Humanizing Learning #ShapingEdu Live

Join me on Thursday, January 24 at 2pm PT/ 3pm MT for an important and fun conversation about Humanizing Learning. This event is part of the #ShapingEdu program, coordinated by Samantha Adams Becker (@SamBeckerTweets) and Arizona State University. The event will use Zoom meeting, inviting everyone into a dynamic conversation (videos on, folks!). You’ll have ample opportunity to ask questions and engage with your peers in chat, as well as a Twitter backchannel. And (my favorite part) #ShapingEdu events include a live visual documentation by an amazing artist! Join in if you can.

Session Description

With institutions scaling their hybrid and fully online programs, digital evaluation techniques tend to be  generic communications and postings that feel mechanical, impersonal, and often times alienating. Humanizing learning refers to faculty, instructors, and even next generation bots integrating intentional empathetic and authentic personal touches in course communications and materials that make learners feel welcome, supported, and understood. Hear from a panel of experts their perspectives on definitions of and approaches for humanizing learning in a range of learning environments.


  • Tom Haymes, Independent Consultant,
  • Jess Knott, Head of Learning Experience Research and Professional Development, Michigan State University
  • Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation, California Community Colleges, California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI)
  • Christine Whitney Sanchez, Chief Culture Officer, Arizona State University

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