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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.

    #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
    Special Episode: Teaching and Learning Online Network Interview

    Special Episode: Teaching and Learning Online Network Interview

    In this special episode, Kris and Erik were interviewed by the Teaching and Learning Online Network (or TALON) at the University of Calgary€™s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape about their strategies for teaching online, including the importance of preparation, communicating with students effectively, developing reusable resources, suggestions for collaboration software, and 'netiquette.' . To learn more about TALON visit taloncloud.ca. You can see the full video interview on TALON's website or the EdTech Examined YouTube channel. . TALON website: https://taloncloud.ca/Kris-Hans-Erik-Christiansen . EdTech Examined YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/RIAOPa1L_Os . University of Calgary:  https://ucalgary.ca/ . School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Website:  https://sapl.ucalgary.ca/ Twitter:  twitter.com/ucalgarysapl . Mac McGinn, TALON Team LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/mac-mcginn . 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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #7: The Attention Span Debate

    #7: The Attention Span Debate

    In this episode Erik and Kris give advice on video editing software for educators, using Medium as an educational blogging platform and the tech industry’s increasing interest in education technology. This episode also introduces a new ‘Meta’ segment. The co-hosts talk about their experience podcasting so far and their observations about different podcast formats. They also talk about the assumptions around the human attention span, the revolution of the spoken word, and why it might be ok to have longer recorded lectures. . In addition, Kris and Erik want to formally welcome Chris Hoang to the EdTech Examined team. Chris is the Audio Producer & Sound Engineer and he edited this episode. He is an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business. Stay tuned for future updates from Chris about audio editing, multimedia, and more. . SHOW NOTES . EdTech Office Hours: Video editing software . Windows Movie Maker 10:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/movie-maker-10-free/9mvfq4lmz6c9?activetab=pivot:overviewtab  . iMovie:  https://www.apple.com/ca/imovie/  . Davinci Resolve:  https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/  . Adobe Spark:  https://spark.adobe.com/  . News . Tech Crunch – “EdTech is no longer optional”: https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/20/edtech-is-no-longer-optional-investors-deep-dive-into-the-future-of-the-market/  . WEF – COVID accelerated digital transformation of higher ed: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/covid-19-digital-transformation-higher-education/  . Tech Tips . Medium: Tips for creating a publication with your students . Medium.com – Getting started with Medium publications: https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004681607-Create-a-publication  . Medium.com – Layout Tips: https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/sections/115001431688-Layout  . Medium.com – Managing users: https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004681647  . Medium.com – Drafting or posting to publications: https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978  .Example class blogs using Medium by Kris Hans:.Economics for Business: https://medium.com/economicsforbusiness .Design Thinking: https://medium.com/designthi

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