Running shoes are broken (a side-note on higher education issues)

The following rant is about how an industry designed to supply one thing (running shoes) can foster inequality amongst the practitioners (runners). I find many parallels in higher education, especially with practitioners of bespoke pedagogies that work only for fewer than 45 total students a semester and education technology companies that sell expensive software of… Read more Running shoes are broken (a side-note on higher education issues)

Our Faculty Union Created an Award for Contingent Faculty (and you can too)

Background My community college has a faculty body of around 40% contingent faculty based on full-time equivalent. Before last year, these contingent faculty weren’t eligible for certain awards, including one given by my the state colleges board of trustees, which called their award Educator of the Year. If it sounds odd that you could win… Read more Our Faculty Union Created an Award for Contingent Faculty (and you can too)

Ever wish there were an introduction to distance digital college courses? I made one.

After hearing from colleagues this spring who wished for an introduction to online courses for students, I spent the summer creating one. "Return to Enter: An Introduction to Digital Distance Higher Education," is a five-lesson module. Each lesson is designed to take 30-45 minutes, making all five suitable for the first week or weeks of… Read more Ever wish there were an introduction to distance digital college courses? I made one.

An introduction to distance digital higher education.

I and many have noted the uneven knowledge base of students taking college courses, often as a product of equity issues in K-12 education. College accelerates rather than ameliorates these uneven penetrations of knowledge, especially when students take what I call distance digital courses. Distance education has been around for a long time. Adding web-based… Read more An introduction to distance digital higher education.

⇧ ⌃ Because absolutely no-one asked for my COVID-19 hot take on how to shift control from face-to-face to a student-focused digital learning bridge.

I write this post as I see lots of tips emerging from digital humanities teachers and faculty developers about how to transition or switch to online formats in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though I find much to laud I also find much lacking, especially when considering my college, which is on spring break.… Read more ⇧ ⌃ Because absolutely no-one asked for my COVID-19 hot take on how to shift control from face-to-face to a student-focused digital learning bridge.

AHA 2019 Presentation

Below are materials for my American Historical Association Annual Meeting Presentation. All materials are published under a This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. World History 1 Assignment using Omeka Neatline