Hi pbrockway2 and all,
Good advice. The new world we're in has all sorts of challenges. I think of my own good ole days of turning in programs on floppies, paperclipped to line-printer code listings picked up from the central printer. And then I remember how my teachers talked about their good ole days of boxes of punch cards, and how good that was compared to the front panel toggle switches of their teachers.
Our school, UMUC in Europe (University of Maryland University College Europe - UMUC Europe
), is very much oriented on adult learners. In ten years teaching I've probably had two dozen 18-22 year old students, so I'm not always in tune with where they're coming from. Sometimes, like this one, I fear for the future of our discipline, if not the human race. But most times I just laugh, shake my head, and wonder how bad my teachers thought I was.
Thanks for the warm welcome! Time allowing, I'll make myself at home here in your fine forum.