No Such Thing: Education in the Digital Age

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Assessment, Freedom, Parody: Influential Ideas From 3 Live Recordings

Ep. 87

This episode is something a little different. Like many of you, one of the ways I've been keeping sane over the past months has been nesting, both in my physical world and with respect to my work. I recently have been organizing previous episodes' audio, and in so doing, I have some ideas for ways I want to use the process to rekindle ideas that are part of my experience because of this show, and continue to motivate and encourage me as I look forward to new hope and exploration and learning that lies ahead. 


These three segments all come from live episodes. As I've been organizing, I've been thinking about all of the ways that I'd like to use my audio to produce what I'm thinking of as a kind of mix tapes. Mix tapes were awesome in part because it was always the authors discretion about what went together. Sometimes that liberty helped build new associations, new ways of thinking because, even if you've heard the song a thousand times, it's the first you've heard it sandwiched between two others in a new way.


Links from this episode:

A live interview with Cathy N. Davidson

Chris Emdin at May 2019's NYC CS4All Teachers Summit

Live with Data & Society at Techno Cultures in the 21st Century

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