Humanizing asynchronous learning to support student learning: Opinion


In a recent interview with EdTech, Michelle Pacansky-Brock discusses how humanizing asynchronous learning can support students in their learning. Pacansky-Brock describes how voice and video elements in her classes fostered an effective asynchronous online environment and supported the social and emotional aspects of learning. To counter the narrative that technology is dehumanizing, Pacansky-Brock recommends that leaders support instructors in optimizing technology use, provide professional development for faculty, and consider how asynchronous courses contribute to inclusion and belonging.