But tinkering with technology wasnt all fun and games for Azevedo. By 1980, I was so stressed out that I retired for three to four years, he says. During that period, he explored Eastern religions, mysticism and consciousness. He calls it the most valuable time of my life.
Americ Azevedo taught an "Introduction to Computers" class at UC Berkeley last semester that featured some of the hottest options in educational technology.
The university already has held an online pilot program. "We have seen a marked increase in student interaction and involvement in the CyberCampus, compared to a traditional classroom environment," said Americ Azevedo, senior consultant and assistant professor at Golden Gate.