Looking back to the beginning of the semester, I definitely have learned a lot in LIS 201. It is an interesting class that is informative and provides me the opportunity to practice hands on learning. The online portions of the course connect with the in-person portions. It gives me the opportunity to apply and reflect what I have learned in lecture and encourages me to be more creative. Being a student today is really different due to the availability of the internet and the other technologies that support our education. Sometimes, I may need time to be able to adapt to the online tools with the course. But once I get used to them, they all becomes easier and fun to use. There are a lot of classes in UW-Madison that already have an online component. Most of them assign online homework with automatic grading through certain software. Some of them even have online exams and quizzes. I think UW professors should apply the appropriate online components in their classes to facilitate better learning outcomes.
The substantive material from the lectures and readings on the information society bring a better perspective to my online experiences in my life. One of the most interesting thing I learned from the class is about the rapid development of information technology and their effects on the environment. From these issues, I understand that often times there is no black and white answer to a problem. There are important tradeoffs to consider and it is useful to achieve a sustainable balance.