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It’s the holidays, and this is the final episode of Down the Hall for 2011. We hope you join us for more great stuff in 2012, but first, listen to this episode! We have lots of great stuff.

First, Dave talks to Denise Lauritano, Co-Chair of the UBC Community United Way campaign. Denise tells us all about how the United Way gets the entire UBC community involved in helping fund and promote programs that benefit the entire Lower Mainland, including many educational programs. Even better, she tells us how you can get involved.

After that, your intrepid hosts discuss the future of course materials in post-secondary education, and ask that necessary question: are e-textbooks the answer?

All of this, and plenty of fun tangents too. There is much laughter in this episode, which is pretty good for a holiday episode.

We’d love your feedback on anything brought up on the episode, or just the podcast in general. Who knows? Maybe it will even get read on the air. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

Down the Hall – Episode 25  (48:37) – December 16, 2011

Segments:

00:11 – Introduction

05:41 - Interview – The UBC Community United Way Campaign

Interview with Denise Lauritano

21:42 - Discussion – The Future of Course Materials : Are E-Textbooks the Answer?

42:26 - What’s Happening in EPLT

To access all the links mentioned in the podcast, go to our blog page.

Credits:

Our theme  music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license

Bumper music:

Selection 1: “Frosty the Snowman” by Anthony Viscounte & the Merry Gentlemen

Selection 2: “Riding Through the Snow” by Stefano Giardiniere

Selection 3: “Blue Shore” by Régis V. Gronoff 

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Next episode will be posted on January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!


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Down the Hall is one year old today! And what a year it’s been. It’s been a year of turnover (though thankfully that turnover happened right at the beginning), but we think we’ve really hit our stride and will continue to share with you interesting guests and engaging topics in Education.

So how are we celebrating? First, we have a gift for both you, the listener, as well as ourselves. Dave interviews Dr. Carl Leggo, a professor in the Language & Literacy Education department here at UBC. He’s also a noted poet, writer, researcher, and all-around fascinating guy. We think that all comes out in the interview as we talk about the importance of creativity and play in the Education field. This is a topic we’ve covered before on Down the Hall, but perhaps not quite to the extent that Carl does. This was a real treat for Dave, and we think it will be for you too.

After the interview, we discuss the podcast itself, taking you behind the scenes a bit. We also bring back former co-host Sharon Hu to talk about what she’s been up to since stepping down from her hosting duties. We talk about EPLT’s Instructional Design & Support Team (IDST) and the services that they offer to those in the Faculty of Education.

First, though, a bit of housekeeping. We’ve changed hosting services for Down the Hall, from Podbean to Libsyn. If you subscribe on iTunes, you’re free and clear. If you weren’t iTunes subscribers but instead were using other readers/podcast players, make sure you update the subscription to our new feed.


We’d love your feedback on anything brought up on the episode, or just the podcast in general. Who knows? Maybe it will even get read on the air. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

Down the Hall – Episode 24  (55:51) – December 2, 2011

Segments:

00:11 – Introduction

03:06 – Interview – Playfulness & Creativity in Education

Interview with Dr. Carl Leggo.


30:05 – Discussion – Down the Hall: A Year in the Making


52:27 – What’s Happening in EPLT


To access all the links mentioned in the podcast, go to our blog page.


Credits:

Our theme  music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license

Bumper music:

Selection 1: “Cool Walk” by Delano

Selection 2: “Fun” by Chriss Onac

Selection 3: “A Taste of Berlin” by Alexander Frost

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Next episode will be posted on December 16, 2011

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Down the Hall has now changed hosts. Those of you who use iTunes should be unaffected, as the feed is being redirected to the new one. Those of you who subscribe using other methods, however, will need to resubscribe to our new feed, as Podbean does not support the HTTP 301 redirect request. Therefore, if you don't [...]
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You’ve probably seen them around on flyers, posters, even TV shows! Those interesting-looking square designs with squiggly lines and all of that. You may have wondered what they are? Those are QR codes, codes that are becoming more popular by the day as a new way to interact digitally with print media. In this episode, we [...]
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We all like movies, right? As a society, we immerse ourselves in many forms of media, so much so that it’s only natural that we begin to study it, and its effect on us. Film studies has been a mainstay on college campuses for years, but what about studying media in the K-12 classroom? That’s [...]
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Does school kill creativity? This week’s episode is inspired by a TED talk by Ken Robinson asking that same question. Jenny’s back, and we get into a very good discussion of just how important creativity is to us as adults, and what we can do to foster that sense of creativity and play that adults seem [...]
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We’ve got a different show this week, as Jenny is away and we have a wonderful fill-in performance from EPLT’s own Heather McGregor! While we don’t have a discussion this week, you do get to hear Jenny as she interviews Vanessa Lapointe of The Wishing Star. Vanessa taught for EPLT at an Early Childhood Education summer [...]
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It’s always good to keep kids active, whether it’s through Physical Education or taking them out to experience the world outside the classroom. This week, we cover both of those avenues. First, Jenny interviews Joy Butler, who is the coordinator of the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program in the department of Curriculum and Pedagogy here [...]
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This week, we talk shop. Shop class, that is, and how vocational training in Education is falling by the wayside. Many kids today don’t have any “hands-on” skills with tools and basic home maintenance, much less more sophisticated trades skills. We look at how both parents and teachers can help get children more involved in [...]
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We always have fun when we’re recording the podcast, but this week was even more so. We have an interview with Elaine Decker, former director of EPLT (back before it was EPLT), where we discuss one of her favourite subjects: humour in the classroom. Humour can be a very important [...]
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In this episode, we dive down the rabbit hole of media literacy, examining how media studies can require careful examination before taking them at face value. The sexy headline of an article based on a study may not actually reflect what the study says. Awareness is the key, and we encourage you to investigate yourselves when [...]
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and we're not talking alien invasions. We're back! After a month-long absence (where we're sure you've missed us terribly), Down the Hall is back on the air. Dave is back from vacation and out from under all the work that was waiting for him when he came back (though not as much there could have been, thanks [...]
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EPLT is now accepting applications for a number of our M.Ed cohorts that are beginning in 2012. Since one of them is an online cohort (Early Childhood Education), thus potentially reaching an international audience, Jenny and I thought that this would be a perfect time to give you all advice on just what is required [...]
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Recorded early due to one of the hosts going on vacation. Hopefully no calamity that needs discussing happens between recording and posting! Last episode, we discussed Summer learning loss and ways to help reduce it. This week, we offer up some fun and low-cost Summer activities (many of them free) around the [...]
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(segment time stamps are below) Education doesn’t stop, even for a dejected city, fresh off of a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 loss. The show must go on! This week we muddle through, discussing the Canucks’ disappointing loss and the horrible aftermath. But this isn’t a sports podcast, so we move on from there. While we don’t have an interview [...]
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(segment time stamps are below) The Vancouver Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Finals! Since we’re in Vancouver, of course we have to talk about it a little bit. Especially with all of the gardening talk around the office. But this isn’t a sports podcast, and thus there’s much more to talk about. In honour of the Canucks, [...]
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(Segment time stamps are below) We're back on our bi-weekly schedule now, but sadly, we are interview-free this week. We cover that, though, by doing a bit longer than usual discussion about last weekend's Northern Voice social media and blogging conference. Jenny and I talk about some of the things I learned from the conference, just how [...]
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(Segment time stamps are below) Yes, we have reached double digits! It's been a month since our last episode, since there were technical difficulties with our original Episode 10 that prevented us from meeting our normal posting date around Easter time. In this episode, we tell you about a new program from Skype called Skype in the Classroom, [...]
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(Segment time stamps are below) In this episode, we have a good overview of some of the benefits and precautions about having classroom pets. The right pet can add just the right touch to a classroom, and we'll show you how. In addition to that, we interview Jeff Miller, who has been instrumental in maintaining the quality [...]
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(Segment time stamps are below) In this episode, we cover everything from NCAA March Madness to Social Media in the Post-Secondary world. So we’re both sporty and educational! First, we have an interview with David Vogt, instructor for ETEC 522: Ventures in Learning Technologies. He gives the listeners a lot of good information about the course. Secondly, in [...]
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(Segment time stamps are below) In this episode, Jenny and I talk about how nutrition can affect educational outcomes for kids. Healthy eating has now been shown to be very beneficial for kids in school, leading to much better learning results over children who do not have a healthy diet. We mention a few initiatives in [...]
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(Segment time stamps are below) In this episode, we have an interview with Mary Leah de Zwart & Gale Smith regarding the HEEL Home Economics M.Ed program that we are administering. Jenny and I also discuss video games and educational outcomes, which is always a fun treat. We explore the myths and the negativity, as well [...]
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Radio EPLT Episode 5 is now live! In this week's episode, we have an interview with Namsook Jahng, the instructor of a really neat course for science teachers. Jenny and I also discuss the perils and potential minefield of teachers on Facebook. What are the dos and don'ts if you're a teacher and you want to have [...]
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In this edition, fatigue has set in, but both co-host Jenny Williams and I soldier onward. Jenny is fatigued from trying to walk to Haiti in this year's Faculty of Education Walkabout, and I am from a long day culminating in a great information session for the MVR4 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling M.Ed cohort. Which is a [...]
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Radio EPLT - Episode 3 (54:24) Radio EPLT: January 15, 2010 Episode 3 Segments: 1) Introduction 2) Interview:  Erin Gillespie (MET Graduate): (06:40) 3) Open Educational Resources (OERs): (21:30) Links mentioned in this segment: Eric Pallant's article about his year of teaching without a textbook. MIT Open Courseware Connexions Healthy Minds - a UBC blog OER Commons Google Scholar 4) What's Happening in EPLT & Plugs: (49:30) Deadlines for M.Ed [...]
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Radio EPLT: December 11, 2010 Episode 2 (47:45) Segments: 1) Intro a) Welcome to Jenny Williams! b) Breakdown of what’s coming up on the show 2) Interview – Karen Armstrong (3:35) I interview Karen Armstrong, where we talk about her history with EPLT, teaching online versus face-to-face, and the status of literacy education in schools. Karen’s passion for the subject of both literacy [...]
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Radio EPLT - November 26, 2010 Episode 1 (1:11:00) Segments: 1) Intro a) Lessons learned from our Beta Podcast b) Breakdown of what’s coming in the show c) What’s been happening in EPLT since the last podcast 2) Interview – Brian Lamb (9:15) I interview Brian Lamb, Teaching and Learning Strategist for The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology [...]
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