After a few weeks hiatus, Scott and Brad return to reflect on the latest goings on in class as well the latest happenings in terms of learning spaces and and learning technologies at Penn State. We talk TLT Symposium, the class’s human centered design projects, the ephemerality versus permanence of communications, and the class’s use of various social media.
Scott and Brad reflect on week 5 of Disruptive Tech. “The medium is the message” has become a modern day aphorism, but what does it really mean? Something that seems simple became much more complicated upon further inspection in class.
Once again Brad, Scott, and Mike sit down to reflect on what is happening with the course. We give a shout out to our listener, Cole, and talk about the comments he has left on the blog, talk about the social technology experimentations kicked off in the last class, and we give a preview of some things to come later in the semester.
Scott, Mike, and Brad gather around the microphone to reflect on the third disruptive tech class including how Paul Ford’s “The Web Is a Customer Service Medium” can play out on a University campus and how past and present sections of Disruptive Tech have tackled the issues of using technology as social glue.
Scott, Mike, and I were talking after class yesterday and we decided to record some it to share with you all. Unfortunately Mike had to leave before we started the rolling, so you’ll have to settle for just Scott and I talking about how Christensen’s “Disrupting College” dovetails with For Profit Online University.
In the spirit of design, we chose an interesting and colorful template to display our reflections.
With the advent of portable devices with GPS, a compass, and a network, we can now design a layer on top of the real world that can contain all kinds of new information, ideas, and experiences. This is called augmented reality. Click on this podcast link to hear more about RJDJ. This design may fulfill the desires of some, according to Pea, but Rogers may have some concerns about the diffusion rate of this new space and new reality.
- Discover and share podcasts within specific areas of interest
- Formal or informal interviews with students, faculty, professionals
- Focus group related to a specific topics
- Brainstorming and capturing group thinking
- Guiding people through tasks (audio only, screen cast, video cast)
Sorry it took me so long to get this edited and uploaded … and by edited I mean an introduction and some music. I didn’t touch any of the content, so if you said it you will hear it. I’ve added it to our iTunes U space … One thing you might want to consider doing is clicking the “Subscribe” button in iTunes U. If you do that all future podcasts will be downloaded automatically as they are uploaded.
Let’s get started … our Introductory Podcast will give you some sense of what this whole course is all about. We’ve setup a space on iTunes U that we’ll use to share all of our course podcasts … during the semester we’ll ask you to create your own and share them with the class. Getting familiar with the iTunes U site will be a good first step. As a matter of fact, we’ll spend time talking about podcasting, iTunes U, and how all of this can be used to transform teaching a learning. At any rate, grab the podcast and leave us a comment. By the way, if you are familiar with RSS you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and then you can enjoy episodes as soon as they are ready.