Humanize Learning

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Pacansky-Brock describes the pillars of humanized learning as trust, presence, awareness, and empathy (2020). Support asynchronous learners by reducing loneliness and isolation, and encouraging positive feelings and interconnectedness, in your course.

Next Steps

  1. Consider optional office hour or assignment meetings with your class
  2. Think about ways to learn more about who students are in your course (do not request personal identifying information)
  3. Check that what you add to the course shell is accessible for all learners.

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Elan Paulson

Elan Paulson, PhD, has been an educator in Ontario's higher education system since 2004. Before joining Conestoga as a Teaching and Learning Consultant, Elan was on the executive team at eCampusOntario. She previously served as Program Director and as an instructor in professional education programs at Western University's Faculty of Education. With a Master's in Educational Technology, Elan specializes in technology-enabled and collaborative learning to support diverse learners. She has also conducted research on faculty participation in communities of practice for professional learning and self-care.

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