Meaningful Meanderings

Chris Mark's Blogfolio

Introduction to Blogfolio for IT 860 July 15, 2010

Hello Bloggers:

My name is Christine Mark and I am a PhD student at The University of Southern Mississippi in Instructional Technology.  As part of my program I am taking IT 860 – Emerging Technology in Instructional Technology.  As part of this course I am blogging about the various assignments I am doing as well as overall impressions of the various types of emerging technology.

I am also an instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi in the College of Business.  I teach in the Management and International Business Department.  I teach Introduction to Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Introduction to Business.  I am interested in using technology in my classes and so far in my PhD program I have learned many things that I have been able to apply.  I created my own Website where students can go to get additional resources, PowerPoint presentations, videos, etc.  The address to my website is:

 http://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~w813743/homepage.html

 This has been a great resource for my students and I keep adding to it and improving it each semester.  I also used a Wiki for class discussions, until this summer.  I currently use Ning, a social network for classroom communication.  I use it for discussions, email communications, posting pictures and videos and for group work.  This has worked very well and the students like it because it is much like Facebook and they are used to this sort of format.  These are just a few examples of the things I was able to integrate into my teaching from my PhD program.

I am looking forward to sharing information about my journey into emerging technology.  Please feel free to leave comments.

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