Michelle kept a 300+ member audience informed, engaged, and inspired with her talk on humanizing online education. I found her talk to be well-grounded in research and experience. I was impressed with how she was able to move from the big picture to small details and suggestions without getting too bogged down in either place — it was perfect for our audience. Highly recommend!-Shannon Riggs, Executive Director, Oregon State University Ecampus
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- Humanizing Online Learning, 4th Annual TOPkit Workshop, University of Central Florida. Orlando, FL. March, 2020.
- Humanizing Online Learning, Growing Online Learning Conference, keynote, Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO). Virtual, February 2020.
- Defining Leadership in EdTech, DET/CHE (Directors of Educational Technology, California Higher Education). San Diego, CA, December 2019.
- Equitizing Higher Education through Humanized Online Teaching, OLC Accelerate, invited workshop. Orlando, Florida, November, 2019.
- Academic Support Panel, STEM Equity Conference, UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, October 2019.
- Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools, Utah State University, Center for Innovative Design & Instruction. Logan, Utah, October 2019.
- Untethered Professional Development: A More Equitable Model, Online Teaching Conference. Anaheim, CA, June 2019.
- Reimagining Success Panel, Community College Summit, OLC Innovate Conference. Denver, CO, April 2019.
- Humanizing Online Learning: The Secret Sauce for Improving Equity Gaps in Higher Education, with Mike Smedshammer and Tracy Schaelen, OLC Innovate Conference. Denver, CO, April 2019.
- Humanizing Online Learning, keynote, Oregon State Ecampus Faculty Forum. Corvallis, Oregon May 2019.
- Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools, keynote, St. Cloud State Provost Summit. St. Cloud, Minnesota, March 2019.
- Humanizing Online Learning, ETOM Conference, Macomb Community College. Detroit, Michigan, November 2018.
- Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools, Academic Technology Services speaker series, California State University. Long Beach, California, October 2018.
- Humanizing Online Learning, Online Teaching Symposium, keynote, Northern Illinois University. Virtual, June 2018.
- Teaching Literacy in the Snapchat Era, Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE) Conference. Virtual, January 26, 2018.
- Straddling the Chasm, Keynote, OLC Collaborate; Anchorage, AK, August 2017.
- Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools, Keynote, Spring Teaching and Learning Conference, Michigan State University, May, Lansing, MI.
- Straddling the Chasm: Supporting Faculty in the Networked Era, Featured Session, OLC Innovate, April, New Orleans, LA.
- Learning Out Loud, Keynote Lightning Talk, OLC Innovate, April, New Orleans, LA.
- Straddling the Chasm: Supporting Faculty in a Networked Era. Lynda.com Higher Education Learning Summit, March, San Francisco, CA.
- Inclusivity in the Digital Classroom. Seattle Pacific University, April 2016.
- Making Stuff: How Digital Media Can Improve the Relevancy of Education. Keynote, West LA College in Los Angeles, CA, 2016.
- Humanizing Online Learning. Keynote, University of Wisconsin System Conference, 2016.
- Straddling the Chasm: Rethinking Faculty Support. Keynote, NUTN Conference in Savannah, GA, 2016.
- Humanizing Online Learning. Guest Speaker, Moorpark College, 2015.
- Risking it All: Learning in the Social Era. Keynote, Rasmussen College 2014 North and South Academic Symposiums, Minneapolis, MN and Tampa, FL, 2014
- The Fractal Life: Harnessing Social for Authentic, Agile Living. Keynote, LinkedIn, User Experience Design All-Hands Meeting, LinkedIn Headquarters, Mountain View, CA, 2014.
- Humanizing Online Learning with Emerging Technologies. Keynote, University of California Fresno, Technology, Innovations & Pedagogy Conference, 2014.
- Teaching in the Dark: Learning to Love What We Fear. Keynote, Tri-C eMerge Blended Learning Conference, Cuyahoga Community College, 2014.
- Social Presence: Creating Your Humanized Online Teaching Recipe. Skyline Community College, 2014.