How to withdraw from an unsuitable course
When I rage-quit, I don't mince my words.
I am going to have to withdraw from the XXXXX and the XXXXX course.
The content that has been provided from the latter is infuriating. It is everything that I have considered wrong in teaching computing tools over the past twenty years, and have witnessed ever-increasing numbers of learners who leave such courses who are increasingly ignorant of IT systems.
There is no content on understanding how the shopping list of tools in the "Ecology Of Resources" in terms of their underlying principles or how to integrate them with different operating systems and environments. Instead, there is just a superficial understanding of their use. This means, every two-three years, when a new tool is introduced or an existing one is upgraded, re-learning is required without ever acquiring a foundational understanding.
This is contrary to the principles of structured learning and instructional scaffolding, the idea of which a learner gains an understanding of the concepts and then can elaborate to new understandings in an integrated manner. It is curious that such principles are taught from an educational perspective, but not applied reflexively to the teaching of the computing utilities itself.
Further, the actual tools themselves have not been checked with standard operating environments provided by the university. A major assignment depends on the use of Adobe Spark. Is this platform-independent? Is it available for all operating system environments provided by university equipment? Was this even checked? Do the tools satisfy the accessibility requirements for teachers and learners with, for example, visual disabilities? Was this even checked?
As I complete my sixth degree (and the second post-graduate education degree), I have to say that this is simply the worst course I have ever participated in.