The Struggle Is Real: Long Live The Latest And Greatest Technology

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Brief Abstract

Huge Mistake - Did I really buy into a bag phone, c'mon, not Google Glass too, seriously? I am that early adopter in online education that views the use of bleeding edge technology as my own badge of honor and am quick to throw away legacy applications.


Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year keynoting to college & university professors and online conferences in over 70 worldwide cities a year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft’s Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, Merlot Distance Learning, Texas Distance Learning Consortium, Capital One International Bank, London’s Executive LIVE 2017, and the International South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, TX. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming. Corinne presently has authored over twenty textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic such as the Android Studio Boot Camp, Dreamweaver Creative Cloud, Outlook 2016, Office 2016, Microsoft Windows, Technology Now, and Visual Basic 2017.

Extended Abstract

We need to keep up with the latest and greatest technology so we can bring the most value into whatever job we’re doing. I am that bleeding edge professor who wants to show and teach my students with every technology that looks shiny and cool. (As I present I will hold many items of my past one-by-one without really referencing them)

Bleeding edge technology is a category of technologies so new that they could have a high risk of being unreliable and lead adopters to incur greater expense in order to make use of them. The term bleeding edge was formed as an allusion to the similar terms "leading edge" and "cutting edge".

Aside from finding myself continually learning more about the craft of development through building solutions for others, I’m also sitting at the intersection of really loving my job.

So yeah, the struggle is real: I’d love to continue to be able to learn new ways of teaching and work with new devices and things like that. But I also really enjoy what I do and the things with which I get to work.