Articles by Maha Bali / مها بالي

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HybridPod, Ep. 7 — Collaboration

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/5250/hybridpod-episode-7-collaboration.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 31:12A complete transcript of this episode is available. In November, Digital Writing Month returns to give participants...
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Yearning for Praxis: Writing and Teaching Our Way Out of Oppression

“The problem is writing articles instead of making sure the articles actually change the world.”  —Martin Bickman, “Returning to Community and Praxis” I’ve been writing all...
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Creation, Curation, Collaboration: Digital Writing Month 2015

In November, Hybrid Pedagogy begins a new iteration of our Digital Writing Month (#DigiWriMo) event — a 30-day adventure through the world of digital narrative and...
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The Trouble with Frameworks

Using frameworks to study the social world is like looking at a still image through tinted glasses — making our perspective limited and color-blind — when...
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Towards a Critical Approach to Faculty Development

We are two critical pedagogues who are also faculty developers, trying to create space for conversations interrogating dominant approaches to faculty development. Faculty developers support the...
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Writing the Unreadable Untext: a Collaborative Autoethnography of #rhizo14

In January, 2014, we participated in the MOOC Rhizomatic Learning: The community is the curriculum (#rhizo14) facilitated by Dave Cormier. A group of us decided to...
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Virtual, Hybrid, or Present? The #et4buddy Conference Experiment

At the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference (#et4online) held in Dallas Texas (April 22-24), I worked with Rebecca J. Hogue to create a pilot program,...
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Pedagogy of Care — Gone Massive

Sometimes, the most valuable thing we can offer our students is genuine care for them, their well-being, their happiness. Not just their grades. Not just their...
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Embracing Subjectivity

Embracing our subjectivity as teachers can be tricky; I’ve written several times about how complex it is when teachers make the choice to be non-neutral. I’ve...
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Inner Voice, Criticality, and Empathy

I am deeply disturbed by dominant discourses in society that silence the voices of others, particularly women and ethnic minorities. I am frustrated by people who...
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HybridPod, Ep. 2 — Compassion

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/4024/compassion-in-the-classroom.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 16:40Maha Bali’s featured column on Hybrid Pedagogy prompted the topic of this episode — compassion — but...
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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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Embodying Openness as Inclusive Digital Praxis

It is much easier to pay lip service to notions such as critical pedagogy and open education, than it is to truly embody those ideals in...
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Critical Pedagogy: Intentions and Realities

This article is a response submitted for our series about critical digital pedagogy. See the original CFP for details. It is one thing to read about critical pedagogy in...
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Bonds of Difference: Participation as Inclusion

As teachers who consider the whole world a virtual classroom and community, many of us sometimes mistakenly assume that if we create space for representing the...
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Bonds of Difference: Illusions of Inclusion

A bull that went blind during the monsoon forgets that the world is not always green. — Nepalese proverb Thanks largely to the advent of MOOCs,...
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An Affinity for Asynchronous Learning

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/2291/affinity-asynchronous-learning.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 15:18There is something that bothers us about conversations about replacing face-to-face teaching with online learning: they often...
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