Dr. Elizabeth Childs is a professor and Program Head of the MA in Learning and Technology program in the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University, Canada. She works and consults with a variety of sectors nationally and internationally to design, create, and implement online and blended learning; foster online communities, and use a design thinking approach to consider digital learning environments in a range of cross- sectoral organizations. Elizabeth is interested in the design, creation and implementation of flexible learning environments that incorporate the affordances of information and communication technology (ICT) and provide learners with increased choice, flexibility and opportunities. With expertise in educational technology, instructional design, adult education and online learning, Dr. Childs’ research interests include openness and open pedagogy; creation of, and engagement in, online learning communities and digital habitats; design thinking and maker pedagogy; and, models for training and professional development.