Three consecutive years is enough to establish a tradition, right? In what has thereby become a tradition, Hybrid Pedagogy will “go dark” for about a month as many of our readers, authors, and editors spend time with family and away from their scholarship. We take a break, too, to refresh our site design and prepare new content for the coming year.

In the meantime, we present another tradition, our List of Lists: a collection of the articles we think most warrant additional (or renewed) attention as we move into the new year. These articles reflect the most active conversations in the Hybrid Pedagogy community this year. They concentrate and condense the broad discussions and concerns that have crossed this journal’s pages in 2015.

We’ll be back in mid-January 2016 to keep many of these conversations going (and start up some new ones). Until then, here’s our review of the past twelve months in our community.

Special (Ad)Ventures

We’ve had fun hosting new and recurring projects this year, from online and in-person courses to expansion into the medium of sound.

“Service” and/versus Public Scholarship

One of our favorite conversations this year looked at how public scholarship and the public identity of a scholar intertwine, overlap, and sometimes play at odds with each other. We’ve presented four articles that take up this complex issue.

Bonnie Stewart’s “In Public: The Shifting Consequences of Twitter Scholarship
Lee Skallerup Bessette’s “Social Media, Service, and the Perils of Scholarly Affect
Lee’s “On Social Media, Silence, and Things That Matter
Janine Utell’s “Redefining Service for the Digital Academic: Scholarship, Social Media, and Silos

Monthly #digped Chats

Near the start of each month, we host massive Twitter chats about educational issues. The participants and the conversations change each month, but the burst of energy is nearly guaranteed. This year, we’ve tackled some contentious issues:

  • Death of the Discussion Forum
  • Laptop Policies
  • Brainstorming Big Questions about Education
  • Teaching, Not Tools
  • When Words Go Global
  • Digital Networks, Participation, and Influence
  • Becoming Visible: Contingency in the Classroom

Articles That Deserve Another Look

In case these articles never made it to your reading list this year, we think you owe it to yourself to take a(nother) look at them, as they challenge us to question our approaches to things we often take for granted.

Joshua Adair and Paul Walker’s “Turned On: On the Impossibility of Queer (and) Composition
Martín Kutnowski’s “Peeking Under the Rug: Build a ‘Candid’ Teaching Portfolio
JoAnna R. Murphy’s “Addressing Ageism in the 21st Century Classroom
Kris Shaffer’s “Homework is a Social Justice Issue
HybridPod’s “Compassion and Integrity