Online education ‘convert’ honored for excellence in distance ed

From a novice in web-based education five years ago to an instructor who offers help and online resources to teachers new to distance education, Schafer said that a willingness to experiment with technologies is essential to improving communication with students on the other side of the computer screen.

“I’m someone who sees a problem, and if I want to communicate something and traditional means aren’t working, I will go looking for a technology that will help communicate that idea,” she said. “I try to self-educate myself as much as I can. … And that has led me to discover great resources … and allowed me to learn lots of little tricks.”

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