49 episodes

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.

The Higher EdTech Podcast Tim VanNorman & Brent Warner

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 32 min
    Adobe Alternatives and Stock Photo Options

    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.

    • 29 min
    What to Do When Your Synchronous Class Desynchronizes and Preparing for Loss of Video Storage

    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.

    • 31 min
    Discord in Education with Adam Lopez

    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!

    • 39 min
    Esports with Adam Lopez

    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.

    • 36 min
    Editing Videos and Making changes in your classroom

    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.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ChimayoPress ,

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.

misssflufffy ,

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!

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