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Dr. Bethanie Hansen 

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#105 Podcast: Helping Students Navigate their Online Education Journey

The pandemic caused a major disruption to education. Learn how student affairs’ professionals and teachers can help students navigate these changes.

#104: Tips to Recognize Burnout and Overcome Overwhelm

Learn the signs of burnout including exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy and ways to rebuild your emotional strength, manage your energy, and find satisfaction in your work again.

#103 Podcast: Insight from Leading the Way in Online Higher Education

While offering online courses was a new endeavor for many institutions of higher learning, APU has been doing so for 30 years. Learn from President Dr. Kate Zatz about continuous improvements to technology and working to foster connections with students in an online environment.

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“Hansen’s book is an essential guide for anyone teaching a music appreciation course online. Those who are new to teaching will find all the essentials outlined, including helpful examples of teaching and testing strategies. Those whose experience is limited to the classroom will perhaps find this book even more valuable, as it clearly and systematically shows how teaching online is different, providing all the guidance necessary to make an online class successful.”

— Robin Wallace, author of Take Note: An Introduction to Music through Active Listening

“Hansen provides a comprehensive guide to teaching music appreciation online. From how to think about it, to specific issues of planning and design, to a broad spectrum of practical and creative techniques and strategies, she creates a detailed roadmap for effective online instruction in music appreciation. This volume will be an invaluable resource for anyone teaching music appreciation online.”

— Judith Bowman, Professor of Music Education & Music Technology, Duquesne University


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Just as a general philosophy defines one's purpose in life, a teaching philosophy can give purpose to one's online teaching. 

- Hansen, Teaching Music Appreciation Online, Oxford University Press (2020)