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Lee Skallerup Bessette
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The Digital Liberal Arts and Sciences: A Town Hall

We are seeking to bring voices from across campus in concert to begin our discussions around the often thorny and complicated issues of disciplinarity, pedagogy, the liberal arts ethos, and technological change.
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Peer-Driven Learning

The work, then, for you as a teacher, gets flipped, and the nature of the work that you do fundamentally changes. You work on setting the parameters, certainly, but then your role becomes much more improvisational, especially at first. You can’t predict where the students will go or where their interests will take them. But,...
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Arrested (Professional) Development

Professional development, like any teaching, is extraordinarily difficult to do well. Unfortunately, most of us have experienced poor (ok terrible) professional development sessions during our careers. Most sessions on pedagogy don’t even use the pedagogy they espouse. Others assume the worst of the participants.
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Words from the Work of the Digital Pedagogy Lab 2016 Instructors

The DPL 2016 family of instructors and speakers are scholars and educators who I have known and admired for a long time, through social media and beyond. We have supported each other, amplified each other’s voices, and pushed each other. All of them are important parts of my close community of colleagues.
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The Intimacy and Vulnerability of Praxis

There is a moment of tentativeness when a faculty member comes to work with me. Almost like when students apologize when they come to see me during my office hours, the faculty member comes to me with a kind of vulnerability; they are coming for help, a situation that makes many professors uncomfortable.
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Claiming a Domain of My Own: Overwhelmed by WordPress

I see all of the potential of DoOO and think to myself, oh goodness, I’m not doing *any* of this. And when I look at the long list of potential themes, I think, these are all for people doing really cool multimedia things on the web, not for someone like me who focuses primarily on...
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Claiming a Domain of My Own: Choosing a Name

Most people are surprised that I don’t have my own personal website. I have a robust web presence through Twitter and my blog at InsideHigherEd.com, as well as my writing for platforms such as Hybrid Pedagogy, Keep Learning, and ProfHacker (according to Contently, 250k words for 17 different publications!). Because of this, I’ve never really...
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