Oh, hey, the alphabet doesn't end at 'R'! Whaddya know.
Skype! It's how we online types do class. (Texas Tech also has a chatroom platform thing that only works a little bit when it's feeling up to it. It causes me new frustration every single week. So I'm not blogging about it.) I never used Skype until this semester, and I've no idea how to call people on my own. I just log on before class time and wait for the little chime to tell me I have an incoming call.
As it happens, quite a few people have asked in the past few days "how it works" to have class in Skype. My answer? I don't know. I don't dare push too many buttons. It took me an embarrassing un-muted conversation on my first night of class to even find the mute button, so I haven't gone for anything more complicated than that yet.
Also, considering how much I wave my hands around, play with whatever's in reach so I can concentrate on listening, and pick up my computer and carry it around the apartment to make another cup of tea, it's just as well that my classmates can't see what I'm doing.
Do you use Skype? Do you know what all the buttons are for?
What are we talking about today?
Here's what I'm probably talking about on any given day, although knowing me there's always a chance I've gone right off the rails:
Sunday-- Christianity, Spirituality, or similar Sunday-ish things
Wednesday-- Grad School
Thursday-- Random Stuff I'm Thinking
Friday-- Green or Healthy Living
Saturday-- Transportation (buses, bikes, walking)
This doesn't mean I'm here every day, but these are the days I'll generally try to stick my topics into.