Grief in Academia

cw: miscarriage, grief You may have noticed a slight gap between my last post and this one. I was not certain I should write this post. Contrary to what my robust digital footprint might suggest, I am not one to post a lot of intensely personal information online. But it felt weird to simply resume … Continue reading Grief in Academia

Am I an Early or Mid-Career Academic?

The other day I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw this tweet asking, "Am I early-career or mid-career? A Memoir." And, man, I felt that. I am arguably early-career, having only had full-time employment in higher ed for the past 2.5 years. On the other hand, I've been teaching college classes since 2009. My … Continue reading Am I an Early or Mid-Career Academic?

10 Tips for Virtual, Synchronous Participation

I was actually going to write about a different topic this week, but in a recent meeting a colleague mentioned how fatigued she was because her virtual synchronous sessions were basically all black boxes with the same four students participating each time. This particular colleague is up for a pretty rad teaching award this year, … Continue reading 10 Tips for Virtual, Synchronous Participation

Rhetoric and Digital Writing: Teaching Blogs in College Composition

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I have been on a mission this semester to apply what I learned at the NEH Summer Institute on Implementing the Digital Humanities at Community Colleges. In my college system, College Composition 2 is designed to teach students about rhetoric and composition. Over the years, I have taught this … Continue reading Rhetoric and Digital Writing: Teaching Blogs in College Composition

Are Discussion Forums Dead? The Value of Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion in Hybrid Learning

On October 2, 2015 Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a #digped chat on the Death of the Discussion Forum┬áto discuss not only the often stilted nature of using discussion forums in course management systems, but also the comparative merits of other discussion tools like Twitter. The conversation included a debate about the pedagogical merit of asynchronous versus … Continue reading Are Discussion Forums Dead? The Value of Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion in Hybrid Learning

Technology in the Community College Classroom: A Necessity — Not a Nuisance

In July this past year I was fortunate to participate in an NEH Summer Institute on Implementing Digital Humanities in Community Colleges. Though I had been involved in DH via my research for many years, I had yet to experiment with my teaching for a number of reasons. Mainly, I wasn't sure how I would … Continue reading Technology in the Community College Classroom: A Necessity — Not a Nuisance

Digital Assignments, Hybrid Learning, and Community College Composition: A Journey

As I look around the classroom I see heads bowed, hear hushed voices and the clacking of keys. I am teaching two hybrid (half online - half face-to-face) sections of Composition I this semester. In their wisdom, the powers that be decided that our face-to-face meeting should take place in a computer lab. One of … Continue reading Digital Assignments, Hybrid Learning, and Community College Composition: A Journey