Computer Technology Educators Seek New Ways to Incorporate Today’s Technology into Tomorrow’s Classroom at Course Technology’s 13th Annual National Conference

Attendees get new product sneak peeks and hands-on demos

Course Technology, a part of Cengage Learning, the worldwide leader in computing education, held its 13th Annual National Conference March 12th through March 14th in Nashville, TN. The annual three-day conference invites computer technology educators to take part in hands-on training, networking opportunities; and discussions on industry trends, teaching best practices, and courseware solutions.

This year’s conference hosted more than 500 technology educators and administrators from universities, community colleges, career and high schools worldwide.

The Conference 2008 focused on new ways to incorporate today’s technology in tomorrow’s classroom with sessions exploring the latest technologies, leading edge assessment and training solutions, and innovative approaches to engaging today’s students. The event also provided instructors with the opportunity for interaction and networking with colleagues, as well as with Course Technology authors and staff.

With more than 70 educational sessions and hands-on labs, this year’s National Conference also featured the unveiling of the latest version of Course Technology’s leading assessment and training solution, SAM 2007 v3.0. Attendees had the opportunity to be the first to test drive this new enhanced version, as well as a host of other Course Technology key technology products, in the interactive Learning Center exhibit hall.

Key topics of this year’s National Conference included sessions and labs on the features of new software applications including Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Vista, Adobe Creative Suite 3, and Expression Web; tools for incorporating assessment into the classroom; ideas for adapting the intro course and engaging students; the latest and greatest in the world of web 2.0; and much more.

For more information about the Conference 2008, including a list of breakout sessions and a photo gallery visit The Conference 2008.

About Cengage Learning and Course Technology

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Course Technology, part of Cengage Learning, is the worldwide leader in computing education, offering more than 1,600 print and innovative technology-based products for business and technology training. For more information, visit: or

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