Presentations

I enjoy presenting at conferences and seminars alike, taking every opportunity I can to engage colleagues in conversation and speculation about our teaching and our research. My presentations are designed to ask questions, challenge thinking, and foster dialogue.

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  • The Missing Link: Interventions for Enhancing Traditional Student Composition

    Presented at Computers & Writing in June 2015

    I argue that students must be taught how to employ hyperlinks in their texts and that the pace of research and complication in the field leaves students at smaller institutions under-prepared.

    [iframely]http://www.slideshare.net/chrisfriend/the-missing-link-interventions-for-enhancing-traditional-student-composition[/iframely]

  • Modality as Contact Zone: The Convolution of Access, Politics, and Ethics in Florida’s Online Courses

    Presented at Computers & Writing in June 2014

    I review legislation in Florida that dictates the amount and sources of online education required of high-school students, linking the questionable laws to the creation of a technological underclass.

    [iframely]http://www.slideshare.net/chrisfriend/modality-as-contact-zone-the-convolution-of-access-politics-and-ethics-in-floridas-online-courses[/iframely]

  • More than Cogs: Using MOOC Pedagogies to Resist the Mechanization of FYC Students

    Presented at Computers & Writing in June 2013.

    Discusses whether the characteristics of successful MOOCs can apply to traditional, smaller, and in-person first-year writing courses—specifically, their openness, their tendency toward connectivity, and their use of distance.

    [iframely]http://www.slideshare.net/chrisfriend/more-than-cogs[/iframely]

  • Going (Pedagogically) Green: Student Work as Objects Created for Re-Consumption

    Presented at the UCF English Symposium in March 2013.

    Explores the need for open-access writing assignments with authentic audiences to allow students to see writing as a purposeful, flexible act.

    [iframely]http://www.slideshare.net/chrisfriend/going-pedagogically-green-student-work-as-objects-created-for-reconsumption[/iframely]

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