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PSY 409 Lab Report of Dellia Badua Instructor's Home Page
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Topical Index

Lab Reports:

Lab Report 1...My very first experience on emacs
E-mail>
Frustration
Task
Solution
Week 4
Confident
Finally
Information Shock
Advice
Week 5...Discussion on student's paper, Anne Agorre. Her thoughts and processes.
Reaction
Accomplishment
What did I learn?
Future Generation
Week 6...means and ways of finding traffic related documents in Cyberspace.
Where is it?
The next day...
Finally
Week 7...interlinking to other students of Psy 459 as well as Psy 409
Wow
Time is...
Grades
Week 8...crossing over the barrier of the Cyber World
Browsing
Cellular Phones
Invisible
Pet Peeves
Week 9...reactions to the 1991 Course-Integrated Online Socializing Files
Walking Down that Familiar Path
Socializing?
To Be or Not To Be
Week 10 ...creating more pages
Pages
Week 11...analyzing Kuhlthau
Reactions to Kuhlthau
Does it Relate?
Week 12...let's go to the Swedenborg Discussion Files
Exploration
Week 13...time to fix things up
Maintenence
Week 14...How do we handle names, titles, addresses, etc.
Names
Files
Handling Email Addresses
Week15...Class Evaluation
Free at Last!
What did it take?
Suggestion/Advice for Future Generations
Suggestions for the Instructor
Awards
Changes
Last Words

Lab Report 1


Weekly Homework

E-mail
I am finally able to write up my experiences of what the week was like trying to explore this new age of technology. I'm quite familiar with the use of computers but after this week, I surely am not up to par. Boy, the world ofcomputer technolgy changes so fast. Once you think you got the hang of something, it laters becomes obsolete. It's like riding a roller coaster. Go up thendown.

Frustration
Frustration, is the key word of the week. Getting into
The Web was of no problem. I also had no problem getting into Pine and sending and receiving e-mail. The most hell-raising task was to go into the Students' Weekly Labreport and look for the examples of a lab report, 'gustie' and 'kwock'. There were no "gustie" and "kwok" sample lab reports. On the page containing the list of the students, I placed my cursor at 'gustie' and type the return key but the only message I got was "unable to access file." The same message appeared when I tried getting into 'kwock'. I must have continued doing the same thing for a good ten minutes until I realized that the names I highlighted actually belong to thereal Gustie and Kwok. Boy, did I feel stupid. But I told myself that I must not be the only one that did the same mistake. But boy, my anxiety level was up just trying to get in.

Task
My next task was to develop a home page and to actually type my lab report. I kept reading and trying to comprehend all the jargon listed in the syllabus that would supposedly help me out in doing the assignment. Not an easy task! On Monday, Jan. 30, the computers were down in the morning. I return later in the afternoon to try an get on uhunix. Successfully, I was able to access into emacs. When I was in lynx, I needed to change the option editor to emacs. After making the changes and typing in . a whole bunch of messages came up on the screen:

Congratulations, you have found a bug in Lynx. Ver. 2.3 BETAleft to go back. If a core file was generated in your directory, = search [delete] = history please run 'dbx lynx'(or 'dbx/path/lynx' if the lynx executable is not in your current directory) and then type: dbx>where and mail the results, and a description of what you are doing at the time of the error including the URL of the document that caused the crash, to the lynx -bug@ukanaixz.cc.ukans.edu. Thank you for your support!

Did I know what all that meant? No way! My first thought was that I must have done something wrong. Trying to get in was really frustrating. I must have gone berserk. I kept telling myself why did I ever take this class. This class is going to be hard. But I kept reminding myself that this shouldn't be too hard, since everyone is sort of in the same shoes like you, novices.

Solution
I wonder if anyone else encountered that message. How did I get out? I just typed in 'q' for quit. I couldn't accomplish what I did today without the help of Mr. Bogan who was such a big help. Thanks!
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Week 4


Confident
I finally feel much more confident browsing through the
internet as compared to the first two weeks. The first two weeks was murder. It's like building a house, the hardest part in building, is laying the foundation. Once everything is established, everything comes easy. Earlier in the class, I was setting up my foundation. Now I am set to go exploring. Now that I got the hang of things. I can easily breeze through through the syllabus with shorter amount of time. Breezing through the Instructor's Weekly Comments also becomes easier. I appreciate accessing through links, because it takes me from one place to the other fairly quickly. I have yet to overcome and create the task of placing Linksand Anchors into my report.

Finally
For the time being, my frustration level has fairly subsided. I am finally comprehending the language of the internet. I'm always reminding myself that I am not the only one who is having difficulties. I realized that in the beginning, I thought I knew what I was doing and was competiting with my classmates and myself in getting the work done. Boy, was I wrong. To ease my frustration and anxiety of getting things done, I try to be positive of the tasks that need to be done. By doing so, I at least retain the level of sanity and it keeps me going. I find interesting the exploration of other "channels" on the
WWW. In other words, I find not doing the homework is more interesting because of all the neat stuff there is to find on the Web. But doing so, I pick up new things and ideas(some not really associated with the class) that ease some of the tension. It's a great reliever of headaches. Also, giving and receiving e-mail can sometimes take you away.

Information shock
The past two weeks haven't been the easiest. It sure was a sizzling shock! I realized that it helps to be able to know the processes you have done to get from one place to the other(write things down!). But sometimes that don't really help at all since there will be times when you become so caught up with the work that you don't get the chance to write it down. And then you wonder 'How did I do that?'

How do I deal with it?
I try to retrace my steps back by following my notes. If that don't work then try to think it through. If worse comes to worse I can't do much about it. I also found the history function(one of the option commands located at the the bottom of lynx) to be useful since it gives me an idea of the paths/files that I went through.

Advice
The only reasonable advice I can relay is to takes notes of the things you encounter and ask questions! Asking for help is valuable because you're not the only one in the same boat. It's really useful when we go over the problems we encounter in class. At least we get some sense of idea where the rest of the students are at. It also gives the class the opportunity to take notes of the student's problem in case we may encounter them ourselves. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Don't fret over things that you can not do. If things become overwhelming, take a breather. Get off the computer! Go get an ice cream(at least that works for me). Don't fret over this class, you got other things to do. Remember, Think positive!
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Week 5


Homework 5
Reaction
Having to read Anne Agorre's paper got me thinking that the things we will be encountering in this course was exactly as that. It was exciting! But the disappointment came during the first three weeks of the class because it was during that period that I came to learn and understand the lingual of the internet. In comparison to Anne, she was first intimidated of the things one can do on the computer. I was able to relate to her about getting on the Mac. I am an IBM person so I am more familiar with it. I never liked the Mac especially when it comes to using a mouse. But we both took a chance with the Mac and realize it's use is gratifying. Talk about user friendly! Now, when the IBM machines are full I now have the option of using the Mac! See also
Jill Kaneshiro's insight

Anne's accomplishments
Anne accomplishment during the semester shows that she was able to get around Cyberspace and get into different files. In the beginning she felt as if she could not move up to the same speed as her friend/classmate who knew and understood how to manipulate the computer and its contents. But with enough effort she was able to get information about child development which she printed out for a friend who was interested in the subject. She was also interested in women's issue and was also able to explore those areas. She got really creative when she got into the White House file and printed out a picture of Bill Clinton! I have yet, to go to the White House!

What did I learn?
I think it was a good idea to read the student's paper at least it gave us an idea of what to expect for the course and it gives us the realization that what we are going through especially during the first few weeks of school is common.Everyone goes through the same experiences.

Some of the areas discussed by the student may not become familiar to us but when we get enough experience on Cyberspace, the things that was mentioned becomes familiar which may make us want to explore. For instance, I wanted to try to get into the White House like Anne but was unable to. On the other hand Iwas able to get into Madonna fan club'shome page and even able to see the pictures on Mosiac. After reading Anne's paper, it gave me the opportunity to try out the Mac. I figured since the only way for me to do the assignment was to do it in schoolso I needed to give myself some option. Getting on Mac, was not as bad as I thought it would be. It was just learning how to get to one point to the other by opening and closing the boxes. But, it's a good idea to be able to learn how to use both machines, IBM and Mac because one of these days the machine of your choice will not be available.

Future Generations
For future generations...don't be discouraged about doing things. In the beginning, things will seem hard and you may get discouraged but don't give in. You will get the chance to learn the things to
navigate through Cyberspace. (Jill also navigates). Take note of the things presented to you, they will come in handy. Never hesitate to ask questions because others may have the same problem. Have the courage to explore Cyberspace don't limit yourself to just your class assignment, you'll never know what you'll find!
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Week 6


Homework 6

Where is it?
When I first started this assignment I thought "no problem, this shouldn't too bad. I will get the chance to explore more of Cyberspace." I began looking inInstructor's Home Page in hopes that I would be able to find traffic related topics but found none. Minutes later, I began browsing through World Wide Web. I came across a lot of interesting things but none relating to traffic. I was able to get into Diane Beauchemin's The Really Big Button That Doesn't Do Anything. I got kind of tired of browsing because I did not find anything. In addition, some of the links and achors in the Web took a little longer than others to boot up. I was beginning to lose patient just sitting at the terminal and not accomplishing anything. Finally, overwhelm with frustration I logged off. See also Trudy Moore's experience.

The next day...
The next day I returned and read through the Homework assignment and realized that everything I needed to complete the assignment was there. According to Cheryl Remata's, I was Making it harder than necessary. Dr. James provided the resources for our homework. We just got to read between the lines sometimes. I wanted to get into the WebCrawler but it took me about 7-8 minutes of waiting before realizing that it will take much longer before it boots up. Therefore, I logged offf. I could not endure another minute waiting!

Finally
Finally, I went exploring in The Instructor's old bookmark entries and was able to find traffic related documents. It felt so good! I was so relieved! Yes, all the tension was gone! Yes, there it is! I finally found the links that I needed. I went through all this and it was right under my nose! One of them, being FAQ: Driving in California. In this area, questions and answers about driving in California are listed. I can recall from last year, when I went to California for the first time and drove on the road. Talk about living in the fast lane; everyone drives so fast. They tail your rearend and brake so sudden! I thought I would get into an accident!

If you want to explore California, you can do so without leaving the islands. Virtual Tourist-California provides you the opportunity to explore the state that's home to many movie stars. Jill Kaneshiro was one of the few who took the ride. Check it out!Jill Kaneshiro

The other links I came across are: York Traffic Web and Los Angeles Traffic. In addition, I also encountered Dealernet for all you car fanatics. Dealernet has a listing of various make and model of cars which provides additional information about each cars. But, little did I realize that I had to endure the waiting and go through MANY different links to finally find something...

What I thought was going to be a breeze turned out to be a problem. I don't think it's so much the process but the getting through. Lately, I've been on the edge that I don't have the patient anymore. I want results--NOW. I kept reminded myself that everthing has to go through the system before I actually get it on my screen that's why it takes a bit longer for the download. Plus, everything has to come and go across the ocean. Dumb terminals!I think part of the problem was also due to the fact that it was Midterms as a result the system went in overload. To make matters worse, this IBM terminal that I am on doesn't work up to the speed that I type. I'm not really a fast typist but the machine is too slow. It takes a while for it to catch up that by then I have pressed too many buttons and have to wait. It's driving me nuts! The more I bang on the keys to interrupt the more I have to wait for it to catch up on the commands. I want to kill this machine. Can I?.
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Week 7


Homework 7

Wow!
Wow! we've all accomplish a big thing during the months exploring the internet. For many of us, the real excitement was getting in. Grant Harada's shares his excitement of Oh, my God!I think it's really neat to see how much we have accomplished through out the semester, for many of us, we have mastered the commands and can easily breeze through the system. For the others, we are just one step behind. But nevertheless, we learn to override our frustration and follow through with results.

When I first took this class, I thought "cool, I'm gonna learn more about computers." But to my surprise, there's more to this class. I finally understood what Dr. James wanted us to do in exploring our cognitive and affective processess when I found out that Dr. James was formally Professor Javovobits. I had taken PSY 100 way back when as a freshman and recall going on Plato. Plato, similarly depicts the things we do on the internet by being able to express our own thoughts on the computer for others to see and make comments on. In Grant's report, he also recalls Looking Up to See You.

Time is...
Boy! who would have thought that exploring the internet takes so much of your time. It's no kidding when Dr. James said that we need to spend at least more than 10 hours. Sometimes I wish my computer at home has a modem so that I didn't need to come to the lab and use the terminals. It's such a hassle to go to the lab during certain hours and use the terminal, let alone remember to bring your UH I.D.! I think after the semester is over I am definitely gonna get a modem! Or even sooner!

Since the weeks have been pretty hectic, especially the computer labs. I finally took the advice of Cheryl Remata's and tried out Keller Hall. I have to agree that the atmosphere there is quiet peaceful. You don't need to fuss with lines of checking in. An I.D. is also not necessary. The computers are at all not one of the better models but it does its job. So there are some bad advantages in using them. The one thing that was frustrating was the fact that the screen does not show the cursor therefore you sort of have to figure out where you are on the screen. The other thing I discovered was "weird" characters would appear on your document. But don't get me wrong, it does get the work done. See Cheryl Remata's complete experience at Keller here.(Cheryl please make a link here.) But think of the possiblities of not checking in for a computer, the lab is open a little later, and there is no one to bother you. If you want to stay isolate yourself from the rest of those computer geeks, this is the place for you! Check it out!

Grades
For the most part, many of us are concerned about passing this class especially for those that are graduating. In the beginning, I thought that I was never going to survive this class let alone keep up with the assignments. Grades are a big factor but Isa's report on grades explains it all. We do need to keep in mind that grades are not really important (well, maybe if you're graduating) it's just a label of the things you do. One cannot judge your skills by grades alone. Grant Harada's viewshas a different side.We all can get that big 'A'!
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Week 8


Homework 8
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Browsing
It was really neat browsing through the class of Psy 459. To see more, Go to an Index of Student Lab Reports. Who would have thought of anaylzing your driving processes. Not me! To me, it's just getting from one place to another, stopping and going. Wow, would you have thought the same way?

Anyhow, I can across some pretty interesting facts and concepts. Did it ever occurred to you why people drive so fast on the highways and cause dangerous situation to occur? Shane Akagi explains it here in her Self Fulfilling Prophecy. I would say that I would kind of agree with her in the sense that these people on the road do feel that they are "holding up" traffic but most of all, it's just RUSH! Everyone's always in a rush to get to one place to another. Especially on the highways since no one has to worry about traffic lights. Since there are no traffice lights to stop you then why go slow. To be on the highway is to be free! It must be me, I 'll admit I'm one of those drivers that dodge my way through traffic. Who wants to be stuck in traffic? The faster I get out of the highway, the faster I can get to my destination. Maybe I contribute to putting myself up for a dangeruos situtation but if you play it safe then go...Maybe Hawaii drivers are even worse then mainland drivers because "there are too many overprotective, over considerate drivers who disrupt the normal flow of traffic."Todd Takitani's opinion
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Cellular Phones
Cellular phones are all over the place nowadays. Boy, technology sure got the best of us. Isa describes her cell reaction about how the use of the cellular phone decreases one's driving capacity. I have used a cellular phone while driving and it does take your attention away from your driving. You become involved with the conversation and have the tendency not to fully be attentive to your environment. But I think that cells need to be monitored especially when you are on the road. I dislike drivers who talk on the phone because they forget the rules of the road. (Yah, well I am one of those. I really hate to use the phone will in motion) Anyhow, they don't yield, forget to signal, make sudden stops, etc. All in all, they expect us to give them the benefit of the doubt. I don't think so!

Invisible
I think its funny how many people think that while being in the car they think that the windows are only one way windows even for some with tints on them. Kendall Matsuyoshi explains the Invisible Effect. Drivers do have the tendency to forget that the outside world can see through their cars and see the things they do. Many times, I have seen people pick their noses like they are going to be rich! Please people, use a napkin...I'm sure many of us, have sang in our cars and maybe dance a little. Do you know that sometimes we look ridiculous. But does it really matter. It's their porogative.

Pet Peeves
Does anyone have any pet peeves of driving? I do. Here's some of my pet peeves.First of all, doesn't it bug you the most when the person in front of you has their light signal on continuosly. Once you're behind a car like that you first become very cautious because you'll expect them to change lanes soon. But then you realize that they just continue driving. Things like this makes me want to yell at them and say, "Turn off those signal!" I mean, how can you not really realize that your signal light is on. Come on!
How's about when someone in front of you just makes a sudden turn without letting you know. I just can't bear that. In my case I would just bang the car (if my car was old). Come on people have some courteousy. How's this other one...drivers who follow right behind an ambulance on the freeway. Since the ambulance has cleared a path on the road everyone jumps at the opportunity to follow so that they can get out of the traffice jam. It only created more accident. Don't you think? If anyone else has anypet peeves of driving let me know. Or link some of your comments here.

Week 9


Homework 9
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Walking Down That Familiar Path
After reading the 1991 Course-Integrated Online Socializing Files, I knew things were familiar. For I have walked down that path before.

As a freshman, I had enrolled in Dr. Leon's class, then, Dr. Jakovobits' PSY100. Part of his curriculum, was to get involve with logging on to PLATO. My first reaction was: what does this assignment have to do with psychology since the things we could discuss may and may not be not related to psychology? My thoughts were that PLATO was a break from the general topic of psychology (in other words, playtime) Yet, somehow, the format of the way the 1991 Course-Integrated Online Socliazing Files what somewhat different. I guess its more of becoming familiar to the way the files were presented. My first reaction was how did politics and multiple choice exmas relate. See Beverly Diaz similar reaction as she is Readin'.

Socializing?
I would like to contribute my comments to the section on socializing. My experience on PLATO was both educational as well being sociable. For the most part, it became educational in the sense that it allowed a student to become familiar with computers. Some of the students that were in my class in those days did not have any prior experience on the computer. PLATO, thus, fix that. Learning a few commands, one can increase their exploration and curiousity by trying out many things. It's like comparing our experience with the internet. We began with simple commands that have brought us through trial and error. My interest was not just limited to exploring PLATO but other files or program that the terminal had to offer. In addition to learning the computer, it gives the student a wider perspective of the things that are out there in PLATOland. PLATO provides information to a wide variety of subjects relating or not to psychology. Students are able to express their concerns, for some PLATO is their only means of expression. I agree with the notion that it's an alternative to not speaking in class because of their shyness and confidence to speak. An assignment that is not just lecture and book is educational - education is not just limited in the classroom. Socializing for the most part is inevitable since the topics discussed in PLATO is not limited. As I recall, we were each given a persona name so that no one knew our identity. Having a persona name allowed means of socializing as one begins to wonder the real identity of the person behind the persona. To see more insight about PLATO, see Dr. James Leon's Course Integrated Use of PLATO
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To Be or Not To Be
To be or not to be? That is the question, whether to continue building the cyberspace community. Most definitely. Now is the time to get with the computer age, since technology is so advance. We all can get the experience of a cyberspace community without leaving our own homes. Go for it!

Week 10


Homework 10
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Pages
It was really neat to try and produce alternate homepages to include pictures. Some the home pages I sampled were pretty interesting. The most difficult part of creating the pages was trying to devise a plan of what I wanted to include; how I was going to present it. There were choice I had to make as far what type of pictures I wanted to show. The icons that the instructor provided was quite useful because they were simplier and smaller. The ones that I browsed through were much larger in size. I didn't want to place a picture that was to big. Too bad there weren't more pictures.

Week 11


Homework 11
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Reactions to Kuhlthau
Kuhlthau's book is based on increasing the knowledge of library and information services; to be able to access resources and information and the process of seeking meaning. This book was quite helpful in providing the necessary coping strageties getting information which would have been quite helpful to me especially in high school.

Presentation
The section I presented to the class discussed a methology for studying the user's perspective of information seeking and for building grounded theory of a process approach to information seeking. The studies explored students' experiences in completing assigned library reasearch with a goal of investigating search process of successful students. It was also to observe the strageies they used to work through the process. The qualitative methods used were journals, search logs, short written statements, case study interviews and conceptual maps. hte areas presented talked about how each methods were used in locating information on aresearch topic. Take for example, journals. Journals gave the students an opportunity to include personal content in which they believed was important to their library research. There were no restrictions to what they could write about nor was length limited. This is quite similar to what we are doing now. Along with doing the homework assignment we also include information that we think is pertinent to others in the class as well outsiders. Journal entries reveal our own thoughts and feelings. See my veryfirst entry into my "journal".

Does it Relate?
From my experiences, I have found the book most useful in which it provided techniques of finding information and how to go about exploring the internet.

Week 12
Homework 12
Exploration
My exploration of the swedenborg Discussion Files for Psychology and Theology was quite silimar to my tour on the familiar path to 1991 Course-Integrated Socializing Files. I didn't find it appealing because the topic discussed was on religion. Religion is something that I can not really talk about since it does become such a touchy subject. I can't really say that I'm an atheist because I do believe there is a God out there. But many of the views did make a strong argument. The person who calls himself "da rok" seems to know what he is talking about. I had encountered some experiences with him duriing my time with Plato. He's someone you don't want to mess with.

Week 13
Homework 13
Maintenence
This week's homework was based on doing maintenence work on all our files. Good luck....

Week 14
Homework 14
Names
How do I relate to names...most precisely I try to find words that would best describe the topic involved. After reading Dr. James article on titles, I found myself falling into the category of depicting titles in a cognitive view. To describe what is it about? Is it true? Take for instance, the information shock I went through in the beginning of the semester. The information shock gives readers an idea of what I am going to discuss. Overall, I think it becomes much more valuable and easier when one tries to relate their titles to the topic involved. It would make more sense to give a name like "cars" to a document dealing with cars then naming it transportation since it is a form of transportation but much more specific. In dealing with anchors, it is much more complicated. In the beginning, we did not have a standard format to follow therefore for the most part, the names of the links and anchors did not match. But once setting out the requirements of making sure each name matches the other, the names of links and anchors should be the same with the titles listed.
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Files
Quite similarly, with files I try to find something interesting as well as easy to remember and relate to. For example, I wanted to introduce the history of the internet. In order to for me remember and to show my fellow navigators the history of the internet, I've listed it as history.html. For a closer look.

How do I ever keep track of things
I don't how I ever kept track of all the things that went on. But the most valuable keys are the equal sign, "=", the slash,"\" and the back slash,"/". Use these three keys, and we'll go places....The equal sign was helpful since it lists the URL addresses of the links or anchors. You can never be wrong about where you need to go so there shouldn't be any excuses for your link or anchor not to work. See how the other students found these keys helpful. Jill talks about Other People's Filenames, etc. Kyle tries to figure out How Do I relate? Don't worry, Kyle we all relate....

Week 15
Homework 15
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Free at Last!
Oh yes...it finally over. I'm free. Free at last. Another semester has come and gone. For the most part, I can say that there were many things that I've accomplished especailly through the explorations of cyberspace. It seems just like yesterday when everyone was complaining about getting started. Frustration was the most common word of the week. But looking back it was worth it. By looking at everyone's Web pages, there is definite evidence of progress through the semester. For first timers, we did pretty good. Don't you agree. There is no real way of comparing my web pages to the others because every seemed to do very well. Each Web page are unique and show some character of the person behind it. I think everyone deserves a pat on the back for a job well done.

What did it take?
The most important factor was time. "Who would have thought that exploring the internet took so much of your time!"Time is... Without having to manage my time, I would not find it possible to achieve what I have accomplished. Besides school, I had to juggle family, friends and work in order to find the time to come to the computer lab. I'm quite sure I'm not the only one who had this problem in having to sacrifice some time in order to get assignments done. I think also getting to a terminal with a modem was quite rare. The majority of the class did not have computers with modems so many resorted to going to the computer labs in school. For some, they were able to get through somewhere else such as at work. Besides the factor of time, patience played an important role in trying to get through the semester. In the beginning, I felt frustrated and useless because of not accomplishing anything. By having self control I managed to live week by week, homework by homework. Feeling frustrated and complaining doesn't really get you anywhere. Nevertheless, it was all worth it. At least I can be part of the cyberspace community and hope that in the future things get better. Learning the internet will become most useful as everyone is beginning to get involve--at least we get the upper hand. This is also a valuable skill that we will take when we enter new jobs or for personal use. As for my future, I think there will definitely for me with cyberspace, I think I will continue surfing the internet as soon as I get a modem hooked up to my computer at home. I would like to continue browsing through but I think I will first consult the Magic 8-ball and see if there is a future for me.

Suggestion/Advice for Future Generations
For upcoming explorers, ask questions. Don't worry if you think your question isn't valuable, you'll never know that it will. Asking questions, can help reduce some of the tension and anxiety you have. You will find that when you go throgh the process you'll be finding yourself asking a lot of questions to clarify some things. The upmost important thing is don't procrastinate. Manage your time wisely so that way you'll be able to go beyond the homework assignments and see what the cyberworld have to offer. Don't be afraid to explore. Don't limit yourself. Learn as much as use can;use your resources.

Suggestions for the Instructor Continue giving the students papers of previous classes to read. It helps students have an idea of what is to be expected. Kuhlthau's book is a must for the class since it discusses the process one goes through. A definite plus. I think oral presentations help student get to know other students in class as well as make them feel comfortable. What you're doing now is great. Keep the generational files up. Let it build upon itself. Who knows if we return to it in the future. I would like to go back to it sometime. Keep it up!

Awards
Everyone deserves a award for enrolling into the class and sticking it through the semester. This is some experience. I give everyone an "A" for effort. A lot of work and sweat was put into making our web pages and it was worth it. We can even brag to our friends that we have a page on the internet:)

Changes
I would like to propose some changes for future class. Among them is to have a computer session somewhat similar to the computer session you provided for Plato. This is because some students are not familiar with the terminal and how to get into unix or other servers. I think it would also benefit the class if a class session is held in the computer lab so that students know what to do and have a visual presentation of what's going on. That way they will know how to go about doing the homework assignments. This way the student will be able to initiate the first step instead of giving them a set of directions and throwing them on the computer with no knowledge. I also propose that you give students some time to explore the internet. Don't give too much homework. The homework was okay, it was just that too much was expect in one homework assignment. This will give the students more opportunity to interact with the outside world.

Last Words
I would like to say a few last words before I depart. I would like to thank Dr. James Leon for introducing a class like this. I don't think I would get this type of exposure of cyberspace anywhere. If I wasn't enrolled in this class the internet would be nothing to me. You've have definitely opened new opportunities of learning. We can't forget Mr. Bogan (I mean Kevin). What would you have done without your right hand man, Kevin. Thanks Kevin, for sacrificing your time to meet with us at the lab. Thanks for all the help. You were much helpful in trying to make us find ways of doing our homework as easy as possible. As many of the times you kept telling us to try out HTML Assisant or to explore Patrick Crispen's Roadmap Workshop Access ,I finally went through it at the end. It was a definite plus - but rather too late. To the class, we did good! For now, it's finally over. Keep surfing...

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