PC Distance Learning

April Sampson-Kelly askpv at ozemail.com.au
Sun May 31 20:22:17 EDT 1998

Dan Hemingway was not "the only source available online"
and at the time of his promoting his course as the FIRST
I felt really angry and cheated.  He had spoken to me at length
about my course to prior to setting up his.  THEY are not at all
the same, but both are online and lead to a PDC.
I had spent two years setting up an on-line/distance learning
teaching environment in an isolated niche that was full of need.
I was happy to welcome other teachers in this field,
On line has proven to be a very successful tool for US.
but of course it is not suitable for everyone
some people need to learn in groups, are not fond of
independent learning.
Some like to watch and listen.
But many of our graduates are powerful
people, and it suited them very well.
Leisure Coast Permaculture Visions
International Permaculture Teaching Project
specialising in distance learning.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu
> [mailto:owner-permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Terrakin at aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, 30 May 1998 18:08
> To: permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu
> Subject: Re: PC Distance Learning
> Dan Hemingway's e mail for his online course is Yankeeperm at aol.com.
> He is located in Fla. and has taught for many years. He is very into
> documentation and online resources. I feel I got a good basis to
> build on and
> plenty of resources to continue my perma- education, but the course was
> alittle pricey for me.
> This is only my opinion and I only know him from e mail, but Dan
> seems to like
> to argue things out and has got himself a reputation for butting
> heads. He is
> an emotionally charged guy and will jump hard to defend his
> position and that
> isn't the general pattern in the movement as I have observed it.
> He struck me
> as a guy that prefers the gloves off in any debate.
>   While he was not always the most tactful or diplomatic teacher , he is
> effective and has years of practical experience.
>   Because permaculture is evolving and the teaching is not standardized, I
> believe
> online training has it's drawbacks. I would have prefered to have taken a
> course that was taught by more than one instructor..... maybe
> even an online
> course with a short weekend practicuum. I think this system could be very
> effective......
> At the time, online was my only option and Dan was the only one offering
> online training. Here is Ky, permaculture is just beginning to
> get a hearing.
> I know we all have a lot of work to do to get this planet the
> loving care she
> deserves. Hope this helps.
>                         In cooperation, Kiya Heartwood
>                                               Stamping Ground Ky.
> ( terrakin @
> aol.com)

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