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

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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