I started the PID program a long time ago – in about 2011 I think? 🙂 The first course I took was Curriculum Development with David Tickner. In some ways, I’d like to go back and repeat that course again now, because it was definitely the most valuable and practical course in the program for… Continue reading Reflections

Empowering Online Instructors (and learners!)

In Chapter 13 of The Skillful Teacher, Stephen Brookfield tackles online learning. He challenges the assumption that “traditional classrooms are stimulating and congenial learning environments brimming over with interpersonal empathy and intellectual energy, while online classrooms are lonely and isolated.” (Brookfield, 2015). This rings true for me, because as with all things – it depends.… Continue reading Empowering Online Instructors (and learners!)