Catherine's Learning Journal

“Birth” Announcement

It’s a book! Learning Environments by Design September 14, 2015 8.8 ounces, 8 inches long, 192 pages Having been lovingly nurtured along for at least seven years, my ideas around designing learning environments have at last been shaped into a real book. I am so excited to announce that Learning Environments by Design was published by ATD Press on September …

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Tearing up the syllabus

This is a thinking-out-loud post, and I would welcome comments – on or off line. Over the summer, I’ve been working on revising a course I teach in adult learning theory. I finished my syllabus last weekend, but just as it is now time to start getting the course built in Canvas (it’s 100% online), I am seriously considering tearing …

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The best of times and the worst of times

I have woefully neglected this blog this year, for good reasons… I started a new full time job (more about that in a later post) and I started it in the middle of a term when I was working as an adjunct for four (!!) online courses. This was a great idea when I controlled my own time… a bit …

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Lessons from the good doctor

This post is titled “Lessons from the Good Doctor,” but these are not lessons from the good Dr. Catherine Lombardozzi, but from the good Dr. Seuss. Let’s take a look at the Dr. Seuss bookshelf. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of my favorites. I still get quite choked up every year at the line: “Maybe Christmas, he thought, …

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