Taking An Online College Class

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After 20 years in the Air Force, I am finally getting around to using my tuition assistance. I've been talking about taking an online class for quite a while now, but as with many other "important" things, I always found some excuse or another not to do it. Well, as of the 4th of January that's all changed. I'm now a Student again!

This first class is called "Introduction to Online Learning" ... it's a requirement, to make sure that I can handle online course work. :-)

The book is kind of interesting, and is actually something that I might have picked up anyway, were I to come across it while browsing at Borders or Books-a-million. I'm a sucker for books about personal growth, and learning techniques. The first chapter, which I just got done doing the assignment for, is actually right up my alley too ... it's about finding your motivation (as it relates to learning).

I got to take a quiz about my motivational style. There were ten questions, and I had to choose one of three answers for each question. Then at the end, I added up how many circles I had in each column. The "winner" was pretty clear cut.

My primary motivation style is Learning-Motivated.

My secondary style is Relationship-Motivated.

And the third style, Goal-Motivated ... apparently, not so much.

Just an example of one of the questions:

In terms of completing things ...
a) I finish what I start.
b) I like to enlist the help of other people.
c) I believe that life is a journey, not a destination.

Ok, those who know me, which one do you think I chose?

Todd

p.s. The picture of the day, above, is my desk here in Iraq. That's the book I'm reading for the class. My MacBook Pro in the back ground. And of course a "Rip It" to provide the caffeine so I can stay awake while I read :-)

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