I'm done -- but in time?
I just reread the details on the last blog, and I see that the instructions say to complete the program "by October 15." Does that mean I can complete my final blog today? I hope so!
I did enjoy this course. I liked that it had finite, weekly topics with little exercizes to do, with plenty of additional things to explore if the interest was there. I ussually spent a lot of time wandering through all the links provided, maybe spending more time exploring than necessary!
Though I didn't spend a ton of time on it, I especially enjoyed the session on UMConnect. I feel like I had gotten partway through learning to host a session last May, and this little boost pushed me the rest of the way. I also loved all the productivity tools -- should come in very handy.
This program helped me to feel more confident dealing with technology. Some of my co-workers are pretty comfortable with technology, so now I'll know a bit more about what they're talking about, more willing to try the new stuff. I really expect to use Google Docs, NetFiles, and UMConnect often in the next year or so.
I would be very interested in participating in another course like this should it be offered. Any practice with technology is good for me. I think Extension could be making good use of interactive video conferencing, since many regional offices already have the equipment. It's funny that I feel intimidated by Twitter, but interactive video conferenceing feels completely doable in my mind. We could have in-person team meetings while avoiding all that travel. That alone would be worth it.
Anyway, thanks for offering this course. I sure learned a lot!