I know there A LOT of people we should be praying for right now…most importantly, those who are sick, those infected, medical and hospital staff, those caring for family members, those who are vulnerable, those researching, etc.
But after you pray for all those frontline people, please pray for all the instructional designers and educational technologists out there. We have been thrown into the depths of taking everything we’ve studied and researched about online learning our entire lives (24 years for me) and teaching it to EVERYONE in 24 hours! Our team and most other Teaching & Learning friends look and feel quite battle-worn right now and yet we’re collaborating and we keep going because we love our schools, we care about learning, we believe in the possibility and power of online learning, and we want to help all faculty and students succeed.
And pray for the faculty, students, and PARENTS who have all been given a whole new world to learn!
**TAG your instructional designer, educational technologist, teacher, professor, parent-friends, etc. and then pray for them!**