Susan Ko received her Ph.D. in 1991 from Yale University and has over ten years' experience teaching and developing courses in humanities, interdisciplinary studies, Asian Studies, and world literature. She has particular expertise working with adult students, non-traditional students, and in distance education. She currently serves as executive director of online curriculum and instructor development for Online Higher Education, a division of Sylvan Learning Systems, where she customizes instructor training programs and oversees curriculum conversion for a variety of institutions. She recently appeared on the PBS Adult Learning Services program, "Surviving and Thriving in your First Online Course," part of the Instructional Technology Survival Skills series.
Steve Rossen has been working with instructors using technology in the classroom and on the Web since 1994. After earning an M.Ed in Educational Technology from California State University, he on to manage UCLA's Faculty New Media Center, a center/lab where instructors and TA's experiment with, train with, and use new media technologies. He brings to this field experience gained from working in both the broadcast and publishing industries as a writer/producer and novelist.
He has been an online instructor for over five years at UCLA Extension, where he created two innovative courses for the Online Teaching Program:"Creating and Using Multimedia Online" and "Streaming Media." In addition, he is a candidate for an MLIS from UCLA's Graduate School of Information Science and is expects to receive his degree in June, 2004.