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Student Shaming and the Need for Academic Empathy

“I feel I have just been beaten down with everything I have ever written.” The confessions begin at first reluctantly. Then, they gain momentum: “Writing feels...
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Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication

“What should academics do on Twitter?” At a recent roundtable workshop on developing a professional academic digital identity, I heard the first four speakers address that...
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Gifts of the Moment: Learning to Listen and Respond through Improvisation

For a class discussion to be student-centered, teachers must cede control, and teachers must listen. For many reasons though, these tasks prove difficult. Teachers often do...
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The Victorian MOOC

It is 1873. Something unique is about to happen. A steam-train gathers speed in the background. Carriages on cobbled streets. In a dark room children sleep....
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Textual Communities: Writing, Editing, and Generation in Chicana Feminism

When I first proposed the research title “Editing Chicanas,” one of my mentors, Alice Gambrell, commented that it was a good title, partly because it prompted...
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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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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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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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Community and Citizenship in the Computer Classroom

Traditional college students of today are completely mediated. They can tweet, text, and post to Instagram all day long; they swim through a sea of media,...
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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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Brief Encounters with Accidental Pedagogues: A #digped Chat

“I am not alone. There are accidental pedagogues everywhere, teachers without classrooms who left the academy but kept their ears and eyes open for when a...
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Amplifying Indigenous Voices

It is not too hard to recognize that educational institutions, to a large degree, determine the process of engagement with learning and engagement with the learners....
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Invention, Ambition, Fearlessness: Digital Writing Month 2014

We are all animals of speech and expression, we are creative beasts with crayons, we are all authors, and we are all founding mothers and fathers...
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On Being a Double Agent

When I was in graduate school working on my Ph.D. in English, I spent quite a few hours in the TA office, an expansive room in...
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Hashtag Classroom

Hashtags are taxonomic and pedagogical tools (with citation standards to boot). The Twitter hashtag was born in 2007. Invented by Chris Messina (then with the consulting firm...
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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 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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#digped Storify: Expertise, Mutiny, and Peer-to-Peer Learning

This #digped chat about peer-to-peer learning, or learning in the collective, was inspired by John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas’ book, A New Culture of Learning. In that book, the authors...
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Peer-to-Peer Learning in the Collective: a #digped Discussion

On Friday, May 3 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped focused on the notion of the...
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Learning in the Collective

In A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown write, “Embracing Change means looking forward to...
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Theorizing Google Docs: 10 Tips for Navigating Online Collaboration

This sentence — this one right here — is the first sentence I’ve written in two months that wasn’t co-authored in a Google Doc. It’s the...
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In Search of the "Peer" in Peer Review

In this article for the Guardian, George Monbiot calls academic publishing “economic parasitism” and academic publishers “monopolists,” which brings up a broader discussion about the purpose...
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