Advocating for Alternative Forms of Scholarship

The journal Hybrid Pedagogy recently put out a CfP on the Scholarly and the Digital

We could focus our discussion on the topics suggested in the CfP and “make”, at the end of the session, a google doc (or several, authored by different people) that gives our perspective on some of these topics in our region.

  • How the digital and the scholarly interact;
  • The culture of academia which resists digital and public scholarship;
  • Tales of great success in pioneering (and finding acceptance for) digital work;
  • Digital pedagogy, especially as it challenges traditional pedagogy;
  • Lessons learned along the tenure track; lessons learned off the tenure track.
  • The pursuit of multimodal scholarship, teaching, and learning;
  • The hybrid scholar;
  • Meta-level consideration of what “counts” as scholarship, ideally in a form that pushes at the edges of what “counts.”

I am personally particularly interested in “The pursuit of multimodal scholarship, teaching, and learning” and questions of how we promote and assess alternative modes of assessing student learning whether in theses or undergraduate work. How do we give space for creative forms of expression and find ways of demonstrating also the meeting of more traditional goals/outcomes?

Categories: Crowdsourcing, General, Session Proposals, Session: Make, Session: Talk, Teaching, Tenure and Promotion |

About Maha Bali

I am a passionate open and connected educator, a writeaholic and MOOCaholic. Officially, I am Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. I teach designing educational games and ed tech for teachers. I am a columnist at the journal Hybrid Pedagogy and a co-facilitator of