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Instructors

Kassia Dellabough

Kassia Dellabough has over thirty years of teaching experience ranging from Montessori pre-school to teaching as artist-in-residence in elementary and high school settings. She has been teaching at the university level for over 20 years and currently holds a Senior Instructor position at the University of Oregon. She teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development. She currently teaches a general education Art and Human Values course both face-to-face and on-line. She was one of the pioneer faculty to teach on-line at the university in 1997 and serves as mentor for faculty across campus for on-line teaching. 
Dellabough has worked as a career counselor with pre-service teachers on career preparation and developed a long-standing annual Career Explorations event focused on linking student teachers with school administrators for mentoring and career guidance.  She has assisted students with the preparation of teaching portfolios for the national standards. She is a Qualified Meyers-Briggs Assessment Administrator, has a Neurolinguistic Practitioner Certification, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator certified by the GCDF Council for Credentialing & Education. Dellabough has written on the subject of generational learning styles, does speaking all over the United States and Canada on the subject, and is LERN’s lead presenter for a four day intensive training institute for professionals on the subject.  She is currently completing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation focus is on how an undergraduate arts curriculum facilitates cultural proficiency. She considers generational differences as one important facet of diversity.

William A. Draves

William A. Draves is one of the foremost authorities in the world on teaching online. More than 6,000 faculty and teachers have taken this course. He did his graduate work in education, with an emphasis on adult education, from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Draves has taught for over thirty years, including teaching at the graduate level. His books include "How to Teach Adults," the most popular book ever written on the subject, and "Energizing the Learning Environment."

He has been interviewed by Wired.com, The New York Times, NPR, NBC Nightly News, Washington Post, Virtual University News, Chronicle of Higher Education and other national media.

Draves is author of the book, "Advanced Teaching Online," which is used as the text book for this course. This course is part of the Certified Online Instructor (COI) designation, the most recognized certification for online teaching in higher education.