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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Welcome to TylerTravels Home Page

Thanks for stopping by TylerTravels! This is the home page to four sub-blogs. China Travel is where I posted my travel journal; on China Teaching I shared insights and learnings from my experiences teaching in Wuhan, China Dec. 05 and March 06. Feel free to add any Comments on either of these two sites. This page serves only as a Home Page/linking site and doesn't permit Comments.

I taught a Public Relations class to 122 in March 6-24, 2006 and the "conversations" between my Chinese students and former American students are archived here. The archives for my International Marketing class, Dec 12-30, 2005, are here as well. Additionally, if you have interest in learning how I created this International Marketing class and used the blog as a core to student learnings, visit HigherEdBlogCon 2006; in April 06 they posted a presentation I proposed and they subsequently accepted.

A note of thanks to Dr. Barb Gayle for allowing me to represent Saint Martin's University as an adjunct professor on loan to Wuhan University of Technology...to Tim at InSite Dynamics for making this blog possible...to all my friends who have supported me in countless ways as I've prepared for this trip...and most of all to my husband, Jim, for his stalwart support and unflagging encouragement.

This has been an phenomenal adventure that has forever changed the way I view China and its incredibly gracious people. I hope to return to see my friends in Wuhan and Shanghai. And, I trust I will have another opportunity to serve as both teacher and student to my Chinese students.

Tyler

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Calling all my former students...

Here's a great opportunity to share and learn with other students...in China! And you don't have to leave home or spend any money to do this!

I'm looking for 5 former students who have taken my marketing classes--either grad or undergrad--and 5 fomer public relations students who are interested in participating in this experience. So what am I asking you to do?

I'll be teaching International Marketing Dec 12 - 30 and Public Relations in March 2006 in Wuhan, China. One of my goals is to connect American and Chinese students so they can share cross-culturally. I will ask a question by posting it to the Student Chat - Marketing, for example, and would like my American students to have their responses posted prior to the first day of class, Dec 12. I'll integrate that question into that week's lessons in China and ask my Chinese students to respond to the same question on the blog.

My hoped outcome is that we'll learn from each other culturally, personally and of course, gain more insights into the subject we're studying in China and have studied in America.

If you're a former marketing or public relations student of mine and are interested, willing and will commit to one hour per week for three weeks to do this...send me an email via this blog.

It's a great adventure...thanks for considering!