Reviewer: Chris Friend
10 articles
Decentering Digital Discomfort
Digital Humanities
Kristin Allukian · Allison Duque · Alexander Cendrowski
Establishing digital discomfort along with the possibility of no resolution as framing principles of a DH project can promote research consciousness.
Removing Barriers to Student Success
compassion
Sara Winstead Fry
Abandoning old policies to support student success brings a sense of freedom and fulfillment that is far superior to adhering to outdated notions of rigor.
Grading During—and Beyond—COVID
grading
Laura Tanenbaum · Kristen Gallagher
The traditional grading system undermines learning and reinforces inequity even in so-called “normal” times, but alternatives are possible.
The Menagerie, Myths and Merits of the Bitmoji Classroom
simulation
Sarah Pazur
Educators don’t have to forfeit fun for quality online learning, but they do need to build authentic learning when using digital simulation tools.
The #OthelloSyllabus: Twitter as Play
Twitter Essay
Elizabeth Tavares · Sienna Ballou
In a class on critical race theory and hashtag activism, Twitter's paradoxical mix of anonymity and public writing developed students' cultural competency.
Audible Networks:
Podcasts and Collaborative Learning
Collaboration
Shannon Draucker
Collaborative podcast creation makes visible – or rather, audible – webs and relations, the intellectual and affective ties possible among students.
The Documents We Teach By
praxis
Judith Enriquez
Documents play significant roles in our practices. It is an invitation to see what documents do to our work. They promote particular educational values and establish norms and conventions that we then must follow (over time) blindly and diligently.
Syllabus-as-Metaphor
syllabus
Jakob Gowell
We can help — or risk harm — with the metaphors our syllabi embody, and so to serve students as best we can, we must choose our metaphors well.
Opening the Classroom: Ownership and Engagement
Critical Pedagogy
Ben Van Overmeire
It was time to open up the classroom. I was tired of doing class on my own. Tired of designing lesson plans that minutely mapped every second of my time together with the students. It was time for students to take ownership of class.
A Soliloquy on Contingency
Academic Labor
Joseph P. Fisher
I don’t share the sheer outrage that some adjunct professors are directing at the tenured ranks. I really do believe that the majority of tenured faculty — I obviously can’t speak for
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