So You Want to Teach a Service Learning Course?

Sometimes I think I must have been out of my mind when I decided to teach two sections of a community-engaged course in a pandemic (this makes up only half of my 4 course load mind you). The coordination details feel endless at the moment. It is already the end of Week 4 and I … Continue reading So You Want to Teach a Service Learning Course?

Asynchronous Online Teaching

I recently had a conversation with a parent of a college student who was "disappointed" that her daughter *still* had some of her classes online this semester in spite of our institution's decision to "come back to campus" this fall. First, I informed her that at our specific institution, even before the pandemic, it is … Continue reading Asynchronous Online Teaching

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

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 to 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

Digital Humanities at the Community College (#DHattheCC)

    A record and response to attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Implementing Digital Humanities in Community Colleges.  By Tawnya Ravy  Attending the #DHattheCC conference was one of the most gratifying and transformative experiences of my life. For many years I have been a member of the DH community and … Continue reading Digital Humanities at the Community College (#DHattheCC)