I worked with Susannah during the development of several of my online classes at the Colorado School of Mines. Susannah was an excellent coach and instrumental in helping to bring out key course design elements. My classes were some of the first to be designed for the online program at CSM. Working with me and other professors Susannah helped grow remote online program at CSM from zero to a vibrant program with online offerings across the entire university. These are not in-person classes with thin layer of online design, but built for online education from the start. Susannah's course design practices bring out the best from the educators she coaches. Working with Susannah was a delight, which I would gladly do again at the next opportunity.
I’ve enjoyed working with Susannah on multiple online course builds over the past few years. Her collaborative nature and valuable insights made the work enjoyable, productive, and together, we've created quality, interdisciplinary learning experiences for students. The first course, Data Structures, has received extremely positive feedback and is becoming a Computer Science staple with growing enrollment each semester. The second course, Introduction to Data Science, will be launching for students this fall. I am extremely appreciative for her wisdom, organizational skills, and efforts. I would highly recommend her for work in any related area!
Susannah and I met when I joined her Pedagome professional network for instructional and learning designers. We've collaborated over the last 5+ years as I moved into a community manager role. Her leadership is genuine and inspiring: she listens, seeks help, and drives us to develop the community organically. As a cofounder, it is clear that she cares for the community and wants it to thrive while leaving it space to accommodate the members who join. Many members have offered ideas and projects that have become new channels for networking or professional development opportunities for others in the community. Some folks come back every week for mentoring and help. All of this because of the kind and professional attitude that Susannah brings to all of her work.
Susannah is a phenomenal partner and teammate! Her skills in the online area of education are broad and deep. She does an excellent job guiding course creators, helping them put their mark on things but also ensuring that they meet the standards needed for a quality course. She does this all this kindly and via humor, but with a firm hand. I would highly recommend her and her abilities to anybody looking for help in the online educational world!!
I'm completing the final steps to launch a new online graduate program this fall. Through this long and strenuous development process, Susannah has been to me both a pedagogy mentor and online instruction guru. She is patient, insightful, and very well organized at both a strategic and tactical level. I have appreciated her good humor and exceptional skill at listening... she always makes me feel like my priorities are her priorities. I'm excited about the quality of the program we will launch this fall, I know Susannah's contributions have made a critical difference.