Because we all know this is a swirling place of ever constant change and if you didn’t start yesterday, well you’re already behind.

I started my career in online course development in 2002. I had just become introduced to the idea that to create websites one didn’t need to know any code that instead software could handle it for you. I never knew and instead self-taught myself by looking at the “view source” menu option.

I taught myself how to make a framed website, a pop up one, as well as the ones you normally saw at the time. I had a small sliver of confidence when I presented in a room full of guys all vying for a student programmer job at University of Central Florida.

I knew they were hiring two people surely I could show that I was hardworking and dedicated. I didn’t realize at the time that the self-teaching aspect of my knowledge was what landed me the job–I honestly thought I was a bit dumb for not knowing software could built it for you. And me being a girl was just proverbial icing on the cake–I got there on my own merits.

After 15 years of doing this online thing in higher education–I’ve decided to write about topics that I believe could be beneficial to others. The hope is that those without the knowledge could possibly learn without having to go an expensive conference, wait for management to finally get it, etc.–that these individuals can begin incorporating that knowledge now. Today. 

Because we all know this is a swirling place of ever constant change and if you didn’t start yesterday, well you’re already behind.

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