Sunday, December 26, 2010

Help! Anybody out there know how to get their self-published book sold

About to years ago, I set out to publish a book of poetry. Through trial and error, I finally composed a book that I could be proud of somewhat, I managed to get the book placed on but since then, not much has happened and the book has just sat there collecting dust. What can I do to get more people to notice it and buy it? If you have any suggestions please feel free to write me here... thanks.

Hi I'm Back and before the year is out!

Hi Bloggers! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are in the process of having a happy new year! Twelve months go by so fast and we rarely stop to think how fast time moves. Well I have had an eventful year and am currently in the process of getting my last degree. I only have two more courses after spring semester and I will be done Praise God! Over the holiday, I have been thinking about purchasing an ereader and have narrowed it down to two: Amazon Kindle and Nook Color from Barnes & Noble. I have good things about each one so I don't know what to do. Been doing some research and hopefully will decide what to do soon. Man I want an ereader really bad. Well that is all for now, enjoy the rest of this year and gear up for the next. God Bless!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

OBAMA IS NOT THE ENEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Constant Bloggers,
Sorry that its been so long but I am back and angry. There is so much stuff going on in my life and I don't know where to begin so I'll just start with what is bothering me the most. I am so sick and tired of people bashing the President, give the guy a break for crying out loud. Regardless of whether you voted for him or not, he is not the magical negro like so many people once thought. Give Obama a chance and stop being such complaining children. Next, I am sick of people taking my relaibility for granted. I am sick and tired of working so hard and watching other people cruise through life off my hard work and it is going to stop. I am sick of complaining Americans saying that Obama has taken our country and their going to take it back. I am sick of all this anti-Obama bull and it needs to stop as well. We know who is responsible for this mess...all of us and it is going to take all of us to get out of this mess. This is to time to unify not divide so wake up and get your heads out of the clouds and put them to the grind and start working together so that we can work for change to believe in!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hello... I'm Back for now

Hello all,
It's been awhile since I left a post on the message board but alot has changed since I last posted. I have lost over forty pounds and I am no longer with Walden University. I still support online learning and distance education and would recommend it to anyone, things just didn't work out the way I had planned. Well no use crying over spilled milk. I learned my lesson and have been made stronger for it. School is getting ready to let out for the summer and I hopefully will be back so until next time, thanks for reading and visiting. Take care!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Version 2 of my video presentation

I have recently revised my video presentation for the Principles of Distance Education class and would like for you to check out both versions and let me know which one is the best.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Moving Toward Dynamic Technologies

Static versus Dynamic Technologies
I believe after reading this Module's readings that I am somewhere in the middle. I rely heavily on email, wikipedia, and blogging when it comes to communicating and getting information. Most of the research I do is online and it comes from databases such as Academic Search and ERIC which are resources for unchanging information. Whenever I want to communicate, I either email a group member or text a friend or relative and sometimes I even page the person if I feel it is urgent. I seldomly use SKYPE even though I am familiar with the technology in theory, I , however, am not comfortable with the technology. I have just recently learned how to use a microphone to record audio files on my computer and through trial and error, I am currently learning how to use and record images on my webcam. I am learning slowly how to use dynamic technology but if I had to choose, I would prefer to stick with static because it is not as threatening or as stressful to navigate. As I was reading through some of my classmates mind maps, I saw that their views on static and dynamic were similar to mine. For instance, Nikisha Greer's blog post suggests "that dynamic technology is an important aspect when preparing students for a future based on new technologies" (2009). I agree, new technologies are emerging daily and the best way to prepare for them is to use them and become familiar with them. Another interesting comment I read came from Shauna Cromwell in regards to her teaching style. Like Shauna, I must admit that I am stuck teaching in static mode also. I am comfortable in static mode but this mode is not the best for my students and that is why I am taking these classes because I want to move passed my comfort zone and into the new century taking my students with me as I go. A link to Shauna's mind map is presented below in the resources.

Greer, N. (2009). Wikispace. Retrieved from on November 10, 2009.
Greer, N. (2009). Nikisha Greer Blog. Retrieved from on November 10, 2009.

Shauna Cromwell

Shauna Cromwell