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OPID 2016 Keynote Speaker Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Keynote Presenter for OPID 2016 Spring Conference Announced

Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Ed.D.

Lecturer & Teaching and Learning Innovations Specialist, CSU Channel Islands
Author, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

Dr. Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in higher education. Michelle has more than 15 years of experience teaching diverse students in California’s community college system in face-to-face, blended, and online environments. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Sloan-C Online Teaching Excellence Award and has also served as conference chair for the OLC Emerging Technologies Symposium. While she is a teacher at heart, Michelle currently provides support and professional development to online and blended faculty at CSU Channel Islands — from a distance — and is teaching a blended course in Digital Citizenship for first year transfer students. She is also working on the second edition of her book, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, and is serving as a subject matter expert for the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report. You may connect with Michelle at TeachingWithoutWalls.com or on Twitter @brocansky.

Keynote Abstract:
Humanizing Online Learning

This presentation will engage you in a mindful conversation about what humanized online learning is, how it promotes student engagement, and how it can improve perceptions faculty hold about online learning. Dr. Pacansky-Brock will discuss how CSU Channel Islands is using the principles of humanized online learning as the foundation of their Online Teaching Preparation Program and share feedback from faculty participants. You will be provided with a Tool Buffet comprised of emerging technologies that are selected for their humanizing potential and view teaching examples that demonstrate how the tools can be used to support the principles of humanizing.

Proposals Due November 23rd, 2015 (extension of previous deadline)

Accepting proposals for panel sessions, workshops, and poster presentations.
Submission Link


Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars 2016-2017

Each UW Institution has its own application process. Please contact your Provost’s office for application forms and campus deadlines. For additional information on your campus application process, please contact your OPID Administrative Representative. The UW System/OPID deadline for receiving campus selections is November 13, 2015.

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