So I know that I am spoiled, and come from a very tech savvy environment, where anything and everything that can be done on a computer is. Also note that I started playing with computers at the age of 3. I also know that everyone learns and uses technology differently.
For example in my WDMD 346 class, we were reviewing a clients website, and trying to come up with suggestions, and design ideas when its clear that the client either has no idea about web standards, or how to use a computer what so ever. The challenge here, is finding the right way to describe things specifically, but also in a way that common people can understand. I believe that this is one of the harder challenges that anyone in the IT or Digital Media field has to deal with. I will post updates as this progresses throughout the term. I also will have two more clients for my WDMD 480 class. It will be a long road to the finish, but the end is in sight and I’m looking forward to getting out.
Now, another example is my Business Law II professor. He has a few things going for him. He came out and said that his life experience doesn’t make him a good teacher, and that he is a bit rusty in the topic of teaching. What it seems as though he is short in the area of organization. He went from one topic to another and back and forth over and over. My head was spinning just going over the syllabus. I mean OUCH, how hard is it to just read over it with us?
I do need to figure out, where people have learned to use the Google or Bing search bar as the place to type the URL in. Watching him try to navigate around even Bing was annoying and frustrating. I do give him credit, he did figure out the projector easily, and considering that he is actually a lawyer, is quite impressive.
On top of my awesome technologically damaging day, we did have a small fire in my hall today. Standing outside and waiting for the SPFD to give us an all clear was frustrating. Not to mention going to class not ready cause I didn’t have the right backpack with me. Ended up getting my old one and a binder out of my car so I had something. General idea, always bring your coat outside for a fire. I ended up giving my coat to a girl who looked like she was freezing.
This ends day one of the new term. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.