Let’s learn from the scriptures and not make the same mistakes that the Children of Israel did. Let’s not long for the past when the future is so much brighter and better than where we came from. Holding on to the past keeps us from embracing the future and ultimately progressing to the Promised Land.
Shortly after the Children of Israel were miraculously delivered from Egyptian bondage, Moses took them into the wilderness on their way to go to the promised land. Shortly after crossing the Red Sea on dry ground, the Children of Israel began to murmur about not having enough to eat:
“Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full…” (Exodus 16:3)
I don’t exactly know what a “flesh pot” is, but it sure doesn’t sound yummy. Nevertheless, the Children of Israel longed for it. Forget that the Lord was going to miraculously feed them with bread from Heaven. Forget that they were headed to the Promised Land. Forget that they were free from the toils and sorrow of bondage. For some reason unknown to me, they preferred the “old” when the “new” was so much more favorable. Was the “new” without problems? Of course not, but it was better.
As we have transitioned into iLearn 3, I have encountered two kinds of instructors: those who long for the “old” iLearn and those who have accepted the “new” iLearn, and perhaps even like it. Was the old system good? Well, if you forget about the common system wide outages that might last for days, and the inability to open assignments for individual students, and the fact that I had to download every document before grading it, and the boring announcements and feedback options, then it was good. But if you look at all of the things that iLearn 3 has to offer, including in-house audio and video feedback, amazing student statistics, the ability to communicate much more effectively, and other things, iLearn 3 is much better.
Yes, it takes 1-2 more clicks per student to grade assignments, but does that ruin the whole Learning Management System? I hope not.