EdTech Examined

EdTech Examined is a podcast about all things education technology. Tune in to listen to Erik Christiansen and Kris Hans provide practical tech tips for college and university educators, discuss relevant tech news and answer ...more

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October 19, 2021 00:42:12
34: Zettelkasten

34: Zettelkasten

In this episode, Erik discusses his secret summer project - implementing a new note-taking strategy. Erik discusses the zettelkasten (German for "slip box") note-taking method which is a bidirectional note-taking system designed to overcome writer’s block or “the blank page effect.” This system could be useful for a student or instructor who struggles getting started writing, or anyone who wants a new way to connect the notes they’ve taken. Zettelkasten is like your second brain.SHOW NOTESZettelkasten method*Wikipedia*Zettelkasten.de*The ultimate guideTools for implementation*Bidirectional note-taking apps*Zettelkasten using Notion*Zettelkasten using Obsidian EDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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October 05, 2021 01:19:10
33: Rewind Episode - Teaching in Virtual Reality

33: Rewind Episode - Teaching in Virtual Reality

In this episode, Erik and Kris interview Dr. Anthony (Tony) Chaston, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Canada. Tony teaches Sensation & Perception and Research Methods. His research interests include visual perception and cognition, as well as the use of virtual reality for reducing anxiety. This episode was originally published on October 15, 2020. At that time, we discussed Tony's interest in virtual reality and the development of a psychology course to be taught completely in VR. Since our discussion, Tony's VR course has launched at MRU: "The Digital Frontier: Perception, Virtual Reality, and AI in Psychology." Tony built the course using the AltspaceVR platform and Unity. The course had gained media attention in Canada, so we felt it was appropriate to return to this special interview.GUEST INFORMATION:Dr. Anthony (Tony) Chaston, Mount Royal University Faculty ProfileAltSpaceVR username: VizWigYouTube ChannelEducators in VR AltSpaceVR groupTony's research presentation for Educator's in VR: Using 360 Nature Videos to Lower StressMedia coverage*CTV, Dave Dormer: First-ever virtual reality virtual reality class launches at Mount Royal University in Calgary*Peter Glenn, MRU: Bell rings for first virtual reality class at Mount Royal UniversityCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATION:Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite:  erikchristiansen.netTwitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade:  marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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September 21, 2021 00:35:11
32: A World Without Email

32: A World Without Email

In this deep dive episode, Kris and Erik discuss Cal Newport's most recent book "A World Without Email." Newport argues that email and messaging apps (asynchronous communication) have led to what he calls "the hyperactive hive mind." Newport explains that email is taking up too much of our time at work and proposes several solutions to make us more efficient.SHOW NOTESKey concepts:*Email is abused and we spend too much time writing emails*We often offload our brains using email. It's easier to ask questions via email than find answers ourselves.*Email, like physical mail and instant messaging, is a form of asynchronous communication. *Our work has become more reactive than proactive. Newport says email and messaging apps have led to the "hyperactive hive mind" approach to work.*Boundaries around email can be implemented on a personal basis (i.e. Deep Work strategies), but real change has to be institutional (processes and expectations).Other books by Cal Newport:*Deep Work*Digital MinimalismTools for collaboration:*Trello*ITP Metrics EDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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September 07, 2021 01:29:59
31: Back to School Guide 2021

31: Back to School Guide 2021

Erik and Kris discuss provide their "back to school" tech recommendations for the 2021 academic year. Listen for recommendations on laptops, tablets, computer accessories, essential apps, and some analog bonuses. This conversation included several digressions.SHOW NOTESWindows Laptops*Dell XPS 13 (16 gigs ram)*Microsoft surface laptop 4*Also great: Framework - https://frame.work/products/laptop/configuration/edit Mac Laptop*Macbook Air M1 (might update soon)Tablet*iPad (might update soon)*iPad Air (might update soon)For Apple product life cycles check https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#iosKeyboard*Logitech K780*Logitech Ergonomic K860*Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic (not available through Microsoft store. They now sell 'Surface' economic keyboard and mouse)Mice*Logitech MX Vertical https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/products/mice/mx-vertical-ergonomic-mouse.910-005447.html / MX Master / Logitech Triathlon*Evoluent (for uber ergos out there)Software*Password Manager: 1Password, LastPass, BitWarden (open source)Desk lamp*Taotronics LED Desk Lamp 38 *IKEA ForsåWater Bottle*Hydro FlaskBackpack*Tumbuk2 authority Laptop bagNotebooks (analog alert!)*Field Notes Charging accessories and cables*Check out Anker (PowerPort Series with USB A and C, cables, etc.)Recommended Software Cloud storage: Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage Notes: ...

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August 17, 2021 00:49:10
30: Rewind Episode - Building Better Teams

30: Rewind Episode - Building Better Teams

Erik and Kris interview Dr. Tom O’Neill, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. This episode was originally released on August 4, 2020. With the 2021 school year ramping up, we are revisiting Tom's interview where he discusses ITP Metrics, a free online teamwork and behavioural assessment platform. Tom and his team created this platform to improve classroom team dynamics, and it has been used in several programs to great success.SHOW NOTES:  ITP Metrics platform:  https://www.itpmetrics.com/GUEST INFORMATION:Dr. Tom O’NeillLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-o-neill-53bbb321/UCalgary Profile:  https://psyc.ucalgary.ca/profiles/thomas-o-neill  EDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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August 03, 2021 01:33:19
29: Futurecast

29: Futurecast

This episode is all about the trends. Erik and Kris discuss news stories about how video editing skills are here to stay, making higher education more developmental, and eight challenges universities will face in the coming year. They also talk about Windows 365 and what it means for computing, Erik's Op-Ed about open educational resources (OER) in the Edmonton Journal, and how to "de-Google" and protect your privacy online.SHOW NOTESNews*Forbes: Meet the Company Proving Two Big EdTech Trends*Inside HigherEd: 6 Ways to Make Education More Developmental*Forbes: 8 Reasons This Coming Year Could be the Hardest Yet for Higher EdDiscussion:Windows 365*ZDNet - Mary Jo Foley*Paul Thurrott Edmonton Journal - Open educational resources would make post-secondary cots more affordableEdTech Tips*Forbes - Gmail alternatives*PrivacyTools.ioEDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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