Instructional Technologist Tim VanNorman and Professor Brent Warner work through the ins and outs of technology integration in Higher Education. The show focuses on best classroom practices for instructors in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. You'll hear about tools and tips that help you gain a broader understanding of the tech your students are using and expecting, and you'll hear interviews with peers and colleagues that are implementing educational technology in innovative and engaging ways.
Annotating Tools & The Future Format of Your Class
Brent and Tim share some tools and thoughts about annotating in 2021 as there are a lot of great ways to annotate these days, and the ideas move beyond just PDFs. Today you can annotate just about anything that goes on your screen! Next, they share some considerations to keep in mind as you look at your transition back to campus or make decisions on what your classes will look like with a new set of student expectations.
Adobe Alternatives and Stock Photo Options
Adobe offers a powerful set of tools, but not everybody can afford it, nor do they need anything so robust. Tim & Brent discuss some alternative options that will help you get the job done. Next, a conversation on the ever-more accessible world of stock photos and where to get good quality pics.
What to Do When Your Synchronous Class Desynchronizes and Preparing for Loss of Video Storage
Tim & Brent talk about some troubleshooting issues, and how to prepare for them so they're less disastrous when they inevitably strike. First, a conversation about how to deal with losing access to your live class, then some thoughts on how to prepare for the reality that digital storage isn't really unlimited or free.
Discord in Education with Adam Lopez
There's a lot of talk around Discord in Education recently, and certainly a lot of fear-mongering. Adam Lopez is right back with us, this time to talk about how he's using Discord to run his classes. Adam shares his perspective using it as a student-centered community platform that engages and inspires students!
Esports with Adam Lopez
Brent & Tim sit down with IVC's Esports Coordinator, Adam Lopez. Adam helps us understand what esports is, its role in academics, and the social emotional benefits to its players. This talk is a great primer for anyone who wants to understand more about esports, or is considering creating a program on their campus.
Editing Videos and Making changes in your classroom
In this episode Tim & Brent take a look at some considerations you might want to make in recording and editing videos, as well as some software that can help you get it done. Then, a conversation about making changes with tech in your class from the big stuff like switching platforms, to integrating new tools.
Insightful, Practical Edtech Tips
During a time of considerable turbulence & rapidly evolving expectations for educators, I have found this informative podcast a reliable source for practical tips. I especially appreciate their encouraging tone & attention to common problems with specific edtech tools.
Excited to find something in edtech for Higher Ed
It's not easy to find both EdTech AND Higher Ed. Having been to several of Brent's workshops and having the chance to work together on some higher education projects, I am stoked that this program now exists! Can't wait for what else you have in store. Great sound, guys!