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MOOCs: The Prestige Factor

MOOCs: The Prestige Factor | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it

Buried in the public responses to the news about MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and OER initiatives from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Princeton and others is a deceptively important assumption. The assumption goes something like this: the open digital educational materials made available through these initiatives are of value because they are the product of these prestigious, highly selective institutions.

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A list of stuff we're reading and thinking about re: Hybrid Pedagogy, Digital Pedagogy, and Critical Pedagogy. www.hybridpedagogy.com
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Handwriting v. Laptops? Why People Ask the Wrong Question (and Why Think Pair Share Rules Yet Again)

Handwriting v. Laptops? Why People Ask the Wrong Question (and Why Think Pair Share Rules Yet Again) | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it

Do students learn less when they are taking notes on a laptop than they learn when they take notes in a lecture class by handwriting?

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12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class

12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it

Digital Pedagogy is a recursive process, a constant interplay between building and analyzing what we’ve built -- between teaching and meta-level reflection on our own process.  

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Shit and Curses, and Other Updates on the Steven Salaita Affair (Updated)

Shit and Curses, and Other Updates on the Steven Salaita Affair (Updated) | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
1. Yesterday, University of Nevada professor Gautam Premnath called the University of Illinois to protest the hirefire of Steven Salaita. A giggly employee in the Chancellor's office told Premnath ...
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I Lie About My Teaching

I Lie About My Teaching | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
It's hard to get a true sense of what a classroom is really like—especially from the adult who runs it.
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Teaching Writing Massively, Part One

Teaching Writing Massively, Part One | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
Why are there so few MOOCs that incorporate writing, much less focus on writing as a subject?  This is the first in a two-part article on the potential for the recent online learning phenomenon to ...
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What is Good Writing?: A Meditation on Breaking Rules and Grammar Pedagogy

What is Good Writing?: A Meditation on Breaking Rules and Grammar Pedagogy | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
From all the jails the Boys and Girls Ecstatically leap— Beloved only Afternoon That Prison doesn’t keep They storm the Earth and stun the Air, A Mob of solid Bliss— Alas—that Frowns should lie in ...
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Discovering Natural Classrooms: Hybrid Collective Learning Spaces - Hybrid Pedagogy

Discovering Natural Classrooms: Hybrid Collective Learning Spaces - Hybrid Pedagogy | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
I challenge you to discover the natural classrooms of the world. Do not limit yourself, your pedagogy, or your methodology to a single place or process.
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Zombie Pedagogies: Embodied Learning in the Digital Age

Video Preview: http://bit.ly/digitalhuman There is no one pedagogical strategy that works for all students and teachers or in all situations. The space of the …
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Is It Okay to be a Luddite?

Is It Okay to be a Luddite? | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it

by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

 

I feel a pinch as I approach the screen once more. A twinge, just the littlest bite of remorse. Sometimes, it’s sizeable, the feeling I have that I want the...

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Academic Bad Faith

Academic Bad Faith | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it

"We assume that because we are in academia, we must somehow be in a golden realm where no one ever does anything racist, sexist, homophobic or ableist, because we have so much learning we must be above these things. This is academic bad faith." ~ Adeline Koh

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The Decay of the Digital Human on Vimeo

"The entire educational system is undergoing a swift and certain decay. A post-apocalyptic vision of the humanities. With Cyborgs. Flesh. Dystopia. Utopia. And Emily Dickinson. In brief, the digital humanities needs more generosity and also more follicle mites."

 
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E-mail Pedagogy and the Cascade Effect

E-mail Pedagogy and the Cascade Effect | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
Virtual channels like e-mail can be our voice in an online classroom. They’re one important way we have direct interactions with students. When we go silent on these channels, it’s like staring in ...
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Lisa Power's curator insight, May 7, 12:22 PM

I'd never thought about many of these ideas until now, but it all makes a lot of sense.

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To read or not to read... is that the right question?

by Maha Bali

 

I often hear teachers complaining that students don’t do the assigned readings and students complaining about the length, quantity, and difficulty of readings assigned to them. Even more often, I hear people talking about how Egypt is an oral culture and how rare it is to find young people who read for pleasure.

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From Homework to Preparing for Class Assignments

From Homework to Preparing for Class Assignments | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
I Hate Homework  And, I bet you do as well. What if we stopped using homework to name that part of a learning process or practice that we want students to engage (and notice I'm not using complete ...
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Professional Practice

Professional Practice | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
As the beginning of the academic year approaches, I start rehearsing the inevitable conversations I will have with faculty. In general, those conversations will be the same as they were last year, ...
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Late Work

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An instructor comes to me with a quibble about late policies in his department’s composition courses. I’m feeling ornery and rushed when he e-mails, I’m feeling curious and obstinate, so I ask him:...
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Carole Calenso-Fair's comment, August 7, 9:56 AM
Happy to see this. I am more interested in seeing the best work that someone can do at a given point, and if that takes a couple more days, I'm happy with that, Not interested in running a time-clock learning environment.
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Teaching Writing Massively, Part Two

Teaching Writing Massively, Part Two | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
Why are there so few MOOCs that incorporate writing, much less focus on writing as a subject? This is the second in a two-part article on the potential for the recent online learning phenomenon to ...
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“Unwanted” Diversity: The Endless Space Between Words

“Unwanted” Diversity: The Endless Space Between Words | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
The Pearson blog recently asked if MOOCs are simply too open and John Hennessy answered by stating that “two words are wrong in ‘MOOC’: Massive and open.” The problem, they say, is that open admiss...
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An Elementary Class Studied 600 LEGO Sets, What They Found Has Gotten LEGO’s Attention

An Elementary Class Studied 600 LEGO Sets, What They Found Has Gotten LEGO’s Attention | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
Check out the HRC Blog for the latest news and actions in the LGBT community.
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Massive Learning, Massive Play: Constructing Identity and Community t…

A presentation from Jesse Stommel (@jessifer), Sean Michael Morris (@slamteacher), and (@adamheid). In MMOGs 3D graphics-rendered avatars construct the player …
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Digitally Demonstrating Good [Digital] Writing

Digitally Demonstrating Good [Digital] Writing | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
Last year, I briefly discussed how to create digital portfolios using Google Docs. I explained how to create them, but spent little time on why our students should create them. Yet understanding th...
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The plight of one adjunct, and many

The plight of one adjunct, and many | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it

I hadn’t intended to write one of these letters...

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The Postapocalyptic Humanities

The Postapocalyptic Humanities | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it

The entire educational system is undergoing a swift and certain decay.

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Breaking up with email | Kris Shaffer

--> Breaking up with email Oct 7th, 2013 | Comments I need to break up with email. Things just aren’t working out. Email is whiny, high- …
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Hightower Lowdown | Lessons from corporatized college: Even PhDs are being squeezed out of the middle class

Hightower Lowdown | Lessons from corporatized college: Even PhDs are being squeezed out of the middle class | Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List | Scoop.it
Working. Poor. In our US of A, those words ought never be juxtaposed. The very concept of paying poverty wages in the richest nation in the history of the planet is an abomination--a mark of societal failure. Yet, not only have millions of our people been
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