25 Years of Ed Tech

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1998 is the year of the Wiki. With its roots in the hippie culture of California, the wiki was one of the first collaborative web platforms that led to the rise of a web that was not only consumable by anyone, but also writeable by anyone, and led to the development of one of the most popular collaborative websites in the world in Wikipedia. This chapter is read by Ken Bauer.

Show Notes

1998 is the year of the Wiki. With its roots in the hippie culture of California, the wiki was one of the first collaborative web platforms that led to the rise of a web that was not only consumable by anyone, but also writeable by anyone, and led to the development of one of the most popular collaborative websites in the world in Wikipedia. This chapter is read by Ken Bauer. 

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.