25 Years of Ed Tech

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We're halfway through this audio project of the #25YearsOfEdTech -- so we thought we'd podcast about the podcast. Enjoy!

Show Notes

In this bonus episode of “Between the Chapters” Martin, Clint, and Laura take a pause to get meta -- it’s a podcast about the podcast. We share about our audio labour of love, specifically as we discover what it means to augment text to audio and how to share an aural history of ed tech through these episodic personal/professional reflections. 
Questions for the @YearsEd community:
  • What location should the TV/film version of this book be shot?
  • Who should play Martin Weller in the film/TV adaptation of the podcast?
  • Anyone want to help with the graphic novel version?
Do you have thoughts, comments, or reflections for a chapter, topic, or year connected to the 25 Years of Ed Tech book -- read the book, reflect via audio, and send us the link:
  1. How are you involved with this ______ topic/chapter?
  2. What were your reflections back to a particular year in the book?
  3. Share your experience with this particular technology, practice, or ed tech topic. 
  4. What ideas and concepts most interested you from a specific chapter?
  5. What is missing from a specific chapter or the book that we should talk about now? 
  6. What questions do you have for the author, Martin Weller? 
  7. Do you have questions or challenges you want to pose to the @YearsEd community?
Podcast episode art: X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA & Remix by Laura Pasquini.

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."

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.