Hello…I am Chris Mark. I created this blog for my PhD class, Seminar in Intructional Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi. I am planning on using it for my class and then continuing it for blogging about education and technology.
I am originally from Toledo, Ohio. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Toledo in Business (Accounting) and I have an MBA also from the University of Toledo in Management and Industrial Relations. I have over 20 years of experience in the Human Resource field. I always wanted to teach business and especially Human Resource Management at some time in my life. I got that opportunity two years ago when I was offered an Instructor position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I taught Intro to Computers for 2 years in the College of Business. Meanwhile, my husband, Steve, was offered a great position here at USM in the Technology Education Department. I was also offered an Instructor position here at USM. I teach Intro to Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Business here in the College of Business. I really enjoy the students and love being able to relate my actual experience to the things we are studying.
I am in the Instructional Design PhD program. I took Dr. SteveYuen’s class last semester and learned how to create a website. I am so excited to be using my website this semester as a resource for my students. I also use a class Wiki for discussions that has worked very well. I also use a lot of You Tube videos in my classes as I think it adds interest and outside content. It is amazing what is out there.
We bought a house in Hattiesburg last August and love the area. When we are not working we enjoy riding our Harley-Davidson motorcycles and exploring the area. Since I had never been to Mississippi before there is a lot to discover.