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Humanizing Online Courses

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I discuss the complexity of compassionately teaching students (as opposed to content) in an online class. I argue that online education operates simultaneously in emotional, physical, and technological spaces, and that a breakdown in any one of these can make students feel isolated. I assert that, in addition to content expertise, online teachers also need the equivalent of help-desk skills, interpersonal skills, and customer-service skills to help manage the demands of the virtual environment.

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Humanizing Online Courses

  1. 1. HUMANIZING THE ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT CHRIS FRIEND SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY HYBRID PEDAGOGY / HYBRIDPOD
  2. 2. Answer the question in the chat box WHY DO YOU TEACH?
  3. 3. Created with Haiku DeckPhoto by Katie Tegtmeyer - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/44538772@N00
  4. 4. Photo by llauren - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License Created with Haiku Deck
  5. 5. HUMANIZING THE ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT CHRIS FRIEND SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY HYBRID PEDAGOGY / HYBRIDPOD
  6. 6. WARMTH VS. OUTCOMES “snuggle” by Caroline on Flickr; cb
  7. 7. BRAINSTORMING: BENEFITS OF F2F CLASS INTERACTIONS
  8. 8. PERSONAL VS. CURRICULAR
  9. 9. ISOLATION IN ONLINE ED ACCESS (TECHNOLOGICAL SPACE) PRESENCE (PHYSICAL SPACE) COMPASSION (EMOTIONAL SPACE)
  10. 10. ISOLATION IN ONLINE ED ACCESS (TECHNOLOGICAL SPACE) PRESENCE (PHYSICAL SPACE) COMPASSION (EMOTIONAL SPACE)
  11. 11. ISOLATION IN ONLINE ED ACCESS (TECHNOLOGICAL SPACE) PRESENCE (PHYSICAL SPACE) COMPASSION (EMOTIONAL SPACE)
  12. 12. ISOLATION IN ONLINE ED ACCESS (TECHNOLOGICAL SPACE) PRESENCE (PHYSICAL SPACE) COMPASSION (EMOTIONAL SPACE)
  13. 13. ISOLATION IN ONLINE ED ACCESS (TECHNOLOGICAL SPACE) PRESENCE (PHYSICAL SPACE) COMPASSION (EMOTIONAL SPACE)
  14. 14. ACCESS (TECHNOLOGICAL SPACE) PRESENCE (PHYSICAL SPACE) COMPASSION (EMOTIONAL SPACE) ISOLATION IN ONLINE ED
  15. 15. REDUCE ISOLATION IN CLASSES ACCESS/TECHNICAL: REMOVE BARRIERS TO TOOLS/CONTENT ENSURE/FACILITATE ACCESS TO THINKING PRESENCE/PHYSICAL: BE PRESENT NATURALLY (DON’T OVER- COMMIT!) BE AVAILABLE (NO HIDE-AND-SEEK!) COMPASSION/EMOTIONAL: LISTEN RESPOND WITH KINDNESS
  16. 16. TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY “holding hands” by Kristina Alexanderson on Flickr; cbnd
  17. 17. CRITICALLY EVALUATING DIGITAL TOOLS What are their politics of the company & its CEO? What functions does the tool reportedly perform? What does it actually do? What personal data is required to use the tool (login, email address, birthdate, etc.), where is it housed, and who owns it? How does the tool constrain or reinforce our pedagogies?
  18. 18. EDUCATION IS NECESSARILY POLITICAL. LEARNING IS NECESSARILY HYBRID. “resistance” by Julien Sanine on Flickr; cbnd
  19. 19. FURTHER READING/LISTENING HYBRIDPOD, EP. 2: “COMPASSION” WITH MAHA BALI / ‫مها‬‫بالي‬ AND ASAO INOUE HYBRIDPOD, EP. 12: “ACCESS” WITH ROBIN DEROSA HTTP://DIGITALPEDAGOGYLAB.COM/HYBRIDPED
  20. 20. THANK YOU! (WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE?)

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