We have been hearing a lot about classroom safety in the news lately. Just as physical safety is important to all classrooms, adult learners also need to feel that the framework for their learning is “safe.” How do we create that environment? We allow our learners to have a voice in designing the learning process, we lay out the sequence of the lesson, we allow all voices to be heard, and we nurture a nonjudgmental environment.
Dr. Sue Holtz is the author of our feature article this month. Dr. Holtz serves as the Director of Technology Integration and Support at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, the seminary of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. She received her doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University in 2004. The topic of her dissertation was Nurturing Cooperative Learning Online. Her background is in teaching business communications at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has also taught technology courses at various colleges.