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Pages: 5037-5041
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

HUMANISTIC ONLINE TEACHING: BRIDGING OLD WORLD WISDOMS WITH NEW AGE TECHNOLOGY

D. Orpustan-Love

California State University Monterey Bay (UNITED STATES)
Humanistic Online Teaching is a theoretical model and approach for online instruction in higher education that was originally developed through an inductive heuristic research process by the researcher and supplemented with a longitudinal study, utilizing secondary content data analysis extracting themes from online student evaluations. Humanistic Online Education is a instructional approach that integrates old world wisdoms with new age technology across micro, mezzo and macro systems to bridge the personalization and instructor-student and student to student relationship gap between traditional on-campus education and distance learning, an area of online education that has been sharply criticized in the recent global expansion of MOOCs. Drawing on the theoretical foundation of humanistic psychology (Farson & Rogers, 1968; Rogers, 1995), systems theory (Berns, 2009), and cross-cultural collectivist wisdoms (Orpustan-Love, 2009; Orpustan-Love, 2013), the researcher posits that online higher education has the potential not only to compliment traditional on-campus instruction but enhance it globally on all three systemic levels.

On a micro level, representing relationships (ancestors), the instructor's use of self, character strengths, and online presence create a trusting, dynamic and engaging forum through accentuating non-verbal and verbal modes of communication. On a mezzo level, representing identity (home), peer discussions with thoughtful reflection, experiential learning, and small group exercises sharing life experiences build creative problem-solving, critical thinking and community support to form an online learning community. On a macro level, representing service (land), online education is a vehicle for access to affordable, high quality higher education that promotes social justice and socioeconomic equality by allowing non-traditional students the opportunity to receive advanced degrees while working, caring for families and participating in community activism. The latter, community activism is an underutilized area of online learning that has the potential to expand local coalition building that will strengthen not only the local, but the global village as well. Humanistic Online Teaching is a revolutionary but ancient model for transforming education in our contemporary society using traditional ways of knowing and being by promoting active citizenship and participation in human affairs.

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D. Orpustan-Love (2014) HUMANISTIC ONLINE TEACHING: BRIDGING OLD WORLD WISDOMS WITH NEW AGE TECHNOLOGY, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 5037-5041.
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