Jesse Stommel
Jesse Stommel is Executive Director of Hybrid Pedagogy and Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab. His research and teaching focus on higher education pedagogy, critical digital pedagogy, and assessment.
The Cult of Quality Matters
instructional design
Martha Burtis · Jesse Stommel
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.
Counter-friction to Stop the Machine: The Endgame for Instructional Design
instructional design
Jesse Stommel · Martha Burtis
"Institutional structures are not designed to cultivate (and sometimes undermine) pedagogical expertise in both instructional designers and faculty."
Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection
Hybrid Pedagogy Books
Jesse Stommel · Chris Friend · Sean Michael Morris
A new edited collection, the first peer-reviewed book centered on the theory and practice of critical digital pedagogy.
An Open Letter On the Future of Hybrid Pedagogy
What is Hybrid Pedagogy?
Jesse Stommel · Chris Friend · Sean Michael Morris
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
Jesse Stommel
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
Sean Michael Morris · Jesse Stommel
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
Sean Michael Morris · Jesse Stommel
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
Jesse Stommel
“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
Chris Friend · Stephanie Vie · Kyle Stedman · Jesse Stommel
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
Jesse Stommel
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
Learning is Not a Mechanism
Jesse Stommel
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
Chris Friend · Sean Michael Morris · Jesse Stommel
“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
Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2014 List of Lists
Jesse Stommel · Chris Friend · Sean Michael Morris
Hybrid Pedagogy will go dark from December 10, 2014, through early January 2015. Many of our readers and authors take this time to prepare for the new semester and/or spend time with
If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance
critical digital pedagogy
Sean Michael Morris · Jesse Stommel
MOOCs and Critical Pedagogy are not obvious bedfellows. The hype around MOOCs has centered mostly on a brand of sage on the stage courseware at direct odds with Critical Pedagogy’s emphasis on learner agency.

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