I thought the most informative and interesting project was the Tipping Point presentation. The reason I feel this way is because I found the Tipping Point book to be the most insightful of all the readings from this semester. All of the ideas and examples Gladwell uses are fascinating to me. The descussion the class had each day really allowed the class to open up and question one another and their upbringing, their way of life, goals and viewpoints. This assignment really helped me to understand my classmates much more.
Overall, all of the topics we discussed in class were very clear. I would have liked to have spent more time on the Tipping Point and less on Emotional Intelligence. I was much less interested in the Emotional Intelligence topics just because they seemed like common sense ideas to me. The Tipping Point was different and made me look at every day ideas in a different light.
I also very much dislike blogging. It is one thing if someone blogs on their own time on topics they feel more passionate and interested in...if it is something you have to remember to do each week and on topics you aren't necessarily that interested in it becomes a chore as opposed as an outlet to express viewpoints and feelings. One aspect of the blogging I did like is that Aimee took the time to read and comment on all of the blogs. When you know someone will be interested in what you say and give you feedback it makes it more worthwhile. I found Aimee's comments interesting and insightful.
Overall, I had a very good experience with Rhet 3266. Aimee did an awesome job of making all of the students feel comfortable with each other. From the first day Aimee got us to talk and interact with one another which was much different from any other course I've been in. Even though I knew Chad and Jason, Jacq and Karen and Dan from other classes and other places I was able to move out of the comfort zone of people I already know and meet four new people to work with as a group. Aimee made class a place to feel comfortable and express our opinions, not just a place to sit, listen to a lecture quietly, take notes and then get up and leave at the end. It was much more than that. We may have been a little hard to control at times, but that is because of the fun comfortable atmosphere Aimee made for our classroom.Posted by at December 17, 2005 11:51 AM