What is Online Learning?
Online learning is often misunderstood as a set of practices enacted within the confines of a learning management system or other platform. In fact, online learning (and teaching) is as much a matter of critical attention to building relationships, and questioning and creating practice as traditional classroom pedagogy. 11 posts
Our Bodies Encoded: Algorithmic Test Proctoring in Higher Education
Cheating is not a technological problem, but a social and pedagogical problem. Technology is often blamed for creating the conditions in which cheating proliferates and is then offered as the solution to the problem it created; both claims are false.
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Bit, Block, Sketch, Build: Bricolage and Educator Learning
Critical Digital Pedagogy CFP
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.
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Ethical Online Learning: Critical Pedagogy and Social Justice
Critical Pedagogy
On February 16, 2018, Sean Michael Morris and Lora Taub-Pervizpour presented a joint keynote for a Digital Pedagogy Lab event at the University of Delaware. Below is the transcript for that presentation. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Not Enough Voices
Digital Pedagogy
On Friday, 12 August 2016, Sean Michael Morris gave one of two closing keynotes at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute held at the University of Mary Washington. Below is the text of his
An Affinity for Asynchronous Learning
Digital Pedagogy
There is something that bothers us about conversations about replacing face-to-face teaching with online learning: they often fall into a trap of assuming that incorporating synchronous interaction is the optimal way to make
How to Build an Ethical Online Course
Digital Pedagogy
The best online and hybrid courses are made from scraps strewn about and gathered together from across the web. We build a course by examining the bits, considering how they’re connected, and
A Plea for Pedagogy
It goes without saying that technology is changing education. Children’s brains are being rewired, universities are being threatened with extinction, and we will be in serious trouble if we ignore the transformative
The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum
There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums. The discussion forum is a ubiquitous component of every learning management system and online learning platform from Blackboard to Moodle to Coursera. Forums
The Early Days of Videotaped Lectures
Online Learning
“It’s early days for online education,” declared a recent article in the technology blogTechcrunch [http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/22/72-of-professors-who-teach-online-courses-dont-think-their-students-deserve-credit/] , with its typical giddiness about the changes that technology is poised
Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It
Online Learning
This is the first ofa four-part colloquy of articles [http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/tag/online-learning-colloquy]. Each piece has been contributed by authors who have intimate experience with the struggles, failures, and successes of
Online Learning: a Manifesto
Digital Humanities
Online learning is not the whipping boy of higher education. As a classroom teacher first and foremost, I have no interest in proselytizing for online learning, but to roundly condemn it is absurd.