The theory behind this course

Here are the texts that have influenced my pedagogy:


Net Smart: How to Thrive Online by Howard Rheingold
Writing Without Teachers by Peter Elbow
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
Beat Not the Poor Desk by Ponset & Dean
Eaarth by Bill McKibben
Teaching About Place edited by Laird Christensen and Hal Crimmel
Composition and Sustainability: Teaching for a Threatened Generation by Derek Owens Ecocomposition: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches
edited by Christian Weisser and Sidney Dobrin
Composition Studies as a Creative Art by Lynn Bloom
Writing Analytically by David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
The Process of Research Writing by Steven Krause
Bad Ideas About Writing edited by Cheryl Ball and Drew Loewe
An Urgency of Teachers by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

Articles and blog posts

Beyond Rigor by Sean Michael Morris, Jesse Stommel, Pete Rorabaugh
Hybridity, pt 2: What is Hybrid Pedagogy? by Jesse Stommel
Hybridity, pt 3: What does Hybrid Pedagogy do? by Jesse Stommel and Pete Rorabaugh
Bring Your Own Disruption: Rhizomatic Learning in the Composition Classroom by Tanyer Sasser
A Rubric for Evaluating Student Blogs by Mark Sample
Universities are Failing at Teaching Social Media by Ryan Holmes
Let’s Kill the Term Paper by G. Kim Blank
Seeing Composition Three Dimensionally by Lori Beth De Hertogh
Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age by George Siemens
Organic Writing and Digital Media: Seeds and Organs by Pete Rorabaugh
Breaking the University by Chris Friend
Citation Obsession? Get Over It by Kurt Schick
Online Learning: A Manifesto by Jesse Stommel
Robots are Grading Your Papers by Marc Bousquet
“Connectivism” and Connective Knowledge by Stephen Downes

Quote from Downes defining connectivitism: "At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. Knowledge, therefore, is not acquired, as though it were a thing. It is not transmitted as though it were some type of communication.”

What’s Wrong with Writing Essays by Mark Sample
How This Course Works by Stephen Downes and George Siemens
Online Learning: A User’s Guide to Forking Education by Jesse Stommel
How to MOOCify Your Course and why you should do it by Dominik Lukes
Courses, Composition, Hybridity by Sean Michael Morris
Grading Student Writing: Making It Simpler, Fairer, Clearer by Peter Elbow
Against Formulaic Writing by Gabriele Lusser Rico
Keep the Research, Ditch the Paper by Marc Bousquet
Forget About Policing Plagiarism. Just Teach by Rebecca Moore Howard
Five Things to Do When You Teach Digitally by Sean Michael Morris
What I Learned in College by Colleen Flaherty
Changing Education Paradigms by Sir Ken Robinson
Thinking Context: School is Not the Hunger Games by John Warner
If Freire Made a Mooc: Open Education and Critical Digital Pedagogy by Jesse Stommel
On Not Silencing Students: A Pedagogical How-to by Chris Friend
The Rules of Twitter by Dorothy Kim
The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism by Jonan Donaldson
Ten Theses in Support of Teaching and Against Learning Outcomes by Jeff Noonan
Do I Own my Own Domain if You Grade it? by Andrew Rikard
Why Can't my New Employees Write? by John Warner
The Politics of the Paragraph by Michelle Kenney
Gifts of the Moment: Learning to Listen and Respond Through Improvisation by Chris Kreiser
The Writing Class I'd Like to Teach by Jason Fried
No, We're Not Teaching Composition All Wrong by Emily Shearer Stewart
The Pretense of Neutrality: Twitter, Digital Literacy, and First Year Writing by Trevor Hoag
If bell hooks Made an LMS: Grades, Radical Openness, and Domain of One's Own by Jesse Stommel
We Know How to Teach Writing by John Warner
Ungrading by Susan Blum
Carrot Versus Stick Teaching by Rob Jenkins
The Soul-Crushing Student Essay by Scott Korb
Old Habits Die Hard: How Learning Outcomes Can Stifle Deeper Learning

Books About Mapping
Syllabus by Lynda Barry
You are Here by Katharine Harmon
Personal Geographies by Jill K. Berry