Online classes, in person classes, do t your own pace classes...
Well, Romin' Roman survived the first week of school, pulling my old butt along. I am settling into the various formats, and while it is a LOT of work keeping up with the extensive readings, buried assignments, etcetera...
I think the hardest part has been the required online discussions. Not so much that we need to do them, but that our grades are dependent upon each others engagement. Now, here we are living in a world of "push of the finger" socially connected devices, with these kids who cannot lift their heads to acknowledge the person next to them, preferring rather to text them a hello... Hell, even our damn butts send messages these days... but, oh wait... when it comes time to actually deploy and utilize these "devices" to engage in our required group discussions, suddenly their little heads pop and explode in confusion on how to accomplish what should be a very pretty simple task! Dog, pig, dog, pig... loaf of bread! Sorry... if you know, you know...
Anyway, for my classmates that may be following this blog, I apologize... that was insensitive and that certainly DID not apply to you... Okay, are they gone???
Now on week two...
First day of Live in person class
First Day of School
Yep, I thought I would start off easy with only 15 hrs of courses to include Composition II, Ancient Greece History, Classic Mythology, Pre World History and Intro to Biological Anthropology. You know... all light reading! What was I thinking! To top that off, the last time I went to school, we read actual books and wrote with pens and pencils on a little thing I like to call "paper". Now I get to try and find and sort my way through the layers of this online format, with flaky internet, where just as you start something it kicks you out and you have to log back in... you know, the perfect thing for a grouchy, impatient, disgruntled veteran with PTSD and Bipolar to deal with! LOL... oh well, hold my beer... here goes.
The 56 year old freshman
C. Michael Fairman