Articles by Jesse Stommel

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A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin

Students often find themselves uploading their content — their creative work — into the learning management system. Perhaps they retain a copy of the file on...
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On the Horrors and Pleasures of Counting Words

Good writing is not reducible to numbers; the word count for the expression of an idea can’t always (or even usually) be determined in advance. Ideas...
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Winona Ryder and the Internet of Things

“In the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock!” ~ Ray Bradbury, “There Will Come...
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Interactive Criticism and the Embodied Digital Humanities

“The tenacity of / writing’s thickness, like the body’s / flesh, is / ineradicable, yet mortal” (87). ~ Charles Bernstein, “Artifice of Absorption” Critical analysis is...
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Laptop Policies: a #digped Discussion

“The proliferation of the digital may feel like an invasion at times (and at times, it is), and so it is in our ability to choose...
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Digital Pedagogy Lab: Key Moments

“It’s time to embrace our very human inefficiencies.” Audrey Watters struck a post-digital note as she wrapped her opening keynote on the first day of the...
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Professional Development in Digital Pedagogy

This July we are launching Digital Pedagogy Lab Courses, a series of professional development opportunities for educators, librarians, technologists, and instructional designers. Our project has had...
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HybridPod, Ep. 4 — Play in Education

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/4453/play.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 33:30Why isn’t school more fun? Fred Rogers, famous in America for creating Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, said, “Play...
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MMCP: Critical Digital Pedagogy; or, the Magic of Gears

MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy (MMCP) is a six-week exploration of critical pedagogy. During our final week, we’ll be discussing Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms, and Paulo Blikstein’s “Travels...
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CFP: The Scholarly & the Digital

“What is new and which affects the idea of the work comes not necessarily from the internal recasting of each of these disciplines, but rather from...
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Digital Pedagogy Lab: a 5-day Institute

On May 4, 2012, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted its first hashtag chat using #digped (digital pedagogy). The chat revolved around a discussion of the first chapter of...
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Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2014 List of Lists

Hybrid Pedagogy will go dark from December 10, 2014, through early January 2015. Many of our readers and authors take this time to prepare for the...
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If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance

On November 21 at the OpenEd Conference in Washington, DC, Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel will present on critical digital pedagogy and MOOCs. This is the second...
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Is It Okay to Be a Luddite?

This piece was originally published on Instructure’s Keep Learning blog. When it posted, we received a message from Howard Rheingold (NetSmart) linking us to a post...
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Permission, Openness, and Net Neutrality: a #digped Discussion

Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? As the Federal...
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Hybrid Pedagogy, Digital Humanities, and the Future of Academic Publishing

 “‘Digital scholarship’ is its own animal, a chimera that defies the conventions of print scholarship.” ~ Roopika Risam, “Rethinking Peer Review in the Age of Digital...
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MMDU: The Missing Manual

MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly (MMDU) is a rambunctious series of discussions about the past, present, and future of higher education, focusing on topics rising directly from...
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Grading the Grade: a #digped Discussion

On Friday, December 6 from 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern (9:00 – 10:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to discuss the process, practice, and theories...
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Beyond Rigor

Intellectually rigorous work lives, thrives, and teems proudly outside conventional notions of academic rigor. Although institutions of higher education only recognize rigor when it mimics mastery...
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CFP: The Problem of Contingency in Higher Education

Read the collection of articles published from this CFP. The case of Margaret Mary Vojtko made much more public a conversation that’s been heating up in academe. Vojtko,...
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MOOCagogy: Assessment, Networked Learning, and the Meta-MOOC

“Building community doesn’t mean that learning happens.” ~ from an audience comment at InstructureCon 2013 Learning in a MOOC Instruction does not equate to learning. This is...
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WORD CLOUD! By Emily Dickenson

Pedagogies of Scale

From all the jails the Boys and Girls Ecstatically leap— Beloved only Afternoon That Prison doesn’t keep They storm the Earth and stun the Air, A...
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#digped Storify: Schools, Unteaching, and Lifelong Learning

In one of our bolder moves, Hybrid Pedagogy decided to hold a #digped discussion focused on the idea of lifelong learning. But embedded in this broad topic were...
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The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum

There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums. The discussion forum is a ubiquitous component of every learning management system and online learning platform...
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Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It

This is the first of a four-part colloquy of articles. Each piece has been contributed by authors who have intimate experience with the struggles, failures, and successes...
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