructors to help students past "blocks." It is where good teachers thrive to recognize when a student is learning something in a way that is not quite correct or in partiality. The good teacher can recognize these things and help the student past this educational block. In the "brick and mortar" classroom the teacher has face to face interaction and can see confusion or understanding on students, but a confused student can go unnoticed in the traditional classroom if he or she doesn't give those visual queues and doesn;t ask for assistance. Then the test comes by and it is too late for the student.
In the online classroom the good teacher is right there every step of the way with the student and can see in the work when the student "gets it" and when the student is confused. The teacher doesn't need to rely on an answer to the worst question a teacher can ask in a classroom full of students, "OK, Who doesn;t understand this?" In the online classroom, a well designed curriculum with a good teacher will know if the student gets it or not.
In my years of experience though, I have come across students that are able to figure things out and learn faster than I can teach, students that want to learn anything and everything. These are the students that I learn from as they, through the course of the years, learn more than I have to teach (within the school's limited curriculum.)
These students are wonderful for online classrooms as they tend to be the type of students who "step up" to a challenge and try to figure things out in order to learn. A lot of students in the classroom today just want me to tell them what the answers are. These students will not grow in their education on their own. Gamifying a curriculum can help some of these students.
A lot of teachers are worried about "online schools" as they are afraid that these online classrooms will eliminate the need for teachers. It is the same fear factory workers had with the introduction of robotics. But Teachers will still be needed. Just teachers with different skills.
(Back to class students are coming in....)
Final Yamato Main article: Final Yamato Premiering in Japanese theaters on March 19, 1983, Final Yamato reunites the crew one more time to combat the threat of the Denguilu, a militaristic alien civilization that intends to use the water planet, Aquarius, to flood Earth and resettle there (having lost their home planet to a galactic collision). Captain Okita, who was found to be in cryogenic sleep since the first season, returns to command the Yamato and sacrifices himself to stop the Denguili's plan. Susumu and Yuki also get married. The story is set in the year 2203, contradicting earlier assumptions that its predecessor, Yamato III, took place in 2205. Having a running time of 163 minutes, Final Yamato retains the record of being the longest animated film ever made.