Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In case you were wondering.

Blogging does not happen when you try to juggle one class, three clients, two children away at college, a gym schedule, and keeping dog food in the house.

That's what I've been doing. A large part of the class issue has been remembering to attach things to my assignments in Blackboard.

Blackboard? It's the virtual classroom. It's where you interact with your professor and classmates, find out about upcoming assignments, and turn those assignments in.

Last time I went to college, I was the cool kid who had an electric typewriter. We learned BASIC, one of the first computer languages, in which you wrote a program that would draw a simple diagram and the computer would print it on this long folding card. Then you turned in the card (by actually handing it to your professor who was a human), and he fed it into a little card reader on the side of the computer to find out if your program worked. And grades were written by hand on report cards. And you went through the dining hall line and gave your number—VERBALLY—to the lady at the end of the line.

So I'm a little out of my element here. So far I've turned in my first two papers without attaching the articles they were written about. Go, me. But my professor is a child who is very understanding with the OLDEST person in the class. She has her doctorate at the same age I was having my first baby, who is now a grown man.

So there's not much time to blog.

Be thankful ~


Kayla said...

I honestly cannot imagine going back to school. I am proud of you. You will adjust. I know it. Cut yourself a little slack!

Anonymous said...

Proud of you mom!