EdTech Examined #12: Teaching in Virtual Reality

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In this episode, Erik and Kris interview Dr. Anthony (Tony) Chaston, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Canada. Tony teaches Sensation & Perception and Research Methods at MRU. His research interests include visual perception and cognition and the use of virtual reality for reducing anxiety. Most recently, Tony has been developing a virtual reality course using the AltSpaceVR platform. Erik and Kris talk with Tony about his teaching, research, and the future of higher-education.

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EdTech Examined #11: Burner Phone

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In this episode Kris and Erik discuss digital whiteboard software, burner phones and burner numbers, The September 15th Apple event (new iPads and Watches!), remote podcast recording, how to setup digital breakout rooms, broadcasting software, the cost of remote education, and Winter semester uncertainty.

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#2 EdTech Examined Podcast

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Episode #2 of EdTech Examined is now live!


Lots of content in this episode. Kris Hans and Erik Christiansen talk about #AcademicIntegrity and #cheating using the chat app #Discord, developing trailers for your #OnlineCourses, and #PasswordManager & #TwoFactor authentication for staying secure online.

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Podcast launch: “EdTech Examined”

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54: AI Wars EdTech Examined

Please support this podcast 🙂 Please show us your support by becoming an EdTech Examined patron. https://www.patreon.com/EdTechExamined SHOW NOTES AI Wars: Google's AI chatbot, Bard, made a mistake during an exoplanet demo, causing some embarrassment for the company. (source: https://www.theverge.com/2023/2/8/23590864/google-ai-chatbot-bard-mistake-error-exoplanet-demo) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Bing ChatGPT, a new AI chatbot that will compete with Google Search. (source: https://www.theverge.com/23589994/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-bing-chatgpt-google-search-ai) The new Bing chatbot has faced criticism for insulting and gaslighting users. (source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90850277/bing-new-chatgpt-ai-chatbot-insulting-gaslighting-users) Elon Musk's OpenAI and Microsoft are under regulatory oversight for their development and deployment of AI technologies. (source: https://fortune.com/2023/02/17/chatgpt-elon-musk-openai-microsoft-company-regulator-oversight/) Privacy by Design: The blog post highlights the importance of building a safe and transparent edtech ecosystem through regulatory vision, to protect users' privacy and data. (source: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/medialse/2023/02/17/building-a-safe-and-transparent-edtech-ecosystem-a-regulatory-vision/) Mini-Forecast: Forbes predicts the top 5 education trends in 2023, which include personalized learning, experiential learning, and the use of AI and virtual reality in education. (source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2023/02/17/the-top-5-education-trends-in-2023/amp/) ChatGPT Detector: TurnItIn announced an AI detector with 97% accuracy to check for essays written by AI language models such as ChatGPT. (source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/turnitin-announces-ai-detector-97-cent-accuracy) CNN reported on a new tool to help students check whether their essays were written by AI language models such as ChatGPT. (source: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/01/31/tech/chatgpt-check-tool/index.html) Bonus: NYU professors advised their students not to use ChatGPT, citing concerns about plagiarism and ethics. (source: https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7zxe7/nyu-professors-tell-their-students-do-not-use-chatgpt)

Interested in education technology? Teaching during COVID-19 on your mind?

Kris Hans and Erik Christiansen are excited to launch this new podcast “EdTech Examined.” We’ll be talking all things education technology.

In this monthly podcast, Kris and Erik will be providing practical tech tips for college and university educators, discussing relevant tech news, and answering your tech questions.

Our first episode will launch July 7th, 2020.

We’re interested in hearing from you! Reach out to us at hey@edtechexamined.com or on Twitter @EdTechExamined

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