Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blog #12: Training materials and colds don't mix...

Finishing up the wiki is almost surreal. When we started it seemed so far off. We have put the finishing touches on what we are doing as far as I know. We tried to contact Nancy and have her attend one last meeting but we never got a response so we are powering forward with what we have. She is welcome to change anything she wants once it is hers. We've finished major changes anyway. Small content changes may be made but we're working on training materials now so major things have to stay where they are. The training materials should go well. We tested the software at our meeting last week and we are all meeting individually to use the screen casting software with Kay. I was supposed to meet with her on Tuesday but have acquired an insane head cold. I'm not sure they want to hear me sneeze, sniffle, and cough my way through their training videos but it hasn't really gotten better and we're running short on time. I'll take some medicine before class this afternoon and hope that works. We'll see. A cold is definitely not in the plans and goes to show that even non-technology can screw up your whole plan.

The Usability test section is done and posted. I now have to go through and test two other wikis. It's weird to look at a wiki that isn't yours and realize that even though you have been working with the wikispaces technology for a while, it's a whole different world to go into someone else's wiki. It will be interesting. I'm not sure if we're supposed to be returning these finished tests to the person or what we're supposed to be doing with them but I guess we'll find out this evening in class. It's also weird to go back to class after having a few weeks without it. With luck VIC will work with us tonight and not throw us off. I have a Saturday class where we get thrown off every week as well. Oh technology, how we love you...