How to Humanize Online Learning and Maximize Student Success


Join a panel of higher education experts and educators to examine the ways that successful online learning programs are humanizing their approach, with course design and instruction that emphasize people as much as technology. Explore how online learning experiences that are designed to be human-centered can benefit learners and maximize student success.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

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Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 

Time: 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

  • Bringing empathy into online learning
  • The impact of both human-centered courseware design and teacher training on learning outcomes
  • How online course instructors can utilize data and adaptive course design to meet individual student needs
  • The role of AI in the future of online learning 
  • Implications of a human-centered approach for STEM and related fields

Meet Our Panelists

Founder & CEO, EdSurge

Betsy previously worked as executive editor for technology coverage at Forbes Media and as an award-winning staff writer for the Washington Post and Scientific American.

Host: Betsy Corcoran

Founder & CEO, DigitalEd

Jim is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in advanced technology business ventures. Under his leadership, Maplesoft launched DigitalEd to bring increased focus on the online education market. Jim is extremely passionate about online education and has positioned DigitalEd to quickly become a leader in online education solutions that meet the particular needs of STEM education and research.

Jim Cooper

Educational Technology Specialist, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

At the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Mark Schneider is best known not only for his passion for delivering instruction but also for his ongoing commitment to educational technology research. He is currently helping lead a campus-wide initiative to phase out a legacy Learning Management System and is actively engaged in crafting computer-mediated assessments to improve both faculty and student experiences. 

Mark Schneider

Educational Developer/Designer and Communication Lecturer, California State University, Humboldt.

Kim is an Educational Developer/Designer in the Center for Teaching and Learning, and a Communication Lecturer at California State University, Humboldt. She is passionately and actively engaged in cultivating relationships and explorations that inspire community, engagement, and innovations through a variety of pedagogies and technologies. 

Kim Vincent-Layton

Assistant Professor of Education, University of California, Irvine

Di Xu researches the labor market returns to different degree programs and major areas in higher education. She is also conducting research to explore the impacts of educational programs, interventions, and instructional practice on student course performance, persistence, and degree completion.

Di Xu

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