17 posts
Making the Massive Intimate: Building a Lasting Learning Community
I focused on whether or not they felt welcomed into the community and whether or not they felt heard. I looked beyond the College Board’s pre-determined learning outcomes to students’ level of engagement, play, and curiosity.
Student Shaming and the Need for Academic Empathy
Purpose of Education CFP
Re-imagining academic culture can unearth the roots of academic shaming and build academic empathy.
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Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication
Academic Labor
“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
Gifts of the Moment: Learning to Listen and Respond through Improvisation
For a class discussion to be student-centered, teachers must cede control, and teachers must listen. For many reasons though, these tasks prove difficult. Teachers often do not want to cede control during a
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The Victorian MOOC
It is 1873. Something unique is about to happen. A steam-train gathers speed in the background. Carriages on cobbled streets. In a dark room children sleep. In another room, a man reads a
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Textual Communities: Writing, Editing, and Generation in Chicana Feminism
Digital culture
When I first proposed the research title “Editing Chicanas,” one of my mentors, Alice Gambrell, commented that it was a good title, partly because it prompted such anxiety. I was surprised, as anxiety
Perspective in Motion
What do we mean when we use the phrase, “in the real world”? As many of us are in a state of transition between school and work, styles of work, or a balance
Writing the Unreadable Untext: a Collaborative Autoethnography of #rhizo14
In January, 2014, we participated in the MOOC Rhizomatic Learning: The community is the curriculum [] (#rhizo14) facilitated by Dave Cormier []. A group of
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Embracing Subjectivity
Embracing our subjectivity as teachers can be tricky; I’ve written several [] times [http://https//] about how complex it is when teachers
Community and Citizenship in the Computer Classroom
Traditional college students of today are completely mediated. They can tweet, text, and post to Instagram all day long; they swim through a sea of media, and are savvy with an array of
Inner Voice, Criticality, and Empathy
I am deeply disturbed by dominant discourses in society that silence the voices of others, particularly women and ethnic minorities. I am frustrated by people who put others down, particularly online. And I
Amplifying Indigenous Voices
It is not too hard to recognize that educational institutions, to a large degree, determine the process of engagement with learning and engagement with the learners. It should come as no surprise that
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On Being a Double Agent
When I was in graduate school working on my Ph.D. in English, I spent quite a few hours in the TA office, an expansive room in the basement of the English building,
Hashtag Classroom
Hashtags are taxonomic and pedagogical tools (with citation standards to boot [] ).The Twitter hashtag was born in 2007 [