Sunday, November 16, 2008

Technology Frustrations

I'm taking an on-line class to become certified as an on-line instructor at the college where I teach. It is so frustrating trying to learn tecnology that wasn't designed with accessibility as a priority. I think I can get through the class. But I'm having to work a lot harder than my classmates. At least that's my assumption... And I put money on it that I'm right.

I don't know if I need to request some level of accommodations to help me be successful in the class or what. And a small part of me would like to just stay away from the on-line opportunity, and just stick to the traditional learning environment, the face to face classroom.

But I know that if I back out, I will be taking the punk route. I don't want to give up. So, I won't. I'll just keep pushing and trucking along, like I usually do. Perhaps taking longer than everyone else to get it done... But nevertheless, getting it done...

And if I decide I like the traditional classroom better than on-line, it will be because I like it better. It won't be because I failed. Because failure is not an option for me.

Well, I'll let you guys know the outcome of the class, as well as my intentions and/or preference for an on-line teaching opportunity verses the traditional setting.




Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

You said, "failure is not an option for me."

I am awed, and possibly ignorant for being such, that anyone with a visual handicap has the chutzpah to tackle computer classes. Getting the hang of computers and html is hard enough for the sighted, at least for an old dinosaur like myself who not hates the concept of text messaging, but hates talking on the phone for more than anything other than arranging a face to face activity. Lol.

Hang in there and good luck with your class.

Angela L. Braden, Writer, Speaker, Professor said...

KIT: Thanks for the encouragement. It's certainly a challenge. But since I can't do anything about changing my condition, I might as well do whatever I can to not be defeated by the condition. So, I keep moving, perhaps slower than others, but still moving.


Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Amen to that.

Amenta said...

Big Respect Angie with REAL vision!

Angela L. Braden, Writer, Speaker, Professor said...

Thanks Ensayn! You're always so kind.
God bless you!