Friday, 18 September 2009

First night done & dusted!

Well the first night has been completed!

The early nerves I had quickly drained away, although when pulling up in the motor outside the college, I did think, "here we go, back to the good old days", but then rather cautiously walked over to the entrance.

As soon as I was inside, the memories came flooding back, noticing cracks in the wall thinking "ah yes, this is where the government funding isn't happening" - it was like walking through an old hospital, with the blue-ish coloured walls crying out "education, education, education" to me!

In fact I'm sure I heard a Pink Floyd track playing in the distance somewhere!

But then I thought hold on, I'm not back in school, it's college, and from that point I was directed up the stairs to the long corridor where my room was situated, and outside it, a gathering of people who were all waiting for the door to be opened by the tutor who hadn't arrived at that stage.

What followed was the typical 'looks at the watch' whilst looking around, trying not to look someone straight in the face knowing that as soon as they'd look at you, your head and in particular eyes would shift somewhere else rather quickly, but also rather obviously!

Anyway, bang on time the tutor came along, and let us all in, the first problem....not enough computers for everyone - oh dear, was this the sign of things to come!

Thankfully I was okay, I'd got a computer, but then what followed was an hour of listening to what experience everyone had of websites, and PC work in general, plus how they had found the course to enrol on, errr, I phoned up - simples.

Then during the same hour, which quickly turned into 90 minutes, we had to go down and get our photos taken for the much wanted student card - you know, the one that gives you discounts in shops & restaurants - here we go, this is what we're waiting for!

Even then there was a problem, as there was a delay in getting that done, so back up to the room we went, and eventually logged in, and from that point, I started to enjoy what I was learning.

For the record, the subjects covered in the first week in this ten week course were:

Intro to HTML & background colour
Text formatting
Headings, paragraphs, breaks & horizontal rules
Background images
Inserting images
Positioning images, transparent Gif
Linking Pages


That's where I got up to as the first session came to a close, which was three and a half hours, but two hours of learning basically.

There are plenty of subjects still to be covered, but I felt confident that I'd learned something on my first evening, so went home happy.

A bit of homework to take back also, maybe I am back at school after all!!!

Anyway, I'll update my blog when I've done that, but for now, well, that's it!

4 comments:

La Jenno said...

Awesome, glad you learned some new stuff! The pursuit of knowledge is very rarely (if ever) a bad thing -- I'm sure you'll find plenty of ways to put this new knowledge to good use, too! Here's wishing you all the best - I'll be here to root you on all the way.

Jenno

Charlene said...

Sounds like a successful first night despite the few hiccups. Congrats!

Chester said...

Thanks to both of you for the kind comments!!!

plainolebob said...

Jeff,
Going back to school?
Hey wanna buy some cheats?
jk, lol
good luck, i feel you probably all ready know a lot of this any way, be a star.