I wasn’t able to attend class last week, but it sounds like it was quite the class! It seems like I missed quite the time with the introduction of Blackboard and the ability to draw on slides before Kristin had to take away privileges (full disclosure: I know I would have been one of them!). I’m definitely bummed about missing this class because I think it would have been incredibly useful to get some hands-on experience with Blackboard, but I’ll definitely be sure to get a good look at it so that I’m fully prepared for webinar time.
I’ll admit: I’m way more terrified of this webinar than I had been of the book club or the one-shot workshop. That’s probably because we’re being graded on our performance and not the reflection, which really makes me quite nervous. I’m excited about mine and Kirsten’s topic, for sure, but any time that I have to simultaneously use technology and speak in front of people usually ends up being quite the experience. Despite all of the nerves, I know that this experience is extremely practical, because webinars are HUGE in the library world right now. I also feel like I can put this on my resume and it’s going to set me apart.
It seems like we also talked a little about our Twitter experiences, and that some people, like me, are a bit apathetic about it. I’ll be honest: I haven’t touched my Twitter since last week. It’s not that I hate it, but I have so little time right now, and if I do something other than homework, that activity has to really capture my attention, and so far, Twitter hasn’t done that. To be honest, Twitter (because I use it for professional reasons) feels a little like homework. I don’t mean that in a bad way, necessarily, but it’s just not the social networking site I go to for fun.
Reading other people’s posts, it’s obvious I’m not the only nervous one about the webinars. But we’ve got this, guys! Good luck to everyone and I can’t wait to see your webinars!