The Importance of Empathy

One of the key aspects of any well-designed learning experience is empathy with your learners. You have to be able to understand the challenges they face, the barriers to their learning, and their strengths as well. But unfortunately, this is isn’t something that is often on the minds of faculty when designing courses—and empathy is hard. The following is a presentation given to faculty at KVCC to help stress the importance of empathy and give them practical tools for applying it in their course design.