Today was actually a good day for once. It was pouring rain, so there was no construction and thus, no fumes. We had a coffee hour (as we have every Friday) where students, staff and faculty drink coffee, eat donuts and talk. Very nice. Then I went to the library and actually did some reading. I’ve made an appointment with myself to read at least one hour on MWF. When you’re a 9-5 staffer, this is hard to do. But it’s part of my job to keep up with theories and emerging trends in technology and education. I was going to read a journal, but all the good stuff is online anyway, so I ended up with a book, The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University. So far I like it, but I’m only two chapters in. I sat in a cozy corner with my iPod and my book. It was so nice.
Then I ran my workshop on Blackboard as a pedagogical tool which I was worried about because only 4 people signed up. But 10 people ended up coming and we had a nice, lively discussion. Afterwards, a couple of people set up appointments with me to do some technology stuff, which was exciting. I felt very validated.
And now, it’s movie night and we’re watching Mulan. Life is good.