Educator Series: What have we learned from COVID-19 about online learning?
This panel discussed the challenges, barriers and opportunities that have arisen out of the need to transition education to a fully online format.

The first in a series that aims to help educators connect, share and thrive off each other in the design and education space. This series offers tips, dialogue, critical thought and a sense of community around design education. Each webinar tackles a different topic in design academia. 


Our panel covered:
  • Key differences in online education vs in person specifically in design
  • Specific barriers to online
  • What tools are most effective
  • Key benefits of this experience.
  • How do we differentiate from a simple online course
  • Key unexpected learnings


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Moderated by Bianca DiPietro RGD, Program Coordinator & Professor, Humber College Graphic Design Program

Bianca has over 10 years of experience in design, ranging from traditional branding to experiential and digital design. Currently Bianca is interested in discovering meaningful work and finding ways to uncover personal impact within the design discipline. This extends into creating engaging educational environments for her students and bringing real world experiences into the college ecosystem. 




Douglas Davis

Douglas began his teaching career as an adjunct in tandem with his professional career, following in the footsteps of his mentors at Pratt Institute who worked during the day and taught at night. Currently, he is an associate professor within the Communication Design department at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. Douglas is a former adjunct professor at New York University in the Master’s in Integrated Marketing program and current adjunct associate professor at City College in the Branding and Integrated Communications (BIC) program.


Molly Hill RGD

Molly is currently a Professor/Program Coordinator in the Graphic Design Advanced Program at Conestoga College. Accredited by the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario she actively participates in Industry events. She enjoys contributing to a select number of projects through her freelance design consulting practice with a focus on supporting arts & culture clients. 


Chris Lange

Chris is a graphic designer and educator based in Toronto. With a passion for typography and accessibility, his design process begins with language itself working with those who wish to engage, stimulate, and respect the intellect of the individual—and community-alike. As Design Team Lead at Office/Bureau, his work is focused on identity and interactive projects. He teaches in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University and the School of Design at George Brown College. He considers his approach to teaching malleable and flexible, just like this bio.


Dr. Milena Radzikowska

Milena has 75+ co-authored publications and presentations on data visualization, HCI, and information design, including the books: Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage, Design + DH and Designing Better Futures. She has designed 36+ interactive tools and interfaces and, in 2018, won the prestigious Design Educator of the Year Award from RGD. Radzikowska is a Full Professor in Information Design at Mount Royal University.




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