Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online Newcomb Institute of Tulane University

This guide provides resources about integrating Feminist Pedagogy and technology into online, hybrid, and traditional undergraduate courses. It supplements existing campus resources provided by other campus departments. It was specifically designed to support interdisciplinary topics and fields and focuses on active learning practicum in social sciences, the liberal arts, and the humanities.

This guide was created by Dr. Clare Daniel (twitter: @ClareMDaniel) and Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard (twitter: @thonihoward). If you do not have access to a file in this guide, please contact us. We also welcome feedback and ask you to share your own resources and assignment descriptions with us to be included in the guide, report broken links, and/or ask questions about Feminist Pedagogy and online education.

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Feminist Pedagogy

General Resources

Bailey, Cathryn. "Online Feminist Pedagogy: A New Doorway into our Brick-and-Mortar Classrooms?," Feminist Teacher, vol.27: 2-3, 2017, pp. 253-266.

Bond, Niya. “Reflections on Forming a Virtually Feminist Pedagogy.” The Scholarly Teacher. September 4, 2019. https://www.scholarlyteacher.com/post/reflections-on-forming-a-virtually-feminist-pedagogy.

Chick, Nancy and Holly Hassel. “‘Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Virtual’: Feminist Pedagogy in the Online Classroom.” Feminist Teacher 19, no. 3 (2009): 195–215. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40546100?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents.

Chung Young Ai, "A Feminist Pedagogy through Online Education," Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 2016, 22:4, 372-391, https://doi.org/10.1080/12259276.2016.1242939.

Feminist Pedagogy in a Time of Coronavirus Pandemic," FemTechNet. Accessed July 7, 2020. https://femtechnet.org/feminist-pedagogy-in-a-time-of-coronavirus-pandemic/. | PDF

Gajjala, Radhika and Erika M. Behrmann, Anca Birzescu, Andrew Corbett, and Kayleigh Frances Bondor, "Epistemologies of Doing: Engaging Online Learning through Feminist Pedagogy," in Elizabeth Losh, MOOCs and their Afterlives : Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education, University of Chicago Press, 2018. https://chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.001.0001/upso-9780226469317-chapter-010.

Losh, Elizabeth, "Transforming Higher Education with Distributed Open Collaborative Courses (DOCCs): Feminist Pedagogies and Networked Learning," FEMtechnet.org. 2017, https://www.academia.edu/4490117/Transforming_Higher_Education_with_Distributed_Open_Collaborative_Courses_DOCCs_Feminist_Pedagogies_and_Networked_Learning?email_work_card=view-paper

Koseoglu, Susan, "Access as Pedagogy: A Case for Embracing Feminist Pedagogy in Open and Distance Learning," Asian Journal Distance Education, 15, no. 1 (2020): 277–90. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3893260.

Patterson, Natasha. "Distance Education: A Perspective from Women's Studies," vol. 9, issue 1. 2009. https://journals.sfu.ca/thirdspace/index.php/journal/article/view/144/272C.E.

Purcell, Jennifer W. “Community-Engaged Pedagogy in the Virtual Classroom: Integrating EService-Learning Into Online Leadership Education.” Journal of Leadership Studies 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 65–70. DOI: 10.1002/jls.21515.

Rodríguez Milanés, Cecilia and Aimee Denoyelles. “Designing Critically: Feminist Pedagogy for Digital / Real Life,” Hybrid Pedagogy. November 6, 2014. https://hybridpedagogy.org/designing-critically-feminist-pedagogy-digital-real-life/.

Sharoni, Simona. “Reimagining a Feminist Virtual Classroom Amidst a Global Pandemic.” SAGE Journals Blog. Accessed July 8, 2020. https://journalsblog.sagepub.com/blog/reimagining-a-feminist-virtual-classroom-amidst-a-global-pandemic.

Skwiot, Elizabeth, "Beyond Ms. Magazine: Feminist Pedagogy in the Online Classroom," Colorado State University: Global Campus, Faculty Speaker Series. March 31, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXlWvM7xBNg. | Watch below:


Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning

General Teaching and Course Development

Bond, Niya. "Pedagogies of Online Welcome," Faculty Focus. December 19, 2019. https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/pedagogies-of-welcome/.

Darby, Flower. "How to Be a Better Online Teacher: Advice Guide," The Chronicle for Higher Education, https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-online-teaching.

Howard, Jacquelyne. "Online Course Development Guide and Template," Newcomb College Institute. Updated July 7, 2020. https://tulane.box.com/s/6xvuzp3gwp44tbsieeg7epnhp0ohvmbz.

Maloney, Edward J. and Joshua Kim. “Fall Scenario #13: A HyFlex Model," Inside Higher Ed. Accessed May 29, 2020. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/learning-innovation/fall-scenario-13-hyflex-model.

McMurtie, Beth. "How to Engage Students in a Hybrid Classroom," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 9, 2020. https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Engage-Students-in-a/249143?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_1354380&cid=at&source=ams&sourceId=5192809

Miller, Michelle D. “Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 9, 2020. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Going-Online-in-a-Hurry-What/248207.

Active Learning and Student Engagement

Anderson, Kat and Corbin Anderson, "Using a Whiteboard" in Teaching Online: Synchronous Classes. LinkedIn Learning. https://www.linkedin.com/learning/teaching-online-synchronous-classes/using-a-whiteboard?u=26106002 | You will have to sign in to your Tulane account to view this content.

Bali, Maya, Autumn Caines, Rebecca J. Hogue, Helen J. Dewaard, Christian Friedrich, "Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in Hybrid Video Dialogue: The Context of Virtually Connecting." elearn Magazine. May 2019. https://elearnmag.acm.org/featured.cfm?aid=3331173

Dai, Mingsheng. “10 Ways to Engage Students in an Online Course,” Online Classroom Newsletter, 2007., 8. Accessed July 7, 2020. https://lt.arts.mq.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/online_classroom_newsletter.pdf.

Flaherty, Colleen. "Zoom Boom," Inside Higher Education. April 29, 2020. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/04/29/synchronous-instruction-hot-right-now-it-sustainable.

Pappas, Christopher, “8 Creative Ideas For Active Learning Activities To Include In Your ELearning Course,” eLearning Industry. March 12, 2017. https://elearningindustry.com/creative-ideas-active-learning-activities-include-elearning-course.

Purdue College of Engineering. “10 Ways to Engage Students Actively Online.” Medium, April 7, 2020. https://medium.com/purdue-engineering/10-ways-to-engage-students-actively-online-c1edc5e500ea.

Wexler, Ellen. “In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: Wired Campus, September 16, 2015. https://elearningindustry.com/creative-ideas-active-learning-activities-include-elearning-course.

Accessibility and Universal Design

Ableser, Judy and Christina Moore, “Universal Design for Learning and Digital Accessibility: Compatible Partners or a Conflicted Marriage?” Educause. Accessed July 7, 2020. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/9/universal-design-for-learning-and-digital-accessibility-compatible-partners-or-a-conflicted-marriage.

Disability Resource Center. "Ten Steps Towards Universal Design of Online Courses," University of Arkansas Little Rock, Accessed July 7, 2020. https://ualr.edu/disability/online-education/.

Hollingshead, Aleksandra and Davin Carr-Chelman.“Engaging Learners in Online Environments Utilizing Universal Design for Learning Principles.” eLearn Magazine. February 2019. https://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=3310383.

Knoll, Kristina R. "Feminist Disability Studies Pedagogy." Feminist Teacher 19, no. 2 (2009): 122-33. Accessed July 7, 2020. www.jstor.org/stable/40546086.

"Quality Education is Accessible," DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology. Accessed July 7, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_LKVTaXpo&feature=youtu.be. | Watch Here:

Rogers-Shaw, Carol, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, and Jinhee Choi. “Universal Design for Learning: Guidelines for Accessible Online Instruction.” Adult Learning, 29, no. 1 (February 2018): 20–31. doi:10.1177/1045159517735530.

The Center for Universal Design in Education, "How can universal design be applied to instruction," DO-IT. Accessed July 7, 2020. https://www.washington.edu/doit/how-can-universal-design-be-applied-instruction?128=.


Blogs and Social Media

Puotinen, Sara. "Syllabus that models using class blogs and Twitter as an assignment," University of Arizona. 2010. https://undisciplined.room34.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/fempedsyllabus10.pdf.

Roth, Jenny. "Blogging in the Classroom: Technology, Feminist Pedagogy, and Participatory Learning," Atlantis. 2008. https://tulane.box.com/s/fo1xbg36h28s82g22gyaid4w4lwxdexc.

Sweet-Cushman, Jennie. "Social Media Learning as a Pedagogical Tool: Twitter and Engagement in Civic Dialogue and Public Policy," The Teacher. October 2019. doi:10.1017/S1049096519000933

Decolonizing Archives, Digitized Collections, and Digital Humanities

“A People's Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland.” https://www.archivingpoliceviolence.org/.

“Acknowledging Archival Silences, Gaps, Omissions,” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YKndOKpUECMR_P1ObBq3f8v_-YlfuGxC9qjlBD8C-dY/edit.

Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN) , and The University of Texas at Austin. Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN), https://ahpn.lib.utexas.edu/.

Black Women's Suffrage Portal, https://blackwomenssuffrage.dp.la/.

Cohen, Dan. Humane Ingenuity, June 29, 2020. https://buttondown.email/dancohen/archive/humane-ingenuity-23-witness-and-withness/.

Cotera, María. “Nuestra Autohistoria: Toward a Chicana Digital Praxis,” Special Issue of American Quarterly: Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice: American Studies and the Digital Humanities, 70:3 (September 2018)

Cotera, María and Linda Garcia Merchant, "Chicana por mi Raza: Digital Memory Collective," The Institute for Computing in Humanities Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, https://chicanapormiraza.org/.

Cotera, Maria. “Unpacking our Mother’s Libraries: Chicana Memory Praxis Before and After the Digital Turn” in Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era, eds. Dionne Espinoza, Maria Cotera, Maylei Blackwell (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018).

Digital Library of the Caribbean, https://dloc.com/.

Digital Public Library of America, https://dp.la/primary-source-sets.

“Digital Resources.” Museum of British Colonialism (MBC), https://www.museumofbritishcolonialism.org/resources.

Digital Transgender Archive, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/.

Documentation Center of Cambodia. Khmer Rouge Archives, http://dccam.org/khmer-rouge-archives.

Early Caribbean Digital Archive, ecda.northeastern.edu/home/about/decolonizing-the-archive/what-we-are-doing/.

Emory University. Slave Voyages. https://www.slavevoyages.org/.

Endangered Archives Program, eap.bl.uk/.

Garcia Merchant, Linda. "Chicana Feminism Virtually Remixed," American Quarterly 70(3), 605-607.

Georgetown University. Georgetown Slavery Archive. https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/.

Hitchcock, Tim, Robert Shoemaker, Clive Emsley, Sharon Howard, and Jamie McLaughlin et al. The Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674-1913, March 24, 2012. https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/.

In Her Own Right. http://inherownright.org/.

Inland Empire Memories, http://www.inlandempirememories.org/.

Livingstone Online, https://www.livingstoneonline.org/.

“Mapping and Reconstructing Mau Mau Camps around Kenya.” African Digital Heritage, August 26, 2019. http://africandigitalheritage.com/reconstructing-mau-mau-camps/.

New England Historic Genealogical Society. GU272 Memory Project. https://gu272.americanancestors.org/.

Palestinian Journeys, https://www.paljourneys.org/.

Shorefront Collective. http://www.shorefrontlegacy.org/.

Shulman, Peter A. Twitter, August 19, 2020. https://twitter.com/pashulman/status/1295873518672936960.

South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), https://www.saada.org/.

The Palestinian Museum Digital Archive (PMDA), https://palarchive.org/.

Tulane University. Newcomb Archives Digital Repository. New Orleans, https://newcomb.saas.dgicloud.com/.

Tulane University Digital Library. https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/.

University College London, Department of History. Legacies of British Slave-ownership. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/.

University of Alberta. The Orlando Project, http://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/orlando/.

Washington State University. Plateau Peoples' Web Portal, https://plateauportal.libraries.wsu.edu/.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Digital Collections. Curated by Radcliffe Institute at Harvard. https://Docs.google.com/Spreadsheets/d/11zeftRo-r_g83aiOSfUCNrq13lx0EhV6RGWVeT241dg/Edit#Gid=0.

19th-Century Concord Digital Archive (CDA), https://digitalconcord.tamu.edu/.

Discussion Boards

Gernsbacher, Morton Ann. “Five Tips for Improving Online Discussion Boards.” APS Observer 29, no. 9 (October 31, 2016). https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/five-tips-for-improving-online-discussion-boards.

Lieberman, Mark. “New Approaches to Discussion Boards Aim for Dynamic Online Learning ExperiencesInside Higher Ed. Accessed July 7, 2020. https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/03/27/new-approaches-discussion-boards-aim-dynamic-online-learning.


Baroni, Albert, "Creating a Podcast Assignment," Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching. 2019. https://octet.oberlin.edu/creating-podcast-assignment/.

Barnhouse, Lucy, "Podcast Project Evaluation," https://www.academia.edu/43619239/Podcast_project_evaluation

NPR.org. “Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators.” Accessed July 8, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2018/11/15/662116901/teaching-podcasting-a-curriculum-guide-for-educators.

Kaplan, Aidan. “Creative Assignments: Podcasting | Academic Technology Solutions.” Accessed July 8, 2020. https://academictech.uchicago.edu/2019/02/01/creative-assignments-podcasting/.

Riddle, R. “Getting Started with Student Podcast Assignments.” Duke Learning Innovation (blog), February 5, 2016. https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/blog/2016/02/getting-started-with-student-podcast-assignments/.

Online and Video Presentations

Hurst, Rachel (2014). "How to ‘Do’ Feminist Theory through Digital Video: Embodying Praxis in the Undergraduate Feminist Theory Classroom." Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No.5. doi:10.7264/N3M61HJC

Kenyon, Amy. “Online Student Presentations.” Duke Learning Innovation, March 3, 2020. https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/blog/2020/03/online-student-presentations/.


Creasap, Kimberly. "Zine-Making as Feminist Pedagogy." Feminist Teacher 24, no. 3 (2014): 155-68. Accessed July 7, 2020.https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/femteacher.24.3.0155.

Why Teach with Zines and Lesson Plans." Barnard Zine Library, Accessed July 7, 2020. https://zines.barnard.edu/lesson-plans.


Collaboration and Interactive Teaching Tools

Adobe Spark, Build Graphics, Videos, Presentations, and Webpages.

Canva - Digital Posters and Designs. An application that enables students to create their own digital posters and print media.

Concept Board, Visual Collaboration Workspace

Hypoths.is, Social Annotation tool that integrates with Canvas. (Similar to Perusall but does not require a book purchase) | Hypothesis and Tulane Canvas: A Guide.

Miro, Online White Board and Visual Collaboration

Pixton Comic Strip Maker. An application that allows students to make comic book strips, (https://www.pixton.com/create)

PollEverywhere, Host Interactive Meetings

Knight's Lab Tools, StoryMaps, Timelines, Juxtapose, SoundClouds

Mural, A Digital Workspace for Virtual Collaboration

Storybird. An application that enables students to create short stories, using art.

Trello, Team and Group Collaboration and Project Planning.

Wordle, Word Clouds

Yotribe, Host online gatherings and network events.

Zotero, Group Research and Personal Research


Canvas and Technology Tutorials

Northwestern University, "Canvas Tutorials," Canvas Learning Center, Accessed July 7, 2020. https://canvas.northwestern.edu/courses/1580/modules.

Sanders, Stefanie. “Creating an Inviting Course Home Page," Canvas LMS Community. Accessed November 4, 2019. https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/designers/blog/2015/04/16/creating-an-inviting-course-home-page.

Canvas Doc Team. "Building a Quiz in Canvas," Canvas LMS Community. Accessed April 18, 2020. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26504https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26504.

Canvas Doc Team. "How Do I Add a Rubric in a Course?" Canvas LMS Community. Accessed April 18, 2020. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26360-how-do-i-add-a-rubric-in-a-course.

Canvas Doc Team. "How Do I Manage Rubrics in a Course?" Canvas LMS Community. Accessed April 18, 2020. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26495-how-do-i-manage-rubrics-in-a-course.

Canvas Doc Team. "How Do I Add a Rubric to an Assignment?" Canvas LMS Community. Accessed April 18, 2020. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26472-how-do-i-add-a-rubric-to-an-assignment.

Canvas Doc Team. "How Do I Add a Rubric to a Quiz?" Canvas LMS Community. Accessed April 18, 2020. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26516-how-do-i-add-a-rubric-to-a-quiz.

Canvas Doc Team. "How Do I Add a Rubric to a Graded Discussion?" Canvas LMS Community. Accessed April 18, 2020. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26464-how-do-i-add-a-rubric-to-a-graded-discussion.

Boston College, “Using Rubrics.” Canvas Instructor Documentation and Tutorials, Accessed July 7, 2020. https://bostoncollege.instructure.com/courses/1292000/pages/using-rubrics.

Howard, Jacquelyne, "How to Use Zoom," Newcomb Institute of Tulane University, March 16, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LseW5fy9vM&feature=youtu.be.


Campus Resources

The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Innovative Learning Center (ILC)

In the Fall of 2020, CELT and the ILC will offer office hours from 12-2 pm MTW.


Guide Information



Web Collaborators

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