May 26, 2006 Leave a comment
Well, at long last I'm starting a blog after thinking about it for a long time. For some reason, seeing that the NCSU library was offering Wolfblogs is what got me to finally do this– not like I couldn't have started a blog for free somewhere else, ages ago. The fact that my wife– the much-needed superego to my id– called me “Narcissus” when I first ran the idea past her has definitely made me think twice about this.
Nonetheless, after a recent couple days of meetings on Distance Education, I decided (deluded myself?) that this blog could actually be a useful pedagogical tool. One thing I really do not like about teaching both a distance course and large lecture courses is that I really do not get to discuss current events (or anything else for that matter) with my students. I decided this would be a way for me to share my thoughts on the issues of the day. This will, of course, save my wife from listening to political rants when I do not otherwise have an audidence. So, that said, we'll just have to see how this goes (and if anybody besides me actually reads this thing).