LTGR Ep. #115: “Ideas Contest”

Susan and Dan are looking for fresh ideas and topics.

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In this very short podcast, Susan and Dan explain how they come up with ideas and ask the audience to contribute. Send your ideas for topics you’d like to see them unpack. It could be a work problem, a design issue……anything having to do with designing for learning.

You can comment here at http://www.ltgreenroom.org or email susan@ltgreenroom.org or dan@ltgreenroom.org  Also, if you prefer to use your voice, call us at 1-800-609-9006 x8055 (US and Canada) or 678-255-2174 x8055 (outside US and Canada).

 

LTGR Ep. #114: “Transformative Learning – Part 2”

Susan and Dan talk with Jeff King, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Oklahoma, about his work with faculty development and what “transformative learning” means.

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Jeff King helps Susan and Dan understand what transformative learning looks like and how that fits in with faculty development. This is the second of a two part episode.

Listeners, we want to hear your stories of transformative learning. Where have you experienced this in your life? Who touched you; what happened? What was the context? If you are a teacher, what are you doing to create the same for your students? You can comment here at http://www.ltgreenroom.org or email Susan@ltgreenroom.org or Dan@ltgreenroom.org

 

LTGR Ep. #113: “Transformative Learning – Part 1”

Susan and Dan talk with Jeff King, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Oklahoma, about his work with faculty development and what “transformative learning” means.

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Jeff King helps Susan and Dan understand what transformative learning looks like and how that fits in with faculty development. This is the first of a two part episode.

Listeners, please be patient for the 2nd part. It’s worth waiting for!

 

LTGR Ep. #112: “Interleaving and Spaced Learning”

Based on a question posed by one of Susan’s students, Susan and Dan unpack the ideas of interleaving and spaced learning. This is a true green room conversation as they wrestle with the ideas.

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A couple resources we consulted:

http://gocognitive.net/interviews/dissociating-learning-performance

http://willthalheimer.typepad.com/files/spacing_learning_over_time_2006.pdf

http://learninglab.uchicago.edu/Publications_files/5-CogsciIddeas2005.pdf

Listeners, we haven’t figured this out! Tell us your thoughts so we can continue to unpack these ideas. You can comment here at http://www.ltgreenroom.org or email Susan@ltgreenroom.org or Dan@ltgreenroom.org

LTGR Ep. #111: “Preaching about Assessment”

Susan and Dan bat around the idea of assessing learning when a whole lot of other factors might influence the learner. This is in response to one of Susan’s students.

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Susan’s student likened planning a weekly sermon to the instructional design process, but Susan got caught in the assessment piece. Dan helps sort through some of the nuances and challenges.

Listeners, we haven’t figured this out!  Tell us what some of your challenges and solutions are. Alan Selig, we especially want to hear from you! You can comment here at http://www.ltgreenroom.org or email Susan@ltgreenroom.org or Dan@ltgreenroom.org

 

LTGR Ep. #110: “MOOCs in 2013”

Susan and Dan talk with Jeff King, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Oklahoma, about where his institution is headed with regard to MOOC development.

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Jeff King helps Susan and Dan sort through some of the issues arising from the MOOC “tsunami.”  The University of Central Oklahoma has been examining how MOOCs fit with their mission for transformative learning.  Also discussed are business models.  New models such as LOOCs may be on the horizon.

Listeners, we haven’t figured this out!  Tell us what direction you’d like us to continue to explore with MOOCs.    You can comment here at http://www.ltgreenroom.org or email Susan@ltgreenroom.org or Dan@ltgreenroom.org

 

LTGR Ep. #109: “Credit Where Credit Is Due – Part 2”

Susan and Dan continue their interview with Jonathan Finkelstein about an innovative method for awarding credit, recognizing accomplishments, skills and more.

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This segment is Part 2 of the conversation with Jonathan Finkelstein, Founder and CEO of Credly and Executive Producer of LearningTimes.  The trio discuss digital credits and how one can manage his or her own portfolio of achievements.

Listeners, what do you value in the world?  Go make a badge and give it to someone (and tell us about it)!   You can comment at http://www.ltgreenroom.org or email Susan@ltgreenroom.org or Dan@ltgreenroom.org

 

LTGR Ep. #108: “Credit Where Credit Is Due – Part 1”

Susan and Dan interview Jonathan Finkelstein about an innovative method for awarding credit, recognizing accomplishments, skills and more.

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Jonathan Finkelstein, Founder and CEO of Credly and Executive Producer of LearningTimes, joins Susan and Dan in a conversation related to digital credit. They begin with digital badges and move through several defining issues.

This segment is Part 1 of the conversation.  Listeners, we ask your indulgence as you wait for Part 2.

 

The LT Green Room is a podcast for Renewal, Retooling and Conversations about Learning. It is co-hosted by Susan Manning and Dan Balzer and its show topics are often drawn from members of LearningTimes.org, a free online community of education and training professionals from across the globe. The LT Green Room gives listeners (and ourselves) an opportunity to reflect on what they're doing behind the scene that results in an effective learning experience.