This webinar will examine the distinction between remote instruction and online learning, provide high-level recommendations to keep teaching during times of disruption, and emphasize the importance of humanizing learning at a distance.
Humanizing fosters instructor-student and student-student relationships and community by intentionally supporting the non-cognitive components of learning through presence, empathy, and awareness. Humanized online teaching is essential to providing an equitable learning experience for all students, as it removes the psychological barriers that marginalized students experience in college and can be exacerbated when they learn at a distance.
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Ed.D.
Faculty Mentor, Online Teaching & Learning
California Community Colleges, CVC-OEI/@ONE
Michelle’s work has helped online instructors across the nation understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. In her current role as Faculty Mentor for the California Community Colleges CVC-OEI/@ONE, she coordinates professional development in support of quality online teaching and learning and is leading an intersegmental California Learning Lab grant project that will examine the impact of humanized online instruction on diverse students in undergraduate online STEM courses in California.