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Melissa Erskine — Blinn College

With iLrn I can better address my students' needs -- and as a bonus, they enjoy using it.

I am a Professor of German and English at Blinn College in Texas, and have taught there for six years. At Blinn, I am the entire German program, so I teach all four semesters of beginning and intermediate German; additionally, I teach freshman literature and composition classes. I teach face-to-face, web-enhanced, hybrid, and online courses. When I was introduced to iLrn five years ago, I saw it as an way to ease some of the strain of teaching six different courses in many modalities.

With iLrn I can better address my students' needs -- and as a bonus, they enjoy using it. iLrn is an interactive experience, offering diagnostic tools, study guides, and content quizzes beyond those that I use in the classroom. My students find these activities fun, and I know they develop their language listening and speaking skills. The platform is easy to use and saves me time. I use iLrn's eBook during presentations, and I create and give assignments in the labs, workbooks, and Share It portions of the program.

I received my undergraduate degree in English at Bryn Mawr College, and my Masters in Comparative Literature at Texas A&M University. I then pursued additional graduate coursework in German at the University of Iowa.

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