Assuming you will be there tomorrow night…We finally have two met stations working perfectly!
For those Monday nighter’s doing the meteorology unit, please note that I can start taking you through the practical part as of tomorrow night [assuming Denise will let me] by starting with the Standard and SOP development. Once I show you the basics, you’ll be able to play with it yourselves each week before any final assessment (which you can do when you’re ready – no timetable as such).
You don’t need to have anything or have anything ready, and I’ll have a chat with the class tomorrow to bring you up to speed on it.
Hi all, for those of you studying Environmental Management on Thursday morning, we will be in S2.25 and the Monday night class will be in S1.28 (check with Alex which week he is actually starting it in) for the next 4 weeks until the assignment is over.
As mentioned to our Monday-nighters, we will be starting the theory for a variety of subjects on Wednesday nights.
This Wednesday (i.e. tonight) I thought would be a good opportunity to let people test the Adobe Connect system, so, feel free to login at around 7pm tonight and test your systems so that we can get started next Wednesday night. You can do this without a headset microphone, but it is much better with one (and you can get them cheap at supermarkets etc).
Access is via the ‘Online class’ link from the ‘Communications’ menu.
Happy to run a tutorial if you have any questions about any subject.
Welcome to all newcomers! Welcome back to everyone else!
Apparently, this is the year of change.
The course is now delivered in one year (but you can take as long as you want because of the next point)
You only pay for ‘courses’ now, no more ‘annual’ fees
The fees have gone up, but don’t pay too much before we ‘pro-rata’ you for previous units (tell me if you have already!!)
College students have three ‘Trimesters’, but on-line students still have two ‘Semesters’ (although they don’t care really, they’re just ‘on’ all year!)
And the list goes on…
Online delivery will be on Wednesday (new students) and Thursday nights (returning students), from 7-9 pm.
Anyway, this week I want everyone to prepare their study plans so they know what they are doing, and when they are going to finish. I have several students at several different stages doing several different units, so delivery will be a challenge on-line, but we shall prevail and get you qualified by the end of something (hopefully not the end of TAFE!!). So in short, returning students need to to me they want teach online this semester.
I will be on-line tonight to answer any questions or queries you may have.
I look forward to working with all of you very soon.
The last module for air poll is up, so download, complete the questions and submit for marking.
It is called APM SM 2.
Please note that there is a few other docs coming in both air poll and groundwater. There is also a spreadsheet and some data coming your way for the air poll pracs (I have spoilt you and done the calcs for you!!)
Groundwater practical is this coming Thursday (20th Nov).
If you don’t attend, you cannot get the groundwater unit.
I need you at campus by 9:00 am so that you can do your checklists and pack the equipment. You are welcome to drive your self if you need to leave pronto after, otherwise Geoff and I will be driving our own cars. I do not know how long it will take, but I suspect to finish around 2, but it could be earlier or later.
The noise practical on the other hand will not be on THIS Friday as some bloody energy conference has stolen all my students. As a result of this ‘theft’ noise will need to be on Friday 28th November.
I know that three of you have some noise material to finish, so I was thinking of the next two Friday mornings to complete this work (which is easy and fun by the way), so could the three people in question please advise if they are available on those mornings.
A tour of local laboratories is in the planning process and you are all invited! The purpose of the tour is to show you what a real lab looks like and to give you exposure to the real world. It gives you a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and network with people from the industry.
Assuming the last lab gets on-board, the following details are planned;
Thursday 27th November
9:00 – 10:30 – Hunter Water
11:00 – 13:00 – SGS and ALS
11:00 – 13:00 – ALS and SGS
Note that we will need to split the group if it is larger than 10 people for the last two labs as ALS will only allow small groups for short times.
Transportation will be provided by bus from campus on the morning, but you are welcome to drive yourself or carpool others if you want to arrive or leave at different times, or only see certain labs etc.
Please let Ann Jennar or Adam Samuelson know of your intention to participate so that I can finalise arrangements by Wednesday 19th November.
I have published the first of the groundwater resources for you to download and complete on the groundwater Subject study materials page.
Note that i have given you several links to books as references. Some of these may be required for you to read the first chapter of when answering questions (just for clarification), although readin is optional!