Author Archives: Jesse Stommel

Assessment: a conversation

Why do we grade? How does it feel to be graded? What do we want grading to do (or not do) in our classes (whether as students or teachers)? When should we not grade? What do letter grades mean? Do they have any intrinsic meaning, or is the value purely extrinsic? Does assessment mean differently when it is formative rather than summative? How […]

Prompt for creating a digital assignment or hybrid class

Questions to ask when creating a digital assignment or course activity: 1) What is my primary goal for my students with this course / assignment? 2) What is my digital pedagogy? How does my goal for this assignment intersect with with my broader teaching philosophy? 3) What tools that I already use (analog or digital) […]

The Game is Afoot

 Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and say that I’m looking forward to our workshop next week. My name is Jesse Stommel, and I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Director of Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. […]