"I've used my skills in quite a broad range of settings. As a school administrator, there was no shortage of areas where my knowledge of contemporary learning design and technology was quite valuable."
Learning Design and Technology
What is your current job position?
I am currently retired but I previously worked for the State of Hawaii/Department of Education
Please briefly describe the path that brought you to the LTEC program.
I wanted a program of study that was relevant to the 21st century and with skill sets that were “portable.” That is to say, I wanted to learn skills that would be applicable over a wide range of content areas and that were contemporary.
How do you apply what you learned in the LTEC program to your current work?
I’ve used my skills in quite a broad range of settings. As a school administrator, there was no shortage of areas where my knowledge of contemporary learning design and technology was quite valuable.
How would you describe the LTEC program to others?
The LTEC program provides students with a great deal of flexibility to tailor learning to Academic, Public, and Private sectors.
What was your favorite part of being in an LTEC program?
Being able to learn with and from my colleagues and classmates in a number of different contexts. I think the most exciting was, when working with another student in the program, I realized that I was really excited by working to enhance the medical education experience for residents in JABSOM.
What are your future plans?
Looking for challenges. I’m currently working on two mystery novels and attend seminars given by Aaron Stander at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in MI. I’m also taking piano lessons from a well-known local performer and cello lessons from my son. I’m working with a personal trainer three times a week and usually am in the gym five days per week. I’ve been visiting Manhattan regularly to see plays and concerts (we have a place on W. 57th St.) and I enjoy diving on the Big Island at Waikoloa. I’m very open to new ideas and directions.
What advice would you have for others currently in the LTEC program?
Always challenge yourself by trying things that are outside of your comfort zone. The rewards can be substantial.
What do you hope to inspire by sharing your education experience?
I would hope that others who are similar to myself, that is, people with broad and wide-ranging interests and abilities might see LTEC as a program that is very flexible and adaptable to individual and changing needs. The student learns more than particular skill sets but instead, different ways of thinking about solutions.