History…

History…

Why we need to study the history of tourist attractions to understand their success.

As a researcher…

As a researcher…

Numbers...yesterday I saw a post on Facebook from a few fellow researchers about research methods, and design.  It was an old debate about experimentation, utilizing either quantitative or qualitative methods.  It brought back memories of grad school in the 1990s when I was working on my Masters.  Friday afternoons were devoted to seminar, and discussion.  [...]

What about tomorrow….

What about tomorrow….

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 [...]

Mapped out the Dragon Fly Effect for upcoming conference

Mapped out the Dragon Fly Effect for upcoming conference

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!

Don’t throw the bath water out just yet…

Don’t throw the bath water out just yet…

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 [...]

Podcast: The Business Environment

Podcast:  The Business Environment

Podcast: The Business Envirnoment The Business Environment Podcast from B. A. Pudliner on Vimeo. Podcast of lecture on the Business Environment is a podcast about the business environment that I made back in 2008 for my classes.  To follow along, download the Powerpoint:  Podcast Powerpoint for business environment . Transcript for Business Environment Podcast

Reflection…short and long-term thinking.

Reflection…short and long-term thinking.

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 [...]