Today we’re re-releasing an interview we did with TALON - the Teaching and Learning Online Network, at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.
Our interview was reworked and was recently published as a book chapter in “Voices from the Digital Classroom: 25 Interviews about Teaching and Learning in the Face of a Global Pandemic.” The book is available in print through the University of Calgary Press, and as a free online book.
In this interview we discuss online teaching strategies, including the value of preparation, communicating with students effectively, developing reusable resources, suggestions for collaboration software, and ‘netiquette.’ We also share our vision for the future of online learning.
Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host
Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host
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 ...
In this episode, Erik and Kris share a repository of over 400 open education tools. Our co-hosts also discuss recent tech and education news including "the next Google", the pros and cons of using technology to improve education, SQLi vulnerabilities in higher ed institutions, new online learning entrepreneurs, and smartphones vs science. The app of the month is iA Writer.SHOW NOTES:Tools:*Innovations in Scholarly Communication by the University of Utrecht*List of 400 open education tools*TabulaNews articles*DKB: The Next Google*Entrepreneur: 5 edtech trends that will change learning between now and 2030*Brookings: The promise and perils of new technologies to improve education*VentureBeat: 35% of educational institutions have a SQLi vulnerability*Financial Times: The new online learning entrepreneurs*Cal Newport blog post: Smartphones vs. ScienceLearning opportunities*University of British Columbia: Program for Open Scholarship and EducationApp of the month:*iA WriterCONTACT: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 ...
In this episode, Kris Hans and Chris Hoang discuss their productivity strategies including their habits and routines, their top technologies for staying organized, and their personal productivity goals for 2021.SHOW NOTES:Top productivity habits*Time tracking*One-touch rule*Multiple task lists*Weekly plans*Starting the day with simple tasks (i.e. make the bed)*Separate work and play spaces at home (if possible)The essential (and inessential) tech tools*Digital calendar (colour coding, time blocking, embedded tasks, etc.)* Screen time tracker (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)* Content site blocker (tracking most visited sites)* Remove unnecessary apps*Cloud storage that syncs quickly (Dropbox, iCloud, etc.)*Project management software (Basecamp, Trello)Goals for 2021*Deliberate time blocking (for writing)*Scheduling work and play*Social media (aka 'digital minimalism' detox)*Disabling notifications whenever possible*Deleting social media 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 ...