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