I’m a full-time professor. I make my living teaching and training (there’s a difference) people. I’ve jokingly said under my breath:
One of the best things about being a professor is helping students for a great sum of money.
In case you missed the prelude – I’M JOKING. I don’t make a “great” sum of money.
In the field on eLearning, mLearning, media and development, things tend to change very quickly. If all I did was teach, then I would be doing my students a disservice. I need to get out in the real world and develop my own apps. I need to build web sites for clients. I need to feel the pressure of building something with a looming deadline hanging over my head. I need to push myself to learn new and better ways of building things. I need to not only learn new development skills with current market tools but also learn how to cope when feeling tired and demotivated. I need to find ways to work through technical and mental problems. Basically, I put myself in the seat of my students so I can empathize with them. Not only do I bring in some real world skills and scenarios into the classroom, I can also help them get through the difficult times – especially when motivation is low.
In saying all that, I’m working on an app that should be done by the end of April. Nothing too glamours about this app. It’s pretty straight forward but motivation will be an issue. Looking forward to seeing what I learn. On the horizon, I do have another project that I’m really looking forward to. This is a personal project so there’s no client. I’m very excited about this project but I have to put first-things-first. So, let me wrap up the school year and then early May, I get to start on my new project. I’m so looking forward to this project.
As I approach the time to start this project, I’m going to want to get your thoughts and input on the project. I’m hoping that you will be available for me to bounce a few ideas off you. So, are you in?