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Maha Bali’s blog about education

1.b. Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles

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Intro

I write a lot of non-peer-reviewed articles. As an academic, this may seem like a waste of time, but I do it for many reasons:

  1. I want my work to be accessible to more people. Accessible as in open access, but also accessible as in using more direct language that a non-specialist educated person can understand. Sometimes I publish in Al-Fanar because they will translate my English articles into Arabic, so I would reach both audiences.
  2. In the field of #EdTech, things happen and change very quickly. Waiting for the slow peer-review process of academic journals would make some of the ideas quite outdated by the time they’re published (and this has happened to me before)
  3. There are particular spaces that I’m fortunate to write for, which will reach a large number of people – such as Prof Hacker (where I am a regular blogger), DML Central (where I used to be a regular blogger) and Al-Fanar, where I have written a lot. Other spaces, I get invited to write for, and I usually accept.

To get a good flavor for the kinds of things I write about, check out this selection:

This was a collaborative blogpost ahead of a workshop at #OER18 conference:

Bali, M., Adam, T., Cronin, C., Friedrich, C., Walji, S., & Hendricks, C. (2018, Feb 1). #BreakOpen Breaking Open: ethics, epistemology, equity, and power – Guest Post. OER18 blog. Retrieved from: https://oer18.oerconf.org/news/breakopen-breaking-open-ethics-epistemology-equity-and-power-guest-post/#gref

This one is a non-peer-reviewed piece in an academic journal, while I had ac column there in 2015:

Bali, M. (2015, September 3). The trouble with frameworks. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/the-trouble-with-frameworks/

This was an invited post and got re-published several times:

Bali, M. (2017, January 31). There is More Than One Story To Be Told About Muslims in Trump’s America. The Conversation, republished 4 times, including Huffington Post

One of my earliest but still continues to be useful pieces written after Egypt’s second uprising this millennium in 2013:

Bali, M. (2013, August 19). Critical citizenship for critical times. Al-Fanar Media: News and Opinion about Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://www.al-fanar.org/2013/08/critical-citizenship-for-critical-times/ (republished in Open Democracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/maha-bali/critical-citizenship-for-critical-times).

Here is the full(ish) list… it takes effort to keep updating these…

Non-Peer-Reviewed in an Academic Journal

Bali, M. (2015, October 21). Yearning for praxis: Writing and teaching our way out of oppression. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/yearning-for-praxis/

Bali, M., Honeychurch, S., & Hodgson, K. (2015, October 13). Creation, curation, collaboration: Digital Writing Month. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/announcements/digital-writing-month-2015/

Bali, M. (2015, September 3). The trouble with frameworks. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/the-trouble-with-frameworks/

Bali, M., & Hogue, R. (2015, May 8). Virtual, hybrid, or present? The #et4buddy Conference experiment. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/featured/virtual-hybrid-or-present/

Bali, M. (2015, March 31). Embracing Subjectivity. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/embracing-subjectivity/

Bali, M. (2015, February 26). Inner voice, criticality and empathy. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/inner-voice-criticality-empathy/

Bali, M., & Stommel, J. (2015, January 25). MMCP Radical Pedagogies, Pedagogies of Care. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/announcements/mmcp-radical-pedagogies-pedagogies-care/

Bali, M. (2015, January 22). Embodying openness as inclusive digital praxis [featured column]. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/featured/embodying-openness/

Book Review: Bali, M. (2014, January 24). A Review of Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners: A College Education for the Twenty-First Century, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Teachers College Record.

Trade Journal or Magazine

To access all of my Prof Hacker pieces, use this link (it’s difficult to list them all!), DML, this link and Al-Fanar, this link.

Adam, T., Bali, M., Hodgkinson-Williams, C., & Morgan, T. (2019, Feb 26). Can We Decolonize OER/Open? – Guest Post. OER19 Blog. Retrieved from: https://oer19.oerconf.org/news/blog-can-we-decolonize-oer-open-decolonizeopen/

Bali, M., Adam, T., Cronin, C., Friedrich, C., Walji, S., & Hendricks, C. (2018, Feb 1). #BreakOpen Breaking Open: ethics, epistemology, equity, and power – Guest Post. OER18 blog. Retrieved from: https://oer18.oerconf.org/news/breakopen-breaking-open-ethics-epistemology-equity-and-power-guest-post/#gref

Bali, M. (2017, April 7). Traveling with the Respect You Deserve. Al-Fanar Media. http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2017/04/traveling-respect-deserve/

Bali, M. (2017, April ?). What is Open Pedagogy Anyway? Year of Open. https://www.yearofopen.org/april-open-perspective-what-is-open-pedagogy/

Bali, M. (2017, February 6). Travel Ban, Muslim Scholars and How to Help. DML Central.

Awwad, A., & Bali, M. (2017, February 4). An Essay on Teaching: How to Design Assessments. Al-Fanar Media

Bali, M. (2017, January 31). There is More Than One Story To Be Told About Muslims in Trump’s America. The Conversation, republished 4 times, including Huffington Post

Bali, M. (2017, January 30). Salam for Helplessness. Prof Hacker

Bali, M., Caines, A., & Hogue, R. J. (2017, January 13). Pedagogy of Imperfection. Prof Hacker

Bali, M. (2017, January 2). Fake News: Not Your Main Problem. DML Central

Bali, M. (2016, December 1). Listening to Student Voices at Academic Events. Prof Hacker

Bali, M. (2016, November 28). Are you on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of One’s Own. Prof Hacker

Bali, M. (2016. November 3). 9 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Educational Games. DML Central

Bali, M., Skallerup Bessette, L., & Caines, A. (2016, November 2). On Digital Literacies. Prof Hacker

Bali, M. (2016, October 25). Tips for effective online learning: Community edition. Prof Hacker

Bali, M., Mostafa, H., & Osman, S. (2016, October 20). What we learned from co-teaching. Prof Hacker

Bali, M. (2016, October 12). Fostering permeability in academia. Prof Hacker

Bali, M. (2016, October 10). Getting longlasting effects from the shortest talks. Prof Hacker

Bali, M. (2016, September 1). Generic vs. Specialized Tools in Assignments. DML Central
Bali, M., Bowles, K., & Prinsloo, P. (2016, August 10). International something: Why you should care #DigPed. Edcontexts. Retrieved from: https://edcontexts.org/contexts-matter/international-something-why-you-should-care-digped/

Bali, M. (2016, August 4). Engaging introductions for first day of class. DML Central. Retrieved from http://dmlcentral.net/engaging-introductions-first-day-class/

Bali, M. (2016, July 17). I’m not angry at you. Identity, Education and Power. Retrieved from: https://medium.com/identity-education-and-power/im-not-angry-at-you-3e7b567aaba8#.c82hbg83q

Bali, M. (2016, July 5). A postcolonial look at the future of #EdTech. Biennale of Sydney. Retrieved from: https://medium.com/not-evenly-distributed/a-postcolonial-look-at-the-future-of-edtech-4b1c6db7e12e#.wjmkiw7w2

Bali, M. (2016, June 30). Critical Digital Citizenship: Empathy & Social Justice Online. DML Central. RETRIEVED from http://dmlcentral.net/critical-digital-citizenship-empathy-social-justice-online/

Bali, M. (2016, June 14). In the developing world, connectivity is essential for Digital learning. Al-Fanar Media. Retrieved from http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/06/in-the-developing-world-connectivity-is-essential-for-digital-learning/

Bali, M. (2016, April 12). What education is not. Reimagining Magazine. http://reimagining.chicagowisdomproject.org/2016/04/08/what-education-is-not/

Bali, M. (2016, March 10). Evolution of My Learning Ecologies Before and After My Engagement with Social Media . Lifewide magazine, 16, pp. 52-54. Retrieved from: http://www.lifewideeducation.uk/uploads/1/3/5/4/13542890/lifewide_magazine_16.pdf

Bali, M. (2016, Feb 23). When the Virtual and Physical Networks Converge. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/when-the-virtual-and-physical-networks-converge/61723

Bali, M. (2016, Feb 23). When the Virtual and Physical Networks Converge. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/when-the-virtual-and-physical-networks-converge/61723

Bali, M. (2016, Feb 17). The open dissertation . Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/the-open-dissertation/61743

Bali, M. (2016, Feb 9). Open source assignments for non-programming classes. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/open-source-assignments-for-non-programming-classes/61676

Bali, M. (2016, Feb 4). Consider perforating your meetings. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/consider-perforating-meetings/61626

Bali, M. (2016, Feb 1). Host synchronous video chats with Blab. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/blab-video-chats/61564

Bali, M. (2016, Jan 26). Hospitality for virtual presenters . Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/virtual-presenters/61557

Bali, M. (2016, Jan 19). Context matters in social media. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/context-matters-in-social-media/61522

Bali, M. (2016, Jan 13). What I like about Hypothes.is. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/what-i-like-about-hypothes-is/61505

Bali, M. (2016, Jan 5). Assessing the process not the product of learning. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/assessing-the-process-not-the-product-of-learning/61466

Bali, M. (2016, Jan/Feb). Knowing the difference between digital skills and digital literacies and teaching both. Literacy Worldwide. Published hard copy, but also published on the Literacy Daily; retrieved from: http://literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2016/02/03/knowing-the-difference-between-digital-skills-

Bali, M. (2015, Dec 14). Personalizing bulk email: Mailmerge for Gmail vs MailChimp. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/personalizing-bulk-emails-mailmerge-for-gmail-vs-mailchimp/61396

Bali, M. & Zamora, M. (2015, Dec 7). Crowdsourcing Curating Networks: It Has to Be Meta. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/crowdsourcing-curating-networks-it-has-to-be-meta/61392

Bali, M. (2015, Nov 30). International Games Day comes to Cairo @AUC. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/international-games-day-comes-to-cairo-auc/61364

Bali, M. (2015, Nov 23). Beyond textbooks and OER: Reflecting on #OpenEd15. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/beyond-textbooks-and-oer-reflecting-on-opened15/61342

Bali, M. (2015, Nov 17). Open access & Copyright: a view from the South. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/open-access-copyright-a-view-from-the-south/61308

Bali, M. (2015, Nov 9). When the technology changes on you. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/when-the-technology-changes-on-you/61291

Bali, M. (2015, Oct 18). Tweeting with collaborators: Group Tweet vs Tweetdeck Teams. Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof Hacker blog. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/tweeting-with-collaborators-group-tweet-vs-tweetdeck-teams/61184

Bali, M., & Hogue, R. J. (2015, Oct 13). 6 steps to expanding a successful online initiative: Virtually Connecting. Prof Hacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/6-steps-to-expanding-a-successful-online-initiative-virtually-connecting/61179

Bali, M. (2015, August 26). Slack: When it makes sense to use it. Prof Hacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/slack-when-it-makes-sense-to-use-it/60779

Bali, M. (2015). Creating educational games: breaking with tradition. Creative Academic Magazine, Issue 2 June, Part B. Pp. 14-15. Retrieved from: http://www.creativeacademic.uk/magazine.html

Bali, M. (2015, June 23). The more I teach the less I preach. Keep Learning blog. Retrieved from: http://learning.instructure.com/2015/06/the-more-i-teach-the-less-i-preach/

Hogue, R. J., & Bali, M. (2015, June 15). Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at conferences. Prof Hacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/beyond-twitter-virtually-connecting-at-conferences/60339

Bali, M. (2015, May 28). Serendipitous learning on Twitter. Prof Hacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/serendipitous-learning-on-twitter/60217

Bali, M. (2015, April 6). Educational Standards May Not Help Education. Al-Fanar Media. Retrieved from: http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2015/04/educational-standards-may-not-help-education/. Re-published in Arabic in Shorouk newspaper: Bali, M. (2015, April 25). Retrieved from: http://www.shorouknews.com/mobile/columns/view.aspx?cdate=25042015&id=2d315cdd-0da7-4ea4-99ce-f304b671be3a

Bali, M. (2015, March 26). How to introduce a young scholar to Twitter. Prof Hacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/how-to-introduce-a-young-scholar-to-twitter/59747

Bali, M. (2015, February 25). Learning beyond the course. Keep Learning. Retrieved from: http://learning.instructure.com/2015/02/learning-beyond-the-course/ (previously published in an earlier form in Educating Modern Learners)

Bali, M. (2014, December 15). Are we really listening to our students? Educating Modern Learners. Retrieved online: http://modernlearners.com/are-we-really-listening-to-our-students/

Bali, M. (2014, November 27). Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: a Primer. Educating Modern Learners. Retrieved from: http://modernlearners.com/culturally-relevant-pedagogy-a-primer/

Bali, M (2014, Nov 23). Critical theory: The multiple dimensions of social justice [guest post]. Teaching Social Justice Blog . Retrieved from: http://teachingsocialjustice.com/2014/11/23/guest-post-critical-theory-the-multiple-dimensions-of-social-justice/

Bali, M (2014, Nov 18). Writing to connect: Knowing the “other” outside time and space. Digital Writing Month [Invited guest post]. Retrieved from http://www.digitalwritingmonth.com/2014/11/18/writing-connect-knowing-outside-time-space/

Bali, M. (2014, Nov 2). Educators as citizens and citizenship teachers. Al-Fanar Media. Retrieved from http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2014/11/educators-citizens-citizenship-teachers/

Bali, M. (2014, September 15). Education: moving from indoctrination to liberation. Open democracy [Invited post]. Retrieved from: http://https//opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/maha-bali/education-moving-from-indoctrination-to-liberation

Bali, M. (2014, September 10). Assessing the learning process, not the product. Educating Modern Learners. Retrieved from: http://modernlearners.com/assessing-the-learning-process-not-the-produ

Bali, M. (2014, April 19). The power of social media for the semi-privileged. Al-Fanar Media: News and Opinion about Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2014/04/power-social-media-semi-privileged/

Bali, M. (2014, February 23). Another step forward for Arab MOOCs. Al-Fanar Media: News and Opinion about Higher Education. Retrived from: http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2014/02/another-step-forward-for-arab-moocs/

Bali, M. (2013, December 8). What Egypt can learn from Mandela. Al-Fanar Media: News and Opinion about Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2013/12/what-egypt-can-learn-from-mandela/

Bali, M. (2013, September 30). Almost the same: Five ways remote PhD students can mimic the residential PhD experience. SocPhD blog. Retrieved from: http://socphd.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/almost-the-same-five-ways-remote-phd-studentscan-mimic-the-residential-phd-experience/

Bali, M. (2013, September 22). Unveiling prejudice: An encounter in the classroom. Al-Fanar: Media: News and Opinion about Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.alfanarmedia.org/2013/09/unveiling-prejudice-an-encounter-in-the-classroom/

Bali, M. (2013, September 10). Critical citizenship in practice . New Chalk Talk. 11(3). Retrieved from: http://www.aucegypt.edu/llt/clt/ChalkTalk/Documents/Volume%2012/Vol12%20Issue%206.pdf

Bali, M. (2013, August 19). Critical citizenship for critical times. Al-Fanar Media: News and Opinion about Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://www.al-fanar.org/2013/08/critical-citizenship-for-critical-times/ (republished in Open Democracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/maha-bali/critical-citizenship-for-critical-times).

Bali, M. (2013, July 19). Will the latest generation of online courses help the Arab world? Al-Fanar Media: News and Opinion about Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2013/07/will-the-latest-generation-of-online-courses-help-the-arab-world/

Bali, M. (2013, July 12). 5 reasons teachers should dip into MOOCs for professional development. MOOC News and Reviews. Retrieved from: http://moocnewsandreviews.com/5-reasons-teachers-should-dip-into-moocs-for-professional-development-2/

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