55 episodes

EdTech Examined is a 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 & Kris Hans

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EdTech Examined is a 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.

    52: FrankenPad

    52: FrankenPad

    Erik and Kris discuss new hardware announcements from Microsoft and Apple. They provide their take on the new Surface devices and iPads. Our co-hosts also discuss the purchase of edX and the pros and cons of outsourcing online learning program development.
    PATREON
    Please show us your support by becoming an EdTech Examined patron.
    https://www.patreon.com/EdTechExamined
    SHOW NOTES
    Links
    * Microsoft Surface event: Paul Thurrott (Thurrott.com)* New iPad: Six Colors, Engadget and CNET* edX purchase: The Crimson* Andreessen Horowitz betting big on edtech: Business Insider* Pros and cons of outsourcing online program development: Inside HigherEd* Udemy third-quarter results: Globe Newswire
    CONTACT
    Website: edtechexamined.com Email: hey@edtechexamined.com Twitter: @EdTechExamined
    Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: erikchristiansen.net
    Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: krishans.ca

    • 38 min
    51: Bricking News

    51: Bricking News

    In this episode, Kris and Erik discuss podcast discovery tools and strategies, the firing of an NYU chemistry prof, Lego's purchase of Brain Pop, edtech surveillance, edtech layoffs, and a new EdTech book from Athabasca University Press.
    We're sorry for some of the audio issues. The Internet was a little wonky during our recording :(
    PATREON
    Please show us your support by becoming an EdTech Examined patron.
    https://www.patreon.com/EdTechExamined
    SHOW NOTES
    Links
    *Podcast discovery: Overcast; Podchaser; Rephonic*Bloomberg: Firing of NYU chemistry prof*WSJ: Lego buys Brain Pop*NYT: A review of online learning*The74: EdTech surveillance and the White House*QZ: India's post-pandemic setbacks*TC: End of the EdTech honeymoon*Book: EdTech Metaphors - AU Press
    CONTACT
    Website: edtechexamined.com Email: hey@edtechexamined.com Twitter: @EdTechExamined
    Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: erikchristiansen.net
    Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: krishans.ca
    Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer Website: chrishoang.ca

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Fifty: Over the Hill

    Fifty: Over the Hill

    In this episode, Erik and Kris celebrate the 50th episode of EdTech Examined. Our co-hosts reflect on the podcast so far, announce their new Patreon page, discuss best practices for file naming, review hardware from Apple and Microsoft, and talk about Windows 11 productivity updates.PATREON
    https://www.patreon.com/EdTechExamined
    SHOW NOTES
    Links
    *Medium: File naming conventions*MacWorld: Apple 'Far Out' event*CNET: Windows 11 updates*Windows Central: Surface Pro rumours*Windows Central: Surface Studio rumours
    CONTACT
    Website: edtechexamined.com Email: hey@edtechexamined.com Twitter: @EdTechExamined
    Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: erikchristiansen.net
    Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: krishans.ca
    Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer Website: chrishoang.ca

    • 51 min
    49: Rewind - Teaching and Learning Online Network Interview

    49: Rewind - Teaching and Learning Online Network Interview

    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. 
    SHOW NOTES
    *New Book! Voices from the Digital Classroom*Video interview with TALON*UofC School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape*Mac McGinn (interviewer)
    CONTACT
    Website: edtechexamined.com Email: hey@edtechexamined.com Twitter: @EdTechExamined
    Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: erikchristiansen.net
    Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: krishans.ca

    • 1 hr 15 min
    48: Tune Up

    48: Tune Up

    In this episode, Erik and Kris discuss an edtech privacy court ruling, NFT textbooks, new certificates from Meta, the shifting social media landscape, and how to avoid the paradox of success. Our co-hosts also discuss their new book chapter in "Voices from the Digital Classroom" and provide 'tune up' tips for your Mac or Windows PC.
    SHOW NOTES
    Links
    *Bloomberg: Pearson blockchain could make money every time e-books change hands*New Yorker: TikTok and the fall of social media giants*The Verge: Universities can't scan students' rooms*Coursera: New Meta certificates*LinkedIn: Avoid the paradox of success*Computer World: 17 ways to speed up Windows 10*MacWorld: How to speed up a Mac
    New book chapter
    *Kris Hans & Erik Christiansen in "Voices from the Digital Classroom: 25 Interviews about Teaching and Learning in the Face of a Global Pandemic"
    *Free online version
    CONTACT
    Website: edtechexamined.com Email: hey@edtechexamined.com Twitter: @EdTechExamined
    Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: erikchristiansen.net
    Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: krishans.ca
    Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer Website: chrishoang.ca

    • 1 hr 21 min
    47: Atomic Effort

    47: Atomic Effort

    In this episode, Erik and Kris review essential Windows 10 tips, edtech privacy in schools, tech industry layoffs, 3D Google Maps, Chromebook updates, Intel mini desktops, and iOS Lockdown Mode. Kris reviews the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, and Erik reviews the book Effortless by Greg McKeown.
    SHOW NOTES:
    Links
    Windows Tips from How To Geek: 10 hidden windows features you should be using
    Human Right Watch: Online learning products enables surveillance of children
    The Economic Times: Why edtech needs a deep renovation
    McKinsey & Company (consulting): Demand for online education is growing. Are providers ready?
    Times Colonist: We need to ensure education technology doesn’t amplify inequality
    Tech Crunch: Google maps rolls out location sharing notification, immersive views and better bike navigation
    ArsTechnica: Google Maps is getting 3D imagery on mobile, detailed biking info, and more
    Thurrott: Google is bringing a video editor and virtual desktops to chromebooks
    Tech Crunch: Denmark bans Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools over data transfer
    Tech Radar: Intel NUC 12 could be a mini PC powerhouse
    CNET: Apple’s new Lockdown Mode on iOS 16 could protect you from cyber attacks
    Books
    Atomic Habits - James Clear

    • 1 hr 31 min

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