Every week, Steve Hargadon and I sit down (virtually) to talk about the latest ed-tech news. I always find our conversation to be one of the most thought-provoking exchanges I have all week.

In this week's podcast we discuss:

0:33:  One Laptop Per Child and standardized testing. How do we judge the success or failure of the OLPC initiative?  What's the progression of learning devices and their applications?

8:13:  Education and the coming data deluge.  A couple of initiatives from the Department of Education that raise question about learning analytics, data mining, and data ownership.

27:33:  Crowdfunding scientific research.  How will this change what gets funded?  How might Microryza's plans to open up the process of scientific research change who participates -- financially and otherwise -- in the process?

31:30:  Caine's Arcade.  No doubt the best education story of the week -- what can we learn from this video?

The link to the MP3 of the show is below, and/or you can subscribe to the podcast feed. You can also find the podcast in iTunes, as part of Steve's EdTechLive series.

April 14, 2012

Bonus Media

I've embedded below the video from my appearance on last week's Higher Ed Live where host Seth O'Dell, P2PU's Philipp Schmidt and I talk about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

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