Articles by Chris Friend

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Listening to Students

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/4022/listening-students.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 23:50Much of the conversation about modern education discusses what we as teachers can say or do within...
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Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2014 List of Lists

Hybrid Pedagogy will go dark from December 10, 2014, through early January 2015. Many of our readers and authors take this time to prepare for the...
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Love in the Time of Peer Review

Over the weekend of November 21-23, the Hybrid Pedagogy editorial board gathered in Washington D.C. for an intensive working retreat. During that time, we collaborated on...
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Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussion

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/2997/learning-let-go-listening-students-discussion.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 8:46A class discussion where the teacher pre-determines the outcome is just a lecture in disguise, dressed up...
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Finding My Voice as a Minority Teacher

As a high-school teacher, I kept quiet about my sexuality because I didn’t want to draw attention to it. Instead, I created a deafening silence, a...
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Grading the Grade: a #digped Discussion

On Friday, December 6 from 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern (9:00 – 10:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to discuss the process, practice, and theories...
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Listening for Student Voices

Teachers don’t teach; instructors don’t really instruct. The lecture-based course fell out of favor years ago, and we know today to bring front and center the role students...
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Will MOOCs Work for Writing?

When faced with a complex, fluid, and potentially uncontrollable situation, I’ve often heard people say, “It’s like herding cats.” I can think of no more complex,...
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Learning as Performance: MOOC Pedagogy and On-ground Classes

I once heard an interesting story about my former collegiate marching-band instructor, Dr. Richard Greenwood. According to legend, Greenwood once held up the score to an...
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