Reflecting on H800 Week 27 or something.
I live breathe and certainly dream social media and e-learning. They are my being, for now at least.
About to go on holiday to Cornwall I plan to have a wetsuit, a pad of A3 cartridge paper, a sketch pad, soft pencils and pastels. I may take the guitar (though I may feel I need the indispensable MusicNotes and Guitar APP).
Is it wise to go gadget free?
Change refreshes the mind. A total break, refreshes the mind. I will do more (and it will make more sense in the long term), by doing nothing (for a while).
There is a reason why God made the seventh day day of rest.
We're rubbish at that in 2011. It is relentless, continual, not a landscape but a fluid river of activity. No wonder I am never certain what day of the week it is.
Or is it a case of self-discipline regarding gadgets?
People would say a mobile phone at least is essential to keep in touch with family and friends as they scatter across the beaches. Lack of signal will hopefully be the decided.
Sitting down to study at 06h00 I am yet to engage with the papers I am meant to report on or get beyond bullet points for the 3,000 word essay.
The problem is the blog, the habit of writing it up as I go along.
The problem, or virtue, of playing with Google+ with some fellow MAODERs which has sent my mind into a jitter. It's relevant anyway, I have an ECA that includes the use of forum discussion groups in e-learning.
My interest in the MAODE has gone from all-consuming, to complementing work, so associated with and thought of as work.
Being on holiday I therefore feel I ought to keep away from it.
However, if I think of it as my hobby, an interest, then it is easier to handle. Indeed it may be more conducive to my enjoying the experience.