ONL PBL group work has given me so much more than I could imagine or hope to give back in return, even though that was my original motivation for joining — sharing my experience as a teacher and instructional design student with my PBL group. I’d have to say that the most salient learning for … Continue reading “PBL and ONL”


OLN Learning

The OLN entries are related to the Online Learning Network. OLN began in 2012 with the work Lars Uhlin of Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Chrissi Nerantzi of Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Maria Kvarnstöm also of Karolinska Institutet. This fall I’m excited to be a part of the Open Learning Network (OLN). My understanding of … Continue reading “OLN Learning”

Connie Malamed’s “10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer” as a guide.

Connie Malamed maintains a comprehensive, well organized and informative site called the eLearning Coach. I recently found this article and used this list of ten qualities to consider these qualities in relation to teaching and also determine how one might develop these qualities where needed. Three of the qualities stood out to me as a … Continue reading “Connie Malamed’s “10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer” as a guide.”


Teaching Parents of English Language Learners

During the spring and summer I teach parents of English language learners in Massachusetts public schools. This is one part of my work that I enjoy immensely. I have complete freedom to determine curriculum and content and prefer to facilitate a discussion around topics rather than teach. Typically, twelve to eighteen parents attend and often … Continue reading “Teaching Parents of English Language Learners”