This article closes out a series that reflects at a meta-level about the work of the journal itself. Here, we offer a Hybrid Pedagogy mix-tape with a few special guests.

It is the season of lists. Shopping listsTop 100 lists. Lists of who’s been naughty and who’s been niceLists about what mattered in 2013. Even lists about what 2014 might bring. December 2013 marks Hybrid Pedagogy’s two-year anniversary, and so we thought the time was ripe to jump in with a few short lists of our own.

The journal has grown exponentially over those two years; and our readership has remained as broad and diverse as those who have written for us. Since January 2012, Hybrid Pedagogy has published 172 articles by 51 authors, and we’ve had approximately 100,000 unique visitors and a total of 300,000 pageviews. Readership went from 8,800 views in October 2012 to 27,000 views in October 2013.

While pageviews are nice, we care more about building and sustaining community. Our goal has always been high quality content that engages a wide audience of teachers, instructional designers, learners, and educational administrators. For this reason, we’ve used social media from the start as a tool for creating a conversation and making direct connections between writers and readers. To that end, we issued two unique CFPs: one which brought K12 and Higher Education into alignment, and the other which gave voice to contingent and adjunct instructors. We were also privileged to publish our first e-book written almost entirely by students.

After two years, Hybrid Pedagogy is taking its first official hiatus. We’ll be “going dark” from December 16 to January 6 in order to do some remodeling. There will be some happy changes to look forward to upon our return, including a full site redesign, the release of our next CFP, and the announcement of a new event involving a certain cave troll.

But before we go, we present our first annual list of lists to give you lots of stuff to chew on while we’re away:

5 articles on Hybrid Pedagogy with best average time on page:
It’s not only longer pieces that appear atop this list, but also ones that engage the reader with their unique style, perspective, and voice. (Meanwhile, Jesse credits the amazing work of his students with the success of both his appearances here.)
Ghost Towns of the Public Good by Pat Lockley (8m 39s)
It’s About Class: Interrogating the Digital Divide by Lee Skallerup Bessette (7m 59s)
The Twitter Essay by Jesse Stommel (7m 58s)
The Digital Humanities is About Breaking Stuff by Jesse Stommel (6m 36s)
In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice by Keith Brennan (6m 25s)

5 MOOCiest articles on Hybrid Pedagogy:
Not surprisingly, our articles about MOOCs — and a certain cave troll — have been some of our most successful.
The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses by Jesse Stommel
MOOCagogy: Assessment, Networked Learning, and the Meta-MOOC by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel
Meaningful Collaboration: Revitalizing Small Colleges with MOOC Hybrids by Kevin Burke and Jessica Mahoney
Will MOOCs Work for Writing? by Chris Friend
Audrey Watters Wrestles with MOOCs by Pete Rorabaugh

5 articles on Hybrid Pedagogy that we think deserve a second look:
There’s a lot more going on at Hybrid Pedagogy than MOOCs. Here are some articles we especially recommend.
Building in the Humanities Isn’t New by Robin Wharton
Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy by Alison Seaman
Seeing Composition Three Dimensionally by Lori Beth De Hertogh
A Lecturer’s Almanac by Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Open-source Scholarship by Kris Shaffer

3 articles that help describe what Hybrid Pedagogy does and why we do it:
What is Hybrid Pedagogy? by Jesse Stommel
Occupy the Digital: Critical Pedagogy and New Media by Pete Rorabaugh
Collaborative Peer Review: Gathering the Academy’s Orphans by Sean Michael Morris

2 posts not on Hybrid Pedagogy about why most list posts suck:
Top 100 Reasons Why I Hate Lists by Audrey Watters
Stop Linking To “Top 100 Blogs” Lists by Dan Meyer

1 list to rule them all, in case you want to fall down a very deep rabbit hole:
Wikipedia’s List of Lists of Lists, which amusingly lists itself.

[Photo by Nomadic Lass]