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Learning Technologies Podcast – August 30- Do We Need a GPS to Find Our Classrooms?

Learning Technologies Podcast – August 30- Do We Need a GPS to Find Our Classrooms?

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Podcast Transcript:

Welcome to the Learning Technologies Podcast. Today’s topic is … Do We Need a GPS to Find Our Classrooms? This question emerged when I visited an EdTech discussion board hosting a discussion on the value of face-to-face training over eLearning, blended learning, and other types of training. The consensus seemed to be that there is room for training in F2F classrooms. These face-to-face classrooms were labeled as “controlled learning environments.”  I parked on the label of “controlled learning environments. Hmmm… I wonder, “are there really learning scenarios, outside of university research labs, that can accurately be classified as “controlled learning environments” and if so, do we really want these? Do we want learning to be controlled, or, in the spirit of socio-cultural learning, do we want another outcome? Also, can we expand the definition of classrooms to extend beyond four plastered and/or windowed walls?

Thank you for considering these questions with me. I enjoy learning from you! Please leave a comment and let’s keep the discussion going.

 

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Learning Technologies Podcast- July 24 -RIP MS Paint :(

 

 

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Welcome to the Learning Technologies Podcast. Today’s topic is …Microsoft MS Paint.  Microsoft is dropping various features and functionalities from its new build. In preparation for the release of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has published the full list of stories that will be removed or depreciated from the new build.

MSPaint will be sorely missed. It was the gateway for new and vintage computer nerds.

What is your reaction to Microsoft’s decision? Are there other applications and programs that we should also mourn?

Thank you for considering these questions with me. I enjoy learning from you! Please leave a comment and let’s keep the discussion going.

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Learning Technologies Podcast-May 17-Participatory Partnerships 1: Meet and Greet

Learning Technologies Podcast-May 17-Participatory Partnerships 1: Meet and Greet

 

Participatory Partnerships Tip 1: Meet and Greet to Begin Great Partnerships. Start with the familiarity of a Meet and Greet away from your workspace where your learners/faculty/students/colleagues work and learn. For online partnerships, this means, meet at a time and in a meeting space platform that is convenient for others.

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More Participatory Partnerships

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Welcome to the Learning Technologies Podcast. Today’s topic is Participatory Partnerships. I’m designing a training series for university professors and business leaders on the value of public sphere pedagogy and participatory partnerships. For the next few weeks of this summer, you will see ten specific tips on research-based best practices for creating your own participatory partnerships. Although my training will focus on partnerships between university professors and business leaders, participatory partnerships have many, many couplings. They can include connections between community businesses, community outreach groups, K-12 schools and the neighborhood community, K-12 schools and outreach groups at the  city, local, and state level, partnerships between school and community, school and family, students and teachers, classrooms families in the U.S. and global counterparts.

For all types of Participatory Partnerships, start with the familiarity of a Meet and Greet away from the workspace of your team of learners/faculty/students/colleagues. This does not necessarily mean that the meeting has to cost a lot of money and be off-site, retreat-style (although who wouldn’t love to meet offsite in Hawaii!). Meet and Greet away from your workspace can mean outside, in front of your building, in a conference room down the hall, at your onsite coffee cart, or perhaps in the commons area or park across the street. For online partnerships, what is important is to meet at a time that is convenient for everyone or almost everyone and that the meeting occur in a meeting space platform that is convenient for as many of your partnership participants as possible. For both onsite and online participatory partnerships, record your meeting and make the recording available for those who were unable to meet and for all of us who need reminders of what was discussed. This is the first Participatory Partnerships Tip: Meet and Greet to Begin Great Partnerships.

Podcast Note: If you find this podcast after the summer of 2017, you will find all the Participatory Partnerships listed under the content tag, “Participatory Partnerships” at this blog.

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