Fall semester starts tomorrow. Part of me is anxious, mostly because I am already so busy I’m not sure what my class load is going to do to my life.
But the other part of me is really excited. I was one of those nerds who loved going back to school because it meant you got to read and study. I love new books, I love researching, so starting class again makes me happy. I know, I’m weird.
Here’s what I am taking this semester:
- Introduction to Program Evaluation (or, is what you designed actually working)
- Performance Systems Analysis (this is the first HPT – Human Performance Theory – class I have taken, should be interesting)
After this semester, I have to do an internship and take one more class and I’m done!!
So what did I do in the 3 weeks I had between summer and fall semester?
- Went to PodCamp, caused a stir because myself and some other ladies pointed out that people still face discrimination
- Worked on updates to the Ionix Network Configuration Manager courses
- Presented to EMC Education’s upper management about value networks, web 2.0 technologies, and all the work we’ve done to drive participation in the EMC Proven Professional Community
- Got my son off to college
- Talked about zombies
- Started reading Secret Six (which is probably going to be the first thing I’ll have to give up)
Looking at the list of what I did and of my classes, it looks like there are some synergies between all my activities having to do with information. My undergrad degree had a heavy emphasis on usability, particularly how users approach information searches. Of course, since one of my kids is on the autism spectrum I have been a life-long observer of how differently people can see information.
It sure seems like there is probably a thread that runs through program evaluation, HPT, discrimination, and value networks. Its very strange how I see all of that the way I do an IP or FC network…
But that’s a post for another day. Its my last day of summer break, so I should go do something fun. I’ll probably be a nerd and read my new schoolbooks though. 🙂