Distance Education

The point of Distance Education is to be able to take a course anywhere in the world, but I think I added a false assumption to this definition. I believe I added to it that there would always be something to do in a distance education course. Presently my courses are very quiet, there are not even any discussion board posts to respond to.
I am sitting in RCH 107 and am completely and entirely bored at the moment because my instructor who was supposed to show up at 3PM still hasn’t, even though it is 3:20. Either he was not told when the course is, or he is exercising his art-instructor right to be eccentric (actually, his eccentricity is most likely to be attributed to being a professional photographer). Presently I am assuming there is something much more interesting going on in world than this course and he is there photographing it, and I will perhaps see it tomorrow in the Gaston Gazette. It now occurs to me that there is a good and bad side to taking a course from someone who is as good at what he does as Mr. Hensdill is. First, he is among the best, so the things I learn will likely be very beneficial to my work, but the down side is that he is among the best, so he will often have other tasks to attend to other than teaching, he is, after all, part time.
It would appear that the 15 minute rule does not apply on the first day of class or to an art instructor. It’s quite funny, if I left now, no one would probably care. The people around me are all ART-264 students, they have an obligation to the registrar to be here, but I am in ART-288DH, which is not officially scheduled. Showing up for this class meeting is something I have done because it is the way that studio courses work, first meeting is with the instructor’s closest matching section, then everything is arranged and a course protocol is established for the studio.