Video Conferences Fatigue during Coronavirus Lockdown

Coronavirus COVID-19 Lockdown created an immediate need for live online communications. Governments and offices send employees to work at home. Schools, colleges, and universities send staff, professors, and students to continue Spring term using online learning platforms. Our online education world experienced an immediate increase of virtual meetings, webinars, and live lecturers. Synchronous learning model was suddenly in the spotlight.

We have been in online education for more than 20 years. We have observed and implemented many Asynchronous learning model courses. Students learn at their own pace and time. It is the preferred model of working professionals who pursue higher degrees. We continue working in our online courses while we continue supporting our colleagues, parents, and students to complete this term.

Webinars have also increased using popular video conferencing systems. After doing several Webinars Marathons, workers, presenters, instructors, professors, students have develop “Video Conferences’ Fatigue. We have read several reports about it that motivated this drawing. When lockdown ends to a new normal level, remember to explore asynchronous learning courses.

Children Finally Outdoors in Spain after Coronavirus 2020 Lockdown / I will resist.

April 26, 2020. After more than 40 day of Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, children in Spain are allowed to play outside with a parent for one hour. Other countries have started de-escalation. People outdoors still have to follow all recommended health precautions including wahing hands, social distancing, and wearing face masks. It is our responsibility as parents to be able to adapt to new life after this pandemic. #WeWillBeOutdoorsAgain #Coronavirus2020 #OnlineEducation. #OutdoorsUniversity #OutdoorsLearning #EducationisOutdoors. #IWillSurvive #FinallyOutdoors


I will survive. Finally outdoors in Spanish

10 Years of our First Field Trip to Jaxport with FSCJ Business Club

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2019 version of our 2009 visit to #Jaxport. #PortsWeKnow
Our Josetoons were part of several Faculty, Staff, and Students Expos at FSCJ Kent Campus
2009 original of our visit to Jaxport.

FSCJ Business Club went to visit the port instalations. During our bus tour a radiation alarm was triggered and the bus was searched for radioactive materials. The professor had a recent nuclear medical test. — at Jaxport Blount Island Terminals. #Jaxport #PortsWeKnow

Instant Knowledge Generation: Young Leaders of Tomorrow | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

2013 Virtual Worlds

We are updating #TECHKnowledge: Five knowledge trends using technology. Young digital leaders of tomorrow are already beyond the #hashtags exploring for #InstantKnowledge. The #InstantKnowledgeGeneration is already connected. Stay tune. #IknowGen

Drawing shows 2013 college student exploring new virtual worlds with tablets and smartphones. New generation of smartphones, apps, and faster connections are contributing to expand instant knowledge. What is next?

Surviving Black Friday, CyberMonday and other Holiday Shopping Waves | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

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The day after Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday”, is the first of the holidays’ shopping big waves. It is the time of the year where retailers and online stores push their products to next levels. “Cyber Monday” was originally created to make additional offers to employees returning to work. Today, with more home computers, tablets, and smartphones, consumers do not have to wait until Monday to start getting the cyber deals. Last week we were even able to dig into all newspapers’ flyers online before they were in the streets. These waves also bring “sharks” closer to us. Scams, misleading offers, and increases in credit card debt are also part of this shopping “cybersea”. Here are some tips to survive these holidays’ shopping waves.

1. Be a smart shopper. Don’t buy things that you don’t need, with money that you don’t have to impress people you don’t know. Value your money and your time. I saw people spending days camping outside stores since Tuesday to save money. This could be a saving if your productive time is less valuable. If you know how to buy the things that you really need, you do not have to expend time outside a store.  You search, search, and save until you find the exact deal that works for you. I saw people waiting days in a tent to then get a laptop what was not what they expected.

2. Plan your shopping well in advance. If you know what you really need, you can plan ahead of time and search for the right product and the right deal. Make lists of things you really need, not things that you just want. Narrow your list and you will discover that you already have something in your list that it is hidden in the clutter in your garage or your closet. Most of my neighbors park their expensive cars in the driveway because their garages are cluttered with stuff they barely use. Be generous and give away things that you do no use. Prosperity is about flowing and giving to others. Be familiar with your favorite stores and learn when they have special sales or clearance racks. Everyday could be a “black Friday” if you are a good explorer.

3. Avoid the holidays’ debt tsunami. The most difficult part of surviving holidays’ shopping waves is to control your credit cards. Many people start the new year complaining about their increased new credit card debt. Controlling new debt requires a lot of discipline. It takes several years to break these habits. However, you do not have to wait for a loss of income to control this tsunami. Extra expending is just an emotional gratification. Controlling what you expend can be done by planning ahead. If you plan well in advance, you may save money and use them avoiding credit card use. Giving is an art that should be a way of life. When you give your time, talent and money to others, prosperity will follows. However, expending money that you don’t have to buy expensive gifts is not the essence of giving. You can reduce your list of gifts and buy symbolic gifts that have more meaning and emotional value than a gift that will be returned to the store after Christmas. Remember the reason for the season. Enjoy the season by starting a new year without new credit card debt. Credit cards should be used for real emergencies.

In all cases, marketers will do the effort to keep us in the shopping waves all year. After Christmas, and New Year sales, we will bombarded by Valentine’s day, Spring, Easter, Mothers and Fathers Day, Summer, Back to School, Fall, and Halloween to start listening to Christmas songs again before Thanksgiving. Plan and control your expenses to be prepared to ride all the shopping waves. Enjoy the journey.

Original blog 2011.

Climb Every Mountain. A Personal SWOT Analysis

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Climb Every Mountain. A Personal SWOT Analysis will help you in identifying your own Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Once you know all of them you have to climb your own mountains to improve your strengths, reduce your weaknesses, maximize your opportunities and minimize your threats. All mountains are important as they provide valuable lessons to continue to re-evaluate your personal SWOT and climb your next mountains. Life is a continues adventure going up and down. Enjoy the journey and the views.

Focus and Re-focus. Team and personal projects.

This is an updated color version of our old “Focus, focus!” drawing. It is still relevant when forming teams or working on personal projects.

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Teamwork is vital in any organization and productive meetings are very important in team dynamics. Meetings provide the ground to move from one stage to another. In the forming stage we have to brainstorm and find the proper direction to fulfill our team objectives. It is time to focus and find the lighthouse to ensure a safe navigation. This was our first meeting to find the focus to bring more underrepresented high school students to the computing disciplines programs offered by our college. This picture fits in any forming team. Focus, focus! (Feb 2009 – http://www.managementadventures.org)

Our Next White House Manager. 2016 Color Update

Presidential Primaries in Florida 2016. Eight years after the original drawing about our White House’s next manager. A new President will be elected and we still have storms. An updated color version shows the shades of stormy seas and cloudy days. I voted in the primaries and I will do it again in November. I voted for the first time in 2008 and I know my responsibility as “American by choice”. Let’s vote!

2008 Next Manager White House Color 2016

josetoons, scoutoons & seascoutoons

The second part of our fall term starts during the last two weeks of the presidential campaign. After several weeks of financial storms, our nation is getting ready to elect our next president. We normally say that great captains are tested during the storms and that great leaders are tested during a crisis or emergency. Our next White House manager has to be a great captain and leader to be able to bring our nation to safer waters. Remember to vote. This is one of the best rights in the USA. 

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Surviving or Reducing Information Overload

This cartoon was updated after getting my first iPhone in 2013. Two years later I got an iPhone 6S+ with a bigger screen and still reducing information overload and simplifying device oriented learning.

josetoons, scoutoons & seascoutoons

2011 Reducing Info Overload color

Reducing Information Overload was done on 2011 to be used after the information overload presentation to emphasize the use of the iPad in E-learning. Oct 2013

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Be Outside of the Box! Analyze, Evaluate, Create

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Be Outside the Box! Analyze, Evaluate, Create. (vs Remember, Understand, Apply)

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