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Maintenance disrupts homework

Letter to the Editor

On December 10, 2012

I understand maintenance on the eLearning site is important and I'm glad that Kirkwood spends the time and the money to continually update and better the site. I am, however, curious how many people, other than myself, are pestered by the timing of the maintenance (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon). Typically high traffic Web and e-commerce sites strategically plan maintenance times when the least amount of people access the site. If Kirkwood follows this model, I must be in the minority who typically finds time to sit down and do homework Sunday  morning before it is due on Monday. 

I can't help but think there may be better times to perform this maintenance. One idea that comes to mind is choosing a day later in the week like Friday, and a time when most people would be either in bed or enjoying a drink, such as from 1 - 4 a.m. This way, if a student can't get his homework done at this time, he still has two days to reschedule the time he needs to complete his assignments before Monday.

I know since the dates and times are posted I should know and anticipate the updates and plan my schedule accordingly. However, I never do. I always get caught by procrastination and Sunday is always my time to sit down and catch up with what I need to have prepared for Monday.

Kat Jackson

Kirkwood Student

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