Holiday break was great. Had a great time on a Caribbean cruise that left Miami and visited Curacao, Aruba, Cartagena, and Costa Rica via the Panama Canal. Amazing, yet simple technology for the Panama Canal, especially for something over 100 years old.
Now time for innovation and retooling from last semester to this semester. Look forward to implementing Pearson's MyITLab for CSIT120.
Happy New Year!
One of the most enriching characteristics of a being a college professor is the ability to reflect and update one's course from semester to semester to improve delivery and ultimately student success. Being a Career Technical Education (CTE) instructor, technology is always changing and I am constantly looking at new ways to keep content fresh and to use new tools in the classroom for both on ground and online courses. I have heavily incorporated Zoom into several aspects of courses that I teach. I feel the largest success factor of Zoom was the Fall CSIT120 online student's use of Zoom to complete their final projects covering a virtual reality implementation. Next semester, I plan on allowing CSIT120 online students the ability to join on ground class sessions via Zoom. Stay tuned for the results of this Spring2016 experiment. For more information on Classroom Innovations, check out the Innovations link. Also, I would love to your comments relative to Innovations.
It is always sad to see the end of the semester, but this semester as one great thing ends, another one begins. I was glad to see that students were looking forward to celebrating the end of the semester by treating themselves to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many of my students are banning the Internet and their cell phones until they can see the movie. Some have been anxiously waiting ever since they purchased their tickets a couple of months ago. As for me, I plan on seeing the movie in a week or so after the lines die down, but will be hard to avoid spoiler alerts that long, but the chance that I will be taking.
Happy Holidays and May The Force Be With You!