I just got back from ICHRIE in St. Louis, MO and technology was a big part of the conference. I found one video that encapsulates what I have been telling my lodging students for the past 7 years here at Eastern. As well as the students I had in Glasgow. Technology will enable us to [...]
So as I await and prepare for an interview, I am thinking about technology and education. I strive to create within my classroom an innovative culture, where the students utilize several tools, techniques and traditional forms of technology to extend their book learning or foundations. The digital natives of today need to become proficient in [...]
Presenting on multi-media and hyper-media use in the classroom at the Educational Academy at ICHRIE in St. Louis, MO this July and so, as per my usual, had to map out my ideas for creating an innovative culture. This mind map addressed the three prong approach of collaboration, communication and critical/creative thinking. Wish me luck!
This past Monday's tragic events at the Boston Marathon is a teachable moment for a host of classes. I covered crisis management in my lodging class just last week. I show the video Hotel Ground Zero, handout a case study on the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry in Washington, DC that was conducted by [...]
Signed up for a course in the fall from the free database at Coursera called Creativity, Innovation and Change. I am a stickler for innovation. A friend and co-worker commented the other day about my use of mind-mapping that she had never heard of it before I arrived at my current local, job. I am not [...]
Sometimes, I feel like I'm constantly in the dental chair. (Nothing against dentists, but it is not my favorite place to be, even with the sonic cleaning tools.) It is a challenge to engage the students in strategic thinking, to discuss the overall short and long term impacts on a business as well as the [...]