“The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge”
– Seymour Papert
My approach to instructional design commonly aligns with the connectivist learning theory. I believe learning happens when connections are made and that networked knowledge and the collective intelligence are critical to an applied understanding of any subject. These beliefs then manifest themselves in designs which engage active participation, support personal learning opportunities, and guide students to intentional serendipitous discoveries. For me, course design is often more about designing interactions and facilitation behaviour and not about re-creating content and curriculum that can be curated online.