My manifesto (at least for this year).


This morning, Hybrid Pedagogy published an essay that I’ve been working on for almost a year now. It started life as a blog post here. Then I took it to the last AAUP annual meeting.  Then I wrote it up so that I could get into #DLRN15 at Stanford last October.  It served as the basis of both my papers there.  After open peer review, what’s left is at that first link above.

The influence that Audrey Watters and Jim Groom have had on my thinking should be obvious.  Nevertheless, when the one and only Kate Bowles heard me give this talk at Stanford she described it as the most “Jonathan” paper she could imagine. I tend to agree.  Think of it as my manifesto, at least for this year.

As of this moment, I’m putting the finishing touches on a (co-written) edtech book that started life as this blog.  It will allegedly be out in July.  To be honest, I’m sick to death of this subject now.  Nevertheless, next on my agenda (after the manuscript is done) is writing modules for an online history survey class, which at least has the advantage of being discipline specific. Indeed, I will likely post more on that here than I have been lately.

Maybe I’ll even go back to history blogging…

Jonathan Rees

Professor of History, Colorado State University - Pueblo.

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