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43 articles
Truthy Lies and Surreal Truths: A Plea for Critical Digital Literacies
Digital Literacy
Misinformation abounds. This has always been the case, but the problem has become acute in the age of digital communication. As Mike Caulfield and Zeynep Tufekci have been showing in the week following
13 min read
Between Words and Pictures Emerges the Shape of Ideas
Digital Writing
I want to share a quick few reflections on the particular way in which I see comics as a powerful way to express and organize our thinking. Defining this collection of practices we
Your Voice in Mine
Digital Writing
How can I hear my own voice unless it bounces off of yours? I have had that single line in my mind for years. It isn’t particularly poetic, and I don&
4 min read
Pedagogical Training via Relationship Building: The Value of Peer Mentoring
Academic Labor
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
8 min read
In the Clutches of Algorithms
Digital culture
We sacrifice control in the name of convenience. As we become like cyborgs, we should expect more control over our technology. Tech has long aimed to provide additional conveniences for modern living, with
10 min read
Learning Through Conversation
The Purpose of Education
“My teaching portfolio speaks of challenges and failures alongside successes, all woven into a narrative organically establishing who I am and why I do what I do.” — Martin Kutnowski There’s a fair
(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness
Academic Labor
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”
8 min read
Gifts of the Moment: Learning to Listen and Respond through Improvisation
Community
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
11 min read
No Holes for Us Round Pegs: Why Adjunct Faculty Don’t Fit In
Academic Labor
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
Making Disability Part of the Conversation: Combatting Inaccessible Spaces and Logics
Accessibility
In a string of recent education articles, researchers have praised the benefits of hand-written notes and instructors have forbidden computers from classrooms. Frustrated with her student’s technological fixation, Associate Professor Carol E.
5 min read
Messy Minds: The Autoethnography of Learning
Composition
I’ve had my arse handed to me a few times online. Enough times to realise that writing provocatively (whether intentional or not) is often worth the activity. The most memorable and behaviour
Risk Taking is a Form of Playing it Safe
Composition
We like to talk about risk. We talk about the virtues of taking risks, we tell each other to take risks, we tell each other to tell our students to take risks, and,
10 min read
Notes Toward a Values-Driven Framework for Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Digital Humanities
There was a definite buzz in the room on an otherwise ordinary Friday morning. Faculty, administrators, librarians, and educational technologists had gathered to hear future plans for our university’s classrooms. A communication
The Purpose of Online Discussion
Online Learning
Are online discussions really discussions? I’ve been wondering this since I started teaching online. Many of my students, friends, and colleagues get a sour look on their face when it comes
12 min read
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