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Hello! I consider myself an advocate for learning innovations in higher education. My commitment to educational transformation drives the choices I make in my own career and the voices of my community college students keep me motivated. I believe a college degree should be a right, not a privilege, and I identify significant opportunities in our digital landscape for increasing access to college degree attainment. I began teaching community college classes in 1999. In 2007, I was honored as with the Sloan-C Excellence in Online Teaching Award and a National Institute of Organizational Development (NISOD) Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2009 my blog was recognized as the Best E-Learning Blog in the peer-nominated Edublog Awards. In July 2010, I was awarded a Sloan-C Effective Practice Award for my use of VoiceThread to foster community, enhance social presence and promote visual learning online. My teaching philosophy is anchored in integrating collaborative, cloud-based applications and social media into the fabric of a student-centered learning experience. I have presented my innovative course design -- which blends Blackboard, podcasting, VoiceThread and social networking -- at many national conferences and colleges and universities. My new book Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (Routledge) will be published in August 2012. In addition to teaching and writing, I consult for colleges and companies, and teach a 4-week online professional development class titled Building Online Community with Social Media. I'm excited to be part of this wondrous dialogue! Cheers,Michelle Twitter: @brocansky
Online Teaching, online learning, hybrid learning, elearning, community college, emerging technologies, social media, online community
EdD student in Education Leadership and Management, Capella (completion 2014) MA in Art History, UC Riverside BA in Art, San Jose State University
Sloan-C CUE (Computer Using Educators)