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Humanizing Pre-Course Contact with Google Sites

May 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT





Humanized online teaching practices support the non-cognitive or affective dimensions of student learning. Many students who enroll in online courses, particularly those from minoritized backgrounds, do not successfully log in and complete the first week successfully. Weeks 0-1 comprise a high opportunity zone for increasing the percentage of students who succeed online.

In this session, Fabiola and Michelle will share examples of humanized practices from their online courses that use Google Sites to create a Liquid Syllabus and a Welcome Package for students. Sent before day one, (or embedded in online campus directories) students tap the link and are instantly taken to an accessible webpage that renders beautifully on their phone. By embedding a brief video of yourself at the top of the page, your students will be greeted by your warm, smiling face and feel supported to log-in and be successful in week one.


Fabiola Torres, Ethnic Studies Faculty at Glendale College and CVC-OEI/@ONE facilitator
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Faculty Mentor, Online Teaching & Learning for CVC-OEI



May 28, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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