How to Humanize Your Online Class

with Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Teaching and Learning Innovation at CI Presents 'How to Humanize Your Online Class'

'How to Humanize Your Online Class' is a faculty experience designed to assist faculty in improving learning in the online environment by improving instructor presence, ensuring quality instructor- student interaction and encouraging student-student interaction. This experience will involve both synchronous and asynchronous participation. All faculty currently teaching online or planning to teach online are invited to join.

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Wednesday, Jan. 8th 2014 at 9am to Saturday, Feb. 15th 2014 at 5pm

This is an online event.

This highly interactive experience consists of two one week sessions with collaboration and sharing during the three weeks in between sessions. Participants are expected to participate in both sessions. See Structure of Learning Experience for details.

RSVP Here: https://csuci.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cv77Sp5UBCsDEqN

Questions contact Jill Leafstedt - jill.leafstedt@csuci.edu

Structure of Learning Experience

'How to Humanize your Online Class' will consist of two learning modules with 3 weeks in between for participants to pilot and share ideas.

Learning Module 1: January 8th-15th
  • Synchronous Conversation to be scheduled with participating faculty the week of January 8th
Learning Module 2: February 5th-12th
  • Synchronous Conversation to be scheduled with participating faculty the week of February 5th

Times for synchronous conversation TBD based on faculty schedules.


*Faculty participants are expected to participate in both Learning Modules and both synchronous sessions. Please mark your calendar.

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Eduvator, Author, Blogger and College educator, specializing in online and blended instruction using web 2.0 and social media tools to foster active, collaborative, humanized learning environments


Michelle conducted a webinar "Humanzing Your Online Class" for Inside Higher Ed. Please take a look if you are interested in learning more.
http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2013/10/09/humanizing-your-online-class