Suloni asked myself and a few other STA’s to review a new course designed to help freshman become acquired to UT online courses. I enjoyed this opportunity to provide feedback for this new tool as it allowed me practice on thinking critically about user-experience and bring back my knowledge on effective presentations/speaking.
I believe the tutorial has the power to be very helpful for students, however, I expressed concern about the delivery of the information and the service name itself (Connect the Dot Com). The name is not at all descriptive or relevant, and I was worried that students who would like help becoming familiar with online courses will not access this tutorial solely because the name does not give any hint or reference to its content. Hopefully, the team responsible for this project will utilize mine and other STA’s feedback to refine this tool; it has such potential!
Additionally, I noticed that the course home page and the video footer uses an outdated version of the LAITS Development Studio logo. Oops!