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Autumm Caines

Instructional Designer,

Autumm joined The Hub in February of 2019. She has earned an M.A. in Educational Technology from The Ohio State University and B.S. in Communication Technology from Eastern Michigan University. She is a Michigan native and is a first-generation high school graduate from Melvindale High School. For close to fifteen years, Autumm has worked with faculty and administrators creating online learning experiences, faculty development, and university wide technology integrations. She comes to The Hub after professional appointments at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Autumm’s scholarly and research interests include blended/hybrid and online learning, open education, digital literacy/citizenship with a focus on equity and access, and online community development. She has taught digital citizenship and first year success strategies at the undergraduate level and is active in several online educational communities. Autumm frequently publishes and presents on digital pedagogy. You can find out more about her publications and presentations on her professional website at autumm.org.


Autumm’s Recent Blog Posts

Pardon Our Dust

Hello Hub Blog readers [waving] This is a super short post to let you know we are making some updates to the site. These are mostly affecting our about page as we add our Hub Affiliates to the site. I…

Humanizing Online Learning with Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Estimated Read Time 3min 20seconds Faculty at the University of Michigan – Dearborn and Flint as well as Henry Ford College had a great opportunity to hear from Michelle Pacansky-Brock earlier i…

3 D’s of Course Building

Read time estimation 6 minutes | There are many approaches to instructional design and course building and I don’t want to give the impression that what I am going to write about here is one of those …

Digital Detox 2: How To and Recap

Read time: 4min 50seconds So the digital detoxes have kicked off at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and Middlebury and they have my wheels turning. If you missed it, I proposed a digital detox here a…

Avoid the Gloom and Doom of Zoom

I was excited that I had the opportunity to present an interactive workshop called Avoid the Gloom and Doom of Zoom on Tuesday the 19th of 2021. Since it was interactive workshop recording would have …

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Digital Detox 2021 – The Digital Learning Community in a Pandemic

The new year is traditionally a time of renewal and rejuvenation with resolutions abound, complete with goals and intentions. A few years ago I was struck by the digital detox initiatives out of Middl…

UM-D 2021 Winter Canvas Templates

Read time: 1 min 30 seconds text only or 5 min 44 seconds with video | Exciting news! The UM-D 2021 Winter Canvas Templates have launched and are now available in the Canvas Commons. For Spring of 202…

Digital Education Day – Videos

Read time: 2min 12seconds Digital Education Day is a once a year event here at University of Michigan – Dearborn (UMD) where members of our community come together to talk about how the dig…

Building Community in Online Classes

Reading time: 1 min 40 seconds Quick Excerpt: To help with those who are new to online community building I’ve partnered with Maha Bali and Mia Zamora from my personal/professional network and t…