Dr. Tim Hibsman, English Department professor, presented at the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference at Bloomsburg University on October 14–15, 2011.
The conference theme was “English in the Digital Age: Developments in Language, Literacy, and Literature.”
Dr. Hibsman’s presentation suggested taking the subject and creating a business environment where students use a variety of skills to complete their English assignments. These student-centered skills include business dynamics, group projects, computer technology, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and others.
Creating assignments that have practical applications empower the students to think creatively to satisfy customer needs. Taking a business perspective helps to transform ordinary essay assignments into dynamic, real-life application projects for the student.