Hi everyone – greetings from Ontario!
My name is Kathy and I live in Newmarket (just north of Toronto) with my husband and 13 year old daughter.
It is thrilling for me to share that this is my final course in pursuit of my MEd with a specialization in the Workplace & Adult Learning (WAL) program. I have always been drawn to the art of teaching and learning within online environments so am naturally very excited to be a part of this course!
Professionally, I am a registered nurse and currently work in Organizational Development (OD) for a Community Health Care organization funded by the Ministry of Health. I have worked in my organization for sixteen years in a variety of roles however the past seven in Organizational Development and Quality. In my role of OD, my responsibilities include designing and delivering workshops, providing in-house consultations of learning strategies and more recently the online learning portfolio has been assigned to me including role of LMS administrator, implementing and moderating webinars and administering/creating eLearning.
This course is of great interest as I seek to understand more deeply how to create and stimulate engaging online learning experiences that promote collaboration and community. Healthcare is constantly undergoing change in response to global trends and shifts; accordingly my belief is that workplaces need to more deeply leverage technology in a way that creates knowledge building/sharing and sets up learners for success.
My gravatar is from a trip this past August to Prince Edward Island…an amazing place to take part in many of my family’s favourite activities such as biking, hiking and simply enjoying lots of great food!