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Case Study Analysis

  1. 1. Case Study Analysis By Asmawati Ahmad PGC 060016 PXGT6110
  2. 2. Scenario <ul><li>F2F class was canceled due to lecturer’s last minute call for conference. Hence, all students were informed via several methods – online, word of mouth, sms forwarding. Students were to be engaged in an online class instead of F2F. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The White Hat <ul><li>The White Hat calls for information known or needed. &quot;The facts, just the facts.“ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students in PXGT6110 has seen online discussions from the class website in the blog section. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all students have used any real-time online chatting tool. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Yellow Hat <ul><li>The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students get to work in an environment that is most comfortable to them, they do not have to be in the university. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who are not so vocal during the F2F class may be more open and able to convey their thoughts and ideas better via online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students get to think and organize their thoughts properly prior to conveying them to the others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The environment may seem to be more informal, hence creating a more conducive situation where everyone may convey his or her message freely. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Black Hat <ul><li>The Black Hat is judgment - the devil's advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students may easily get distracted by diverted discussions, or by other work that they are doing concurrently such as other assignments or web surfing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some may be active participants, some may just be observers, some may just keeps on agreeing or disagreeing with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet connection is very slow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication platform used (YM, class web) may be loading very slow, or simply not accessible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or, it could be worse: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO PC OR INTERNET CONNECTION AT HOME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NETWORK DOWN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BLACKOUT </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Red Hat <ul><li>The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too exhausted from a previous activity – lead to lost of interest to participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tired of looking into the computer screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scared of making language mistakes and grammatical errors as it can be viewed by all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too lazy to type long explanations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of abbreviations that may not be universal to all makes the discussions seem difficult to be understood. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of being a slow typist – others may have moved to another discussion while we are still struggling to type in our points. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Misinterpretation of sentence/words by others </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Green Hat <ul><li>The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It's an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of web cam and voice chat to enhance the excitement of doing an online class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of an online whiteboard tool where the participants can scribble and draw things to help describe their points while discussing it via audio/video conferencing, or even just online chatting. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Blue Hat <ul><li>The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It's the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s not get too carried away on the emotion or the advanced technology part. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use tools that are easy to be used by all levels of students – IT savvy, not so and the beginners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be practical and fair – must consider those who do not have Internet access at home. To allow ample time for them to find alternatives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online class may or may not be effective. For adult learners, it’s their own motivation that really affects the results for each individual. A motivated learner will always look at the positive side of anything. </li></ul></ul>