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    My First two Weeks on the Net

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    My first day at class was quite an experience. It was the second week of school and I was feeling pretty confident that this semester would allow me to do all the things that I had wanted to in previous semesters. For example relax. I thought that I should take classes that are interesting to me and that can help me in my future such as this class. I remember signing up for the class and thinking this class must be about the internet. I did not know what the internet was at that time and I still don't but I was determine to take the class and find out. Looking back I think this was a pretty impulsive decision. But being a senior and have taken all but about five of the courses I felt pretty confident that it wasn't anything I couldn't learn. Boy!!! Was I wrong. Talk about a humbling experience. I walked up to BioMed and sat down in class with no one I really knew, but I was still pretty confident and why not I have been at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for about four years.
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    I still remember looking up and seeing you Prof. Jakovobitts. I think that I was the only student in class who knew you before you changed your name. But it was still kind of ironic at least I knew someone in the class. At this time you had lost a lot of weight and I was impressed, and told you so. Then you started lecturing, and at first I was still pretty confident, but that didn't last long. You told us that we needed to have a valid Id. and that we would need it for the first assignment. Well I thought no problem we probably aren't going to do much the first week anyway. Wrong again, Grant! We left class early and went down to Keller and started working on the computers but I couldn't do anything because I did not have a valid Id so I just watched, and I learned a lot.
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    After class was over I ran to SSC and paid for my tuition, then I ran over and waited in line to get my new Id made I waited in line for about and hour, after that I ran up to Keller again to get my password, but to my dismay I found out that I needed my pink slip so I ran back to my office which was across campus to get it, and then I ran back again. At this time I had spent the entire day just getting my password, and I was pretty upset to. I had spent the entire day running around just to get my stupid password which I couldn't get until two days later. I was extremely upset I hadn't done anything the whole day and found out that I had to wait until Thursday to use the password.
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    Thursday came and I finally got a chance to use my password. I followed the instructions that came with the password and changed. So far no real problems. Next I got in and found out that you have logon. Okay I said to myself and tried it I guess that I was kind of anxious so I mistyped a letter and it said logon incorrect so I tried it again and it let me in. At that point I was pretty lost and didn't know what to do so I typed pine at the prompt and came up with the main menu then I sent you a message congratulating you on losing weight and keeping it off. I tried to send Kevin Bogan a message as well but couldn't remember what his name was so I didn't send him email.
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    I got out of pine and then went to your home page but I didn't know how to do that through my account. So I got off and went to nets-cape and previewed the syllabus and then printed it out. After that I went home not really happy but not really competent that I could master this class. I felt pretty impotent if you will.
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    The next week I will say that without a doubt is probably the most stressful in my entire life. I got a call early that morning from my parents saying that I would have to come home immediately. I caught the next flight out and returned that day. I missed a class I was going nuts to put it mildly I thought oh my god why did this have to happen to me. I email prof. James a few times explaining what had happened. And he said not to worry. So I felt mildly better. Then I came to realize that I had missed other classes as well. So for the next few days I spent all my time trying to catch up with my other classes. It was Friday and I saw Kevin walking to my psy 212 class. I found that we had class together. I explained to him that I had missed class and I just wanted to check with him to see if I had missed anything in class. He informed me that we had a labreport due and that I had to get the notes from a student in class. I told him that I didn't know any students in the class and that I didn't know who to get the information from since I didn't know anyone. He told if I have any questions to come on Saturday he was helping other students who had problems with the assignments. I was crushed Prof. James hadn't said anything about a labreport I was a nervous wreck after four years of almost perfect grades in psychology I still feared getting anything less than and A in any class. I was horribly confused frustrated more so I didn't know what to do. There was no one to talk to no to go for to get help. I felt trapped and helpless.
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    Saturday came and I found out that to do the labreport I first had to create my home page, a directory, a glossary, a link to the professors home page, and a link to the other students home pages. Oh boy if I didn't already feel like I was going to die of the stress that I already had. It didn't get any better. I spent the entire day trying to create a home page. It just didn't work. I looked to Kevin for reassurance and comfort and he said not to worry just write everything down in my note book and just view the problem objectively. I thought to myself who the hell would this problem objectively my lab reports late, I've missed class, I don't know what to do, or how to do it and I can't even create my home page. At this point in time I don't think that rational was any reflection of what was going on in my head. Thoughts and feeling I hadn't felt in years started to emerge, feelings of helplessness, and frustration entered my mind. I felt incompetent, stupid, thoughts came into my mind like what am I doing in this class. You should be cruising enjoying life not stressing out over a dumb class. I started rationalizing, blaming, even yelling at my friends about this class. At this point and time I don't think anyone would say that I was enjoying the learning process.
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    I am sure when I say that I hated this class with a passion. I spent days trying to create a home page. No matter what commands I gave I still got c-x DEL, and it deleted all my hard work. I would write down all the commands that I made in my journal and had planned to transfer them to my labreport, but I discovered much to my dismay that I lost my note pad in which I kept all my notes. I will transfer as much information that I can recall to the report but it is not as accurate as what I had written.
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    Next I started asking all my friends to help me but the couldn't find anything wrong with what I was doing all it would say is C-x DEL. Jill Kaneshiro has helped me out a great deal and has spend so much time that I am indebted to her as well as to Kevin Bogan, but still there was no one that could figure out what was happening. I learned commands like fg which means to bring the foreground to the front of the page. I learned that dir was the way in which you list all the files that you have, and that if you want to see what you have done if you forgot is to type a ps. This lists all the steps you have taken. Go to the top
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    In trying to figure out what had happen to my files I did a ls -1 this lists all the files and subdirectories that you have made. What the Clic lab technicians did was to kill all my files that I had created. It seemed that the command c-x c-c kicked me out of the system but did not stop the jobs. So the lab techs suggested that I go back and kill all my files. After I had killed all my files I still had the same problem. Eventually I finally figure out how to fix the problem I had been having. It seems that the computer system we use runs off the same type of system that another system uses, and my program had defaulted to it.
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    Here's how to solve the problem. First type the flower sign and depress the key s this shows you a window which has three blocks inside of the main block. In each of the blocks is a different symbol use your cursor to highlight the symbol and press the delete key, then repeat it for all of the three blocks. After you have done this you need to click on the okay button on the screen and you shouldn't have anymore problems with the file your working on. However, if you have the same problem with each of your files you must repeat the steps each time you create a new file.
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    Tuesday came and I found out that another of the students in the class had been having similar problems I helped him with it and he understands what he needs to do in order to save his files.
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    My second week

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    Oh, my God! I can't believe it I'm finally in. In my life I have never been so patient. I thought that I would go nuts just waiting for the computer to do what it's supposed to. I spent so many hours I thought to myself either I'm stupid, retarded, or dumb. The computer must be broken I thought to myself.
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    Many times I thought to myself just relax your goal is to view this problem objectively. So I would try it again. Over and over I tried to get my computer to work, but it just wouldn't do what I wanted it to. Many times I started to think this can't be my fault. I'm doing what I am supposed to. I'm doing what I was told to do and it's not working. I tried everything and asked Kevin Bogan if he knew what to do. Kevin tried to bring up my directory, but found that all the files were locked and that he could not access any of them. I think that it made me feel a lot better to know that someone else had the same problem that I was having.
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    It made me feel a little better not because I felt that I could solve the problem with Kevin's help, but because someone else knew what I was going through. I was so stressed out that my affective processes were having a field day. I don't think that I have faced this much problems with any class that I have ever taken. Usually I can figure out what needs to be done and how. this time learning became frustrating and it wasn't fun. I think that the pressure to succeed affected my cognitive thought processes making it even more difficult to succeed. I think that the importance people place on students to succeed is enormous. Not only do I put in a great deal of time in this class but other professors expect my full participation in other classes.
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    I find that it is hard to ignore a class that I am not doing as well as I hoped to in. I wish that someone would tell me that learning is not about grades and that learning itself justifies learning. However, that is not the case I feel tremendous pressure to excel and to do well. But it only goes as far as to say that I get good grades. I sometimes feel that college is not about learning but about getting good grades. I wish people would ask me what did you learn in class. Instead of asking what type of grades did you get in that class. I thought college would teach me how to think and explore. That is the only reason I have for taking this class. I didn't take this class because I needed a writing intensive or another psychology class. I took this class because I wanted to learn, but the problem that I am having now is whether or not the choice to learn will take precedence over the drive to get good grades.
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    I realized when I first sat down in class the first day that I had made the right decision. I knew that I would be challenged to learn and explore myself. I think that sometimes I stress myself out to get all A's, but I think that there is good justification for it. It's sad to think that my disillusionment with this class has resulted from my own inability to succeed. For I know it is the affective state of my mind that drives my cognitive processes to succeed. I also believe that knowledge that is earned can only be appreciated if one must work for it. And, by God, what a challenge it has been.
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    The solution to the whole fiasco was that the computer was defaulting to the core programming it seems that the default commands are similar to emacs, and that the commands to save in emacs and the same to delete a file. It is something that no-one could have foreseen, but affected my whole computer outlook. To solve the problem, all you need to do is to press the flower and the s sign and delete all the file commands. If you have the similar problem I suggest that you use the pico editor it is much easier and simpler to use.
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    Week 4

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    In my lab report this week I will discuss what I do as I traverse the net to find the answers I seek.

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    I go through the instructors syllabus every time I get done with my assignment. I know that you should always check the instructors comments for more information, but I feel that my affective processes would get affected by it. I find that my state of mind and my thoughts are not going to be helped by the fact that I need to work on other things when I get done with doing my homework. I find this is the best coping mechanism I have when it comes to this class. As far as going through the instructors comments what I try to do is to skim over the syllabus for any new information that I have not seen and if so explore the files through the links you have made. I find this is adequate for me needs at the present time. In the future however I am sure that I will need to peruse the files much more carefully.
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    I find that I have a difficult time finding things specifically. I have been putting off searching by strings and I need to learn it. I however, have not spent the time to learn how to do search strings so I just stumble around on the computer for the files. I need to sit down an explore the web a lot more.
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    To frankly honest I am not exactly sure that I actually know how to search the course files. I think that I have just been lucky, and that I persist to look for files until I find them. The way that I usually find what I am looking for is to first go to the professors home page. I find that almost all of the information I need is easily accessible by going to his home page. Another way I look for things is to first go to other students lab reports and to look at what they have done I think that it is important to view what others have done it helps me to figure out what to do next. As far as looking for specific files I try to just look at keys words and ask myself questions about trying to figure out where the file or information would be. If other students have done the work I usually go to their file and back track from how they got there. After that I usually try to go back to my files and repeat the steps that I have got from them.
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    I would like to discuss the topic of fighting not to be pessimistic? First I would suggest that one should first take account of the resources they have at hand then see if they really have the resources they say that they do. What I mean when I say resources. I mean patience, time to use on the computer, people who are willing to help you if you get stuck on something, other responsibilities such as classes, a job. Inter-fears with whether or not one can complete the said activities in the specified amount of time.
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    The way that I fight being depressed is to try and keep and optimistic outlook when exploring the web. I have found it is usually a positive attitude that keeps me from being depressed. I think that when you adopt a type of attitude where you can look at things objectively, and perhaps as though it where an interesting puzzle. I think that it is easier to fight being depressed. I think that I fight depression because I have no choice whether or not I allow myself the luxury of being depressed. I think that my life does not allow me to enjoy the feelings of depression. I have a life where either you do your work or you die because it piles up and there is no way to get caught up. So I feel another way to fight depression is to not procrastinate. I think many a time we procrastinate and feel depressed so that we are not motivated to do anything and the depression just gets worse. I think that the best thing to do is to plan out what your going to do an stick to your plan.
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    My reasoning processes are centered around my goals. My behavior is based on goal seeking objectives. I find that no matter what I do I must have a reason to do it. Otherwise I don't think that I would be motivated do anything. I find that my reactions are very intense, when I am unable to access what I want. I get upset when I am unable to access or get to where I want to go. I find that the problem I have when I get frustrated is due to the fact that I am not sure what to do. At times like these when I don't know what to do I start to question whether or not my goal is realistic or even feasible. When I get lost I think to myself oops. "Where am I." If I can't figure out how to get out and back to my home page I usually get out of the system and log on again.
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    If I continue to mess up or get lost, and I don't know what to do. I usually keep trying until I figure out what to do. If I can't I usually just quit and get off the computer. So far this semester has not been a very good one but I can say that I am learning computer tolerance. I sometimes think that this is all for nothing and I am just wasting my time taking this class and I will never use it again. Thoughts of these sorts pop into my head all the time, but they usually never stop me because I know that what I am learning is very useful, and that I will be able to use it one day. I get frustrated the most when I find that the amount of time I spend on the computer is astronomical and the rewards are minimal. I rationalize the use of the time as being the stepping stones to greatness and computer literacy. My reasoning processes are affected by my state of mind so I try to always keep a positive mental attitude.
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    I hope that one day I will be able to enjoy the frustration and the challenge of not being able to solve the problem, and view it the light of objectivity for I think that it is the true test of the dedicated student. I hope that one day I can adopt and adhere to such a philosophy, until then I think I will get frustrated time and time again. I hope that the future will bring much promise and challenge into my life. Go to the top
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    A simple strategy that I have found very useful is to first look at what others have done, and then to type in the equal sign, this allows me to see how they set up their files. The only problem I can foresee with this type of approach is that the person who is doing all the work can't figure out what to do next. I think that so far I have been lucky that I have been able to just copy and learn lessons from others. I think that there will come a time when no one will know what to do at that point. At that point all of those who have been doing just as I have will find themselves in a rut. After I see how the html language is set up on the back of the page I write it down and then change some of the words to fit my needs. I find that this saves the most time. Some problems that I find with this approach are usually due to the fact that I have mistyped or miscopied the information down. Most of the time it works out.
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    To cope with with frustration, uncertainty, and information shock. I usually just look at what others have done and emulate them. I find that this works most of the time. I find what helps even more is to keep and even level of interest and keep a level head. When I find my affective processes affecting my cognitive processes I try to keep calm and view it objectively. Another aspect of working on the computer has helped me to do the tasks themselves. I find that I can discuss what is affectively happening to me and I find that it helps me to stay calm and focused. The computer a lot of time is like a journal log to me and helps me to keep my emotions in control. I find that the joy of working on the computer itself helps me to cope with my frustrations and anxieties. Go to the top
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    As far as coping with the information shock. I think that the hardest thing I have in coping with the information overload is that I will never be able to totally master all aspects of the net. As far as dealing with information shock I think it is a lesson that I will continue to learn until the day I die. I remember my parents telling me"Grant you can do anything you want just not everything, so pick and choose carefully what it is you want and go after it." Go to the top
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    My advice to future internet students is to first, be patient, and the second thing is to be patient, and the third and most important thing in learning the internet is to be patient.


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    In my estimation I think that the students became familiar with a medium that was totally foreign to them. I believe that they learned a valuable skill and more importantly learned how to overcome procrastination that plagued them in the beginning of the class. I enjoyed reading their reports as the became computer literate. I was very impressed and enjoyed reading the reports because it made me feel better that they struggled as well as I have. It gave me hope to press on and overcome my procrastination. But it didn't work as well as I hoped it would because I still find myself procrastinating. I believe that the students learned to navigate the web and find information that was pertinent to their lives. I think that the students enjoyed the class because for a lot of them it taught self-reliance.
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    As far as I can tell the students' state of mind was similar to my own I found a lot of frustration, and uncertainty in the students report. But, it was unlike my own because I got frustrated at much easier levels in the game. The students state of mind changed as the difficulty changed but seem to follow the same pattern over and over again. It progressed from uncertainty to frustration and anxiety to resolution, after the crisis or solution was found, feelings of competency and relief were apparent. It progressed this way over the entire semester until he got to the point where he came to the conclusion that it was all just a process.
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    What I got from the reports that I read was that the student discovered a great deal of what he wanted to learn in the class, and tailored it to his own specifications. He spent a lot of time exploring things he was interested in. I enjoyed learning about the internet from his exploits. I think that the one thing that I learned more than anything else was that I can explore and access things I am interested in, and not have to wait to read a book or to pick up a newspaper in order to learn about everything that I want. Because everything is at my finger tips. I also learned about the many different things that were available through the internet. Go to the top
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    I think that the generational files negatively impacted my learning because I expected to much of myself after reading them. Being a perfectionist I set and strive to set high goals for myself so that I do not get board. What I found after reading the generational reports was that it was not possible for me to do the things that I was reading about at the time. So I became extremely frustrated and upset. Thinking that I was either stupid or retarded because it wasn't easy for me. I think that the generational files need to be taken with a grain of salt because it set me expectations to high and I couldn't attain them so I gave up.
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    My suggestion for future generations reading these files would be to take this with a grain of salt. Some will have an easy time, some won't but each can learn. I think the most helpful thing about the generational files is that it lets you know that others have gone through what you are going through, and they have survived and so will you! I also think that future generations can learn the lessons we have had to the easy way instead of roughing it out like we did. If they can learn from our mistakes I think that it will be much better for them. Some suggestions for future Information seekers would be to not procrastinate and don't stress out it's all a part of the learning process.
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    In the link What I learned? I felt that I had learned similar things from the generational papers that I had received from a previous student as did Cheryl Renata. I think that like Cheryl I myself have tried to adopt a similar theory which tries to view the problem objectively and positively. I think by keeping a problem solving attitude and a positive mind set one has the best chance of succeeding in this class.Cheryl Renata's anchor called continuing has another similarity which I myself have. Which is quite funny because until today I thought we were on week five. I didn't know that we were supposed to keep up and follow the weeks even though Prof. James did not talk about the homework. I was quite upset because I had been having some problems that I needed his assistance with that needed his attention. I know that it isn't his fault I guess I just feel overwhelmed because I had wanted to talk to him about the problem I had been having, but he was sick a week and I didn't know what to do.
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    Phillip(anchor) is the name of a similar student who procrastinated and his advice for future students was don't procrastinate. I found myself saying the same words to myself over and over again. Don't procrastinate, don't procrastinate. In linking to other student's file I came across Jill Kaneshiro's files and found that she had discovered something interesting in another students files. It is called emoticons which are numbers and symbols that have a pattern to themselves that express a picture. I don't know what I think that it's so cool but I just liked it and wanted to put it in my labreport.
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    Another thing that I was interested in was Joleen Lai's a trip to Italy. It seemed to be really interesting and I wanted to see more of it. At the time I remembered that to be able to see it I have to use another server, but I couldn't remember how to do it. So I made a link to it. Hoping that I could go back to it later and take a look at it.
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    Lab Report 6(anchor)


    Other Students' Labreports

    March 9,1995(anchor)


    In my navigation of the web this week I have found a great deal of stress added to my life. I feel that negativity bearing down on me and putting pressure on me to succeed. I find it very annoying to work on the computer at times like these because it feels like it's a child who wants to test my patience. And, I, like most parents don't have time for it with thousands of things to do, and millions of places to be. Each of them in their own way important.
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    My experiences(anchor)


    My experiences on the internet this week were far from joyful and very demanding of both my time and my patience. One there are no computer terminals to use and my computer broke down. It may seem minor, but during midterms when the labs are closed and the rooms with computers are full it's no fun. Most of the computer labs kick you off in two hours. It was a fact that I was prepared to accept but I was not prepared to accept that the computer lost some of my files. In desperation I called Dr. James, but to no avail the suggestions he gave me did not allow me to find the information the computer deleted. I tried over and over again to save my files. But, it seemed whenever I tried to save a file it deleted a portion of it.
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    Dumbstruck(anchor)


    I was dumb struck I didn't know what to do problems had been keeping me off the computer, and caused me to fall behind. A recent death in the family occurred and took much of my free time. I was awe struck. I asked myself what to do Grant what to do. I thought to myself if I continue to save files I would continue to delete them. I took a chance and tried it again after deleting half of my glossary entries. It deleted again. In panic I wrote to Dr. James, aghast at what had happened it seemed as thought my whole world was coming a part. I decided to watch someone else use the computer for a while to take my mind off the fact that I was going to fail my first psychology class ever!.
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    Relaxing(anchor)


    I decided after relaxing and taking a break that I would try to do something. I decided that I would work on my searching for information. I found great links and information using the web-crawler. The only problem that I had with using the web-crawler was that the links were so long that I couldn't see all of the address. So I was unable to link to it. Boy! Was I upset! I decided that I would now try to save files on the glossary folder. I saved my files after that point. I still worry thought that whatever happened to my glossary file could always happen to my other files as well.
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    Navigating with the WEB CRAWLER(anchor)


    In searching the traffic reports I first went to Dr. James Instructor page. After locating the WEB CRAWLER I used it and did a word search. I typed in the word Traffic. Then it printed up a list of sources to explore. I chose to use the San Diego Traffic Reports. The next link I used was the traffic summary, which lead me to a blank screen named move to here. I used the link and ended up in Southern California Real-Time Traffic Report. I explore some of the links but I could not copy or figure out the addresses of the links so I ended up exploring and changing them to different links so that they would work.
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    Some of my area's of discovery(anchor) are:

  • California flood Information,
  • Virtual Library.
  • California Weather.

    In each of these places above I found a lot of interesting information. In the area of California Weather I found a great deal about the weather climate. I was extremely amazed by the amount of detail and types of weather measures that were available and accessible through out the internet. In the link California Flood information I found information pertaining to floods. But, my greatest discovery came when I explored the Virtual-tourist link.
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    My great area of discovery(anchor) came when I explored the Virtual-tourist link. I found lots of information on UCLA, a school I had been interested in for quite a while. I found myself delving into the subject when I realized that I have only so much time left on the computer. I had to get off shortly so I decided to cut my search short and come back to it later. I was excited and disappointed at the same time. I never had such mixed feelings. Both happiness and frustration at once. Yet, I knew that I would return one day, because I am undaunted by what ever challenges prevent me from learning information that I am seeking.
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    After I had explored my links and searcher the net I ended my search and started looking at other people's problems. I would like to mention Kyle Fujii files in particular(anchor). I found Other Students' Lab Reports to be very soothing. I found it extremely comforting that other students share similar stress and frustrations. It may be petty, but nothing is more frustrating than talking to someone who can't sympathize with you.
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    Finally, ask these 3 students by e-mail to place a link to your paragraph in their paragraph, if they are not yet aware of your request.
    No Time(anchor)

    I was thinking about how many things I have to do and how much time it's taking me to finish my work. Just when I thought that I didn't have any time, and that I'm the only one in class who is having a difficult time scheduling computer time into their schedule. I read Cheryl Remata's comments "Troubles with This Week" I felt as though I had a kindred spirit in the class. The best thing I can say about this class. It teaches you how to study and prepare for a lot of work in a little time.
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    "I'm almost through" is a direct quote took from anchor. It pretty much sums up what I'm feeling as I finish this report. It feels good but I know I still have a long way left to go before this semester is over. The end.
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    Lab Report 6(anchor)


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    Lab Report 7(anchor)


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    Suggestions for others written by Trudy Moore gives suggestions to future student's taking psy 409. My suggestion to future students if you want to take a class like this. You should really think about making sure if you have the time to finish the work. It is a really difficult class who ever you are. If you think I am making this up please read the other students' files and you'll see a pattern that emerges. One that of frustration and of agony. But if you like challenges you have got to take this class. It will redefine your idea of commitment and persistence.
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    I was looking up people's articles and I stumbled across Diane Beauchemin's lab reports they are really interesting to see her lab report press this word. I found this report to be extremely refreshing after reading so many files. If you want to look at her files all you have to do is press word above.
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    While searching around the student's lab reports I found an interesting title it stood out and caught my eye. It was called the The Psyc. Wave. I started thinking about surfing and I wondered when is the next time that I would see the beach. It seems that every weekend I end up using the computer, and straining my eyes looking at this monitor. As soon as I get done with my lab report I am going to take a nice relaxing day off. Boy do I need it.
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    In looking through student's reports I came a pon and interesting definition. If you want to see Alamares' definition press here. When I looked at Carol's files I noticed that some of her anchors weren't working. Carol don't forget to check your anchors before Sunday.
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    As I looked for students files to link to I came a pon a file that looked extremely short. Her name is Nicole Gustie's.(anchor) In her paper she discusses [WHY SHE TOOK THIS CLASS.]=anchor Her papers seem extremely short. I wonder does she exist or what? Does anyone know who she is.
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    I found an anchor named "Strategies." I wanted to say that I used a similar approach it is so much easier to learn through site, because our society is such a visual one. I agree with Linda's strategy of watching and then trying it myself I find that it saves a great deal of time and frustration.
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    PART 3(anchor)


    I would like to take a few minutes to discuss the atmosphere of the classroom. I like other students in the class have a great deal of anxiety about the midterm because it is not specified how you are grading and many worry how you can fairly grade it. After reading Isa's reporting which has a link in the next paragraph. It seemed that the format of the hyper text is more important than what we learned in the class. I am sure that the hyper text writing each student has done is exceptional, but it seems like all the assignments for on exploring and not so much on how we cope and deal with learning as a process. I feel they must be a better way to view these problems and homework assignments than what I am doing currently. If any students can suggest to me what coping strategies I can use to deal with the stress I encounter in class please give me any and all the advice you can spare.(anchor) Go to the top
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    I would like to take a few moment's to discuss what student Isa was worried about. I think that a great deal of students are worried about their grades, I know I am. I guess I have never worried so much about a grade, because it doesn't seem like the class is worth only 3 points. I feel like I should get and A for all the time I put in just one scheduling time alone, and putting in the hours. Getting back to the part about how much the class is worth I think it should be upgraded to 6 credits. I was talking to my other friends in psychology, and they were laughing at me and how much time I put into this class.
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    It's like I have to say no to social occasions all the time because of this class. For example(anchor) just the other day my friend asked me what do I do on weekends, and I told him I go to the computer lab and work and my class. He asked me why I was taking the class. I told him I enjoyed learning about the internet and told him I needed to go to use the computers on the weekends. I told him my schedule was full during the week. He just said it doesn't seem worth the trouble to get an A in the class. I was really mad at him that day because I partially agreed with him but I couldn't convince him that the class was worth the time and it pissed me off.
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    It seems that the students in their class suffered a lot as well. And while I agree with the Instructors' paragraph that the students bond,(anchor) because of a communal deadline. I fail to see why the students have to suffer needlessly in order to learn. Because if it is true that we will be learning endlessly and that we will never be able to master anything. I think that the learning process will be looked at in a negative view. As not fun and enjoyable, because I think that I feel that the students in our class do not find the homework enjoyable they see it as a drudgery that has to be surmounted in order to attain a grade. I took this class to learn what it was to use a computer. While I can say that I have learned a great deal I don't know if the suffering was justified. I know that if I was to teach someone else how to use the internet. I am sure they would quit within a few minutes if I took the approach of hands off, and expected them to enjoy it.
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    While I may be critical of your teaching methods in getting us learn about the internet. I have learned many things,(anchor) which I feel will benefit me in the future. As for my learning experiences I have learned a lot of self-reliance and self-determination from this class, and I would like to be the first to thank you Prof. James.(anchor) However the pain and mental trauma I have been put through far exceeds my expectations of what I was expecting in this class.
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    Lab Report 8(anchor)


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    Lab 8 March 10,1995(anchor)


    I think that Award Winners should be revised so that people have motivations for exploring and learning the net. For example weird topics while getting lost award. For the person who has the most outrageous story with a link.(anchor) Or an award for most terrible experiences. This would give a person a chance to complain and express what the worst affective experience they have received while surfing the net.(anchor) For example a file like Smashing the computer. But(anchor) if you created a file everyone would just complain. So I guess that it is a pretty difficult task to come up with fair and educational bonus points.
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    I have recently experienced Logon Problems. I never thought or worried about logon problems before. I know that it is pretty naive to think that it couldn't happen to me but it did. So for future students who have logon problems. Here(anchor) is what I suggest that you do. First try different combinations of your name if that doesn't work then try and get someone to let you logon in their Unix account, and email Prof. James a message. If you still are having problems call the workstation lab the number is 956-9602. To see if there is a glitch in their programs. I called and they said there is a glitch in the system and that it will be up later.
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    This week I couldn't find anyone's email addresses so when I found them I created "Grant Harada's Email Files For Psychology 409".(anchor) If you are lost or need to email someone and you don't know the person's email addresses press here.
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    March 11,1995

    In my exploration of Psy 459a Lab reports I discovered many different things. Many of which I found fascinating. One of the reports I linked to was written by Terri Slaughter it is titled "Driving Behavior"Article. It is a very interesting are I suggest that you link to it and read it here.(anchor)
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    My next link was If(anchor) you want to read it see the link above. The paragraph talks about how fast people live. Rushing from place to place. It was a good reminder to slow things down and enjoy myself more.
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    Reading the students lab reports I came upon and interesting title "Atmosphere." Kendall discusses the possibility of contagion and the therapeutic effects of having positive people in the class. In my(anchor) experience this class has none. Those who are positive and keep a positive attitude among them are non-existent when you ask them how they can keep a positive mental attitude toward the class. Most people are scared that they aren't going to get A's.
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    In Jo Allen's paper she discusses(anchor) the pains she gets when she sits for long times at the computer. I have a similar problem myself. I seem to get a sore shoulder when ever I sit down for too long. I find it difficult though to find the time to just come and go as I please. Many times it is difficult to get on a computer.
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    In the papers I read I chose the word rush a lot. That may because it was how I was feeling at the time. Rushed(anchor) is a word I use everyday to describe the way I live and what I do. Back a few years ago I don't think rush was a way I would describe myself. I think that the change is a negative one I take things to seriously now, and overemphasize the importance of the tasks I do. I chose to use word rush in these links for another reason as well. I chose it because it is a simple thing to talk about and it is something everyone does. I for one agree with Caroline's assumption that people don't just take their time are often to concerned with the future, and not the present.
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    In Danell's paper on dui she talks about the Colorado dui laws. I must say that their laws are a lot stricter than ours. If you want to see the law go and press the Colorado DUI Law link.
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    In Shane's paper the word rush has taken on a new meaning in our society. Back in our parents' days the word rush meant to hurry up. Or to show that you wanted something done immediately. Now the word rush has taken on a different meaning in our society. Rush is now the common way of doing things. For example rush air mail. Rush is our way of life it is the way people do things. It doesn't have to be this way but our society demands that things be taken care of immediately. Graduate now! Get a job now! No body tells you to relax and wait now days to make a decision. When they ask you a question. People want the answer now. So rush on everybody, Go to the top
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    In Joleen Lai's paper my eyes and neck ache. I saw some of the symptoms that I myself have I found that after staring at a computer for too long things seem to get blurry. Sometimes my eyes get so sore that I put my head down in class, because it is too painful to look up at the chalk board.
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    Lab Report 9(anchor)


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    NAVIGATION


    As I navigated, through Cyberspace I found the1991 Course-Integrated Online Socializing Files."> In their I found a great deal of discussions. Much of which I understood, much of which I did not. I particularly liked a section about a poem written by an abused woman. I enjoyed the pain and suffering that she expressed in her poem. It is not that I liked that fact that she was in pain but I enjoyed the vividness of the symbolism in her poem. I enjoyed it so much I saved it as a bookmark.
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    After navigating around Cyberspace by exploring the files I came upon another message that struck me I found it in the Course-Integrated Online Socializing Files in Dec. part II. The story was about a girl who couldn't pay for an abortion and did it herself with a object. I don't know who the girl was but didn't she have any friends that she could talk to or support her. It is not my idea of what to do in a crisis-situation. I would have hoped that some of her friends could have talked her into going to see a doctor or a consultant. It broke my train of thought as I read the file. I never even thought things like that happen now days. I remember reading the horror stories of women who committed abortions back before when it was illegal, but I never thought something as horrific as that could have happen now days.
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    As I read on I became disinterested in the files it seemed as though they were just socializing on the computer. For no reason than other to talk to anybody. Didn't they have other friends that they could have talked to. I thought that our files are a lot more interesting to read than theirs are. I think that this is true because at least in this class I know what most of the discussions are about. Or that we at least stick to one topic. I plan to go back into the files later but right now I think that taking a break from looking at those files is the best thing to do.
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    I felt that the online socializing files were interesting to read when they did not follow the normal acceptable PC language that all of us participate in using these days. I was kind of glad to read some of the files because it was never the same and some of the stories were very strange and bizarre. There were times when I read some of the files and it just bored me to tears, and other times I couldn't wait to see the rest of the message.
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    Some of the reactions that I had were boredom for one. Many times I would experience the feeling the lack of effort and interest they had in expressing themselves while on the internet. I felt that a lot of internet space was taken up with only a few sentences to type on the screen. It was as if they didn't care what they did as long as they said something. I liked however the ones who actually did read others comments and made comments of their own. I also enjoyed reading prof. James comments. They seem out of this world. Or just in heaven.
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    As far as participating goes I don't think that I would want to, because it seemed that the majority of them didn't really want to be there. I think that the amount of effort the class had put in to the document on the socializing files probably equaled the time that I have already spent on this document. I don't think that a class like that would interest me because it wouldn't have been as challenging as I would have liked.
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    I was affected by the messages left on the screen only when people actually wrote a lot if they didn't it didn't seem as though they wanted to be there. I think that if I could say one thing about the reports that I saw on the socializing files I could say that a lot of them just didn't want to be their. I think they were trying to write something if anything they could think of on the computer screen, and that's why the files they had and the messages they left were so short.
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    I would try to figure out how to get people involved and interested in learning about increasing the supply of information about anything they want. I would set up a class just like the one that we have now in psychology 409. I would do this because I find that people have unlimited access to almost anything that they want out in Cyberspace. I would design an experiment to see how much people are interested in using the internet and run the class just like this one. Then I would measure the detail of the reports and the extensiveness of links and anchors of the files. Just the way Dr. James does. I think that I would measure the amount of work done and the detail in which it is done. To measure the level of interest.
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    After the experiment is set up I would see the length of time spent initially on the computer with the amount of work produced. After that I would factor in the level of proficiency of the users by correlating the time spent and the amount or work produced. Then I would see the amount of proficiency in the group. After I have ascertained the level of proficiency of the group I would check the email file to see the amount of complaints and stressed out students who wrote complaining. Upon completion of the design I would separate the group and randomly assign each member to a control groups. Those who were the most proficient would form the control group and the experimental group then I would give instruction and structured assistance to one group and ignore the other. In this way I could measure what the best way of teaching a group about the internet would be.
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    Upon completion of the experiment I would expect the control group(the group who received assistance) to function not as confidently when interviewed say two years in the future. Compared to the experimental group who received no assistance, because the experimental group would basically be self-reliant, and more capable of learning and adapting in the future. I would expect the control group to accomplish more Cyberspace formating than the experimental group in the class. I however, feel that the control group would be less prepared for the fast paced life we lead, and be unable to adjust as well as the experimental group in the future.Go to the top
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    On completion of the reading of the instructor's article on the Plato system. I understand the relationship of what the students were supposed to do, and what was expected of them. In the introduction I found the situation the students found themselves in the first day to be very similar to our own. I remember asking similar questions in our class, as well. What if we don't have time to go to the computer room what should we do. I remember a lot about when our class first began, and found a great deal of similarities.
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    In the section of the instructors article the paragraph Affective I learned some interesting things about this class. I see how Dr. James is teaching us the first of his goals in preparing us to be able to handle the oncoming information age.
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    If there is one recommendation that I can make it would be to require students to write more. However, I realize that not all the students have the time or the initiative to write longer articles. After reading all the files and then choosing to answer anyone of them I am sure that it would take at least and hour. One thing that I think that Dr. James is missing, is the fact that the reason for Plato usage is twice the number or hours is due to the nature of the exercise, and not due to the enthusiasm of the students. I think that it probably takes at least half an hour to just peruse the files, and then it takes another 10-15 minutes to get an answer. I think that the students however benefited much from the Plato usage.
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    Lab Report 10(anchor)


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    Grant Harada's Alternate Home Page
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    I made my navigation choices by just looking at anything that seemed interesting. I looked at every type of page that I can think of and they had some things up on the board that I wanted to learn how to do it. I also thought that I should see as much pages as I could. It just seemed that I should just explore as much as I can I think that I spent a few times looking at what types of formats they used. It wasn't very complicated the only thing that I saw that interested me a lot was the pictures they have up. Once I figure out how to do that I can do anything. I just hope that I have the chance to put up some pictures of my own.

    It was kind of hard to say looking at the types of distributions. For example I saw a lot of indexical type listings and a lot of artistic types of Homepages, and I also saw a lot of standard type links with explanations to them. I thought there is no set pattern as far as style or artistic values go. I thought that as much as I wanted to find new things to put on my Home page I didn't find anything extremely ground breaking or new.

    However, I did see a few Homepages that I really like because they were different one of them was written in a Font I have never see before and I wanted to learn how to do that. Another was written out completely I think his Home page name was Adrock. He was from Canada and he basically had a standard type of document which just talked about himself and his interests. It was easily understandable and it conveyed it's meaning very well. I enjoyed reading it as well.

    As far as my Alternate Homepages go. I think that I will try and use a combination of Standard and Artistic type of styles. I think that my Indexical type of Home page has been practiced a great deal, and I now wish to explore other avenues. I think that I will try to put up a picture or two on one of my home pages. I will also probably write a short summary about myself to let others know what I am about.


    Lab Report 11(anchor)


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    Kuhlthaus' book is a look at the traditional process that all students go through in the formal education in grade school. The book takes a second scientific glance that shows that what was always excepted growing up is not true. The book shows that the library search process is not a search and gather mentally which focuses on the completion of the project, but a process by which individuals extend their mental constructs to incorporate more than what they already know. This in turn expands the mind and allows for the incorporation of new material.
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    Kuhlthaus' book describes and observes the cognitive and affective processes that are present in the accumulation and interpretation of new constructs. The book shows studies that have been performed on high school and college students, and deseminates the information in the form of a process. In order to cope effectively the book gives the gist that one should view the library search as a process. The process the book suggests that we use to cope with the stress of new information is to realize that at the beginning of a search the amount of anxiety is expected to increase. As well as a rise in confusion and a sense of being overwhelmed. Viewed in this manner the book suggests that the initial frustration and anxiety can be viewed as normal and expected. When this is done students feel more competent and realize that the initial suffering will soon pass and sense of accomplishment will result. Thereby, justifying the sense of frustration an anxiety felt early on in the initial search.
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    In Kuhlthaus' book I saw a lot of myself in the readings'. I discovered that everything that I was doing in class was written about in some form or detail in the book. I read the book because I wanted to get it out of the way. After reading most of the book I went back and read some parts of the book again so that I could see that all the adjustments that I made were just a part of the process.(See to cope)
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    The book(Kuhlthaus' book) talks a lot about what happens to students in it. I however found it difficult to relate to the theory the book proposes, because it seems like every time I start a new assignment in the book I find that it is a whole new problem. I don't feel that the anxiety and stress are a part of the process it just seems that I am not competent or won't be able to do it. When the project or homework are over it seems as though the whole process is about to start over again. I don't feel satisfaction at having to log on and know what is out there. I mean what's the point of learning if we will always be behind. Didn't somebody once say that ignorance is bliss. If we know that knowledge is limitless, then why do we continue to search for it. Isn't it pointless. I don't see the rewards of continually punishing myself from week to week just to get through this class. I think that I have already realized that the process is not a fun one.
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    In trying to relate to the process I have found that yes I know that I am in the process of seeking meaning, but it makes the process no less bearable if you can't finish the homework. I am having similar problems finding the reason that I took this class to be justifiable in and of itself. Meaning that this classes goal seems to be preparing ourselves for the fact that we are never going to be fully competent in this world. I guess that to cope in this world is all we will ever be able to do. I would like to think that we take a class so that we can learn to be competent. I feel that it is kind of ironic to find out that we will never be competent.
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    The process that the book describes has allowed me to deal a little better with the fact that at least others go through the same thing. It is said misery loves company. I guess that my cynicism comes from the expectation that I would be able to master the internet and have it at my side in case I ever need to use it. I now see that the process that has been described above (seeto cope) is not meant so that one can master anything, but with the understanding that one must be prepared to deal with the uncomfortable and the unexpected should be expected in learning anything new.
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    In this weeks' homework assignment I have found an interesting correlation that discusses the learning aspects of Kuhlthaus' book and the learning process itself. Kuhlthaus' book (see The book) discusses redundancy and it's effects on the anxiety level of information searchers. I have understood this to mean that new information that fits into our present constructs can be a beneficial and broaden our understanding of the world and our place in it, and yet still be retained. The problem of information that is not redundant is that new structures must be created by the mind in order to be able to use the new information. The problem that this causes the individual is that it stresses and raises the anxiety level of the individual.
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    If this redundancy continues it causes the individual a great deal of stress and learning is retarded. I see a direct correlation from this class and the problems the book discusses as probable sources of anxiety and stress. The reason that I feel that this class is more stressful in any other is due to the fact that all the information that we obtain in this class is usually new and we are allowed to rest on our haunches. While in other classes we are allowed to just cruise and take it easy because most of the information fits neatly into our previous constructs. At this time I would suggest that who ever is reading this see my definition of constructs.
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    A perfect example of a construct and the way that they make us learn something new is to associate something new with something old. A Cyberspace learning community for example is the combination of something that has never existed before and something that we all are familiar with. It is by this method that I believe that people incorporate new constructs into our lives. Without them even knowing what they are doing. By pairing together these constructs we come up with something wonderfully new, and yet it is very simple to comprehend see CSLC for example.
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    In discussing new information and information shock I think that people become overwhelmed when they take in too much new information. In other words their previously held constructs are inadequate for the addition of new and foreign material. I believe that coping with information shock is probably one of the common problems that I have faced in college. It seems that all my stress comes from foreign material it is not the material that I do know that bothers me, but the material that I am unable to understand, or to comprehend. In order to to cope therefore I am learning to adopt a process.
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    Before I finished my work for this week I just wanted to comment on something that I saw on the net the other day. I was reading over my work for this semester and I came upon a link. I used the link and read the document there it reminded me a lot about being PC for those of you who don't know what PC is see Grant Harada's Internet Glossary Files or press here. I read the file and it upset me a lot not because the proper attitude was supposed to be upheld on the internet. But, because someone's freedom of speech was being censored. I have a personal problem with censorship. While I do believe that an individual has the right to speak there mind a lot of people don't and therefore their rights are taken away.
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    Whoever reads this file be it a child or an elder please note that the people who have the most rights have the highest moral obligation to uphold those rights. Many of our ancestors fought diligently and many may have died fighting for the simplest of rights, be it freedom of speech, or the right to vote. I am the V.P. of ASUH I do not usually say that I am involved in student government because people usually have a negative image of student government and politics. I'll tell all who consider themselves individuals and free. You are foolishly ignorant if you believe that your rights are being upheld. I have traveled the world and spoke with the highest officials in our state and in the country. I educate young Americans and citizens who naively and foolishly believe that their best interests are in the heart of politicians.
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    I was just recently appointed as a delegate to represent all of the schools in Hawai'i. I met with Lt. Governor Mazzie Hirono and sorry to say that she broke her campaign promises. I wish that I could sit here and lie to you and tell you that people are fighting for the betterment of students rights, but I can't. However, I must tell you that we as a young generation are getting slammed. Our job out looks dwindle our education is being cut, and we can no longer afford to let politicians be held unaccountable for their actions.
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    I implore all of you who reads this participate in your future and vote. Gov. Cayetano recently cut 35million dollars from our schools' budget. That cut will affect the future of all the people you know in Hawaii and for one reason the school is closely tied to the economy of the state. If the state's economy is bad our education will suffer. I am sorry to tell you this but the way they treat our professor's here I would not be surprised if the school lost their accreditation. It may not affect you now because you haven't seen what I have seen, but mark my words it hurts all of us when they cut the budget for our school. Go to the top
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    What I hope to do by telling you this is not to upset you but to motivate you into taking action. By taking this class we have learned a lot of useful tools before I took this class I had no clue as to what Email was. I didn't even know what a modem was either. Now I know how to use Pine and when I get done with this class I plan to use the knowledge I have gained and help others. Can you believe I one of 10 ASUH members who actually knows how to use email. Pretty sad huh! If I could get any or all of you to participate in a single project you would know and learn a lot about the school you have attended for so long. Well I'm going to get off and stop preaching. I have one thing to say PARTICIPATE, PARTICIPATE, PARTICIPATE!

    Before I leave this section of my report I would like to comment on a few of the other students reports. I personally agree with what Jill Kaneshiro says about reading the book. I would have found it a lot easier to go to the library and would enjoy being there. To See Jill Kaneshiro comments press the next link. What Everyone Else Thinks After reading a lot of people's reports I have come to realize that everyone follows the same trend. Almost all the reports are similar in once sense or another, but I am glad to say that I found a particular report that never seizes to amaze me. The lab report that I suggest that you all check out is Diane's lab report,see the link HYPOTHESIS. I had myself a grand old time reading her files it never stops. Her wit and intellect just keep coming. I wish I could come up with some of the stuff she thinks about.
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    In Navigating Swedenborg's Home Page I found a great deal of interesting philosophies of life and religion. It seemed like they were answering questions about life, religion, and the whole ball of wax. I found a particular article that was written by a student I assume to be very interesting. It reminded me of a friend I once knew.
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    My friend had a philosophy or religion that was very different from everyone I had every known. This normally would not have intrigued me but he was unlike anyone I had every met. He was a top college athlete who majored in French and art, and had a job, on top of the fact that he had a 4.0 G.P.A. It amazed me to think that anyone could do what he did. So I started to hang around with him and learned a great deal.
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    Anyway, the reason I brought him up was that he had a similar philosophy to a girl who wrote and article about good and evil. He firmly believed that good and evil were intertwined. He used to tell me that good=order and repression, and that he had a firm belief in the principle of chaos=freedom and choice. He used to preach to me that everyone believed in order and being good, and that he believed in being evil and living with chaos. I asked him if he believed in God and he told me that he was an atheist. I never knew anyone like him and I was intrigued by his philosophy so I wanted to know more.
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    In time, we became best friends and I learned even more. It seemed that he believed that his life was filled with chaos which he later told me that his life was filled with choices. I started to understand what he was saying, and have since that time adopted many of those choices. He taught many, many things of which he taught me that life is filled with choices(chaos) and that we have unlimited choices at any given time, and it is with these choices we have freedom and chaos. He taught that people don't like freedom and chaos because it is too much of an existence to live with so people create order/good in order to have a orderly or good life. He taught me with these restrictions put on life one can then go on living, and then he told that is why many people believe in God, because it makes sense, he said.
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    This is the part of his philosophy I always had problems with, and after reading the Swedenborg files finally came to realize why that is true. I have always believed that God is the Supreme and Omnipotent being, and through his power which he gives to us that we have the power to do whatever we wish. I believe a lot of what my friend taught me to be true not because his beliefs are right but because they are truisms. They exist whether people wish to believe or not. Such as people have choices regardless whether or not they think they have and that is the reason our life is so wonderful. God's gift to us is life, what we become is our gift to God.
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    In this part of my labreport I will discuss the social context of the exchange. I have found that in the articles I have read the individuals seem to be well educated and have some idea of what they are trying to get across. Their arguments seem to have some substance to them and their rationality of thought is not for me to question. I try not to judge others because I feel it is not my place to judge what is right or wrong. A lot of times I think that to many people judge, and for the wrong reasons. My rational for judging people and their arguments is to try and understand them, and then to see if their arguments have any faults to them. By keeping a objective point of view I feel I can learn the most from them and yet see if there are any faults in their beliefs. I find by doing this it helps them to develop their own beliefs and makes them understand and clarify what they believe in.
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    I think, and believe that the points they were trying to get off were sometimes missed by me because it seemed they were discussing some foreign topic that I was not familiar with. It seemed the context of their discussion and the points they made seemed to be based on the assumption that everyone has read Swedenborg. I find myself embarrassed by the fact that I haven't read Swedenborg. I found that the participants in the archives to be trying to answer the question who am I?, and where and what is my place on earth? It seemed to be the question that everyone was trying to answer, because all of their responses talked about their beliefs and how they see the world. It was my conclusion that they were trying to express their beliefs about the world, in an educated manner.
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    My visit to this Cyberspace area was very useful because it allowed me to see an realize a part of my life that I had been lacking the spiritual side of my life. It seemed that it had been to distant in my thoughts that I had all but forgot that religion is and always will be a part of my life. I was kind of happy to do this report because it made me question where my values were, and what my values are. I guess that in my hectic life I have found little time to be with myself and to be with the ones that I love. Since that time I have found that a lot of what I have been doing in my life to be out of line with what I want myself to become.
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    The exploration of the files affected me, and it did so in a wonderful way. I found myself thinking for once about the spiritual side of my being. I found it to be lacking. I have found college to be a very cold and impersonal place. Where the school educates us and then tells us to leave. I felt a sense of being lost in this huge university, and kept telling myself just graduate and get out. I now think that much of my college experience has been outside of the domains of what professor's and staff have tried to teach me. I feel that the college has made me a better person by placing myself in it but not with it's education. That I could have learned by just reading a book. I find myself to be lacking spiritually because I feel that I have lost my sense of inner-self trying to impress everyone and not to just be myself. Go to the top
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    From this moment on, I will try to spend some quality time with those that I love I feel that it is long overdue. For example I turned down the chance to spend time with my family just so that I could get a head in a few classes. Never will I be so callous just to get some things done a head of time. I feel as though I am waking from a long sleep and seeing the light of day.


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    In describing how I relate to titles, file names, and e-mail/url addresses.I first try to figure out what is being said by the individual. Next, I usually try to figure out why the person said it, after I understand what is being said or have at least tried to. I try figure out how I will get back to the document if I have any further questions. This is the part I always dread there are so many possible combinations of URL addresses that I usually give up after half and hour. If I can't figure out the address by then I usually don't try to. I figure there are other things that I can do with my time instead of looking up one address and linking it to my home page. In the time it took me to find the address I could have linked ten URL addresses instead of one. It is for this reason that after a half hour or so I usually abandon my efforts.
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    Some helpful hints on trying to figure out URL addressees, I first suggest knowing what file the document is in. Try to first figure out how many links you have used. Figure out where the document is and then look at the bottom of the screen the address usually shows up on the border of the computer screen when you change documents.
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    I create or make up file names by thinking about the simplest way to summarize a general theme of the document in one word. I do the same thing when I create my anchors or sub headings. I try to keep the anchor down to one word but I usually end up using more. Sometimes when I am trying to centralize a theme in one word, I end up putting whatever is the most convenient, but I usually try to create an anchor that most people will recognize and will stand out. Plus, I also realize that whatever anchor I use will be recognized by people because it is highlighted in blue. I recognize and remember anchors that others' use in their documents by the way that the word stands out against the rest. If it is a common word it usually won't stand out. So when I create an anchor I try to make sure that it will stand out also.
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    I interpret other people's file names by first knowing whose file I am looking for then trying to see what their file is about. Go to the top
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    I don't keep track of my files as of yet I usually spend a lot of my time organizing before I start to create my documents, so that when I come back to them I know exactly where they are. As far as diskettes are concerned I haven't bought any yet I plan to after I am done with the semester so that I can save everything on diskette so that I don't have to continually come back and do it time and time again.
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    I keep track of my email addresses by creating an email file in my directory so that whenever I don't remember the address I just go there and see what they are. To see Grant Harada's email files press here.
    Part 2: Read the instructor's [87]article on titles and comment on its content. Be sure to link your comments to anchors in that article.

    In the article on titles on which Dr. James discussed the characteristics of titles. I found it to be rather dull. So I put it off for a while and then came back to it. After reading some of it I found that a title is essentially one of the most important areas of an article. Either it catches your eye and you remember it or you don't. It never occurred to me that a title was very important. Yet I remember a few times trying to come up with titles for my papers just so I could submit them. I never learned why we used titles when I was growing up, and I never thought to ask.
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    The area I want to talk about in the story or article we read was called cognitive. It is on the tenth computer screen on this document. The cognitive measure

    As I read the article on titles I thought to myself that's interesting that the way we interpret the titles has a correlation to it's meaning. I never considered it yet I have always know that a title and it's meaning pertain to the content of the paragraph. When I take certain classes I usually find myself looking over the titles of the paragraphs just to remember and learn what's in the book. I never thought that the titles were memory cues to my learning process. Yet I have practiced doing that throughout college, and high school.

    As I read the article I found myself saying wow, I never knew that something so simple could be looked at in such a complex and intricate way. I have found that it amazes me to find such in depth research into something I have always taken for granted. After reading the article I found myself saying stuff like why would someone want to figure this out. Then I thought to myself this is very important if you were writing and article or an textbook for students of any level. This would be extremely important to those who want students to learn as much as they can and to be recall. I'm kind of glad that I read over this article it gave me an idea how I should study for a test that is coming up. Well It's time to go.
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    After comparing my report to others' reports. I would like to think that my report is just as good as anyone else's. I think the more important question that I need to answer myself is whether or not my report is comparable to what I have done before, and is it something I am proud of. I think that at this point and time I cannot accurately judge my report because I need time away from it to see all the faults with it and right now all I see is hyper text. I think that during the semester I was going to go blind with it. I would like to say that it's okay if not all right. That's it no more no less.
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    To finish my file took a lot more than what I would have expected. I think that I wasn't prepare for the vast amount of work that I had to do. Many times I found myself sacrificing all my free time in order to get it done, not because I had procrastinated, but because I had not allocated enough time to do it in. I wish that I didn't have to spend so much time working on the computer I think that the only way to accomplish it was to spend hours upon hours in order to get it done. I think that what I needed to accomplish this assignment was a firm resolve to get it done no matter what. I think that to accomplish the task truly challenged me and pushed me in area's that I was unfamiliar and very weak in and to me, that has made all the difference in the world.
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    Was it worth it is a question I do not usually like to answer because it usually isn't. This time I can say that it was, because I have learned not only a great deal, but I have met and made many new friends. It has been a great new experience. I wish I could say I enjoyed it more than I did, but the lessons I learned are essential to my success in graduate school, and I am extremely fortunate to have such an experience.
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    I would like to say I started at the beginning not knowing anything about computers but that wouldn't be true. So I shall say that my knowledge of computers is limited to word processing and not much more. I went from there to learning how to access information systems across the world. I have learned a great deal and similar to going into a library that has many great books I have a lot more to go. Whether or not I master the system is not a question I can honestly answer, because I know that my school has just begun.
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    If there was one thing that I had done differently I think that I would have given myself more time to play on the internet and just explore. I think that the lessons we learn are invaluable, but true enjoyment I have found only comes from playing. I think this is true, because you can do whatever you want. There is no grade for playing it just pure enjoyment in the net. You can do whatever you want and no one will penalize you. Plus it will help you in class if you play around in the internet. So I suggest for future students the real joy in this class is not getting and A but getting to know your way around the Net.
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    My suggestions, for the professor are that the most useful hints are linked to and not much else because the students might be overwhelmed with all the hints. I suggest that future paragraphs be labeled by codes such as alpha, beta, or something simple and well thought out, because it is difficult to find exactly which paragraph said what. I think the files need a certain type of subject heading every paragraph so that it becomes easier to skim through the paragraph. I suggest picking one topic for the entire paragraph and using it only once in the students' entire lab report.
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    I would hope that professor James continues his efforts in creating a generational Cyberspace super document. I think that it is very admirable that Dr. James is accomplishing the true essence of science by compiling vast amount of research based on Kulthau's principles of seeking meaning. I am glad he has set such a goal for himself and I would commend him for it.
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    I can say that I have accomplished a lot. I can also say that I am happy with what I learned on the internet. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned this semester is that life will always present you with new challenges. Another lesson I have learned is getting upset is not the solution to the problem but the problem itself. I think that my goal for the future is to look at the learning process as a series of experiences that cover the entire spectrum of emotions. The process if viewed in a positive manner is fun and challenging, but the process of incorporating new information into our existing constructs if viewed in a negative manner becomes painful and very stressful. I think that this process is the same as the process of life and whether or not you master life is whether or not you view something as a challenge or a problem. The view you take determines whether you enjoy the ride or hate it. I think it also reminds me of the lesson that you can measure the size of the individual not by what the man has accomplished but by the problem that stops that individual.
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    I know that whatever I choose to do with my internet skills is still open to debate. However, I am certain that my future lies in using computers and accessing wide amounts of information and interpreting them accurately. Regardless whether or not I am on the World Wide Web I am certain I will use the computer skills I have obtained through taking this class and apply them to the real world. I think that in the future there will some sort of internet, but I am not sure as what type yet. I hope that it will continue to expand my mind.
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    I plan to update and use my files whenever I can in the future I have found that the internet has become and integral part of my life. I think that this generations files should be made available to the next semesters students. I think that they should see what our class went through and how much work it took to get through this class. So that they can have an accurate perception of what this class is like, and what to expect. I expect that most students will just look to our files as a means of reference to see what is done with them. The likely hood of them linking to our documents is pretty good I feel, because we have submitted quite a bit of linked Cyberspace that they can benefit from.
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    I plan to visit my files whenever I have the inkling in the future I don't know when that may be, but I think that I will have many fond memories about the good old days. I don't know what will happen to the files but I would be surprised to find them. If they were still up I think that they would be outdated. I think that this will happen, because of the information explosion age. I am almost sure that that our files will become obsolete. The only way that I could see that my files would still be up is if I updated them every other week which I doubt I would do that often because of the hectic and fast paced lifestyle I lead now.
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    A few suggestions for students taking this class. I would first suggest that they have a high tolerance level for stress, and the ability to persevere under the most severe and adverse situations. I would suggest that the students taking this class in the future not too take any other classes that have a lot of work to do in them. I think that it is important to realize that this class in mostly on your own and you should not expect that much from the professor. Because most of your training and education will be due in part to working with other students. I suggest that you become close friends with the other students when you first start the semester because you will become friends afterwards. On the first day of class I suggest that you get everyone's E-mail address.
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    I strongly insist on getting to know each other the first day, because so much rides on you pulling together and building a community network. Students in class link and bond to each other because of certain problems. One of which may not be apparent at the beginning, which is the professor and his expectations. Dr. James demands a great deal from the students' time. If you fool yourself into believing that you will breeze through this class you will have a great deal of stress. This class will be the most challenging and stressful of your college career. When I say this it is not meant to frighten you but to make you aware of the harsh realities of school and this class.
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    An idea for more homework for future students would be to have them explore as much Cyberspace as possible. The idea would be planted in the heads of students initially, by having them see what the internet has to offer them. One suggestion that I have would be for you(Dr. James) to actually go down with them to the computer room and look up a topic that the class might be interested in. This would get them to see that there is a lot of information that is out there that is available to them. After you have given them an actual example of what someone is capable of doing by actively using the internet they can't help but fall in love with it. I think that if students can make the connection that all the information they could ever want is available at their finger tips. They would be more than willing to start, and maintain their files.

    I think students should be encouraged to use the system and have it benefit their lives. I think that students would be more encouraged and even addicted to using the internet. If they had more of a personal stake in it. I think one more way to facilitate that type of addiction would be to have them find 5 links per month on totally different topics that they are interested in. I think that a file such as this could be named personal explorations home page. This would encourage the students to learn more about themselves and society in general. If the students are actively pursuing things they enjoy then they would be more apt to incorporate it as a daily part of their life. I remember taking a class in psychology a few years ago it said the definition of learning was a relatively permanent change in behavior. I feel a practice such as this would incorporate it into their daily lives.

    A suggestion for college students taking this class is to schedule all your time at the beginning of the semester and allocate as much time as you can to this class. I suggest spending a great deal of time at first. The reason I suggest this is due to the fact that many have never used the internet before. If you have not used it before please take the time to ask as many questions as possible.

    Another suggestion that I would recommend is that you view the whole class as a process in coping with the information age. This class will drill the idea into your head and compound the facts that we live in a computer age. Those who embrace and accept this will grow and flourish, and those who do not learn the skills to survive will perish.
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    My last suggestion and comment is that through it all do not give up. If you have been on the computer for hours and have not completed a single thing stop and relax. Then come back and go for it. It also helps to have a computer and modem at home. It also helps to have a computer and modem at home. Oh and keep a great diary, very important. Make sure that Dr. James is not teaching another class that is similar to one your taking. He sometimes confuses the instructions for classes. For example he once thought that he gave us instructions for our class, that he actually gave to the other. I spend about ten hours back tracking just to correct the things we were supposed to do. Another way you can circumvent this problem is to view other students files from the other classes that he's teaching and ask questions about his other classes' files so that you can be prepared in all ways.

    If I could suggest any homework I would say that a homework could be a week of exploration it would shock the students. Because it would force them to explore themselves and their own interests. I think that an award given could be the most interesting lab report, and the neatest link. Maybe even the farthest most unheard of link, maybe intercontinental. I would suggest that the most helpful Cyberspace award be given every week because it would change from week to week. That's about all that I can think of for now.

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    Dr. Diane Nahl of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Hawaii