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Thank you Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Thank you Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Dear Colleagues It is with mixed emotions that I write this post and share that Michelle Pacansky-Brock has decided to leave CI. Michelle has accepted a new position as Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation with the California Community College system. She will be coordinating professional development efforts related to emerging technologies in online teaching and learning […]

HumanizED Podcast

HumanizED Podcast

Announcing the HumanizED Podcast Teaching & Learning Innovations at CI is proud to introduce the launch of the HumanizED podcast. This podcast hosted by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, tells the stories of diverse students and those who serve them. The episodes will delve into provocative topics and unveil marginalized voices, in hopes of fostering connection and empathy through […]

Using a Student Response System to Increase Engagement

Using a Student Response System to Increase Engagement

Ever wonder how many of your students are grasping content as it is currently being delivered?  In looking over the sea of students in the classroom, I notice a vast collection of electronic devices – cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers.  Learning tied to technology could make a connection to not only content, but also […]

Humanizing Online Learning – Version 2.0

Humanizing Online Learning – Version 2.0

This post was first published at brocansky.com and is being republished here to share with the broader teaching and learning community at CI. Back in 2014, I wrote about an online faculty development course titled “How to Humanize Your Online Class,” which I designed for faculty at CI.  And in 2015, I wrote about how the class […]

The Vulnerable Professor

The Vulnerable Professor

Recently, I’ve been examining Brené Brown’s research about vulnerability and it’s really got me thinking about what it means to college and university professors, as well as how it may be acting as a barrier to innovation. I suspect that vulnerability may seem like a strange topic to many of you. However, my experiences, which I share below, […]

How to Humanize Your Online Class

How to Humanize Your Online Class

CI is committed to providing engaging, student-centered online learning experiences, whether they occur in a classroom, in a blended environment, or fully online. To support this vision, CI’s Online Teaching Preparation Program (OTPP) inspires faculty to incorporate the principles of humanized online learning into their courses. The infographic below illustrates what humanized learning is and provides a clear framework that […]

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