Insights from the Field: Strategic Actions to Support DEIA in Online, Blended, and Digital Learning


Dylan Barth, Assistant Vice President of Learning, Online Learning Consortium


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This week Dr. Janue Johnson, Associate Professor at San Diego Mesa College and OLC faculty for the workshop Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility in Online Learning, joins us to discuss this new offering within the OLC Institute for Professional Development and why it’s important to really focus on DEIA in higher education. Dr. Johnson also shares some valuable insights for instructors looking to get started and incorporate DEIA principles into their courses.

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About Janue Johnson

Dr. Janue Johnson has a diverse teaching background with experience in K-12 and higher education settings. Her educational journey began with a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Ph. D. in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor and oversees Professional Learning for the campus community in the Learning Opportunities for Transformation (LOFT) at San Diego Mesa College. The LOFT is the College’s hub for Professional Learning. In her role, she oversees the design and implementation for professional learning activities for faculty and campus employees with a focus on Equity. Her philosophy about learning, teaching, and pedagogy is influenced by the work of bell hooks, Laura Rendon, and Paulo Freire, to name a few. She has three children; a daughter and two sons. They love going to the beach, having movie nights, and playing basketball.

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