An Open Letter On the Future of Hybrid Pedagogy
What is Hybrid Pedagogy?
We’ve spent the last several weeks rebuilding the journal on a new platform, looking carefully through our archives, to curate and foreground the most relevant articles we’ve published.
Active Gratitude
Academic Labor
What is the nature of gratitude? What does it challenge — or allow — us to do? And how does it change when we think of it as being *active*? I talk with Amy Slay and Kate Bowles to learn more.
Our Bodies Encoded: Algorithmic Test Proctoring in Higher Education
Ed-tech
Cheating is not a technological problem, but a social and pedagogical problem. Technology is often blamed for creating the conditions in which cheating proliferates and is then offered as the solution to the problem it created; both claims are false.
14 min read
The Human Work of Higher Education Pedagogy
Higher Education Pedagogy
The work of teaching is hard. And much of the work is unexamined, exactly because the work is so precarious—because many teachers are not given the space or the support they need to improvise and experiment in their classes.
New Collection CFP: Voices of Practice—New Stories of Scholarship
Calls for Papers
What does it mean to be a professional while also an academic? This collection is seeking narratives that balance scholarship with personal experience.
Slow Interdisciplinarity
The Purpose of Education
Interdisciplinarity comes from learners — their fields, their experiences, their ways of knowing. It is a dynamic process, and it is slower than we think.
14 min read
Pursuing Happiness Through Education
Higher Ed
If life inherently involves the pursuit of happiness, education should prepare students to face that overall challenge, not just the needs of a future job.
Travelling in Troy With an Instructional Designer
Critical Pedagogy
Instructional designers can build courses in which technologies are Trojan Horses for emancipation through constructionist problem-based learning.
Syllabus-as-Metaphor
syllabus
We can help — or risk harm — with the metaphors our syllabi embody, and so to serve students as best we can, we must choose our metaphors well.
11 min read
A Pedagogy of Kindness
critical digital pedagogy
Kindness is something most of us aspire toward as people, but not something we necessarily think of as central to teaching.
Publishing
Publishing
Cheryl E. Ball shares how she blends professional editing, modern publishing, and digital pedagogy to create meaningful courses beyond the classroom walls.
“To Be Honest I’m Not Sure If We Have a Textbook”: Undergraduate Access to Course Reading
The Purpose of Education
Faculty and staff don’t often know how hard it is for students to get their course materials. Students choose whether and how to acquire textbooks.
Platforms
Digital Pedagogy
Chris Gilliard walks us through concerns he has about the state of online surveillance and dangers lurking behind asking students to work in online platforms.
The Public Necessity of Student Blogging
Scholarly and Digital CFP
In order for students to become public communicators, we must do away with closed platforms that purport to mimic open web functionality. Here’s why.

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