Building Empathy

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Humanizing Online Courses


One of the biggest challenges when teaching online is finding ways to connect with your students. How can we help students understand that there is an actual person behind the computer screen and vice versa? Join this webinar for some simple tips that you can implement this semester to “humanize” your online courses.


  • Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang, UHOIC (Moderator)
  • Daniel Harris-McCoy, Classic Literature, UH Mānoa
  • Puali‘ili‘imaikalani Rossi-Fukino, Hawaiian Studies and Language, Kauaʻi CC

This event is co-sponsored by the UHM Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Transitioning to the “New Normal” of Online Education: Let’s Hear From Our UH Students

Elevating and strengthening student voices is essential to improving online student learning experiences at UH. Join in on this webinar to hear directly from UH students across different campuses about their online learning experiences during the pandemic and what they look forward to this academic year.

Submit your questions in advance (on the webinar registration form) or in real-time as students provide a personal glimpse into their online experiences. (This event is co-hosted with UHM Center for Teaching Excellence)


  • Dorothy So Hirata (Moderator), UH Online Innovation Center
  • Leslie Opulauoho (Moderator), UH West Oʻahu
  • Chiao-Wen Chiang (Student Panelist), UH Mānoa
  • Kealohilani Leleo (Student Panelist), UH West Oʻahu
  • James Ozone (Student Panelist), UH Leeward CC

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Building Empathy and Strengthening Online Community with Students

Description: Engage with instructional designers and faculty across the UH system as they share strategies and tips on building empathy and strengthening online community with students.

This webinar is a UHOIC collaboration with the UHM Center for Teaching Excellence.


  • Anika Gearhart (Leeward CC)
  • Coty Gonzales (Honolulu CC)
  • Susan Hamilton (Leeward CC)
  • Dorothy Hirata (UH Online Innovation Center)
  • Jamie Sickel (Kapiʻolani CC)
  • Kellie Taguchi (UH Mānoa)

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