Monday, February 01, 2010

Being an older student

So it's been 20 years since I was in school, and boy, have things changed! It's all computers. We didn't have email when I was last in school. We still used typewriters on occasion. People still read books and went to the library to take out the reserved readings.

Today the syllabus and specific assignments and many of the readings are all online, not to mention discussion groups and chatting with your professor between classes and lots and lots of resources. I can take notes directly on my laptop, and I intend to. The teachers mostly use Powerpoint for their lectures, and you can also take notes directly on those print-outs. I find it all utterly overwhelming, which is why I am blogging instead of at least doing some reading. I am scared to start actually trying to find my reference assignments, so I guess I'm avoiding it. Ugh. I'll get over that very soon--I'll have to!

For now, I'm just trying to keep up with the homework. I'm stressed and it's only Monday. Last week I finished my TOR, my noncredit online technology class, thank god, so I now have some basic information under my belt. I spent much of the week loading up on some software offered by Simmons, souping up my computer, learning where and how to log into all the various web pages offered by the school. Wish me luck. And I'll be delighted to talk to you--in early May.


  1. Technology has given you new ways to procrastinate.

  2. Being back in school is making my brain work again. Now I just ahve to get exercise...


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