My Current State Of Desertion

Suffering sabotage, I am struggling to stay up to date with proceedings. Unable to access classes, I must rely on a VLE (virtual learning environment) that does not meet needs.

Therefore, I am doing work for each week but not every task from each week. This is not comforting and I am unsure of a remedy. This situation appears out of my control. As it was when it started.

Open to administrator design, the VLE page that I am tired of wasting time perusing is insufficient and further denying me access to resources and coursework information. To clarify: there is work to be done for a list of tasks but the supporting information is unavailable. The issues are resolved in class, with paper, but I have no ability to be there.

I reach out to people for help but I’m needing more right now. The apathy I am tempted with is reflected by everyone that interacts with me. Nevertheless, I continue to put time into this every day in hope of a pleasing end.

ePortfolio Blogging + Mahara

Starting off with a new term and accompanying set of requirements, I am now using an ePortfolio platform provided by the university on their domain.

It appears as very ‘new’, ‘barebones’ and unwieldy as of now, so I hope that it will suffice for my and other students needs.

Happy to peruse unfocused LSBU communications, I just found out about Mahara, a platform for ePortfolios.

Although my groups were not told about Mahara, given recommendations for Weebly and WordPress, the somewhat obscure platform appears as uniquely superior.

Along with providing more learning-based interactions, Mahara can be integrated with the university submissions system (Moodle) to afford tutors and markers eased access to student ePortfolio assignments.

Though I am not intending to transition my ePortfolio to Mahara, due to no current requirement, I will certainly spend more time with it to experience its dynamics.

I may find that they are one and the same.