25 Years of Ed Tech

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Tweets, posts, hashtags... OH MY! Getting social with our media has impacted how we teach, learn, research, and work.

Show Notes

For this Between the Chapters, Laura welcomes Sue Beckingham and Chrissi Nerantzi to talk about all things related to Twitter and Social Media from Chapter 16. Reflecting back to our use of the mediums to be social and talk with educators, learners, researchers, and more -- we see how these public, open spaces have changed and challenged us over the last 10+ years. Twitter has brought about community and connection through hashtags; however, it is not the same as it once was -- or is it?
Questions for the community about Twitter and Social Media:
  • How can we move beyond social media to study more around social learning?
  • What are the interesting communities, interactions, and lessons learned in social media to enhance teaching and learning?
  • What is the work of the moderators and facilitators in this social media space? What is the hidden work behind these communities online?
  • What is the real value and opportunities in these social media spaces?
  • What are the learners and students interested in now? Do they want to engage in social media spaces for teaching, learning, or research?
  • Is the default of being open, public the norm for the next generation of learners and educators?
Connect with the guests on Twitter and find their work at:
What social media platforms and online communities are relevant to you, dear educator? How are you engaging with Twitter or other social spaces these days? Send us a message or tweet. Podcast episode art: X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA & Remix by Erika Smith, PhD.

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.