Warren Kennard joins Mike this week to explore the current state of affairs in educational technology. Warren has been working in educational technology for the past 20 years and is the Founder of ConnectEd and the Managing Director of the Cahoot Academy. After defining the distinctions between small private online courses (SPOCs) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), we dig into the importance of delivering people-mediated programs.Read more
Sharia Huda and Sean Dougherty join Mike for today’s show as we explore the importance of accessibility to the thoughtful design of learning technology.Read more
This week, Mike, Dan, and Melissa explore what’s new and noteworthy coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 which recently concluded in Las Vegas.
We discuss the highlights from the show itself and also take time to dive into a recent critique by Cindy Gallop of Cosmopolitan magazine that focuses on the patterns of sexism and “bro culture” that have pervaded CES since its inception in the late 1960s. CES is trying to respond but is it enough?Read more
We take a look back at some of the hottest gadgets at the Consumer Electronics show (CES) 2019 and discuss where some potential crossover to learning may exist. Mike points out the lack of education and learning categories / focus at the trade show. Brandon focuses in on wearables and the tracking of individual data that could help shape how we understand personalized learning. We also discuss the explosion in sensors and how growth in that technology could apply to education and learning. Can sensors help track brain waves and teach us more on how we learn? What could teachers do with a better understanding of their students’ engagement and mental readiness?Read more
Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a second look at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 to discuss some great review articles and the awards handed out. Mike shares one of his favorite stories that tug at Brandon’s heartstrings. The trio breaks down some more robot talk and Forbes’ top 18 trends from the event.Read more
We take a look at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and try to find what trends are most exciting. From the blackout to the robots and beyond, we have you covered. What dating app is trying to get into the business networking world? How did LG’s kitchen robot presentation fail? All that and a trip outside the walls of CES for an unexpected robot art installation.Read more
Mike, Dan, and Brandon discuss one of the latest fads in the classroom. Are fidget spinners an aid to learning or just a distraction to classrooms? Can distracted learning really work? Also, Brandon shares a story of being the lead importer of slap bracelets at his middle school.Read more