This morning, I taught my first class of the semester, JOUR 202, Introduction to Computer Applications. The class has 24 students, and they seemed bright-eyed for a morning session. Let’s see if they sustain that through the semester.
Because the new building is still being finished around us, we had to use the older iMac lab and not the newer eMacs. None of the machines in either lab is hooked up to the Net or even to a printer yet. I’m supposed to have Net access in time for JOUR 319 on Monday, but then I was supposed to have that today.
University here in Quebec is only three years long, so the 200-level courses are the first ones the students take. Mine was the first class for nearly all of the students in 202, and I hope the facilities haven’t soured them on the department. Or maybe I don’t – they should go study something that offers jobs when they graduate.