The 7 Stages of bCourses

February 13, 2014

Chagrin:  “Ugh, I have to learn another LMS?”

Procrastination:  “Develop my class first, worry about this later.  Wow, my bathroom sink really needs to be cleaned.”

Overwhelmedness:  “OMG!  bCourses is ridiculously detailed and difficult to navigate!  And all that great material I’ve carefully built into bSpace over the years…LOST!” 

Anger:  “bCourses is trying to dictate the way I teach and how I structure my course!  My glorious pedagogy!  Out out, damned Modules!”

Resignation:  “All right, all right.  Let me learn how to work this damn thing.”

Accommodation:  “Deep breaths.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  You don’t have to include everything.  Strip it down, build it up.”

Acceptance:  “Oh, I can do that?  And that?  Cool!  And so much easier than bSpace!  My students are having no problem with it, and I can do this…and this…and that! I think I may really like this!”