Reviewer: Sean Michael Morris
10 articles
CFP: Student Voices
CFP: Student Voices
Bethany Thomas
We want to hear from you, students, whether you are in your last semester of a post-doctoral degree or if you just graduated high school and are on your way to a new college. All students have a voice here.
The Cult of Quality Matters
instructional design
Martha Burtis · Jesse Stommel
Quality Matters, with its 42-point rubric, is one of the most pervasive and insidious examples of a standardized approach to the development of online courses.
Counter-friction to Stop the Machine: The Endgame for Instructional Design
instructional design
Jesse Stommel · Martha Burtis
"Institutional structures are not designed to cultivate (and sometimes undermine) pedagogical expertise in both instructional designers and faculty."
Tiny Maneuvers: On Changing Our Instincts as Teachers
praxis
Rebecca Weaver
How many of us closely read our own syllabi, not for typos but for pedagogy? How many of us think about the subtle and overt messages they send to our students?
Bit, Block, Sketch, Build: Bricolage and Educator Learning
Critical Digital Pedagogy CFP
Remi Kalir
Every course, every semester, and every workshop is a mutable foundation upon which to build for empathy rather than efficiency, to architect relations of curiosity and variance rather than similarity and control.
On Social Media, Silence, and Things That Matter
Lee Skallerup Bessette
This piece first appeared on Educating Modern Learners. I want to talk about Ferguson. We need to keep talking about Ferguson because if these past 12-24 months have taught us anything (if we
Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussion
Discussions
Chris Friend
A class discussion where the teacher pre-determines the outcome is just a lecture in disguise, dressed up to feel student-centered while still being instructor-directed. When a class involves discussion, we owe it to
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
The Political Power of Play
Digital Humanities
Adeline Koh
This peer-reviewed article was simultaneously prepared as a keynote address for Re:Humanities 2014, a peer-reviewed undergraduate digital humanities conference held by the TriCollege Digital Humanities Initiative (Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore). The
Confessions of a Subversive Student
Open Education
Leif Nelson
My relationship with education has always been a kind of dissonant harmony. I have always loved learning, yet I have always felt like a rogue in the regimented institutions of homogenization. Today, the
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