Monterey FORUM 2011

I’m writing from my hotel in Monterey, California, where I’ll be attending Monterey Forum on Innovations in Translator, Interpreter and Localizer Education at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Here’s a copy of the program, for those who are interested. I’m looking forward to today’s presentations on technology in the classroom; I’ll write a post or two about the parts I found more interesting or useful for teaching translation.

My presentation will look at how Google Docs can be integrated into translation classrooms to enhance collaboration. I’ll be talking about some of the cloud-based productivity suites currently available (e.g. Microsoft Web Apps, Adobe Acrobat’s Buzzword, Tables and Presentations, Zoho, ThinkFree Online, and of course, Google Docs. I’ll spend some time covering privacy, confidentiality, security and reliability issues when using cloud-based services like Google Docs, and then I’ll talk about some of the ways I’ve used Google Docs in my own classes, which I’ve talked about in this blog already (here, here and here, for instance).

I used Google Docs to create the presentation, and I’ve embedded a link to it below, in case anyone is interested in taking a look at it:

I’ll write more about the conference over the next few days.

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