Articles by Lee Skallerup Bessette

Roger Rabbit, pleading for release from handcuffs

Are Apps Becoming the New Worksheet?

My daughter loves school. She used to line up her stuffed animals in rows and “teach” them for hours on end. When she got a special...
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A mighty tree sprouts from the dirt. Well, it’ll be mighty one day.

“College Readiness” versus “Ready for College”

We have lots of definitions of “college readiness”; here are the ACT’s definitions as well as the Common Core’s in Language Arts (as for math, it’s...
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On Social Media, Silence, and Things That Matter

This piece first appeared on Educating Modern Learners. I want to talk about Ferguson. We need to keep talking about Ferguson because if these past 12-24...
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Social Media, Service, and the Perils of Scholarly Affect

I am not a scholar, at least not in the traditional sense. Almost 5 years ago, I wrote How Highered Makes Most Things Meaningless. It also...
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Towards a Critical Approach to Faculty Development

We are two critical pedagogues who are also faculty developers, trying to create space for conversations interrogating dominant approaches to faculty development. Faculty developers support the...
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Assessment and Generosity

https://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/4139/assessment.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 29:36The traditional take on assessment positions the teacher (or the state) as the one with all the...
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Digital Writing, Paywalls, and Worth

This piece was contributed as part of Hybrid Pedagogy‘s Digital Writing Month. I’m tired. Scratch that: I’m exhausted. I’ve been writing for my life, like my life depended...
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Where Do I Belong?: Contingency and the Psychic Wage

Hybrid Pedagogy recently announced a call for articles that address the problem of contingency in higher education. The goal is to examine our role as pedagogues in a...
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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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It’s Time to Play: Games, Gamification, and Active Learning

Play is making a comeback. There have been TED Talks, peer-reviewed articles in pediatrics journals, pieces in The Atlantic, and an entire industry now devoted to the “right” kind of play...
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It’s About Class: Interrogating the Digital Divide

I live and work in one of America’s poorest regions, Appalachia — specifically eastern Kentucky. Businesses and municipalities don’t have a strong web presence (if any...
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