Anyone else using the epearl distance learning portal and not had one message of hello, or at least a courtesy message from your tutor/assessor?? I thought that distance learning was geographical, but I find it to also mean the interaction between tutor and student.
I have received an email reminder for my 1st assessment which is due tomorrow. I replied the same day stating that i had a fault with my internet and had not been able to get online for 3 weeks and there for i wished to have an extension. I have received no reply or even an acknowledgement all week but got another message today stating that my 1st assessment is due tomorrow and to make sure that it is in or i risk losing my funding!!!
I am just in utter amazement how they have created a system for a student to interact with the course materials, and yet show little in the way of interaction with the students. I thought distance learning was there to, at least in part, replicate the learning environment. Unfortunately I think they have missed the part that requires interaction with tutor and student.