I inform my adviser I needed to take in person classes, which is the only way I can learn and retain the knowledge. Unfortunately I was switch last minute, and my lack of knowledge from the course shows within; due to being taught this lesson virtually. If I knew this class was virtual I wouldn't have taken it.
James, the instructor demonstrated how much he was dedicated to helping when we needed help outside of class and giving us resources that can help in the future. The labs are too long and very inconsistent. If they are going to be long, they must be consistent. Sometimes the labs would not load, sometimes the display was different from the instructions, reaching out for technical support was not fast enough in response time. There were several times accessing the labs from home was not good, and I had to wait to get to class before I could make any progress. I think this is why students DON'T get through the labs. These things brought about frustration. Another helpful resource could be advice of best practices. The resources provided are amazing, however, the pacing of the courses leaves students reeling and trying to figure out what is the best way to prepare. I think some best practice advice for students could be extremely beneficial. Lastly, I strongly think more innovative teaching strategies could be implemented to ensure learning during class sessions. This statement does not take away the fact that students MUST do the hard work.