Being one of the most interesting courses that i have ever taken this course was quite interesting and beneficial for me at the same time as almost all the classes were really fun and the topics were very engaging.
The first thing that i learnt from the course is blogging since it was my first time to write and know what a blog post is and it was something that I truly enjoyed, especially when I did the game blog post and found that a lot of people where commenting on the blog post and interacting with it. It gave me a motive to work when I felt like I had audience and that people where looking forward to play it.
Secondly, I guess this course have changed my way of thinking about several topics like when I hear others way of thinking and perceiving problems. One of the topics that I feel like I have learnt from was when we talked about equity and when we learnt how not to judge people based on what you heard about them but based on your own experience and to keep an open mind when it comes to accepting other people’s beliefs and opinions. I also loved the freedom of speech that was provided by Dr Maha where she left us to express our thoughts and opinions freely with no borders or restrictions which gave me the confidence and courage to participate and reflect on every topic with enthusiasm.
Lastly, another major thing that I have learnt was to use google docs to create the game which was also a new experience and a platform that I have never used before and it was easy and flexible to use and most importantly a new skill that I have gained from the course. Apart from that the games that we played made me learn how to put myself in other people’s shoes and experience things from their own perspective.
In general Dr Maha’s attitude helped me learn a lot throughout the course as she was very cooperative and understanding and she made it easy for us to approach her and speak out if she has any problems. Also, the variety of the ways that we learnt through from videos, readings, games and debates and that was the key element that made the course interesting and beneficial.
My only suggestion to improve the course is to include more in class activities as they make the students feel more engaged and remember and learn more from every topic. Also, maybe decreasing the in class readings and the amount of blog post and make it after every major topic instead of the many blog posts after each class.