What Students Say About Greg
Hear what students in Dr. Williams' classes say about him below. This video shows Dr. Williams teaching.
“I think it was Einstein who said, ‘I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.’ The way you facilitated “The Adult Learner” course was faithful to adult learning best practices. Thank you for a great learning experience. Not only was I able to apply what I was learning immediately, my final project helped me win a contract”.
“I thought this course was absolutely "FIRST CLASS"! How often does a person get a chance to ask questions with top notch professionals from IBM orBooz Allen? This course was extremely beneficial to my future career goals. Dr. Williams you are a treasure to UMBC. I hope everyone appreciates the invaluable contributions you have made to UMBC.”
“What I liked about this course is that you didn’t just guide our learning; you implemented adult learning principles throughout the course. In other words, you practiced what you preached. Thanks for a great course!”
“Not only did I learn about the "adult learner" but all of the technology was also a great plus. It has exceeded my expectations. The videos each week made me feel like there was really a human being in control and not some "thing" shrouded behind a curtain running the course. Overall, great class Greg”.
“This was one of the most informative classes that I have ever had. It made me look at myself and grow as a person. This rarely happens and is such a huge bonus. The course content was invaluable. I had been really looking forward to taking this class. The course did not let me down”.
“Prof Greg Williams is a great instructor. He made the course clear, effective, and very beneficial for me. He is human, and remained this way throughout the course. The material for the course was applicable and real as well because I was able to implement concepts, theories, & other information on my job. I would recommend this course to all I meet and tell them to take it with Prof Greg!”
“This has been my favorite of all the online classes I have taken. I felt I was part of the learning process and help guide my own learning experience in this class”.
“I have really enjoyed this class. Dr. Williams, you made this such an enriching experience for me. It was fantastic to see a community develop online. The feedback was awesome. Your method of feedback is superb! Thank you for being constructive and stroking our egos at the same time!” :)
“Although I have taken other online classes, I had not realized or appreciated the full extent of the possibilities for feedback, dialogue, and displaying facets and dimensions of course topics until this course. Now, I’m inspired! How did you do that?”
“This is the first on-line course that I've actually completed, and much of the credit for that has to go to Dr. Williams for developing a course that was relevant and interesting. I learned much more about my profession (training)”.
“I wanted to let you know about the positive experiences I had. I enjoyed the class and found it both challenging and rewarding. One of the things I have noticed in some online courses is sometimes the feeling of disconnection the students have from the faculty member. I have to say that you did a great job not only by adding your personality and experiences but also the multimedia touches including the weekly videos, which I found added the human touch”.
“This has been my first on-line course and I have enjoyed it totally. I feel like I have finally made the leap of faith and come into the 21st century. As a product of the 50s and 60s, this has been a real eye opener. Thank you Greg for making my first experience with on-line learning the positive success that it has been”.
“What I liked about this class was all the discussion and communication – it felt much more active and thorough than I would even experience in a face-to-face classroom environment”.
“This was a great course to take, especially in my case. I am studying to take the ASTD’s Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) test and by reading Knowles and other experts (Gagne, Kirkpatrick, etc.), has helped me to clearly understanding the methodologies”.