The pages of this ePortfolio represent the work completed by Dr. Elizabeth Switaj for University of Wisconsin-Madison's Professional Certificate in Online Education.

My work for this course, generally, has not been theoretical. Rather, it is situated in the specific concerns of adult learners in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a nation with its own unique social, cultural, geographical, and technological contexts. My approaches here do not necessarily reflect how I would teach other groups of learners. A course is an interactive, scriptible text. Even what we as teachers initially give to students in order for them to create meaning must be shaped with a consideration of who the students are, as well as who we are. It is a not a compromise but a synthesis, a creation of something new.

The Rhetorical Situation as Applied to a Course