I’ve been posting daily, but vacation is over. Starting tomorrow I’ll be posting every other day. I’m committed to a training course that requires 10 hours a week for 10 weeks.
Co-workers have warned me that it’s difficult in part because it’s hard to fit extra work into an already-busy week. They also said that the “10 hours” tends grow as the course continues. Having taken courses with the same trainer, I suspect she recommends optional material.
In addition, there’s the evil heart of all classes with a web-based component: forums. It requires participants not only to post their work, but to write 2-3 responses to other posts. Knowing my colleagues, they spent a great deal of time crafting great replies to other participants.
It’s daunting, but I consider it an opportunity to use my time-tracking system. Plus, I refuse to take the summer session. After last year’s 4-week fiasco – a perfect storm of technology problems and wretched 3rd-party customer service – I’d rather be pulling weeds and exterminating wasps’ nests.
5 Problems Encountered During Online College Courses (from Yahoo)
Why College Students and CEOs Manage Their Time the Same Way (author/consultant Francis Wade)
5 Resolutions Students Should Make for 2014 (from ScholarshipExperts.com)