Our final Spring 2014 semester meeting occurred as the semester was winding down in May. Time really does fly.
Our presentation was from Dr. Barry Morris. He is a Professor of Communication on the NYC campus. He shared with us some very creative videos that his students made in his course. They were related to a tool called Duolingo. Duolingo is something that allows you to learn new languages. The best part? It’s free and they claim it always will be. That’s always a plus; here is some more info on how that part works and keeps it free vs. a paid service. The fact that you can take it with you on the go as well as utilize offline lessons is another big plus. There was a study done to gauge its effectiveness. The results can be found here. Some pretty impressive stuff and the reviews of this tool are very solid. This is definitely a resource that I wish I had when I was in high school and college and learning a foreign language.
The semester is over, but technology keeps on evolving. There are rumors of iWatches, iPhone 6’s, iPhone Airs, Android watches, iOS 8 and more. The tablet market is definitely advancing very quickly and new apps are being developed and released daily. It’s an exciting time and we hope you will stay tuned to our blog. We hope to see you at our fall meetings. More to come in an upcoming blog…Happy summer!