it's time...dun dun dun
Nervous and excited pretty much sums it up.
The huge box was my machine from JM Steno. As I previously posted, I chose the WAVE paperless writer.
It was packaged nicely surrounded with foam. It came with a black rolling suitcase that was is great shape. I like that it has a lock built in. Also, it included a tripod.
The smaller box was all my manuals, cd's, and paperwork from CRAH. They also included a walkman, which brought me back to the nineties. I am sure I will use it, but I just haven't seen one in many years, my hubby was amazed they still make them.
Back to business, everything is pretty straight forward, I organized my binders and set up my machine.
When I bought my CRAH program, the guy (Steven) told me to email support when I received all my materials, I did that, and got a response almost instantaneously. They also emailed me my login information for the website. I was curious to see the website, and I will admit, it isn't anything special. It is a whole list of video tutorials for me to watch...and that is it. I guess it doesn't need to be anymore than that, and maybe down the road they will expand it. The videos are nice quality, don't get me wrong. But it is very basic.
It would be nice to see a forum or a FAQ section. It would be cool to connect with the other students. I am sure they get a lot of repeating questions...I don't know. My previous online school platforms were from bigger schools with bigger budgets and a bigger number enrolled students. So I guess I shouldn't expect CRAH to match University of Virginia.
There are cd lessons and online lessons. Online for those of us that can do it from home with internet, but cd lessons for those who do not have internet access or maybe do schooling on the go. I want to say when I spoke to Steven, he mentioned they are moving away from paper binders and going online with the lessons. I am not 100% though.
Me being me, I have my own binder with dividers and paper for me to write down notes. I learn best by writing things down after reading a section or watching a video.
This isn't my first online school experience. I have attended San Diego State and University of Virginia online. Everyone learns differently, I need to write it down to remember it. My head is always swimming with school drop-off / pick-up times, son's medication schedule, speech times and dates, etc. I need to write everything down or else it falls off into the abyss.
Okay, okay, I will get on with it and actually start lesson one.