Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sabbatical Final Exam!

I have been working on my course syllabi for the Fall semester, and looking at the description of the take-home final exam, which explains that it is important to sit down, reflect, and be forced to perform a synthesis of what you have learned, even as you have one foot out the door and you are running around busier than ever (well, it doesn't use that language exactly). It occurs to me that I should have to do such a thing before I rush off into teaching and committees again, put the seat of the pants in the seat of the chair (as my professor Susan Gubar always said was the only way to get work done) and answer the question: What have you learned this year, studying virtual subjectivity on sabbatical in Second Life?

I post this here and now I have to do it.


Renard said...
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Mab MacMoragh said...

that's a toughie! it seems in SL when you go through one door you're met with a dozen more!

or is it that way inside our heads and that's what we're really dealing with



Professor Loire said...

Mab--yes, there does seem to be a rhizomatic plethora of doors, some of them the amazing Pandora Wigglesworth doors to unexpected places, and I feel like I barely scratched the surface of what there is in SL. Or maybe what is "what inside our heads." See, this is why I was so concerned when I accidentally muted you that one time, sure I had missed you saying something essential! ;)