EdTechTalk#34 - George Siemens and Stephen Downes - On Knowledge
As Jeff said in the intro, some weeks we talk about technology, some times we do interviews and sometimes we talk philosophy of education. Today it was the latter. Stephen Downes and George Siemens came by for a 90 minute debate on some of the core issues of our field. Is knowledge objective or subjective? What does this mean for education? The starting point for the show was an article that Stephen wrote at the end of last year.
Dave & Jeff discuss the latest developments with Educationbridge's 'Wiki based course textbook' project, and provide a weekly round-up of edtech and edublogosphere news. We also welcome James Ryan of Adviser Education Services who shares his perpectives on comparisons between the worlds of educational technology and corporate training, the role of open source software, and how podcasting and new media can be used for training purposes.
ETT32 was an exciting show for us... lots of guests, less work for us. First we were joined by Ben Werdmuller. of elgg. He told us all about the upcoming 0.4 release of elgg and a gave us a few hints of what is on the elgg horizon. We then covered some edtech news, and were visited by some people from nuvvo a new, free online LMS. Our last guest was Graham Stanley who committed, during the show, to starting a new live EFL call in show. We'll be waiting Graham.
ETT 31 was our first show back after a long break. We took the opportuntiy to cover some edtech news including an unheard of three thumbs up from Jeff for Blogbridge. We were visited by Erin and Barbara our correspondents who gave us the skinny on Podcastercon. We were also very fortunate to be visited by Clarence Fisher and we talked about leadership and his leap-frog idea of teacher training. All that and our first edublogosphere roundup and our hopes and projects for 2006. Check. It. Out.
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