Vicki Suter

Discovering the power of good questions

When is an online course opaque?

My heart sinks when someone says to me, “He’s a good face-to-face teacher, I’m sure he’ll make a great online teacher!” Without help, I’m afraid he’ll be the teacher I … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

What did I learn this term?

What did my students teach me this term, to make me a better teacher?  They taught me to expect more, and still be prepared to be surprised.  Oh, I do … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

How does instructional design differ from faculty development?

Someone asked me that this week, and it is a good question. There is both an art and a science to teaching, and also to using technology to create a … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do presence, power and collaboration play together nicely?

The focus of my work has been on the development of the sense of presence in virtual worlds used for (formal) collaborative learning in higher education.One dimension of my presence … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment