10 episodes

The T-Squared podcast covers the intersection of teaching and technology. Episodes feature conversations about new and upcoming technologies, discussions about current research and controversies, as well as advice, secrets, and best practices for putting technology to use in your teaching.

T-Squared: a Teaching and Technology Podcast GVSU eLearning and Emerging Technologies

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The T-Squared podcast covers the intersection of teaching and technology. Episodes feature conversations about new and upcoming technologies, discussions about current research and controversies, as well as advice, secrets, and best practices for putting technology to use in your teaching.

    Out of Place, Out of Time: A COVID-19 Mini-Episode

    Out of Place, Out of Time: A COVID-19 Mini-Episode

    On our campus, we're a week deep into the response to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. As at most schools, faculty have been asked to finish the semester online. Most grasp that this means losing the act of physically meeting in a shared classroom. Given tools like Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom, many faculty are trying to recreate their classes by having students meet virtually during their assigned class times. In this first-of-several mini-episodes, we talk about why moving to remote teaching means you have to cope with the loss of your physical classroom AND your class time as well.

    • 11 min
    Season 2! Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Season 2! Looking Back, Looking Forward

    The T-Squared team returns for the first episode of season 2. In addition to choosing prize winners for the campus' New Faculty Orientation, they discuss what they learned over the summer and what they're looking forward to in the year ahead. Coffee in this episode was personally imported from Italy.

    • 36 min
    Episode 7: Symposium, Symposium, Symposium

    Episode 7: Symposium, Symposium, Symposium

    In the final episode of the podcast's first season, Eric and Matt interview presenters and attendees at Grand Valley State University's 18th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium. Those interviewed are: Kevin Barrons (Seidman College of Business), Lissa Brunan (College of Education, with her students MaKenna Kane and Breanne Dalm), Robert Talbert (Mathematics), Mark Luttenton (Graduate School), Sherry Barricklow (eLearning), Cheryl Kautz (Computing and Information Systems), and Jeff Sykes (Disability Support Resources).

    • 43 min
    Episode 6: Lightboards, Digital Video, and Justin Melick

    Episode 6: Lightboards, Digital Video, and Justin Melick

    In this second of two interviews with Grand Valley's Digital Media Developers, we talk with Justin Melick. In his time at Grand Valley, Justin's work has centered around digital video. In addition to helping faculty across the university develop digital videos, Justin has experimented with 360 degree video, and is the designer of Grand Valley's three "lightboards."

    • 32 min
    Episode 5: Local Coffee, Mixed Reality, and Empathy with Hunter Bridwell

    Episode 5: Local Coffee, Mixed Reality, and Empathy with Hunter Bridwell

    In the first of a two episode series, we talk to Grand Valley's Digital Media Developers. Here we have a conversation with Hunter Bridwell. Many of the projects he works on involve virtual or augmented reality. We discuss several of thees projects, including a project for Occupational Therapy that simulates the kind of "visual field cut" that often occurs in patients after they suffer a stroke. We also touch on Hunter's background in photography and how technology such as mixed reality can play a role in increasing empathy in education. And perhaps most importantly, Hunter brings us coffee from the Sparrows Coffee Tea and Newsstand (roasted by the Schuil Coffee Company).

    • 36 min
    Episode 4: Ally, Panopto, Faculty Learning Communities, and a Showcase Birthday

    Episode 4: Ally, Panopto, Faculty Learning Communities, and a Showcase Birthday

    Deep deep apologies that it's taken so long for Episode 4 to reach your ears, but it's been a busy autumn around here and podcast post-production took a back burner to other projects. In this episode we get updates on podcast distribution (we're on Anchor and lots of other locations now!), campus usage of Blackboard Ally and Panopto. We talk briefly about our Online and Hybrid Faculty Learning Communities (join us each month). We also commemorate the fifth birthday of the Atomic Object Technology Showcase. Coffee in this episode is the Rwanda blend from Grand Rapids' own Rowster Coffee.

    • 33 min

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