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Fabulous post from CI faculty, Rachael Jordan! Demonstrates how technology can personalize learning and how professors can leverage their own experiences as college students to integrate empathy into the design of their classes. +Phil Hill 
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Thought I'd share...happy summer everyone!! :)
Recently, I received this message from a college professor in response to a blog post I wrote: “I truly believe in the benefits of online learning; but only for those who really want to learn. And unfortunately, those students are few and far between—maybe 5 to 10 percent ... I have found
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My Blog Has Moved!
My blog has a new home!   Moving forward, please visit me at brocansky.com . I've redesigned things quite a bit and have curated some of my most popular content to share it with you. If you have feedback, I'd love to hear from you . If you would like to con...
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This is last minute notice, but if any of you are interested in viewing, I'll be presenting an online session on Humanizing Online Learning for Moorpark College faculty tomorrow at 10am PT. Here are the details...
online presentation by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Ed.D.
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Outstanding post! So true. +Bernard Bull thank you.
 
Another great post from +Bernard Bull ... one way to sum up these observations is that "our best expertise is our COLLECTIVE expertise," which is why I am so disappointed at the total lack of any ongoing, wide-ranging conversation among online instructors at my school. Instead of sharing ideas and experiences, everybody is hunkered down in the LMS, closed off from each other, and with no sharing outside the LMS. We've got multiple online course programs, fully online degrees offered by multiple colleges, a campus-wide Center for Teaching Excellence, millions of dollars invested this year alone in a MOOC platform... but an open, ongoing conversation about different kinds of online learning? A conversation that is itself online, practicing what we preach? Nope. Nada. Zilch. Some face to face presentations every once in a while. But using face to face to share ideas about online is not going to move us forward, as the past 15 years at my school have shown.
For proof positive that such conversations ARE possible, just look at what +Michelle Pacansky-Brock is doing...  she teaches about online using online, all human all the time. :-)
http://www.teachingwithoutwalls.com/2015/04/infographic-how-to-humanize-your-online.html
What does it take to become an online learning expert? Here are five common myths and a tip on how to help the field progress.
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Dust to Digits: Writing Our Stories Through Family Photographs #DiGiWriMo  

I wrote this post as a guest contribution for Digital Writing Month . I hope it will inspire you to to reach back in time, learn a new story about yourself, write, and share.   “ Each
photograph is read as the private appearance of its referent: the age
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This past semester, CSU Channel Islands completed a series of accessibility tests on VoiceThread, which included a screenreader test on VoiceThread Universal and the development of a dual-phased captioning process (through an integration with VoiceThread and Automatic Sync Technologies). As a result, CI has prepared a VoiceThread accommodations plan for students with disabilities. The plan is available online at the link below and has been shared with a CC-BY license.
http://tlinnovations.cikeys.com/voicethread-accommodations-for-students/
About Vision Impairments Hard of Hearing Background VoiceThread is a web-based tool for creating conversations in voice, video, or text around media. While VoiceThread’s multimodal environmen…
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Thanks Michelle for sharing this resource. It makes VoiceThread a more valuable resource.
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Please take 5-minutes to contribute to my exploratory study of professors' perceptions/attitudes of vulnerability. http://goo.gl/forms/2neRWAvQ1N
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Happy birthday Michelle!!
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Faculty Panel: Exploring the State of the LMS in the CSU
CSU LPS Faculty Panel Thursday, December 10th, 2015 3pm PT/ 6pm ET Register here (it's free). Panelists: Carolyn Gibbs (CSU Sacramento) Jackson Wilson (CSU San Francisco) Paul Boyd-Batstone (CSU Long Beach) Jaime Hannans (CSU Channel Islands) Ben Seipel (CS...
CSU LPS Faculty Panel Thursday, December 10th, 2015 3pm PT/ 6pm ET Register here (it's free). Panelists: Carolyn Gibbs (CSU Sacramento) Jackson Wilson (CSU San Francisco) Paul Boyd-Batstone (CSU Long Beach) Jaime Hannans...
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There's that pesky walled garden, ha ha. But good for you for having a panel... nobody really likes to talk about the state of the LMS at my school ha ha. We should have had something like this when we renewed our D2L contract a few years ago (Canvas was a contender)... but we did not. Very top-down decision.
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As if - poem inspired by +Michelle Pacansky-Brock  #digiwrimo  
Thank you for your beautifully worded post, Michelle Pacansky-Brock. I first shared these images in a blog post back in 2009. They are part of a historical narrative contained within an autograph book which belonged to my maternal grandmother. (I attempt to write down the story) ...
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Academic Technologist, Consultant & Author
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Online teaching & learning, #edtech, faculty development, designing student-centered learning activities with emerging technologies.
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  • CSU, Channel Islands
    Lecturer & Teaching and Learning Innovations Specialist, 2014 - present
  • Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
    Associate Faculty, 2011 - 2014
  • Teaching Without Walls
    Independent Consultant, 2009 - 2014
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Author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, blogger, online faculty development specialist, speaker, community college instructor, VoiceThread Goddess,  EdD student in Educational Leadership and Management.
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Survived open heart surgery.
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