Week 3 is now officially in the books!  I’d like to thank James and Jonah (Team Palladium) for being great collaborators as we were able to get our project done.  While I’ve used Google hangouts to do some consultation with my staff at Maui College, I’ve never done a multi-person hangout before. It was surprisingly easy to do although I found it easier to work with a large monitor then my laptop screen.  I started “losing” things on my smaller laptop screen as everything started overlapping as I kept opening new windows up.  Still, a great app and it worked perfectly connecting the three of us despite the distance involved.

On a side note, I need to learn to trust that little voice in my head that tells me to double check things.  For some reason, I thought our meeting was at 9 am which seem strange considering the time difference between the group members.  I logged in dutifully at 9 am and sat around for a bit till I finally acknowledged that I had my times wrong.  Instead of 9 am, the meeting was set for 9 pm.  Oh well, lesson learned.  I need to do a better job of tracking my schedule in the future.

On to week 4!

First blog post ever!

Hi everyone,

Thanks for checking out my blog.  You’ll have to forgive me if this starts a bit awkwardly but I think the title pretty much sums it up.  I’m the reticent blogger!  I suppose some of it is listening to my own advice to my daughter about being careful what you post or reveal online while some of it is not understanding why anyone would want to read my thoughts on random topics.  That being said, I’m looking forward to returning to school this semester with ETEC 647E and studying emerging technologies.  In particular, I’m looking forward to the section on MOOCs since I just don’t understand them!  How do they work?  Why do they people do them?  More importantly, what do I tell my boss if he asks me to create one?  Hopefully I figure it all out before that happens.

As I wrap up my first blog post,  I ask you to please bear with me as my thoughts meander from topic to topic and feel free to chime in with your own thoughts.