Articles by Jesse Stommel

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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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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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CFP: Critical Digital Pedagogy

“Digital pedagogy is becoming, for me, coterminous with critical pedagogy, given the degree to which the digital can function both as a tool for and an...
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Net Neutrality Will Not Go Quietly

On May 2, 2012, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a discussion about Net Neutrality, considering the broader implications for educators and learners. You can read the original announcement...
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Skull

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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The Pedagogies of Reading and Not Reading

“There is more than one way not to read, the most radical of which is not to open a book at all.” ~ Pierre Bayard, How...
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Toward an Interactive Criticism: House of Leaves as Haptic Interface

“And now,’ cried Max, ‘let the wild rumpus start!” ~ Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are When I first read Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves,...
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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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MMDU: “I Would Prefer Not To.”

MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly (MMDU) was a rambunctious series of discussions in early 2014 about the past, present, and future of higher education, focusing on topics rising...
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MMDU: Bleeding Horses, Breaking Habits, Overthrowing the Course

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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MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly

“Too many people are drinking the MOOC Kool-aid (or dumping it out hastily) when what we need to do is look closely at the Kool-aid to...
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CFP: Pedagogical Alterity: Stories of Race, Gender, Disability, Sexuality

Read the collection of articles published from this CFP. Paulo Freire claims in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, that “the great humanistic and historical task of the...
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Hybrid Pedagogy's 2013 List of Lists

This article closes out a series that reflects at a meta-level about the work of the journal itself. Here, we offer a Hybrid Pedagogy mix-tape with a few special guests....
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Promoting Open Access Publications and Academic Projects

Does our academic work exist if nobody sees it? I watch far too many colleagues spend countless hours building, teaching, researching, and writing with little to...
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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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Old Grey Bricks

#digped Storify: Adjunctification and Zero-opportunity Employment

On Friday, October 4, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a #digped chat to discuss the appropriate pedagogical responses to the increasing crisis of contingent labor in education. In particular, we wanted to...
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Kitty builds an online class…by lurking under the lid of a toilet bowl? I guess that’s how this works?

How to Build an Ethical Online Course

The best online and hybrid courses are made from scraps strewn about and gathered together from across the web. We build a course by examining the...
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#digped Storify: Learning in the Wild

On Friday, September 6, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a #digped chat to discuss the experiences of students in MOOCs and other open learning environments. The journal has always sought out...
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The Digital Humanities is About Breaking Stuff

Many have argued that the digital humanities is about building stuff and sharing stuff — that the digital humanities reframes the work we do in the humanities as less consumptive...
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A Hashtag Chat about Hashtags: a #digped Discussion

On Friday, August 2 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to discuss the use of Twitter...
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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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