Oprah’s First Class

It’s Monday night. After a long day–first day back after being out for a week with the flu–I’m here at the computer. I’ve been anxiously awaiting Oprah’s online class.

I looked over the prework, performed my system check, logged in 30-minutes early.

It’s now 30-minutes into the class and I’ve already checked my email, read my RSS feeds, and started a blog post. I’m not engaged. I’m not learning. Oprah has lost me.

40-minutes into the class the audio and video is garbled. There are definitely bandwidth issues.

I check the site’s FAQ and read that if you have these problems exit and try to reenter. I can’t get back in. As a last resort the FAQ says to come back tomorrow and listen to the recording.

Sigh…at least I get to go to bed early now!

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.


  1. Have you downloaded it?

  2. Jacqueline. Thanks for your comment. Yes I did. I have been sick and haven’t been able to post my experience with the download.

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