We are leaning into something which is entirely innovative… and/or old as teaching itself! And in keeping with recent chats to do with curatorship and mindful decision making, we’re taking a step further in the direction of authenticity in teaching and learning! Unless Doug claims otherwise!
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Sometimes you get the audio… and sometimes the audio gets you! #ednontech
Over the past few episodes, I’ve done a pretty commendable job of clearing out much of my inbox! As such, the last post of 2023 will resemble… at my end at least… something of a dog’s breakfast! You have been warned!
How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions (Classical Wisdom)
This has led directly to various improvements in various areas of my life; I’ve read various of the other significant Stoic writers… and this is not just a very UN-Stoical hooray for me…
The point is, I’m a bit closer in my thinking and my imagination to the Classical World… as I understand very imperfectly what this is… and so… subscribing to the Classical Wisdom Substack newsletter!
Phew, that took some doing!
This, obviously, is a link to the article! Which, if you have any historical curiosity… could ring as cool for you as it does for me!
B.C.’s Post-Secondary Digital Learning Strategy
I’m no longer part of the BC Higher Ed community! But… I was for a wildly significant period of my career… I’m still a tutor with the TRU Writing Centre… I’m an invited virtual speaker to a pair my good colleague Dr. Pam Gurney’s undergrad education classes… and, most importantly, my kids and their mom still live in Kamloops… and it is entirely possible either or both of the boys could decide to study in their hometown institution within the next 4-7 years… which, of course, will go by in the blink of an eye!
So… despite my frequent lamentations about various aspects of BC higher ed… and perhaps fueled by them somewhat… my interest in this kind of a document! There are some excellent names here and a few who probably are less so! But it’s a wide sweep of the sector! And, as it’s shared from BCcampus, it is more than worth your time.
In the summer of 2008, my favorite musical artist of all time released an album online around his 49th birthday to download for forty-nine cents!
This was the summer I completed my B.Ed training and was on my way to Qatar with the woman who was going to be my kids’ mom. It was a heady time all around…
He had to take it down almost immediately because of copyright infringement lawsuit threats from *unnamed highly famous musical artists (plural)* but flashforward some fifteen years later and it sits unmolested and available for free to listen to on what appears to be a legit Westerberg Soundcloud account… which, to my mind, is maybe infinitesimally better than directing you to a Spotify page!
I’m not an active… uh.. Redditor… but I do get links and summaries, and most of them are junk… but every so often one of the threads jumps out… due to the pitch of rhetoric/vitriol… OR the local knowledge of this new-to-me city found in the posts and the comments…
You see things to observe, things to look out for later… my Saint John is pretty much bound to Uptown where I live, and East SJ where I work and where my mom, uncle, and girlfriend all live (in separate residences)(as in they don’t live together)(not that there’d be anything wrong if they did)! And so… coverage of North End… and West SJ… and surrounding hamlets, villages, and smaller cities!
So much New Brunswick… and so little time…
Samiam: Monterey Canyon (Lyric video)
I’m just really happy with this video I made for one of the songs on one one of my favorite bands’ new album… it was an *ahem* legit ed tech learning experience vis-à-vis Camtasia and captioning and licensing certain kinds of publicly-sourced video content… namely octopi! I had one person who watched the video contact me both by FB Messenger and by email to let me know how much they enjoyed the video… which is rad, in my opinion!
And that is about as positive a thing as I can think of to go out on right now!
This fellow was known to have some strong opinions about teaching and learning! #ednontech
What makes a tool or technique worth using with students?
These results not only confirm the primary importance of teachers’ personal decision-making on whether a new technology is adopted or not, but also indicate an apparent conflict between teachers’ technology adoption perspective and that of school administrators.
Sugar, W., Crawley, F., & Fine, B. (2004). Examining teachers’ decisions to adopt new technology. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 7(4), 201-213.
Unless teachers “buy into” the idea, efforts to bring technology into the schools will have limited effectiveness
Lee, J., Cerreto, F. A., & Lee, J. (2010). Theory of planned behavior and teachers’ decisions regarding use of educational technology. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 13(1), 152-164.
The technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) model offers a framework that teacher educators can use to determine how to help preservice special education teachers learn to make effective decisions regarding integrating technology into instruction.
Anderson, S., Griffith, R., & Crawford, L. (2017). TPACK in special education: Preservice teacher decision making while integrating iPads into instruction. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 17(1), 97-127.
Decision-makers often conduct their own internal investigations on educational technology products and strategies producing locally-relevant, but usually less-than rigorous, evidence to inform decisions about continuing use of the technology or scaling up.
Hollands, F., & Escueta, M. (2020). How research informs educational technology decision-making in higher education: the role of external research versus internal research. Educational Technology Research and Development, 68, 163-180.
Modern educators have ample choice when procuring novel teaching and learning technology, and for the delivery of content through technology-enhanced media. In many cases, this provides great benefit.
Moro, C., Mills, K. A., Phelps, C., & Birt, J. (2023). The Triple-S framework: ensuring scalable, sustainable, and serviceable practices in educational technology. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 20(1), 7.
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How can beliefs surrounding specific technology use in education change?