Category: Connected Learning

  • Hybrid of a Hybrid: Chimera Teaching?

    Hybrid of a Hybrid: Chimera Teaching?

    The Chimera on a red-figure Apulian plate, c. 350–340 BC, remixed by Mrs. Gilly circa 2022 What is a hybrid of a hybrid? Could it be a chimera with two totally different DNA sets? Spiral me that, and spin a quadruple helix. Okay, I must preface this. I am on the tail end of a migraine. Hence, […]

  • Join Us for An Event Celebrating the Release of the New College Classroom!

    Join Us for An Event Celebrating the Release of the New College Classroom!

    Join the Futures Initiative for our first hybrid event of the fall semester at the CUNY Graduate Center or via Zoom. Follow this link to the Eventbrite.  About this event “The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.” —Audre Lorde Join the Futures Initiative for our first event of the […]

  • Chapter 5 Review: Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!”

    Chapter 5 Review: Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!”

    The fifth Chapter of Design Justice titled Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!” puts forth Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock’s observations and perspectives at the intersection of education, pedagogy and the design justice model.  The chapter begins with Dr. Costanza-Chock acknowledging Black feminist writer bell hooks’ quote from her classic Teaching to Transgress. bell hooks asserts the […]

  • Introducing New HASTAC Scholars Co-Director!

    Introducing New HASTAC Scholars Co-Director!

    Greetings to the HASTAC community! My name is Hilary Wilson and I recently joined the HASTAC admin team as the new HASTAC Scholars Co-Director (serving alongside brilliant Co-Director Shaun Lin). I will also be serving as a Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center Futures Initiative. You can read more about my background and my PhD research here at the Futures Initiative […]

  • Welcoming New HASTAC Scholars!

    The New HASTAC Scholars Welcome Event is just one week away and I couldn’t be more excited! For those of you who don’t know me, I recently joined the Futures Initiative at the CUNY Graduate Center as the new HASTAC Scholars Co-Director and will be serving alongside Shaun Lin (the other outstanding HASTAC Scholars Co-Director.) […]

  • Announcing Upddated Edition of The New Education (Coming Spring 2022)

    Announcing Upddated Edition of The New Education (Coming Spring 2022)

    I’m so pleased to announce that Basic Books is publishing a new, updated version of “The New Education” (2017), in paper, with a new Introduction.  The new version–with its bold new cover–also includes an appendix that supplements the “how to do college” for students and “how to improve teaching” for professors with a “how to […]

  • New Paperback Edition! Promoting Student Transformation at the Community College by Steve Berg

    New Paperback Edition! Promoting Student Transformation at the Community College by Steve Berg

    We are very pleased to announce that Promoting Student Transformation at the Community College by Professor Steven L. Berg of Schoolcraft College (Livonia, MI) is now available in print. Two different paperback versions are offered at production cost: a full color edition ($14.56), which includes fifty photomontages by the author, and a black-and-white edition ($5.80). These editions follow the 2020 HASTAC open-source publication of the work […]

  • New Publication Alert: We Eat! A Student-Centered Cookbook

    New Publication Alert: We Eat! A Student-Centered Cookbook

    I am so excited to announce that our recent Futures Initiative publication We Eat: A Student:Centered Cookbook is now available to read on Manifold App. This pedagogical experiment in mindful and experiential learning resulted in a stunning collection of student stories, memories, photos, and recipes. Dreamed up by the brilliant Dree-el Simmons, the collection came […]

  • 12 Ways to Up Your Canvas Game

    12 Ways to Up Your Canvas Game

    1: Configure your profile. Select a profile picture, add a bio or links to any relevant sites, and change your display name (if you have the appropriate permissions to do so) by navigating to the left sidebar and clicking the top button, “Account”  >  “Settings”  >  “Edit Settings” at the bottom. While you’re still setting […]

  • Reading the World: A High-School Curriculum in Post-Colonial Literature

    Reading the World: A High-School Curriculum in Post-Colonial Literature

    A collaborative project by Alexandra Hartley (alexandra.hartley@icsd.k12.ny.us) and Teodora Buzea (teodora.buzea@cortland.edu)    “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story” What is the legacy in 2020 […]