An image of the book cover for Undoing the Grade on the left with a quote from the book on the right: "Grades and assessment are elephants in almost every room where discussions of education are underway. This book examines the what, why, and whether of grades: When do they fail? What harm do they do and how can we mitigate that harm? Can we construct more poetic, less supposedly objective, models for assessment?"

Undoing the Grade: Why We Grade, and How to Stop

by Jesse Stommel
Foreword by Martha Burtis
Afterword by Sean Michael Morris

This book represents over 20 years of thinking and writing about grades. The work of ungrading is to ask hard questions, point to the fundamental inequities of grades, and push for structural change. Undoing the Grade offers pedagogies and practices that make assessment more equitable.

An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy

by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel
Foreword by Audrey Watters

Too many approaches to teaching with technology are instrumental at best, devoid of heart and soul at worst. This collection of essays explores the authors’ work in, inquiry into, and critique of online learning, educational technology, and the trends, techniques, hopes, fears, and possibilities of digital pedagogy. The ideas of this volume span almost two decades of pedagogical thinking, practice, outreach, community development, and activism.

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Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection

Edited by Jesse Stommel, Chris Friend, and Sean Michael Morris
Foreword by Ruha Benjamin

Since 2011, Hybrid Pedagogy has published over 400 articles from more than 200 authors focused in and around the emerging field of critical digital pedagogy. A selection of those articles are gathered here. This is the first peer-reviewed publication centered on the theory and practice of critical digital pedagogy.

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Disrupting the Digital Humanities

Edited by Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel
Foreword by Cathy N. Davidson

All too often, defining a discipline becomes more an exercise of exclusion than inclusion. Disrupting the Digital Humanities seeks to rethink how we map disciplinary terrain by directly confronting the gatekeeping impulse of many other so-called field-defining collections.

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