Not that long ago, watches that served as telecommunications devices, holograms, and voice-controlled computers seemed like the futuristic stuff of cartoons and science fiction movies. But now, that future is upon us, with wearable tech tools like smartwatches, augmented reality apps, and “intelligent personal assistants” for your smartphone.

As this technology becomes more commonplace, there’s a likelihood that you or your fellow instructors will be teaching with technology tools like these in the not-so-distant future. Furthermore, some of the software and tech tools you already use will soon be getting enhancements that can make it easier for you to bring this technology into your own classroom.

Interested in learning more? Listen in on what Corinne Hoisington had to say at the Twentieth Annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference, held in March 2015.

During the presentation, Hoisington, author and instructor at Central Virginia Community College, discussed the topic of “transforming your imagination into reality.” She covers news and updates about Microsoft products, including Windows 10, Windows Hello, Windows HoloLens, sharing functionality, Continuum… and their potential applications for educators and students. You’ll also hear about the upcoming Microsoft Office 2016, including updates to the desktop versions of programs such as Word and Excel and changes coming to Microsoft Office for the Macintosh.

What’s more, you’ll hear about, a site designed to keep you current on updates to Microsoft products that are relevant to educators like yourself.

Watch Corinne Hoisington’s presentation: “Transform Your Imagination into Reality”

Delivered Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Twentieth Annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference in Phoenix, Arizona


How are you teaching with technology today? How are you hoping to bring new technologies into your class? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments.