Archive for September 2008

Thoughts of Chocolate

September 13, 2008

In classroom visits this week, I welcomed some 200 incoming majors spread across seven sections of our opening course, Communications in a Global Age.

I provided a brief history of Elon’s School of Communications, described our majors and curriculum, explained the Elon Eleven assessment concept, and encouraged students to get involved in student media.

When it came time for Q&A, a surprise awaited me. About half of the students had read The Dean’s Blog, and they peppered me with good questions about the Millennial Generation blog and my thoughts on the preceding entry that features YouTube videos on technology and learning.¬†Now that I’m aware of having a student readership, my motivation to blog just went up.

Since blogging is an add-on to my daily work, I’ve developed the motivational tactic of eating chocolate when blogging. I’m enjoying a handful of Hershey’s kisses right now. If I start associating blogging with chocolate, before long I’ll be¬†salivating at the mere thought of blogging!