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 at MRU. His research interests include visual perception and cognition and the use of virtual reality for reducing anxiety. Most recently, Tony has been developing a virtual reality course using the AltSpaceVR platform. Erik and Kris talk with Tony about his teaching, research, and the future of higher-education.
Dr. Anthony (Tony) Chaston, Mount Royal University
AltSpaceVR username: VizWig
Educators in VR AltSpaceVR group
Tony's research presentation for Educator's in VR: Using 360 Nature Videos to Lower Stress
Email: [email protected]
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Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer
In this episode, Kris and Erik return after their Winter break 'sabbatical.' Kris gives an update on the latest books he's read on work productivity, specifically those that force us to re-think how we work. Our co-hosts also discuss their work resolutions/goals for using technology and being productive.SHOW NOTESBooks*The Four Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss*ReWork - Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson*Remote - Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson*Make Time - Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky Tools mentioned*Pinboard*IFTTT*Day One*No code toolsEDTECH 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 ...
In this episode, Erik and Kris reflect on their 2021 education predictions to see what they got right and wrong. We'd like to give a big shout-out to our Audio Producer Chris Hoang who helped us develop this list for 2021. Our co-hosts also revised the forecast list for 2022. SHOW NOTES:2022 Forecast More EdTech Unicorns. Technology exposes socioeconomic fragility. Big Brother and academic integrity continue to be a problem Increase in digital (particularly OER) textbooks that include multimedia. Live updating of books or “living books.” More pressure for instructors to develop their own material (OER) with minimal financial support. Alternative accreditations grow in popularity. Institutional closures, or at the very least a shrinking in institutional size. CONTACT: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: @KrisHans Market Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...
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: ...