Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:01 PM
1) love the system. It offers you a great deal of infos especially if you are new to the site.
2) lessons are less demanding which can be a great thing, because they give you time to familiarize with everything and see how other people are interacting with the site the lessons etc.
3) however since there are more people who aren't new to this, i would like to borrow an idea professor Sprout had first. TUNNELS. What i have in mind is that you guys could create a lesson's map, where each kid would chose different path. For this you would have to seperate the lessons into two parts. One part that would be a small practical homework and one where there will be a more detailed one. Each student will have to chose his own path through this lesson's map filled with tunnels. According to which path he/she will take he/she will have to do the corresponding homeworks.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:43 AM
Perhaps you could simulate a VH lesson. Start a thread in the Park with a lesson included, and people can post replies as part of their homework and a link to it in their workbook. Or, maybe threads for field trips and such that everyone can post in as a group.
Thank you so much for creating a great Pre-Hogwarts experience!
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:02 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:36 PM
Since I'm new here and everything, doing PHP has helped me find things around VH and with coding. I remember trying to figure out how in the world you were supposed to change color and fonts. The lessons were always in depth and helped us newbies get everything together before sorting and we also got to meet new people!
Everything was clear and easy to follow and whenever I got lost, I'd comb through PHP to look through things again. It looks like you guys put a lot of work into this and I think it really shows. Though I didn't sign up for it, the PHP mentoring program was a really neat thing- wish I'd done it D:
But it was really helpful and I had lots of fun with coding and developing Jonathan.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:40 AM
Posted 12 October 2014 - 07:33 AM
Hey, just wanted to drop in and say I was on VH years ago and couldn't get through PHP. There was just too much so being able to do all the non-extra-credit parts in one day was great for me.
However, since the site has been updated, I noticed there are some things in the lessons that also might need updating. Mainly just formatting, like if you want to write your own BBcode you need to hit that button in the top left corner that looks like a switch to switch to coding mode.
Also, don't know if it's still relevant but I would have liked the IC option for my character to have not attended, because when playing a muggleborn a lot of the pleasure is in the surprises of the magical world. That gets undercut if the character has spent a summer being prepared to enter the magical world.
Additionally, the information telling us it's mandatory isn't included in the site getting started info, only in the PHP info. If I hadn't already been reading the PHP info (because I'd decided my character wasn't going to attend), I wouldn't know it the Ministry had made attendence mandatory and therefore I would have continued to RP as though my character hadn't gone.
I hope this helps.
Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:05 PM
Thank you very much for your feedback, Miss Shepherd, and I'm sorry for not having posted a response much sooner. Welcome back to VH, and I do hope you're enjoying yourself!
Yes, yes... We really do need to fix those formatting parts of the lessons, someone mentioned it earlier this year but it completely slipped off my radar.... Let's just say I'm becoming more addled with age (but don't tell anyone I'm getting old!! ) and I'm going to have to make sure I've figured out all the new formatting, myself. I hope this has not been too detrimental to everyone going through these lessons and I really do apologize to anyone this has caused any issues!! (It's quite unacceptable for us to have not fixed this sooner, I really am sorry.)
I'm going to add it to my to-do list to check with the Ministry on the reasoning for PHP being mandatory for all students. Since this was established before Mrs Blithe and I began teaching at PHP, it's something we've kept up with... but you have very valid points for why a student might choose not to attend, and I'm wondering if we couldn't come up with an alternate format for lessons to provide more options, both for students attending and not attending PHP.
Thank you again for your comments, they did indeed help! <3
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