Theodore Erski Ted Erski is an instructor of earth science, geography and energy studies at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. With over twenty years of teaching experience, he remains committed to fostering a challenging yet caring environment where students are encouraged to become motivated self-learners, independent thinkers, and responsible citizens. His work in science education is a natural fit in this respect, because science demands logic, clarity of thought, and rigorous thinking. Ted recently completed building and teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled Fundamentals of Energy Resources, and he is currently building two additional MOOCs. When asked why, he replies that providing free, quality instruction to anyone in the world is his service commitment to our global community. In addition to his academic work, Ted serves as advisor to the Down to Earth student organization and is an active member of the Distance Education Team at McHenry County College.