Online Articles & Podcast Episodes:

Pacansky-Brock, M. (2016, Apr 27). How to keep the human element in online classes. Edsurge. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-04-27-how-to-keep-the-human-element-in-online-classes

Pacansky-Brock, M. (2017). On Being First, Teaching & Learning Innovations at CI, HumanizED Podcast, Episode 1. 

Pacansky-Brock, M., (2017). Why Online Classes Matter,Teaching & Learning Innovations at CI, HumanizED Podcast, Episode 2. 

Smedshammer, M. (2017). 10 Tips for Creating Effective Instructional Videos by the amazing Mike Smedshammer of Modesto Junior College.

Toolkits and other Goodies:

How to Humanizing Your Online Class Infographic

Humanized Syllabus

Humanizing Tool Buffet

Behaviors and Strategies for Improving Online Instructor Presence

Get Real, a resource from San Diego Community College District and the amazing Katie Palacios.

Helpful Resources for Making Videos from Southwestern College and the amazing Tracy Schaelen.

Tech Sampler (webinar archive) by Tracy Schaelen from Southwestern College.




Borup, J., West, R. E., & Graham, C. R. (2012). Improving online social presence through asynchronous video. The Internet and Higher Education, 15(3), 195-203.

Delmas, P. (2017, May 31). Using VoiceThread to create community in online learning. Association for Educational Communications & Technology.

Harris, F. and Wood, J. L. Teaching and learning for men of color in the community college. http://www.compton.edu/adminandoperations/provostceo/Documents/COMPTON-TEACHING.pdf

Jaggars, S. S. & Xu, D. (2016). How do online course design features influence student performance?, Computers & Education, 95, 270-284.

Jaggars, S.S. (2014). Choosing between online and face-to-face courses: Community college student voices, American Journal of Distance Education, March: 28(1), 27-38.

Kaupp, R. (2012). Online penalty: The impact of online instruction on the Latino-White achievement gap. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College,19(2), spring, 8-16.

Pacansky-Brock, M. (2014). Learning out loud: Increasing voluntary voice comments in online classes. In Lowenthal, P., York, C., & Richardson, J. (Eds.), Online learning: Common misconceptions, benefits, and challenges. Nova Science.

Teaching Men of Color in the Community College, course readings from the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA) at Canada College.

Wood, L. (2014). Apprehension to engagement in the classroom: perceptions of Black males in the community college. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 27(6), 785-803.


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