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EdTech Examined is a monthly 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 your tech questions.

EdTech Examined Erik Christiansen and Kris Hans

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EdTech Examined is a monthly 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 your tech questions.

    #12: Teaching in Virtual Reality

    #12: 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 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.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 StressCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #11: Burner Phone

    #11: Burner Phone

    In this episode Kris and Erik discuss digital whiteboard software, burner phones and burner numbers, The September 15th Apple event (new iPads and Watches!), remote podcast recording, how to setup digital breakout rooms, broadcasting software, the cost of remote education, and Winter semester uncertainty.SHOW NOTES:#EdTechOfficeHours:What is the best online collaborative whiteboard software?*Miro*Mural*Google JamBoardDiscussion Items:Using Text+ to create a “burner” number for students.News*Microsoft: Reimagining education*September 15th, 2020 Apple Event: Time Flies*CNN: Remote learning is costing parents a fortune*Global News: Remote learning at University of Regina will extend into the Winter termEdTech TipsDigital breakout rooms*Google Meet persistent links using recurrent events*Google Meet breakout room extension
    Broadcasting software*Open Broadcast SoftwareCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATION:Erik 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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #10: Podcast Champ

    #10: Podcast Champ

    In this episode, Erik and Kris interview Meg Wilcox, an Assistant Professor at School of Communications Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Meg discusses her journalistic background, long-time interest in radio, and her advocacy for the podcasting medium in higher education.GUEST INFORMATION:Meg Wilcox, Mount Royal University Website: http://www.megwilcox.com Faculty ProfileLinkedIn ProfileSHOW NOTES:Canadian Foundation for Innovation grantPodChats, Calgary Public LibraryCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @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

    • 48 min
    Bonus Back to School Special 2020

    Bonus Back to School Special 2020

    In this episode, Kris and Erik discuss their recommendations for back to school gear including laptops, tablets, phones, monitors, ergonomic office equipment, and data backup..SHOW NOTES.Recommended computers and devices.Apple back to school deals (free AirPods).Apple Education.Tablets.iPad Air 3iPad Pro 11iPad Mini.Laptops.Lenovo X1 CarbonLenovo T490sMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3Microsoft Surface Pro 7Dell XPS 13Apple MacBook AirApple MacBook Pro 13”Apple iMac 27”HP OMEN desktops.Phones.Google Pixel 3aOnePlusPhone SE.Tech-Bytes.net: “Trickle-down technology”.Computer Accessories.*Evoluent VerticalMouse D*Logitech MX Vertical*Logitech K380 keyboard*Logitech K780 keyboard*Logitech Ergo K860 keyboard*Microsoft Sculpt keyboard and mouse.Sites for researching tech.RTings.comNYTimes The Wirecutter.Physiotherapy YouTube channels.AthleanXBob and Brad..Data backup.3-2-1 backup strategy Leo Laporte TWiT - https://twit.tv/shows/twit-bits/episodes/3019 .Local backup tools.See

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #9: Capture, Configure, Control

    #9: Capture, Configure, Control

    In 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 Work*Cal Newport’s Deep Work: https://amzn.to/2EUX5He Overview of Deep Work (Medium): https://medium.com/@nina.semczuk/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 your documenting your ideas and planning your time

    Capture - Get it down
    Configure - Describe the task in detail
    Control - Plan and execution of the task

    Other organization strategies*Accidental Creative by Todd Henry: https://amzn.to/3lEYORUMind Mapping by Tony Buzan: https://tonybuzan.com/  Documentaries on innovationGeneral MagicLove Notes to NewtonPodcast hosting optionsCastos: https://www.castos.com PodBean: https://www.podbean.com Simple Cast: https://simplecast.comCaptivate: https://www.captivate.fm/podcast/ Buzzprout:

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #8: Digital Literature

    #8: Digital Literature

    In this episode, Kris and Erik interview Dr. Jason Wiens, a Senior Instructor and Associate Head of Undergraduate Student Affairs at the University of Calgary’s Department of English. Jason discusses the nature of online pedagogy in the humanities and the field of English, including his infamous archive and digital audio assignments. Due to his experience and breadth of knowledge, Jason offers insights from both administrator and instructor perspectives. Some former students also share thoughts on the benefit of Jason’s unique assignments and his pedagogical methods and have graciously shared their papers with us - linked below..SHOW NOTES:.Christopher Hoang Archive Assignment: https://www.chrishoang.ca/art-literature/modernist-poetry-from-a-modern-perspective-1 .Christopher Hoang Close Listening Assignment: https://www.chrishoang.ca/art-literature/on-christian-bks-the-doomsday-songsfor-friedrich-nietzsche-upon-the-death-of-superman .Danielle Wong Archive Assignment: https://www.chrishoang.ca/art-literature/bpnichol-danielle-wong\ .Danielle Wong Close Listening Assignment: https://www.chrishoang.ca/art-literature/winds-of-unity-danielle-wong .Michelle Tang Archive Assignment: https://www.chrishoang.ca/art-literature/alice-munro-by-michelle-tang .Michelle Tang Close Listening Assignment: https://www.chrishoang.ca/art-literature/alden-nowlan-fireworks-michelle-tang .GUEST INFORMATION:.Dr. Jason Wiens, University of Calgary Profile: https://english.ucalgary.ca/manageprofile/profiles/jason-wiens .CONTACT:.Website: edtechexamined.com.Email: hey@edtechexamined.com.Twitter: @EdTechExamined.TEAM INFORMATION:.Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host.Website:  erikchristiansen.net.Twitter: @egchristiansen.Blog: tech-bytes.net.Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host.Website: krishans.ca.Twitter:  @KrisHans. Market Grade:  marketgrade.com.Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer.Website: chrishoang.ca

    • 57 min

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