Distance Learning Institute

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Online Classrooms

My recent talk at the Champions of Learning Conference centered on culturally responsive online practices. So what is culturally responsive teaching?


Professional Advancement Programs

Yes, Girls Do Code—and Bianca Salomon is Making a Career Proving It

As a fashion designer, Bianca Salomon was building an e-commerce website for her new clothing line. She found the CMS she was working with pretty limiting—and wanted to learn more.


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New Building Efficiency Program Launched at University of Miami with Local Sustainability Leaders

Industry professionals will learn practices to reduce energy and water use, cut down on waste, and make buildings healthier and safer for occupants.



New director named for University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Magda Vergara plans to bring new students to the institute and increase its presence in the community.

Distance Learning Institute

Open-ended Problem Learning

Often referred to as problem-based learning, this narrative technique is a student-centred approach that either groups or individuals can perform. The focus of the instruction requires learners to solve an open-ended problem using what they already know, as well as their newly-acquired knowledge, about a new topic.