Every week, Steve Hargadon and I sit down (virtually) to talk about the latest education/technology news. I always enjoy our conversations, and this week was no exception. We were aided, of course, by the news we had to discuss:  untinkerable MacBooks, standardized tests on iPads, Chuck E. Cheese, and "galvanic skin response" bracelets.

1:15:  Apple's WWDC announcements highlighted how much the company believes in control.  What are the implications for education if this is the hardware and operating system (and app ecosystem) we adopt?

18:55:  "No holds barred," says Steve.  "What was Nolan Bushnell talking about" at the recent LAUNCH event?

29:00:  Instructure has a big week, holding its user conference, unveiling a learning analytics feature, and announcing a contract with Cisco Networking Academy (that's 1+ million students).

38:00:  The weekly news, including a shout-out to 9 year-old food-blogger Martha Payne and a raised eyebrow at "galvanic skin response" bracelets.

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.

June 15, 2012

Audrey Watters


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