About

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About Nic. Nicola Wayer is an educator, designer, technologist, trainer, communicator, strategist, and above all – lifelong learner. She began her career in K-12 special education but found a calling in higher education and distance learning. Her experiences as a teacher and curriculum designer serve as a foundation for her views on teaching and learning and have shaped a vision for quality distance education that is open, available, and accessible to all. Through focused instructional design, faculty development, thoughtful policy implementation, strategic planning, and recognition of the needs of all stakeholders, Nic believes that blended and online learning programs have the potential to truly bring education into the 21st century and provide opportunities for all kinds of learners in all kinds of settings where none have existed before.

About Mind the Learning Gap. This blog is dedicated to discussing issues around distance learning and technology in education and promoting teaching and learning practices that are sustainable and that make teaching and learning open and accessible to all.