Episode 7 – The human connection component of digital learning

In this episode, a colleague from the US, Tara Chavez, joins us to talk about reflections on the importance of the human connection component of digital learning and why it is important to keep this in mind.

Tara also touches upon being aware of compassion fatigue during times of crisis and how this is relevant to all colleagues in the age of a pandemic. 

Related resources and references

Compassion fatigue

How to Understand Compassion Fatigue | Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hope-resilience/202005/how-understand-compassion-fatigue

The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for the Helping Professions

Sprang, G., Clark, J. J., & Whitt-Woosley, A. (2007). Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burnout: Factors impacting a professional’s quality of life. Journal of Loss and Trauma12(3), 259-280. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15325020701238093?casa_token=Ww_E5nbPfOQAAAAA%3Albavum8h6Dbo3HT8jfeKe87anrwbKGE7vNQ_HOc5Fy-Mspjnf3zRF3ke-OJfviJ10aEMog8PJXYe

Yellowdig

Yellowdig is a social learning platform designed for higher education that can integrate with any learning management system/virtual learning environment. Yellowdig describes itself as “a social learning platform driven by collaboration and data science. Yellowdig forms a social layer on top of existing enterprise learning systems”.

You can find more information here: https://yellowdig.com/

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