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Truthy Lies and Surreal Truths: A Plea for Critical Digital Literacies

Misinformation abounds. This has always been the case, but the problem has become acute in the age of digital communication. As Mike Caulfield and Zeynep Tufekci...
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Confessions of a Graduate Teacher (Once Lost, Now Found)

This is a story about two hemispheres of graduate school: teaching and dissertating. It is a story about how those two parts sometimes cohere but are...
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Not Enough Voices

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/7920/not-enough-voices.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 21:39On Friday, 12 August 2016, Sean Michael Morris gave one of two closing keynotes at the Digital...
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Death of the Discussion Forum: a #digped Chat

The semester begins. Servers everywhere fire up. And students across the globe introduce themselves in discussion forums. In Canvas, in D2L, in Blackboard, in Moodle. Teachers...
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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

My experiences as a graduate student of writing studies and online education have repeatedly left me inspired by the various “–isms” (e.g., constructionism, connectivism) that put the student...
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Best Practices: Thoughts on a Flash Mob Mentality

I have colleagues who invoke “Best Practices” the way that evangelical Christians quote the Bible: God has spoken. During these conversations, I am tempted to say...
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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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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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Gaining Insights into Online Teacher Training through Essential Questions

My favorite pedagogical tool is the essential question. Briefly, these attempt to focus student attention on the broader implications and deeper meanings behind content. I had been...
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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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Engaging Students: Lessons from the Leisure Industry

While on a cross-country trip a few years ago, I stopped at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and had a revelation. It was a few days...
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A Plea for Pedagogy

It goes without saying that technology is changing education. Children’s brains are being rewired, universities are being threatened with extinction, and we will be in serious...
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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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The Early Days of Videotaped Lectures

“It’s early days for online education,” declared a recent article in the technology blog  Techcrunch, with its typical giddiness about the changes that technology is poised...
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How NOT to Teach Online: A Story in Two Parts

Here’s a little secret: when I started teaching people how to teach online, I had no clue what I was doing. It was 1998. I was...
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The Failure of an Online Program

It’s evening. An Irish pub in Louisville, Colorado. Fish and chips. Beer. A game of soccer on the TV. I’m sitting down with one of my...
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Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It

This is the first of a four-part colloquy of articles. Each piece has been contributed by authors who have intimate experience with the struggles, failures, and successes...
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A User’s Guide to Forking Education

At exactly this moment, online education is poised (and threatening) to replicate the conditions, courses, structures, and hierarchical relations of brick-and-mortar industrial-era education. Cathy N. Davidson...
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Online Learning: a Manifesto

Online learning is not the whipping boy of higher education. As a classroom teacher first and foremost, I have no interest in proselytizing for online learning,...
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Udacity and Online Pedagogy: Players, Learners, Objects

This sentence is a learning object. Wayne Hodgins, the “father of learning objects,” first came up with the idea for them while watching his son play with...
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Trading Classroom Authority for Online Community

Early web commenters referred to the Internet as a primitive, lawless place like the “Wild West.” Plenty still needs to change to make certain parts of...
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Rules of Engagement; or, How to Build Better Online Discussion

All participation is not equal. Digital media prompt us for comments, but in an academic setting we should harness this cultural habit to teach the difference...
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