Delivering lectures and tutorials online

I am currently in my 9th semester. I find it interesting to see the various techniques, my tutors choose to deliver their material online. MCO seemed to have sparked a lot of creativity among educators in how to maintain students’ interest in online study.

While some tutorials remain traditional with PowerPoint, some have taken the leap into using other alternatives like Wix and other online applications. In a way, I could also learn these different modes of presentation/ material/ software for my own presentation. There are tutors who love to use Youtube videos as adjuncts to their teaching. Or direct us to links online where we could find additional reading materials.

This semester, one of my tutors had a pre-recorded video of her giving her talk. She was present as well, of course, to answer students’ enquiries as we listen through the video. I mean her slot was 2 hours so it’s not a wonder that it was a good strategy. That is something to learn as well. Putting myself on video, synchronizing beside the slides.

Semester 9

This is the last leg of my 3rd year. Next year, I would be in my final year. I am just so glad to have started this journey. I think the mind reset helped a bit. It is one of those, even if it takes me 4 years to finish this, I am still going to be 41 years old at the end of it, no matter what. Might as well just do something. And if I decide to pursue a Masters after that, I would still be 45 at the end of it. Something like that.

For this semester, the Industrial Placement module is still on board. The other two subjects are Cross-Cultural Psychology and Introduction to Counseling. Online classes will start next week.

For Semester 8, I got an A for Clinical Psychology. I was proud of it as I did put my heart and soul into the assignment with the tables and all. It was interesting to explore and write up. I am still waiting for the final marks of my Chinese language subject.