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Expert Q&A’s: Equity-First Instruction

Session Overview

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

In the wake of the COVID-19-propelled public health crisis, technology presents a huge opportunity to engage the learner through the virtual classroom. However, online education also brings a host of equity and access concerns, misconceptions around the learner’s technology abilities, opportunity gaps and unique challenges for specific learner populations. Utilizing an equity framework, this 30-minute open Q&A session offers strategies and recommendations for creating an equity-minded environment and other high-impact practices in course design and online classroom practices that are welcoming, supportive, and learner-centered.


Tina Houareau

Dr., Author and Researcher
Tina obtained her PhD in Education at Capella University where she worked as a lead ID for over a decade. She successfully led innovative transformation of instructor-led training to online learning at large corporate companies such as Thomson Reuters and Optum (UHG). Tina earned her MA in English from Kansas State University and BA in English from Goldsmith College, University of London. She is originally from the Seychelles islands and author of the children’s book, The Runaway Peanut-Butter Jelly Sandwich.