As I cruise toward my final examination of the term, I’m reflecting on all the good times. Like the staggering 42.3 hours of lectures I’ve recorded for this term (doesn’t count the first day when I forgot. . .there’s another 3 hours or so in there).
It’s helped some to have a second chance at listening to the content again. . .and I’ve been able to share these golden hours with my classmates by uploading lecture recordings to our online class website. Sometimes, life happens: a kid gets sick, work mandates you to stay over, or something else, and it’s not possible to make it to lecture. Nursing school is hard enough without missing school (physically or mentally).
I feel like such a media bigshot, using my nifty digital recorder. No, it’s not for my American Idol tryout (too old, and no one’s pants are anywhere near the ground). . .but there’s no better cure for insomnia than a nursing school lecture recording (almost as good as sleeping in class).
I do love the recorder – a Sony ICD-SX712. . .the software that comes with it allows me to edit, name and export lecture recordings like someone who knows what they’re doing. Plunk the recording into iTunes, and there they are, hours of jaw-wrenching yawndom, ready to insert knowledge into my brain (which resists information like cellular receptors in a person with DM2 resist insulin).