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Wakefulness and Digitally Engaged Publics

Before his death in 2003, Edward Said urged his colleagues to assume the role of public intellectuals in the service of democracy. Said, a professor of...
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Pedagogical Training via Relationship Building: The Value of Peer Mentoring

Graduate students enter graduate programs hungry to learn about research, teaching, and professionalization. They seek knowledge of their discipline, socialization from faculty and peers, and most...
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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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Confessions of a Self-Taught College Instructor: Embracing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

When I started graduate school and immediately became the instructor of record of a freshman composition course, I had a couple of advantages going for me....
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Openness

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/7900/openness.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 42:00You can also view a complete transcript of this episode. Our typical focus on this journal and...
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Separate but Equal: Substitute Teaching Done Right

Every day, students across the country open the doors to their classrooms and see a stranger standing where their regular teacher should be. “Are you our...
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From Under the Volcano

Endings are difficult and painful: The lava of new beginnings flows under the hard, hollow shell of habit, threatening to burst out and create new forms....
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Whither the Digital Humanities?

The Digital Humanities (DH) can be viewed in two ways: as emerging and as emergent. Emerging: Over the last two decades, as it grew from humanities...
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How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom

The late labor historian David Montgomery wrote famously about workers’ control in America during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. “At times the story involved little more...
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Redefining Service for the Digital Academic: Scholarship, Social Media, and Silos

I appreciate the agility available to the digital academic, but there is something a bit fun-house about all of this to me.  Every day as part...
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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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Peeking Under the Rug: Build a “Candid” Teaching Portfolio

Teaching is hard. Teaching well is really hard. This paraphrase of Jeff Daniels’ reflection on the difficulties of writing is not an adage, but it should...
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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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A Careful Approach to Digital Scholarship

The Twitter format lends itself to excitement, leaping out, connecting with people over content, not into content, and offers opportunities for people to make what they...
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Social Media, Service, and the Perils of Scholarly Affect

I am not a scholar, at least not in the traditional sense. Almost 5 years ago, I wrote How Highered Makes Most Things Meaningless. It also...
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Play in Education

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/4453/play.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 33:30Why isn’t school more fun? Fred Rogers, famous in America for creating Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, said, “Play...
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A Letter to the Humanities: DH Will Not Save You

Adeline Koh will be teaching the Identity track for Digital Pedagogy Lab in August 2015. To find out more about her track and to enroll, visit Digital Pedagogy Lab’s...
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LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress?

You have to be a pretty tenacious researcher to find any criticism about LibGuides, the practical and convenient tool that librarians use to create online guides...
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CFP: The Scholarly & the Digital

“What is new and which affects the idea of the work comes not necessarily from the internal recasting of each of these disciplines, but rather from...
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MMCP: The “Critical” in Critical Pedagogy

MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy is a six-week exploration of critical pedagogy. For this first week of MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy (MMCP), we will be discussing Chapter...
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Spect-ops at Harvard: How a World-leading University Reacts to Techno-centrism

“Screens so hi-def you might as well be there, cost effective videophonic conferencing, internal Froxx CD-ROM, electronic couture, all-in-one consoles (…) Half of all metro Bostonians...
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Maggie’s Digital Content Farm

This piece was contributed as part of Hybrid Pedagogy‘s Digital Writing Month. Over the course of the last 6 months or so, I’ve felt a real...
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From Ph.D. to Poverty

Another Ph.D. just applied for unemployment. I haven’t received any benefits because my claims are under review while the Employment Security Department determines reasonable assurance of...
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Syllabus as Manifesto: A Critical Approach to Classroom Culture

Syllabi that reflect the mundane, bureaucratic requirements of the University are at risk of setting an equally banal classroom atmosphere. While administrative personnel may argue otherwise,...
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A Soliloquy on Contingency

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/2508/soliloquy-contingency.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 13:39I don’t share the sheer outrage that some adjunct professors are directing at the tenured ranks. I...
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