I am almost at the end of week 1 for my Psychology class. I did everything I was suppose to do, read what needed read, answered what needed answered, posted what needed posted. I was expecting more old school Message Board banter – work in the work forum, banter in the social forum, that kind of thing. However, of all the people taking the class with me the only one who has been consistent in posting has been my professor.
This vexes me. I am vexed.
After going to ITT for 2 years and getting an Associates Degree, I had expectations of the interaction between students. While I knew it wouldn’t be like going to an actual classroom, I am not stranger to the Internet and message boards and still expected to have some kind of interaction with my fellow students. Alas, this was not the case. So, I resigned myself to a very lonely time getting my degree, at the very least a lonely 5 more weeks.
Then I get an email in my school inbox. This email said to join the SNHU Connect. I click on the link and damn if it isn’t a website similar to facebook! You find friends and groups to follow and you post to a newsfeed and see others’ posts. I figure what the hell so I post for the first time. Damn if I didn’t get a few replies in less than an hour. A few are creative writers like me and a few others interested in some of the same things I am.
How cool is that?
I am beginning to think this online thing may not be so bad after all.