Articles by Valerie Robin

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Perspective in Motion

What do we mean when we use the phrase, “in the real world”? As many of us are in a state of transition between school and...
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Keeping Time

What do we mean when we use the phrase, “in the real world”? As many of us are in a state of transition between school and...
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Training to Work in the Wet

What do we mean when we use the phrase, “in the real world”? As many of us are in a state of transition between school and...
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Struggling with Time — An Introduction

What do we mean when we use the phrase, “in the real world”? As many of us are in a state of transition between school and...
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Love in the Time of Peer Review

Over the weekend of November 21-23, the Hybrid Pedagogy editorial board gathered in Washington D.C. for an intensive working retreat. During that time, we collaborated on...
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Addressing the Elephant: The Importance of Infrastructure

I am an innovator. And yet, I still struggle with what exactly that means. Say you’re driving down a west coast highway in your economy car,...
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Taking the ‘No’ Out of Innovation

Innovate: French innover, from Old French, from Latin innovāre, innovāt-, to renew : in-, intensive pref.; in- + novāre, to make new (from novus, new). ~...
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Looks Good, Corn. Keep it up.

#digped Storify: Assessing Assessment

The most recent #digped conversation covered questions of the value of grading. The focus was in a higher-ed environment. At times, participants challenged the very definition...
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Power Lines over Flowers

Contingent Labor: an Interview with Lynée Gaillet and Letizia Guglielmo

On Friday, October 4th, 2013, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a synchronous #digped conversation on Twitter focused on Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor. Because contingent labor is a topic that appears to be...
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#digped Storify: A Hashtag Chat About Hashtags

Inspired by Charlotte Frost‘s article “Hashtag Classroom” last week on Hybrid Pedagogy, we hosted a #digped chat on Friday, August 2, 2013 to explore the pedagogical utility and variety of...
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Students

“Certainly anybody who has taught at the postsecondary level has had students who regard school as an inconvenience and lead soap-opera lives, but fortunately those students...
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Perspectives, Play, and Pedagogy: The Hybrid Pedagogy Virtual Unconference

“There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums.” — Jesse Stommel This is how it started: forums, we decided, don’t work. They are slow, lumbering,...
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Critical and Digital Pedagogies: a Virtual Unconference

Most of us are not strangers to the concept of the forum. Forums are attached to nearly every type of community building platform that hopes to...
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The Future of Higher Education: a #digped Discussion

This Friday, December 7 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific),Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to consider the future...
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After #twittergate. The Value of New Media Scholarship: a #digped Discussion

The conversation curated and archived via Storify. This Friday, October 5 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the #digped...
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