Chris Friend
Chris Friend is Director of Hybrid Pedagogy and Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University. He holds a PhD in Texts & Technology from the University of Central Florida.
Connection
HybridPod
Chris Friend · Sherri Spelic
Classes moved online for the pandemic, even those that rely on in-person interaction. How can we maintain connection with students? Sherri Spelic explains.
Active Gratitude
Academic Labor
Chris Friend · Kate Bowles · Amy Slay
What is the nature of gratitude? What does it challenge — or allow — us to do? And how does it change when we think of it as being *active*? I talk with Amy Slay and Kate Bowles to learn more.
An Open Letter On the Future of Hybrid Pedagogy
What is Hybrid Pedagogy?
Jesse Stommel · Chris Friend · Sean Michael Morris
We’ve spent the last several weeks rebuilding the journal on a new platform, looking carefully through our archives, to curate and foreground the most relevant articles we’ve published.
Publishing
Publishing
Chris Friend · Cheryl E. Ball
Cheryl E. Ball shares how she blends professional editing, modern publishing, and digital pedagogy to create meaningful courses beyond the classroom walls.
Platforms
Digital Pedagogy
Chris Friend · Chris Gilliard
Chris Gilliard walks us through concerns he has about the state of online surveillance and dangers lurking behind asking students to work in online platforms.
Asking the Right Questions
vulnerability
Chris Friend · Bonni Stachowiak
Asking the right questions — from teachers and students alike — can make all the difference in helping us connect with one another and our courses.
Tech, Agency, Voice (On Not Teaching)
critical digital pedagogy
Chris Friend
To use technology in support of student agency & voice, start by not teaching. Then stop trying to “manage” learning. Set them loose and watch them shine.
Access
Academic Labor
Chris Friend · Robin DeRosa
What does it take to access an education? I spoke with Robin DeRosa about this broad issue that affects the way we do things in our classrooms and schools.
CFP: Politicizing Critical Digital Pedagogy
Calls for Papers
Chris Friend
Libraries advertize their relationship with “alternative facts”. Religious schools voice strong opposition to presidential actions. Silenced government employees create rogue Twitter accounts to voice concerns. Super Bowl ads champion immigration and opportunity in
On Advocacy: Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2016 List of Lists
Digital Literacy
Chris Friend
We won’t take this lying down. No, we will join together, combine our voices, and raise our own kind of hell. The 2016 U.S. presidential election is still a fresh wound
Essential Silence
Digital Writing
Chris Friend
I attended a funeral last month. I wanted to speak, but I couldn’t — not for the lump in my throat or the tears in my eyes or any of the affective, funereal
On the Horrors and Pleasures of Counting Words
Digital Writing
Chris Friend
Good writing is not reducible to numbers; the word count for the expression of an idea can’t always (or even usually) be determined in advance. Ideas fit all kinds of containers, some
Giving Voice to Written Words
Digital Literacy
Chris Friend
Writers should talk more. We write to make ourselves heard. We use writing to tell a story, contribute to conversations, add our voices to a chorus, raise the alarm against injustice, call for
Openness
social justice
Chris Friend · Greg B. Curran · Paul France
Students ask about our interests and lives to understand & connect with us. What happens when the answers reveal more about us than we’re ready to share?

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