An Innovator In Education

One of my favorite instructors at IU Optometry, Paul Pietsch passed away this week.  He was way ahead of his time.  Back in the 1980’s he was recording tutorials on histology and ocular neuroanatomy.  His students used these recorded lessons to observe histological sections under light microscope.   Despite being a pretty dry topic, he was always slipping in small anecdotes and comments which brought a smile to your face as you peered into the microscope.

Flash forward about 20 years and you see podcasts being offered by dozens or more universities via iTunes as well as recorded media courses on school websites.

Dr. Pietsch, you will be missed, and you certainly were a trailblazer.  I’ll think of you and your pipe the next time I listen to a podcast!