All entries for Sunday 10 April 2011
April 10, 2011
It's always easy to learn but difficult to put it into practice. For example, we all understand the importance of the customer since we were children because there isn't lack of the murmur forever: customer is god. After I started the mbe module, I couldn't remember how many times I came across the crucial of customer, whether from teachers, books or journals. Unfortunately, when we were doing the task, we didn't realize the importance of the customer. We considered much on the thoughts of the board without noticing what the board wants is just what their clients require. In the environmental consultant practice, even though we just finished the rdm module, sometimes I couldn't stop making judgments and decisions through my intuition. But this situation is easy to understand. We can learn a formula in 1 minute, but it will take about 2 days to understand it and maybe two weeks to use it sophisticated. The more practice, the better utilization of the formula we can gain. So we need more practice in order to further understanding what we learned and then apply it.
It's hard to justify whether wiki is useful or not. I think is depends on each student because some of them would like to use it while others don't get use to it. Also, it depends on the modules. For example, in LE module our team almost didn't use it at all because we always worked together and created all the ppts together. Even though we searched some information after teamwork, we just brought them to the next meeting instead of uploading them into wiki. Everyone has his/her own opinion towards a question and then looks for information according to his/her minds. Even though this information has been uploaded into wiki, others may not know what does he/her mean at all and then give up reading. Therefore, face-to-face talking appears more effective and practical because we can understand others opinion in several minutes and give feedback to them immediately. But in KBAM module, we used wiki frequently because the task was so tough and it was impossible for everyone to work together all the time. However, as far as I'm concerned, the contribution of wiki this time wasn't at communication. We still brought all the information we found to the meeting and discussed together. The contribution of wiki was it helps our leader to organize our work more efficiency. We created different pages for everyone so that the leader can see clearly what we did and thus can link our work quickly. Anyway, it was a great help.