Coleen Poitinger

About me

I am a previous online learner who enjoys mentoring others as I have been mentored throughout my educational journey! I have worked in the health care industry for 27 years, and still enjoy learning new things every day. I have worked for BC/BS, DME, and for hospitals and physicians.


EL103 | New blog by Coleen Poitinger

I enjoyed learning about the student self assessment using the rubric.  I do advise students to see the rubric to see how their assignments will be graded. Some take this very seriously and submi...

Successes | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

I agree, Yvette! Consistency is key! As a previous online student I would have been very upset if every class I took had a differing layout, etc. ;)  To alleviate student fears, it is good to ...

EL103 | New blog by Coleen Poitinger

I think it is a great idea for students to be able to use the rubric to self-assess themselves before they submit to their instructor for grading. As learned in this module, it teaches them the import...

Best Practices | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

Thank you for sharing, Cynthia!

Great post! No canned responces is an excellent point!! Put the shoe on the other foot and think about the type of feedback we would want if we were the stud...

Best Practices | New blog by Coleen Poitinger

I find that when I share course expectations the 1st day of class and reiterate expectations in numerous forms, for example, class announcements and the live sessions, students are less apprehensive a...

Do you learn by teaching others? | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

Hi Karen! Great post! Like you, I always learn when instructing others. I even share with my students that I learn as much from them as they may learn from me. I may post a question about a topic...

Organization is Key! | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

Yes, agreed! I have taught for several colleges online, and not sure if it is the platform they used, or course developers? However, I find that student retention is enhanced when a course is organ...

Best Practices | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

Agreed, Donna! :)

Tips for Retention ~ EL201 | New blog by Coleen Poitinger

I really enjoyed this course which was chock full of great information to enhance online learners experience and retain them as students. As we are instructing "online" our tone may not be reflected i...

Learning by teaching | New comment by Coleen Poitinger

I agree with you all! Every time I teach a class, no matter what it is, I learn something new. As the world of health care changes daily, I like to provide time sensitive materials that are occurring...