Episode 90 – Back to School Special

10 September, 20124 comments

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It’s time for a new school year and another year of news and views from the Digital Campus regulars and irregulars. Tom, Mills, Amanda, and Dan are joined by Audrey Watters and Bryan Alexander to do a post-mortem on the “summer of MOOCs” and a pre-mortem on the Twitter-esque service App.net. (With Mills finally joining Twitter over the summer it was time for the rest of us to leave.) We also make our picks for the hardware that you’ll see everywhere on campuses this fall–if we were doing the buying.

Links mentioned on the podcast:

Stefan Fatsis knows a lot about team handball
Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera’s Free Online Courses
Principles of Macroeconomics: The Online Version
App.net
Glenn Fleishman on what App.net could be
Only 250 users of App.net have generated half of the posts
Amazon to Apple: the game starts now
Microsoft Surface

Running time: 49:36
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Categorized under Amazon, hardware, Microsoft, MOOCs, social networking, teaching, Twitter

4 comments to “Episode 90 – Back to School Special”

  1. Back to Digital Campus | Bryan Alexander : 11th September, 2012

    [...] week I joined Mills Kelly, Dan Cohen, Audrey Watters, Amanda French, and Tom Scheinfeldt for a podcast discussion of technology, education, and [...]

  2. Dominik Lukes : 15th September, 2012

    It was nice to hear the podcast again. But as always I couldn’t quite find myself agreeing with the stance on MOOCs. This resulted in a rather lengthy blog post:

    http://researchity.net/2012/09/15/the-great-mooc-slander-realities-and-narratives-of-education-and-learning/

  3. The Great MOOC Slander? Realities and Narratives of Education and Learning : 15th September, 2012

    [...] This post came to me while I was listening to the great fortnightly podcast Digital Campus with Digital Humanities luminaries Amanda French, Dan Cohen, Mills Kelly, Tom Scheinfeldt and guests Audrey Waters and Bryan Alexander. http://digitalcampus.tv/2012/09/10/episode-90-back-to-school-special/ [...]

  4. The Summer of MOOCs – Podcast at DigitalCampus | All MOOCs, All The Time : 20th September, 2012

    [...] researchers Bryan Alexander and Audrey Watters were guests on the Digital Campus podcast Episode #90 (hosted by George Mason University), discussing MOOCs in practice (start listening at 6:00).  Of [...]

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