I was challenged recently to write about “going back to school." I don’t have a lot of time to write. So the challenge was then to keep each post to 200 words. Not only am I not brief in my thoughts, the word succinct induces sharp pains in my neck.

The whole point of this is to reflect — to reflect on being back in the system as a student — to reflect on what I preach as an educator (or “educational technologist") — and to reflect on how I can bring both of those perspectives into one of growth and improvement as an individual learner, and in a broader sense, and as educational system.

So I’ll give it a try.

I am currently in my second semester of my Initial Administrative License (IAL) program. I chose just the license route because I didn’t want to go through another masters program. The program is all online at this point. For so many of us edtechies, this is the answer, right?

Unfortunately this is my second experience with online learning (I “earned" my masters degree online), and I haven’t enjoyed either one.

Does “enjoying" the experience matter? School is school, right?