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Not everybody has the money or the time to travel to workshops or courses. Our member (and famous ceramist) Antoinette Badenhorst started to do e-courses a while ago, to give people the opportunity to attend her courses without having to travel.

This is her latest Ad regarding a course that will start soon:

 

http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/13203-new-porcelain-online-classes-are-open-for-registration/?do=findComment&comment=96998

 

Do you already have experience in being an online-student? What do you think about online classes? Do you have questions for Antoinette before jumping into one of her very interesting online courses?

 

Have a happy week everybody!

 

Evelyne

 

 

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Evelyne,I have always and will encourage attending online classes, rather my creative process polished while attending “online classesâ€,its great experimentation.

 

 

I did mentioned in one of my  earlier post “Food for thoughtâ€, having  attended Antoinette online classes and chased Antoinette about her whereabouts for commencing of next online classes.

 

 

I even attended Molly hatch, Diana Fayt online classes,which had enhanced my creativity and grateful for all these online classes who made me what am I …

The best is even you are in different part of world,still get to learn, interact and make friends forever dancing with hope.

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I've tried free online courses but had trouble sticking with it.  I miss the interaction with other students, discussing their work process and the creative inspiration behind their pieces.

 

However, for me, the internet is the greatest research tool for solving some of my technical and creative conundrums.    

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vinks: thank you for your positive statement about e-courses! I have attended two of Antoinetes e-couses also and am very enthused! I take it you would attend e-courses again?!

 

karenk: there are e-courses where you'll have interaction with students, if only in social media or e-mails. And maybe one or the other teacher of e-courses invent a question/answer hour via skype? Would that be interaction enough for you, or do you want to be with the other students in person?

 

Evelyne

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I think Antoinette Badenhorst has a very excellent program for online courses. I know Molly Hatch is also doing great things online. Feedback is essential in teaching. As long as there is a method of exchange for students to ask questions and get individual responses , I think it is a great teaching tool and gives many access to learn no matter where they are.

 

Marcia

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Marcia: I heard you will be one of the future e-course teachers of Antoinettes. Looking forward to your classes!

 

 

Well people, that wasn't the hottest topic of all time. Only 4 responses. :(

 

I would have loved to hear your oppinion about e-courses even if you never have done one. Maybe one or the other will pick up this topic again in the future...

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Probably not.

 

I can't see there is much difference between an e-course and watching YouTube.

 

I've struggled for a while to learn to throw.  I've watched many videos but what I now need is a person to watch me and correct what I'm doing or not doing.  I can't see how an e-course will help me there.

 

I spent over 20 years teaching adults (IT in a business environment) and all around me the company was trying to push online learning but none of my learners wanted that.  They, like me, wanted to be taught by a human being, standing looking over a shoulder.  I also answered "help-line" calls and could rarely get a client to properly describe what they were seeing/doing.  I'd walk up 8 flights and along 3 corridors and watch for 2 seconds, and say......    Solved.

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Chilly, I can understand that you now want somebody who sees and touches your work to tell what you are doing correct and what not. No, of course an e-course can't help there. An e-course is, in comparison to youtube, much more personal. But maybe you have to try it once to see the difference?

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Evelyne,i completely agree with you,that one need to try to see the difference..

 

Chilly,i have experienced many online e courses,its not just like watching you - tube videos,

On line courses are far far different,if well equipped and carefully planned.Fine,human touch is not there but human voice is there.Besides there is an interactive session,alongwith you can portray your work and even choose to question and get answers vehemently.

It does offer invaluable insight and guidance on the challenges of clay world.

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