The last two weeks have been very exciting and lots of fun. There is a huge challenge with tracking information across different systems and computer screens, but I have been able to choose some subjects in my Masters in Education which are related.
Digital Leadership and a Literacy subject are the relevant ones, while the other two core units are relevant to everything. This is the end of week 1 so I have lots of reading to do and some organising.
After tidying up the house this morning I investigated screen capture methods on MacBooks because on Monday I need to record a Skype interview role play to assess a student. The regular Trainer is on holiday, so I am stepping in to do the interview. I spent Friday afternoon preparing, as this is the first time I have had to set up the computer with free screen casting software, a Skype account and testing the student’s Skype connection with the one in the college.
I found a way to record Skype on the MacBook, so will test it with Mum at home later on today or tomorrow.
My days have been busy, leaving early to explore the neighbourhood around work and searching out apples, V8 vegetable juice and snacks to offer hungry students. The apples and juice were for my lunch. Finally, after three weeks, things seem to be making sense and I have some brain space or cognitive alignment with the corporate values.
What is better is that the laptop that tripped our electricity circuit several times at home is OK, according to Jarod. When he visited on Wednesday, it seemed fine. The connection from the power pack was crackling a bit today when I tried it out. Otherwise, it seems OK, which means I can go back to thesis production.
I have also started a hand written diary to record my professional development and research planning. Although I only add a few lines a day, it is a good anchor for my progress towards a finalised thesis and some written papers. Writing on a keyboard does not seem the same.