Posted on Oct 25, 2017
CPT Christopher Coker
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I prefered the classic classroom as it provided interaction with other students and the instructor. This allowed for a better exchange of ideas as often a student would ask a question others had not thought of thus furthering the understanding and relevence of the material. Blended classes were good also where almost all actual classwork was completed online but lectures and some discussions were done in class. Online classes that were best were ones in which the instructor held VTCs weekly with student interaction plus recorded them for students that might be unable to attend. The wose ones were those that provided just the class content and viable/ timely interaction to discuss the lessons.
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SSG Derek Scheller
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Me personally, I prefer to be in a classroom type environment. Even more so I prefer bootcamps as the one on one time with instructors is better. This is of course when dealing with cybersecurity as there are lots of times when I would like to be able to get more information on the fly or on a sidebar.
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CPT Christopher Coker
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Do you still think one-on-one time would be valuable if it was done in an online format?
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SSG Derek Scheller
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CPT Christopher Coker - Possibly, however when dealing with online courses and the way my brain works I tend to get pulled of course and at times I lose my train of thought. If I can't raise my hand or grab the instructors intention to point out where I may be going wrong in my code/script/tool I am using right at that moment, I may be on to something else by the time they get the time to be one-on-one online.
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CPT Jack Durish
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I've seen American campuses recently, at least those in California that my children attended. Not impressed. I've taken distance education classes from Hillsdale College. Very impressed.
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CPT Christopher Coker
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That's great, CPT Jack Durish. What is it that impressed you with the distance format?
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CPT Jack Durish
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CPT Christopher Coker - Actually, many moons ago, I prepared a presentation for Compaq computer on distance learning, using distance learning software, to help them sell servers to colleges for this purpose. The ability to interact with instructors is equal to a live classroom and accessibility is far superior on line. Also, it's far easier to filter out the propaganda and indoctrination while attending as a distance learning student (assuming that you haven't been already indoctrinated and can recognize it when you see it)
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