Originally posted by Susy K
I second that. I've found that you get out what you put in to things.
I agree wholeheartedly, Suzy. If a student doesn't want to get much out of a program, he/she won't. If a student wants to take the opportunity to use that program (even if it is mediocre) to learn and grow, it can be done.
Anyone can sit in class and do the minimal assignments and get only letters after their name -- regardless of how good a program might be. It takes motivation and effort to make something of an experience -- to turn a mediocre program into a valuable learning experience.
It's up to the student to make something of their education.