ETS Talk 64: Massive Open Online Courses

This week, Brad, Chris, and I discuss Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs are mostly-structured online experiences around a particular topic. They are generally open for participation by anyone for free, although some students may pay to take a MOOC for credit. The course materials are posted in the open instead of locked inside a learning management system. Likewise, student work is...

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ETS Talk 63: Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the Classroom has gotten a lot of attention recently. The basic idea is that students listen to lectures and otherwise prepare for class on their own time and then use class time for problem sets, debates, discussions, collaborative writing, etc… The components of this idea aren’t new, but technologies such as podcasting, lecture capture, and recorded problem sets (e.g. Khan...

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ETS Talk 62: All about Gamification

This week, Brad Kozlek, Chris Stubbs, and I kick off the new format for ETS Talk. The topic for this episode is Gamification: What is it? How is it different from games? Examples of gamification in education and business environments. High-tech and low-tech examples of adding game-like elements. Reasons that different people find games appealing. “Gaming the rules.” … and...

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ETS Talk 61: Hacking Pedagogy

In Hacking Pedagogy, Cole, Brad, Chris, and Christopher Long talk about shifts in learning models from engagement to participation to cooperation, and ask whether we can model true cooperation of learning among students and faculty as one collective, community voice. Doing this, they suggest, takes both students as co-authors of learning experiences, as well as finding the right tools to best...

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ETS Talk 60: Return of the Fellows

In celebration of the 60th ETS Talk podcast, Cole, Allan, and Brad discuss TLT’s Faculty Fellows program, with highlights including the collaborative advancement of Richard Devon’s work on pedagogy of convenience and Sam Richard’s Race Relations Project, as well the importance of Faculty Fellowships being powerful faculty development initiatives built around peer conversations...

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ETS Talk 59: Problem Solved

Problem Solved asks how we think differently about getting faculty around the table to talk about more than technology, or what faculty development needs to look like in terms of making technology choices around what faculty want to do (differently).

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