S1E2: Turning Ships

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Angela Gunder, Chief Academic Officer Online Learning Consortium

“We need to be able to listen very closely to the actual needs of folks that are struggling and we need to be able to craft solutions that are responding to the actual goals and needs and and challenges of the people that we’re dedicated to serve as opposed to just some sort of reactive translation of what we were doing before.”

Angela Gunder

Season 1, Episode 2. Angela Gunder is a webmaster, a designer, a chief academic officer and, while she has never had the official title in any of her many roles, yes, a learning designer. She sat down with me to talk about meatloaf, throwing away furniture, and how sometimes a pivot looks more like turning a ship, and how  many hands make lighter and more meaningful work.

On a personal note, Angela is an incredible chef, and has taught me to appreciate food and the storytelling around food in really meaningful ways. Enjoy the Alton Brown Good Eats meatloaf recipe we talk about the next time you need a comfort food hug, fire up Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell – and let us know what you think! You can follow Angela on Twitter at @angelagunder, and Jess is at @JLKnott or @DontAtMeEdu.

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