Thanks to everyone for your supportive comments! Preparing the PowerPoint presentation for today was not quite as challenging as doing the first one last week. After I completed my research and wrote my basic information, I only needed two hours (instead of four last week) to format the slides, choose the background, do the animation, etc. Thanks to Rachel, who posted some web sites with info on apa documentation, I figured out how to do my Bibliography in apa form. That was easy! I am now feeling more comfortable with blogging, using PowerPoint, using Blackboard, and just generally trying things technological.
I was so excited to learn about various emerging technologies from my peers today. You all did such great work. I was particularly taken with the digital storytelling presentation that Cindy did. Wow--the creative possibilities of that medium are endless! I think I will take the digital storytelling class next summer. I was so excited just to be able to follow and understand most of the presentations. I am very pleased to understand terms such as "open source" and "closed source" programs. Professor Luch, you are converting me slowly away from being a techno-phobe.