Back to School Podcast


Topic Ideas

  • Twitter in the Classroom?
    • What is backchannelling?
    • What might it look like in a classroom?
    • Is it useful
    • Twittercamp
  • Digital Interns
    • What is it?
    • Any feedback one year later?
    • How are we mentoring new teachers?
    • This is a great topic. I just went into the ning community that Alec set up and was pleased to see that this looks similar to what we're trying to do to connect our trades apprentices with experienced workers in the field.
  • Open Source Course Management Systems:
    • I can discuss our progress at the U of R, and what sort of things we are dealing with.
    • Thoughts around open/free CMS packages vs. proprietary software, and issues around DIY vs. vendor lock-in.
    • People's experience with Moodle?
    • Alec, can you give us an estimate on how many full courses you will need to migrate (so not just ones that have a discussion board, syllabus, and a few other small parts)?
    • Prairie South is using Joomla for its School Websites and Moodle for teacher courses/classrooms
  • A day in the life of an educational technologist
    • What are the things we are doing day to day in our role as educational technologists
    • This presumes that we all consider ourselves to be EdTechs, regardless of job description
    • What are our big projects this year (this might make a good introductory discussion)?
  • In the News