School’s Out For Summer Review
Rather than trying to accelerate my Masters by taking courses this summer, I’m going to take a step back and review everything I’ve learned so far, and especially, the semester just ended. Having gathered the materials, readings and exercises from my instructional design courses, I’m now going to do a re-run of it, at my own pace, one week’s worth at a time.
Doing this will have several important benefits, in that it will:
- allow me to really learn some great stuff that, between work & life demands over the past 6 months, I’ve been only able to scratch the surface of so far
- allow me to practice what I preach, which is structured review and learning reinforcement
- allow me to actually enjoy the summer
Oh yeah, and it will also give me some good blogging material in the months ahead. Though my backlog of postings is already enough to fill a messy garage (speaking of which…).
Except for point #3 above, this wasn’t an easy decision to make. UMass Boston has a great summer course line-up, and the idea of getting those three letters M-E-d a bit faster was tempting. That said, I’m already happy about this decision. Work, family/social life, school, gardening, housekeeping, aimless web surfing… it’s not quite in balance, but at least it’s being recalibrated in tune with the seasons.
Posted on May 18, 2010, in Learning, Life and tagged Design, Education, Educational evaluation, Instructional design, instructional design courses, learning, learning reinforcement, Masters, Methods and Theories, summer classes, summer course, UMass Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.