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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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December 04, 2005

A long and wearing semester

This has been a long and wearing semester, so much so that I took yesterday off just to rest hence the graphic with this post. The primary reason it has been so hard is that the university is in the process of changing to a new online teaching tool and that has been a serious problem for me and my students. In short the software is very green to be in beta, at least it was at the beginning of the semester. We have come some distance getting it all up to speed during the semester but I have to say that I feel like a fair amount of my blood has been used to coat the tracks, ritual human sacrifice as it were. I've spent considerable time trying to resolve problems and waiting for responses because processes would not work at all or when they did work did not work correctly. Sadly you often don't know they didn't work right until much later when students complain.

Well last week was the topper of all with the system. I can't go into it on the blog, maybe there is a paper in all of it that I can share someday, but suffices to say that the wind has left my sails, I am floating in the doldrums. Luckily I am only trapped for a couple more weeks watching the sails lay still, I have one more lecture this week and lots of grading to complete. Beyond that I am looking to Christmas housecleaning, which should tell you how low I feel since cleaning is not something I usually gravitate toward. In this case cleaning will be a nice repetitive project against which I can measure daily, viewable progress. I need that right now.

I'm guessing that I will be somewhat quiet for the next week or two, with mostly filter posts being added to the blog. Be advised that as usual I will be sending out good thoughts to all of you who are teaching so that the end of your semester goes smoothly and this year I can use the positive vibs as well.

Posted by prolurkr at December 4, 2005 11:25 AM

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