Learning Out Loud

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Brief Abstract

***Michelle is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

Listening to the sound of a human voice conveys emotion, fosters empathy, and supports more learner variability than reading text. Yet, student voices are rarely part of learning online. How does the student experience change when speaking and listening to peers is made part of an online class? What barriers prevent faculty and students from learning out loud?


Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online teaching, course design, and faculty development. Michelle’s work has helped online instructors across the nation and beyond understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. She is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (Routledge), has received national recognition for her excellence in teaching, and has held various leadership roles with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Currently, Michelle is Innovations Lead for Teaching & Learning Innovations at California State University Channel Islands. Learn more about Michelle at brocansky.com and connect with her on Twitter @brocansky.

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