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Affecting Connecting: High Instructor Presence through Videos

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

How can we connect more effectively with students, particularly in these challenging times? Weekly videos are an easy and creative way to bridge literal and figurative gaps. Beyond engaging pedagogical material, students in asynchronous learning environments often crave a more personal touch to their education. However, large-scale classes can make that very challenging for instructors. “Homegrown” weekly videos can provide a low effort, high impact experience for students that reiterates important material, creates norms for course communication, and lowers overall workload. This workshop is a video tour of how to do this.


Liza Hita

Clinical Associate Professor/Director of Online Programming and Digital Immersion, Arizona State University
Liza Hita is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Online Programming and Digital Immersion and the ASU Online Psychology BA/BS in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research interests include families experiencing major life transitions, including high conflict families, divorcing parents, and bereaved families; multicultural and social justice praxis; and counselor training. Her community work focuses on bridging health disparities through culturally restorative, holistic practices. She is a co-founder of the Cihuapactli Collective, whose mission is to create collaborative spaces for Indigenous womxn and their children to share experiences and wisdom about health and wellness; ancestral foods; traditional prenatal, birthing, and postpartum practices; and womb care.