Articles by Jesse Stommel


#digped Storify: Schools, Unteaching, and Lifelong Learning

In one of our bolder moves, Hybrid Pedagogy decided to hold a #digped discussion focused on the idea of lifelong learning. But embedded in this broad topic were...
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The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum

There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums. The discussion forum is a ubiquitous component of every learning management system and online learning platform...
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#digped Storify: Expertise, Mutiny, and Peer-to-Peer Learning

This #digped chat about peer-to-peer learning, or learning in the collective, was inspired by John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas’ book, A New Culture of Learning. In that book, the authors...
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Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It

This is the first of a four-part colloquy of articles. Each piece has been contributed by authors who have intimate experience with the struggles, failures, and successes...
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A Scholarship of Resistance: Bravery, Contingency, and Higher Education

Higher education needs more bravery. Digital pedagogy, or any experimental critical pedagogy, is necessarily dangerous, often with real risks for both instructors and students, much of...
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Tightrope Monkey

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 2: (Un)Mapping the Terrain

Digital pedagogy is not a dancing monkey. It won’t do tricks on command. It won’t come obediently when called. Nobody can show us how to do...
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#digped Storify: Plagiarism Undone

In the original prompt for this discussion, Sean Michael Morris writes, “Issues of ownership, intellectual property, and plagiarism are as old as the academy itself. But new...
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Co-intentional Education: a #digped Discussion

This Friday, February 1 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to discuss student involvement in teaching,...
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A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

On December 14, 2012, a group of 12 assembled in Palo Alto for a raucous discussion of online education. Hybrid Pedagogy contributors Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel gathered together with folks...
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A User’s Guide to Forking Education

At exactly this moment, online education is poised (and threatening) to replicate the conditions, courses, structures, and hierarchical relations of brick-and-mortar industrial-era education. Cathy N. Davidson...
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#digped Storify: The State of Higher Education and Its Future

Over the last twelve months, Hybrid Pedagogy has published 74 articles by 16 authors. It’s no surprise for us to report that the articles we’ve published about MOOCs have been some...
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The Future of Higher Education: a #digped Discussion

This Friday, December 7 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific),Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to consider the future...
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Online Learning: a Manifesto

Online learning is not the whipping boy of higher education. As a classroom teacher first and foremost, I have no interest in proselytizing for online learning,...
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A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education

A MOOC is not a thing. A MOOC is a strategy. What we say about MOOCs cannot possibly contain their drama, banality, incessance, and proliferation. The...
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#digped Storify: On the Deformation of New Media Citation Practices

In “Notes towards a Deformed Humanities,” Mark Sample writes, “I want to propose a theory and practice of a Deformed Humanities. A humanities born of broken,...
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New Media Conventions and Digital Citation: a #digped Discussion

The conversation curated and archived via Storify. This Friday, November 2 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag...
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#digped Storify: Community Values, Open Scholarship, #twittergate

The most recent #digped conversation covered questions of the value of publishing in a new media environment. At times, participants challenged the very definition of ‘to...
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#digped Storify: Outlining the "Open" in Open Access and Open Source

Prompted by some of the initial responses to Robin’s #digped announcement, “Blurring Lines, Breaking Rules,” the discussion began with consideration of working definitions for and distinctions between “Open...
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The Myth of Efficiency: a #digped Discussion

The conversation curated and archived via Storify. This Friday, August 31 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under hashtag #digped...
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Udacity and Online Pedagogy: Players, Learners, Objects

This sentence is a learning object. Wayne Hodgins, the “father of learning objects,” first came up with the idea for them while watching his son play with...
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The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses

MOOCs are a red herring. The MOOC didn’t appear last week, out of a void, vacuum-packed. The MOOC has been around for years, biding its time. Still,...
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Collaborative Teaching, Shared Pedagogies: a #digped Discussion

The conversation curated and archived via Storify. This Friday, July 20 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag...
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Digital Humanities Made Me a Better Pedagogue: a Crowdsourced Article

Pedagogy is inherently collaborative. Our work as teachers doesn’t (or shouldn’t) happen in a vacuum. In “Hybridity, pt. 3: What Does Hybrid Pedagogy Do?,” Pete and...
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Hacking the Screwdriver: Instructure’s Canvas and the Future of the LMS

There’s nothing wrong with Blackboard, except in the way that there’s something wrong with all of it. At InstructureCon 2012, we noticed a lot of hate being...
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Hybridity, pt. 3: What Does Hybrid Pedagogy Do?

This is the third in a series of articles that investigates hybridity as it relates to our positions as teachers and scholars, but also as learners, composers, and...
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