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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Digital Pedagogy Lab Courses: Learning Online

As I’ve said before, pedagogy is praxis, at the intersection of the philosophy and practice of teaching. Digital pedagogy turns that thinking toward digital platforms and...
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Digital Pedagogy Lab Courses: Teaching with Twitter

Pedagogy is not reducible to 140 characters. Pedagogy is, in fact, not reducible. However, it can (and does) happen in spaces as small as 140 characters....
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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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One Big Question: a #digped Discussion

When one is overwhelmed, as everyone must be from time to time, by a sense that School is too firmly implanted ever to change, it is...
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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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The Course Hath No Bottom: the 20,000-Person Seminar

A few years ago, Sean Michael Morris and I wrote, “Meaningful relationships are as important in a class of three as they are in a class...
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Learning is Not a Mechanism

This article was originally published on Educating Modern Learners on January 26, 2015. “The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility.” ~ bell hooks,...
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Twitter and the Locus of Research

Hybrid Pedagogy recently announced a CFP focused on The Scholarly & the Digital. This piece is a response to that call and an invitation. While we have...
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Digital Pedagogy Lab: Hybrid Pedagogy as a School

“It is possible to think critically about technology without running off to the woods — although, I must warn you, it is possible that you will...
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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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MMCP: Radical Pedagogies; Pedagogies of Care

MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy (MMCP) is a six-week exploration of critical pedagogy. For this second week, focused on feminist perspectives, we’ll be discussing Chapter 1 of...
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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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MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy

  “To engage in dialogue is one of the simplest ways we can begin as teachers, scholars, and critical thinkers to cross boundaries, the barriers that...
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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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Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition

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...
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Trust, Agency, and Connected Learning

This interview with Jesse was published on HASTAC as part of the Digital Media and Learning Competition 5 Trust Challenge. We are republishing a revised version...
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Dissertations, Theses, and Other Pedagogical Monstrosities: a #digped Discussion

The dissertation is a curious beast. It has eyeballed me for years. Even now, having tucked it safely in a drawer since 2010, I still catch...
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