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Engaging Classes and Best Laid Plans

I'm delighted to report that my new system for homework worked incredibly well last week. I methodically chugged through all my readings, got started on some future assignments, took notes on everything I read, and tracked how much time I...

A New Semester Begins!

My fall class (LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals) started last week. As I've mentioned before, while this is an online class, it's a bit of a new adventure for me because there are a few "live sessions" incorporated in...

The Last Week of Summer

And just like that, our last golden week of summer is over. My, how golden it was. The kids and I spent our last full week before school starts enjoying some gorgeous weather and having all kinds of fun and...

From Summer to Fall

It. Is. Over. My summer class is done. The class (LIS 415: Information Organization) was interesting, invigorating, and utterly exhausting. I know I've said this before, but one of the reasons I really enjoyed the class was because even though...

Summer Class Wrap

Welp, my summer class (Records Management) is a wrap. What a whirlwind! What a race! What an adventure! In typical life fashion, just about everything went wrong with my carefully laid plans the last week of class. Kids got sick...

Not So Lazy Days of Summer

It is currently Week 6 of my online summer class. Now in a usual semester, which is 14 weeks long, we would just be approaching the halfway point. But, as this is a summer class that is only 8 weeks...

Staying Busy and Finding Meaning

I've been wracking my brain this week trying to come up with a good metaphor to compare summer online courses with regular semester ones. The one I keep thinking about is running. Let's say the normal semester course is like...

Summer Has Arrived

Oh my goodness a heatwave has hit Massachusetts! If summer wasn't here before, it has definitely arrived now. I must admit, I'm not really a fan of excessively hot and humid weather, and I'm glad that it seems to be...

Dog Days

Well I was right about my online class - it is all the work of a normal semester class in half the time. We had a research paper due at the end of our second week (last weekend)! That assignment...

A Glimpse of Summer

I had almost forgotten about the feeling of that sweet exhale summer break brings until now. I don't know if what I'm doing 100% qualifies as a "break" since I am working a lot and still managing to keep my...

Back in the Saddle!

Hoo-boy it's been a wild week! Summer has officially started. My online class has officially started. I spent two days at Hershey Park with my family, two nights at a remote cabin getaway with my husband, and have somewhat settled...

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