Golden Apple Foundation and Rasmussen College teamed up to offer a free virtual workshop for teachers entitled What You Wish You Knew When You First Went Online on Sept. 1.
Veteran online Rasmussen College professors, Steve Honeywell, Adam Samuelson and Allisha Wise shared their lessons learned when they went virtual 6 years ago and their adivce on how to still be the teacher you have always been in this new teaching environment. Teachers of all grade levels will enjoy this session focused on best practices and how to simplify teaching online. Go to YouTube to access the video.
Dr. Caroline “Carrie” Gulbrandsen is the Dean of Faculty for Graduate Studies as well as the Academic Dean for the Rockford Campus at Rasmussen College. She has been teaching online for twenty-one years, spanning from grade nine to doctoral courses. Her philosophy about “distance education” is that good teaching is good teaching, regardless of where or how it happens.
Steve Honeywell, Assistant Professor Honeywell once worked as a professional video game player, and has written all or part of three dozen books on video games. He has worked as an educator for more than 15 years, and has taught English, Communications, and Critical Thinking at Rasmussen College since 2008.
Adam Samuelson, Since 2009, Assistant Professor Samuelson has been working with Rasmussen College to improve teaching innovation, learning outcomes and comprehensive student support. He is one of the leaders in Rasmussen College’s Flex Choice Competency-Based Education (CBE), a modality that helps students balance work and college life.
Allisha Wise, Since 2012, Assistant Professor Allisha Wise has been working with Rasmussen College as a mathematics professor. Her modalities began with in-person classes, and gradually moved to strictly online education. She has also worked with Competency Based Education (CBE) as an effective alternative to traditional courses. She has created several on-line courses in both the traditional method and in CBE by working as a subject matter expert. Her teaching philosophy includes creating a welcoming and fun environment which facilitates learning while challenging students to expand their knowledge in mathematics and create a growth-mindset.