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The Human Element in Online Learning

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Human Element in Online Learning

When colleges made the abrupt shift to online learning last spring, the loss of personal connection struck both students and teachers alike. How can colleges continuing in the virtual space this fall create a more intimate and engaging experience?

That’s one of the pressing questions our panel of teaching and online-learning experts will address in this virtual forum.

Join as The Chronicle examines how colleges can make the online experience more human, help students form bonds with one another, and better translate faculty-student interaction to the computer screen.

The panel will include:
– Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Faculty Mentor for Online Teaching and Learning, California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative, California Community Colleges
– Viji Sathy, Teaching Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
– Mike Truong, Executive Director, Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology, Azusa Pacific University

The discussion will explore questions like:
– What unique opportunities for building personal connection do online courses offer?
– How can colleges and faculty members design online courses to be equitable?
– How will current circumstances and adaptations change professors’ approach to teaching even post-pandemic?