I am the founder of GBC Education Consulting focusing on online course design that promotes student success and retention, and faculty development. I am also teaching Adult Basic Education at Green River College. I am available for consulting on instructional design, online course and program development, eportfolios and alternative assessment, open education resources, online quality assurance, change management, and faculty professional development. I have worn many hats over the years: elearning manager in both community colleges and universities, instructional designer, and English teacher. I have developed face-to-face, hybrid, and full online courses. I have worked in writing labs, classrooms, and cyberspace. I am particularly interested in collaborative learning, open education resources, open textbooks, and personal learning networks. I see all of this varied work and interests as interconnected, and the work place that current students will face will be just as varied. We have an opportunity here to help prepare students for the world that they will actually face; a world that is changing at an increasingly faster pace. We can’t educate them for the technology; it will always be changing too fast for our current education system. But we can teach the critical thinking skills required to sort through the virtual white noise of information they are faced with every day.