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Chris Friend
Works at Saint Leo University
Attended University of Central Florida
Lives in Orlando, FL
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I’m thrilled to share Hybrid Pedagogy’s new podcast! Here’s episode 1 of HybridPod: Listening to Students.

It’s like a thoughtful smile for your ears. (Go ahead…listen and tell me I’m wrong.)
 
+Chris Friend is a super genius. Hybrid Pedagogy's first podcast. :)
  Much of the conversation about modern education discusses what we as teachers can say or do within our classrooms. Relatively little attention is paid to what we can hear...
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Planning a class discussion? Umm…why?
(Don’t make me start singing Frozen lyrics to you.)
When a class involves discussion, we owe it to our students to not know what’s going to happen, lest we start dictating what we want them to think. To truly engage another in a conversation, we respond to the ideas that develop organically
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This Friday, let's stir up some trouble/dissent/conversation about grading.
 
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Trying to bridge the vocabulary divide between what I say and what my students think I mean. Let's talk about research, studies, and experiments, shall we?
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How much guidance is the right amount in an assignment? Where's the balance between student creativity and teacher instruction?
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A little friendly competition over proper reference formatting style for an image hosted on a social network being used in a webtext led to this little complaint about the silliness of APA style in an online world.
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Technology in the classroom? Red herring. “We’re asking the wrong question,” says +Valerie Robin in Hybrid Pedagogy.
I am an innovator. And yet, I still struggle with what exactly that means. Say you’re driving down a west coast highway in your economy car, listening to music, admiring...
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…in which I explain why students need to write online and why hyperlinks are an essential writing skill.
 
Last year, I briefly discussed how to create digital portfolios using Google Docs. I explained how to create them, but spent little time on why our students should create them. Yet understanding th...
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With inspiration (and artwork) from UCF's Kelvin Thompson, I offer my thoughts on badges in writing courses. (TL;DR: Not a fan.)
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Thoughts on course outcomes. I like 'em; others don't. Is it a difference of expectations, or do we just need to phrase our outcomes better?
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Is it “blended” or “hybrid”? The disciplinary differences in denotation.
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I know Bloom's original taxonomy got updated in the 1990s, but I think the original applies best to writing classes. Evaluation of writing is tough. Try peer review and see for yourself.
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Assistant Professor of English
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Composition Pedagogy, Hybrid Pedagogy
Employment
  • Saint Leo University
    Assistant Professor of English, 2014 - present
  • Hybrid Pedagogy
    Managing Editor, 2014 - present
  • University of Central Florida
    Graduate Teaching Associate, 2011 - 2014
  • Seminole County Public Schools
    English Teacher, 2000 - 2012
  • The Walt Disney Company
    Front-Line Cast (Operations & Entertainment), 1996 - 2012
  • Apple Inc.
    Various, 2002 - 2009
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Orlando, FL
Previously
Slidell, LA - Tarentum, PA - Clearwater, FL - Winter Springs, FL
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Stayed in school, like he was told to. Was he ever supposed to leave?
Introduction
Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University, focused on first-year writing curriculum. From UCF: PhD in Texts & Technology, MEd in Curriculum & Instruction, BA in Creative Writing. Managing Editor at Hybrid Pedagogy. Fan of scuba diving, craft stout beer, scotch, and my cats.
Education
  • University of Central Florida
    PhD in Texts and Technology, 7 - 2014
  • Oviedo High School
    1996
  • University of Central Florida
    BA in English (Creative Writing), 7 - 4
  • University of Central Florida
    MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (Gifted Ed), 7 - 11
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