This webinar is hosted in English
Dr.Nellie Deutsch in Conversation with Dr. Carol Engler on Empathic Education
About Carol Englar
Dr. Carol Engler is a 40-year veteran of education. She served for 30 years in the Akron, Ohio public schools as an urban high school administrator, counselor, and teacher. In 2002, she joined the Ashland University faculty in Ashland, Ohio. She is currently associate professor of Educational Administration. She has won numerous awards in the field of education, both as a public school professional and university faculty member.
Carol first became interested in the subject of empathy, when she served as a research assistant at a medical school. Her doctoral dissertation, published in 1980, was a two- year study on medical students acquisition and retention of empathy skill training. At that time, medical schools were under pressure to provide interview skill
training that would increase patient compliance with medication and decrease malpractice suits against doctors.
Fast forward to 2011, when Carol undertook a year’s research to come up with a new concept in education: empathic education. She designed this concept in response to the increased need for collaboration in a world that is in an energy crunch, uses social media instead of face –to-face interactions, and relies on a 19th century industrial revolution model in schools.
Empathic Education teaches peope to walk in the shoes of others through immersion. Immersion can include reflection, service learning, or in the most cutting edge manner of the 21st century, video gaming. With the discovery of mirror (empathy) neurons in our brains, it has been learned that empathy can not only be taught,but also measured.
About Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Nellie holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is an E-Learning Professional Development Specialist. She is on the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Group (CALL-IS) Steering Committee at Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.) International Organization and on the program coordinator for World Association for Distance Education (WAOE).
Nellie is passionate about Moodle and trains teachers to use Moodle as teachers and as teacher administrators worldwide both online and face-to-face. She is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. The hands-on workshops help teachers learn to integrate technology into blended and fully online classes for private and public courses.
Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies. Her dissertation research was published on Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, leader in providing online professional development courses, and mentor for educators worldwide.
Dr. Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides free professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO13) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC13) free online conferences. She also provides course design and online facilitation on Moodle for Teacher (M4T) courses for teachers and administrators at Atlantic University, COL, and other organizations around the world.
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Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (
Dr. Deutsch volunteers a great deal of her services. She is on the steering committee for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS). She is also on the board of directors for the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) as the program coordinator. She also promotes free online education worldwide by providing free professional development courses to educators in Africa and underdeveloped countries.