Thursday, November 18, 2010 |
Breakfast Session: On the last morning we heard from Kathleen Rees, Texas A and M University, President Elect and Joe Hancock, Drexel University, 2011 Conference Chair who invited us to next year's conference in Philadelphia.
After the last breakfast session I attended the following session to support my good friend and fellow graduate student, Emily Stoll. She had a fabulous presentation and got great support and validation for her research (every graduate student's dream!) We were all so proud of her!
Textile and Apparel Industries: Industry Motivations and Approaches
• Business Activity Profiles and Competitive Advantages of Korean Apparel Manufacturers: From the Industry Life Cycle Perspective
Jung Ha-Brookshire, University of Missouri, USA; and Yuri Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
★ An Investigation of the Chinese Textile Manufacturers' Research and Development Strategies
Yao Lu and Elena Karpova, Iowa State University, USA
• Analysis of Supply Chain Arrangements in the Transitional U.S. Textile Industry: A Contingency Approach
Ting Chi, Washington State University, USA
• SMEs' Motivation for Success: Exploration from Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Motivation
Emily Stoll and Jung E. Ha-Brookshire, University of Missouri, USA
Following Emily's session, I attended another teaching session (I told you I loved teaching!) with my friend Jessica. We enjoyed hearing about how a variety of teachers used technology in the classroom. This session inspired me to join the Teaching Innovation and Resources committee for ITAA.
Teaching Technology in Practice: Using the Internet to Expand Student Participation in the Learning Process
The session will focus on use of instructional technology in the classroom to increase student engagement in the learning process and expand instruction across time and space. The presenters will provide educators with information, demonstration, and experience-based discussion about using internet based teaching technology to expand student participation in the learning process beyond the classroom. Topics will include time shifting lectures (using podcasting or streaming video), remote software access (such as Gerber AccuMark), webinar tools (such as Adobe Connect), social networking (Facebook and Twitter), and Course Management System (such as Sakai or Blackboard). The presenters will explain and demonstrate how they have been using instructional technology in their classes (about 15 minutes per presenter) and emphasize applicability, benefits, and challenges of different types of technology. The presentations will be followed by open discussion when the session participants will be able to ask questions and share their experiences related to the use of instructional technology.
Lunch in Old Montreal: After the last presentations, we all went out to lunch at this adorable restaurant Emily and I had seen on our tour of Old Montreal, Olive et Gourmando. We had a bit of tough time reading the French, but we all managed to order really delicious food!
Shopping Montreal: Following lunch we set out to find the Underground City. We may or may not have reached our destination, but we did find some fun shopping.
Our last night in Montreal: For dinner we went to a restaurant near our hotel that we referred to as "the little glass box" because that is exactly what it looked like. We ordered this special bubble-gum infused drink, which ended up being a bit too sweet for our taste (but we all still finished it- haha!) We had a lovely meal, as we finished our dessert the snow began to fall. Not a bad way to say good-bye to this lovely city.