headshot of light-skinned man with dark, buzzed hair and close-trimmed salt-and-pepper beard wearing dark-green open-collared shirt standing in front of brick wall Chris Friend Listening & Learning Teacher, speaker, and podcaster specializing in introducing newcomers to conversations around education, writing, and technology. Learn More
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I design writing- and pedagogy-centric courses.
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K-12, Higher Ed, Faculty Development, Government, & Private Sector

Curriculum Development

Created two week-long seminars on critical digital pedagogy for general audiences and for Digital Humanities. Iterated four complete FYC sequences incorporating NCTE standards & CWPA outcomes, two sets of institutional standards, and fluid departmental expectations.

Professional Training

Designed three-course sequence to teach business writing to government employees, adapting to organizational precedent and incorporating disciplinary best practices.

Hybrid Learning Design

Research-based and practical experience designing and facilitating hybrid courses from small seminars to MOOCs. Adapts course design to needs and expectations of participants as well as institutional technology standards.

Digital Publishing

Experience working with a variety of publication platforms, including building anthologies of student research papers in LaTeX, maintaining WordPress-based class blogs, creating a Ghost-based digital scholarly journal, and hosting a podcast on WordPress and SoundCloud.

Latest Updates

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The Reality of Political Visual Rhetoric

A brilliant online ad for the current administration's re-election bid highlights the reality of how ill-prepared the Democrats are to win the coming fight.
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Adaptive Pedagogy

The Intro course at Digital Pedagogy Lab 2020 will ask participants to consider pedagogy through critical, humanist, adaptive lenses. Here’s our approach.
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The (F)Utility of References

Listing references at the end of a printed text no longer makes sense in a world of digital media. Here's how to re-imagine references that work everywhere.
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