From April 4 through 6, 2016, we celebrated 21 years of the Cengage Learning Computing Conference in sunny Orlando, Florida, where we were inspired to be Change Agents of Computing.
Joined by dozens of presenters and hundreds of computing instructors, we enjoyed two-and-a-half days of engaging presentations and interactive sessions of a variety of topics, including: Cyber Security, wearable technology, mobile apps, computing in the cloud, Power BI, digital literacy and more. And of course, we had plenty of sessions devoted to SAM, MindTap and other Cengage Learning solutions.
Keynote speakers Rob Curtin of Microsoft, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen, Corinne Hoisington of Central Virginia Community College, and National Geographic Learning Explorer Caleb Harper addressed trends and inspired us to embrace change in the ever-evolving world of computing.
Our Unconference sessions on virtual labs, the future of MindTap, learning by gaming, and flipping the classroom offered a behind-the-scenes look at the Cengage Learning product-development process and generated lively discussions among attendees.
And of course, we had some fun mixing and mingling, meeting and engaging with computing instructors from around the world! Whether it was your first time attending, or you’ve made it to several of our events, we hope you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon.
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(This post by Cassie Cloutier first appeared on the official Cengage blog.)
Brian Joyner kicked off the 21st annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference with a bang, encouraging computing instructors to celebrate this year’s event like it’s their 21st birthdays! He emphasized that CHANGE IS CERTAIN and encouraged the crowd to act as Change Agents and not to be afraid to try something new. Microsoft’s Rob Curtin delivered his keynote address, reminding instructors to treat education as a transformative journey for their students. Cengage CEO Michael Hansen and Computing Product Director Kathleen McMahon answered instructor questions. During the lively Q&A session, Michael assured instructors that, “we are focused on making the marriage between content and technology.” The afternoon was jam packed with Breakout Sessions, Tech Academy presentations, and demos and product previews in the Learning Engagement Center. Instructors enjoyed poolside Regional Receptions, dinner in the ballroom, and an evening filled with characters, music, and dancing.