Jesse Stommel
Jesse Stommel is Executive Director of Hybrid Pedagogy and faculty at the University of Denver. His research and teaching focus on higher education pedagogy, critical digital pedagogy, and assessment.
Hybrid Pedagogy Books
Hybrid Pedagogy Books
In 2018, we published our first print book, An Urgency of Teachers. We have now published 7 print books in the last five years.
Undoing the Grade: Why We Grade, and How to Stop
Hybrid Pedagogy Books
Ungrading means raising an eyebrow at grades as a systemic practice, distinct from simply not grading. The word, "ungrading," is a present participle, an ongoing process, not a static set of practices.
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The Cult of Quality Matters
instructional design
Quality Matters, with its 42-point rubric, is one of the most pervasive and insidious examples of a standardized approach to the development of online courses.
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Counter-friction to Stop the Machine: The Endgame for Instructional Design
instructional design
"Institutional structures are not designed to cultivate (and sometimes undermine) pedagogical expertise in both instructional designers and faculty."
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Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection
Hybrid Pedagogy Books
A new edited collection, the first peer-reviewed book centered on the theory and practice of critical digital pedagogy.
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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.
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.
An Urgency of Teachers
Hybrid Pedagogy Books
Education is, says Freire, an “inescapable concern.” No one can be left out of the work of critical digital pedagogy, both the effort of it and its ends.
A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin
Critical Pedagogy
Some platforms are not agnostic. Not all tools can be hacked to good use. Critical Digital Pedagogy demands we approach our tools and technologies always with one eyebrow raised.
Interactive Criticism and the Embodied Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities
“The tenacity of / writing’s thickness, like the body’s / flesh, is / ineradicable, yet mortal” (87). ~ Charles Bernstein, “Artifice of Absorption” Critical analysis is visceral. When I write it, the tips of my
Play in Education
This episode explores the assertion that “play is serious business” and tests the ways in which it can be applied to today’s educational environments.
The Course Hath No Bottom: the 20,000-Person Seminar
A few years ago, Sean Michael Morris and I wrote, “Meaningful relationships are as important in a class of three as they are in a class of 10,000.” In the rest of
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Learning is Not a Mechanism
Digital pedagogy is not equivalent to teachers using digital tools. Rather, digital pedagogy demands that we think critically about our tools, demands that we reflect actively upon our own practice.
CFP: The Scholarly & the Digital
Calls for Papers
“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 their encounter in relation to an object

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