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Winter 2021 - Volume 24, Issue 4

From the Editor

Greetings Friends,

As the holiday season is upon us, we often realize that in all of the gift-giving frenzy that there is little more that we need. Money becomes things and things become clutter. It's always the time that I try to discard or give away some of the dizzying overabundance of inconsequential jumble in my closet and home. But I need to do better.

There are many analogies here to an online course. As we try to "prove" their worth, we often add and add more content and assignments without subtracting the superfluous. And then we wonder why students become overwhelmed and give up. It's time to remember, once again, that less is often more.

On another note, we are in the midst of our Call for Proposals for our 2022 Distance Learning Administration Conference in beautiful Jekyll Island. I can't overemphasize what these relationships I've made at this unique meeting have meant over the last 22 years. Please join us if you can.

Peace to all,