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.

This week's show includes discussion about:

0:31:  More thoughts about what we mean when we talk about "scaling" in education.  How do we leverage the human network, not just the technology?

4:32:  We talk about the research tool Instagrok (Steve's favorite story of the week, incidentally).

9:10:  Steve didn't love as much the shift to Google Drive.  How will this work for Apps for Education users?  And can Google start to compete with some of the legacy players in the LMS space?  What about privacy issues?  Do we really want everything we do under Google's scrutiny?

42:11: TED-Ed versus the new Khan Academy and MIT student joint project.  Two different news items about two different approaches to video lessons.

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 27, 2012

Audrey Watters


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