25 Years of Ed Tech

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Summary

From a blog post series to exploring each year in more depth to now -- the book is born! In this episode, Laura has a chat with Martin about the creation of the 25 Years of Ed Tech book.

Show Notes

In this episode, Laura has a chat with Martin about the creation of the 25 Years of Ed Tech. From a blog post series to exploring each year in more depth to now -- the book is born! 

We discuss how the chapters came about, the introduction chapter, and take a sneak peek behind the scenes for the writing process. In talking about the history of ed tech, Martin has offered a few themes and issues from his perspective that he hopes the larger community of teaching and learning continues to draw from, add to, or even fill in the gaps. We discuss the history of ed tech shared in the book, and what it means for our pivot to online learning now. 

Martin’s Blog - The Ed Techie
The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) & ALT-C (Conference)
25 Years of Ed Tech Book
Thanks to Athabasca University Press for their open access to journals, books, and this project!

Follow on Twitter: @YearsEd
Do you have a question about this audio project? Let us know at https://25years.opened.ca/contact-us/
Podcast episode art:
X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA & Remixed by Ken Bauer Favel

What is 25 Years of Ed Tech?

25 Years of Ed Tech is a serialized audio version of the book 25 Years of Ed Tech, written by Martin Weller of the Open University and published by AU Press. The audio version of the book is a collaborative project with a global community of volunteers contributing their voices to narrate a chapter of the book. Bonus episodes are a series of conversations called "Between the Chapters" to chat about these topics and more!

"In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each year since 1994. Calling for both caution and enthusiasm, Weller advocates for a critical and research-based approach to new technologies, particularly in light of disinformation, the impact of social media on politics, and data surveillance trends. A concise and necessary retrospective, this book will be valuable to educators, ed tech practitioners, and higher education administrators, as well as students."

Credits:
Text in quotes from the book website published by Athabasca University Press CC-BY-NC-ND
BG music Abstract Corporate by Gribsound released under a CC-BY license. Track was edited for time.
Artwork X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA.
Audio book chapters produced by Clint Lalonde.
Between the Chapters bonus podcast episodes produced by Laura Pasquini.