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Kris Shaffer, Ph.D. (Yale University, 2011), is Instructor of Music Theory at the University of Colorado–Boulder and Editor for Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing. He is also the lead author of Open Music Theory.

Recent articles

Backwards design in education?

Can we backwards-design education? Can we determine in advance where our students will end up? should end up? And can... –

Getting started with GitHub

There has been a lot of talk about GitHub at Digital Pedagogy Lab this week. Following are a few resources for learni... –

Twitter basics

Since I’m introducing people to Twitter for multiple events this summer (online classes and (un)conferences), I creat... –

Why education?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the purpose(s) of formal education, especially public education. It’s not that ... –

Standardized tests: a red herring

State standardized tests are certainly worthy of the attack that is being launched against them in American education... –

Tragedy and generosity

In my experience, students aren’t more likely to have a personal/family tragedy right before an exam. They’re more li... –

Sustainable pedagogy

What if we focused less on scalable pedagogy and more on sustainable pedagogy? –