• Critical Digital Pedagogy

    We need to handle our technologies roughly — to think critically about our tools, how we use them, and who has access to them.

  • Praxis

    Pedagogy begins with small gestures. What we ask to be called. The online platforms we use. The first word of our syllabus. A single tweet.

  • Educational Technology

    The best digital tools inspire us, often to use them in ways the designer couldn’t anticipate.

Recent Posts

Dear Chronicle: Why I Will No Longer Write for Vitae

Dear Chronicle: Why I Will No Longer Write for Vitae

Dear Chronicle​– I recently accepted a job as a columnist for Vitae from the Chronicle of Higher Education, where I’ve published two columns in the last two months. A draft of my third column is due today. I won’t be submitting it. Unfortunately, Vitae continues to publish “Dear Student,” its student-shaming series, also referred to as “professorial tough love.” ...

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2014 Recap: Critical Pedagogy, Zombie Pedagogy, Digital Pedagogy

2014 Recap: Critical Pedagogy, Zombie Pedagogy, Digital Pedagogy

First, if you haven’t already, meet Emily Dog. In addition to the stuff I wrote here on my own blog, I published a hodgepodge of stuff elsewhere in various media in 2014. I’m gathering much of it here. I started doing this in 2012 and then again in 2013, mostly as a way for me to keep track ...

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12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class

12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class

For a series of workshops, I devised the following prompt for creating a digital assignment or hybrid class. (Most of these tips can apply to any assignment or class, not just digital ones.) 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 ...

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Inspiration

  • ~ bell hooks

    “The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility.”

    ~ bell hooks
  • ~ Thomas P. Kasulis

    “A class is also a process, an independent organism with its own goal and dynamics.”

    ~ Thomas P. Kasulis
  • ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst.”

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson