25 Years of Ed Tech

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Listen to how this audio project for the 25 Years of Ed Tech book got started with Martin, Clint, & Laura

Show Notes

How this audio project for the 25 Years of Ed Tech book got started. From a Google doc for chapter narrators to the bonus podcast banter, Clint, Martin, & Laura discuss the goals of this audiobook and companion podcast are all about. As open audiophiles who love audiobooks, podcasts, and other things we can listen to, we are excited to hear other voices from the community to gain their insights and perspectives. We hope the reading of this book and the chat on the bonus episodes encourage others to reflect, blog, tweet, and comment as to what these topics of educational technology mean to you!

Thanks to Athabasca University Press for their open access to journals, books, and this project!
Shout out to Brian Mathers for the 25 Years of Ed Tech Image Remixer 

Here’s to overcoming the “Amnesia of Ed Tech”… we’ve got the cure? Or maybe a series of conversations and audio book readings to prompt a discussion.

Follow on Twitter: @YearsEd
Do you want to talk about a chapter? 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 Matteo Mathers

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.