The following is an interview with Curt Newton. Curt is the director of the MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) platform, one of the best-known and respected open education platforms. In this interview, we discuss Curt's background and how he came to MIT, the OCW platform and the impact it's had on the world, and the future of open education. April 4, 2021, will mark MIT OCW's 20th Anniversary. To learn more about MIT OCW, be sure to visit the OCW website and follow the Twitter account @MITOCW.
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Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host
Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host
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Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer
PREAMBLE:Given our recent episodes have focused on productivity and behind-the-scenes recording secrets, my co-host Kris Hans and I wanted to highlight an older episode some of you might have missed. Episode #9 “Capture, Configure, Control,” was originally released on September 1st, 2020. In it, Kris and I discuss a variety of productivity hacks such as project management software, Cal Newport’s Deep Work Strategies, Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative, and Tony Buzan’s mind-mapping concept, podcast hosting, and some of our favourite note-taking apps. In fact, Episode #9 has been our most downloaded episode to date and we want to thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy this ‘rewind episode.’ Until next time…DESCRIPTIONIn this episode, Erik and Kris focus on productivity strategies for educators and students. They give their experience using project management software like Basecamp and Trello, do a deep dive on note-taking apps (for all platforms), and review Cal Newport’s concept of Deep Work and the strategies of Capture, Configure, and Control for taking control of your time. The co-hosts also discuss their experience so far with paid podcast hosting. They also talk about Andy Hargreaves’ critique of EdTech in the Washington Post and innovative social distancing strategies for k-12 students in Alberta.SHOW NOTESProject Management ToolsBasecamp: https://basecamp.comTrello: https://trello.com/home Cal Newport and Deep WorkCal Newport’s Deep Work: https://amzn.to/2EUX5He Overview of Deep Work (Medium): https://firstname.lastname@example.org/5-practices-from-deep-work-by-cal-newport-thatll-change-your-life-303847ec5f3cCal Newport Study Hacks Blog: https://www.calnewport.com/blog/ Cal Newport Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fleeing-collapsing-career-taking-notes-on-books-building/id1515786216?i=1000483167517 Cal Newport 3 practices for organizing and documenting your ...
In this episode, Kris and Erik interview Dr. Mohammad Keyhani, an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business. Mohammad discusses his entrepreneur tools catalogue, his digital survival kit and his essential work-from-home strategies..SHOW NOTES:.A digital survival kit for transitioning your courses online: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/a-digital-survival-kit-for-transitioning-your-course-online/.Some essential tools and gadgets for working from home: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/some-essential-tools-and-gadgets-for-working-from-home/.Entrepreneur Tools: https://entrepreneur-tools.zeef.com/keyhanimo.GUEST INFORMATION:. Mohammad KeyhaniWebsite: https://about.me/keyhanimoTwitter: @KeyhanimoLinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/keyhanimoUCalgary Profile: http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/haskayne_info/profiles/mohammad-keyhani.CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExamined.TEAM INFORMATION:. Erik ChristiansenCo-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.netTwitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.net.Kris Hans Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter: @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.com.Christopher HoangAudio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...
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 ...