Academic Labor
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Fandom, Feminism, and Maker Pedagogy
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Maker pedagogy can be a political, and even radical, approach to learning. The best learning experiences emerge when students approach making as an exploratory and self-reflexive process that brings them into closer conversation with the concerns of the course.
Instructional Designers Are Teachers
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The future of digital learning depends on taking seriously the work of instructional designers as teachers, both by pushing them to be more and acknowledging when they are far more than we realized.
Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages
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Once upon a time, I taught a MOOC. Actually it was twice, and really it was only four years ago. It was a course called Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information, created for the
Wakefulness and Digitally Engaged Publics
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Before his death in 2003, Edward Said urged his colleagues to assume the role of public intellectuals in the service of democracy. Said, a professor of literature, posited that academics should be mindful
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Access
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What does it take to access an education? I spoke with Robin DeRosa about this broad issue that affects the way we do things in our classrooms and schools.
Pedagogical Training via Relationship Building: The Value of Peer Mentoring
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Graduate students enter graduate programs hungry to learn about research, teaching, and professionalization. They seek knowledge of their discipline, socialization from faculty and peers, and most importantly the tools to perform the jobs
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Confessions of a Graduate Teacher (Once Lost, Now Found)
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This is a story about two hemispheres of graduate school: teaching and dissertating. It is a story about how those two parts sometimes cohere but are more often rendered in sharp relief. It’
Confessions of a Self-Taught College Instructor: Embracing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
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When I started graduate school and immediately became the instructor of record of a freshman composition course, I had a couple of advantages going for me. First, my parents were both educators, one
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(dis)Owning Tech: Ensuring Value and Agency at the Moment of Interface
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Education is big business. In the U.S., over 5% of gross domestic product is earmarked for education. Student debt in the U.S. is estimated to be over $1.2 trillion. The
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(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness
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Almost two years ago, halfway through the twisting path that was my doctoral course, I found myself in Finland, at the “Critical Evaluation of Game Studies Seminar”, where, above all the “big names”
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Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication
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“What should academics do on Twitter?” At a recent roundtable workshop on developing a professional academic digital identity, I heard the first four speakers address that question which I have heard so many
Separate but Equal: Substitute Teaching Done Right
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Every day, students across the country open the doors to their classrooms and see a stranger standing where their regular teacher should be. “Are you our sub?” they demand in a
No Holes for Us Round Pegs: Why Adjunct Faculty Don’t Fit In
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In recent years the long hidden problem of the adjunct faculty has become widely recognized, as in a series of articles in Hybrid Pedagogy published in 2013 and a current CFP there, The
CFP: Preparing Graduate Teachers
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This is an open, ongoing call. You can read the articles already written in response, or consider contributing your own. The May 2016 #digped chat hosted by Digital Pedagogy Lab highlighted the disconnect
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