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What Building Homes Teaches Us About Online Learning

Imagine having to design a new home. You sketch a floor plan. You pick gorgeous paint colors. You can already see yourself warm and cozy inside your new house. 

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Digital Learning Must Be Inclusive

Over the course of several roles I’ve served in education, it has been rewarding and exciting to see the increasing diversity of learners at every level. Yet even as the composition of the learners is changing, the design of the learning process remains relatively narrowly focused in ways that fall further and further short of inclusiveness. This disconnect makes learning more challenging just as the knowledge economy is demanding ever more and varied skills. 

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Why Higher Education & Employers Need Nonprofits to Support Disrupted Workers

Despite our successes post-pandemic, job seekers are still not finding positions leading to career satisfaction and growth. What is blocking them from these paths, and who can help them get there?

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APPR’s Online Workspace: A Nonprofit Focused on the Learner’s Experience

As a learning designer, I ask a lot of questions. But the many “whats” and “whys” of my day-to-day work helping nonprofits deliver digital learning experiences all come back to two central questions: 

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APPR Scaled Its Proven In-Person Models Through Digital Transformation

As nonprofits scale their impact, they want to stay true to the core values that serve their learners. Online programs allow organizations to help many more people than they could physically accommodate on-site. Yet preserving the effectiveness and camaraderie of in-person offerings while increasing reach can seem like a contradiction. 

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