Hand with reflecting sphere (1935) - Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 - 1972)On today’s show, we decided to discuss Extended Reality (XR) .  We were joined by two guests:

  • Emory Craig, who with Maya Georgieva, runs the New York-based Digital Bodies research and consulting company focused on XR and part of the ShapingEDU initiative (@EmoryCraig)
  • David Lee King, Digital Services Director for Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Paul Signorelli’s partner on the current ALA Editions “Roadmap for Staff Success with New Technology (Technology, Libraries, and Learning)” online course that concludes this week with a module on XR. (@DavidLeeKing)

What does XR encompass?  Extended reality encompasses things related to augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality.  This includes a broad range of things like Internet of Things, conversational systems (like Google Assistant and smart speakers), robots, drones, AI, and machine learning.  Along the way, we talked about XR and copyright, privacy, and security.

Also on the call were Diane Huckabay, Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.

Resources:

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Our next show will be Dec. 19, 9 p.m. E.T.

Image of person holding a brainIn this episode, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman began their conversation with the article “Why Struggle Is Essential for the Brain–And Our Lives” by Jo BoalerA great quote from the article is:

When I tell young learners that struggle and mistakes are the best times for our brains it is freeing. Students no longer give up on problems when they find them hard—they push through the struggle to the wonderful places on the other side. When students look at me with a puppy dog face and say: “This is hard,” I say, “That is fantastic. That feeling of ‘hard’ is the feeling of your brain developing, strengthening and growing”.

You can hear this 25-minute episode of T is for Training on the TalkShoe website and through your favorite podcasting platform.

Our next T is for Training will be on Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. ET.  All are welcome to join us through Talkshoe.

Statue of MosesToday we talked about neurodiversity. What is it? It is “the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population.” (Lexico)  Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli and Jill Hurst-Wahl discussed: How do we adopt our training so that neurodiverse people are included?  How do we adopt our organizations so neurodiverse people are included? The conversation went from neurodiversity to language diversity, and a few stops in-between.

Our next T is for Training will be on Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET.  All are welcome to join us through Talkshoe.

Resource

Temple Grandin,The world needs all kinds of minds (20 min. video)

T is for Training is now recording on Thursday nights and our last get together was on Oct. 10 (9 p.m. ET).  The technology spirits were not good to us (this seems to be a recent trend), but we were able to pull together a good conversation nonetheless.  On the call were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman.  We used the article “Four learning & development trends in the digital age” as our starting point.  We discussed the different ways people want to learn (see graphic below), the need for people to take charge of their own learning (self-directed learning), meeting people where they are, engaging in short bursts of training, and taking existing training and modifying into different formats.

Our next show will be Oct. 24 (Thursday) at 9 p.m. E.T. (6 p.m. P.T.)

You can listen episode 254 on the TalkShoe platform.

Resources:

Four learning & development trends in the digital age
Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong

 

TechnologyOn this nighttime version of T is for Training were Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman.  (Seems like some other regulars were traveling.)  Areas they said they would explore were:

  • How do we determine when to incorporate tech into our training-teaching-learning endeavors?
  • What spectacular failures have we seen/encountered?
  • How to we recover from those failures?
  • What successes have we had–and why?

This episode is 34 minutes in length.  The next T is for Training will be recorded at 9 p.m. ET on Oct. 10 (Thursday).  You can call-in by dialing 1-605-562-0444 (U.S. phone number) and using the show ID: 24719.  You can also connect through the TalkShoe website, beginning about 15 minutes before showtime, and use your computer microphone and sound (please use a headset).

Resource

“Tech Flop: When NOT to Use Technology in the Classroom” Meghan Selway, KQED Education blog, June 11, 2019

 

 

 

Phoenix bird imageAfter an absence, T is for Training is back!  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about online learning, digital literacy, learning to learn, and learning as you go.  Our library staff need to be able to understand technology basics and then be able to learn in the moment, when necessary.  Near the end, we talked a bit about ransomware, which has been hitting some libraries in the U.S.

Maurice is suggesting that T is for Training record every two weeks on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. ET.   The next one will be on Sept. 26. You can listen to this show on TalkShoe.

Resources

The library training, teaching, learning podcast is back in your ear holes. 

Come join the fun TONIGHT at 8:30 pm Eastern on our platform Talkshoe.

T is for Training on Talkshoe.

Think of it as the first day back at school, with new clothes and old friends.

See you then!

Mobile made from guitars at the Washington Convention CenterMaurice Coleman and Jill Hurst-Wahl met in Talkshoe  on a Friday night at 9 p.m. ET to do a show.  Yes, we’re recording now in the evenings, although perhaps not this late (unless it works well for people).  Maurice and Jill primarily talked about the ALA Annual Conference, which was held June 21-24 in Washington, DC.  Amazingly, Jill has added dozens of library-related conferences, but this was her first full-fledged ALA conference!

We talked about specific ALA sessions, pros and cons of the conference, the exhibit hall, and some conference advice.

Given that we are now recording in the evening – and it is summer – we’re not on a new schedule yet.  Maurice intends to host a show during the week of August 12.  Watch for an announcement of when that will occur.

Resources (a.k.a. Jill’s blog posts):

 

So we are going to try an evening recording of the podcast.  Tonight at 9 eastern via talkshoe. Call information is on the sidebar.

Sorry that there are no real links but i am doing this from my older phone.

See some of you then.

Petroglyph National MonumentFirst, there will be no show recorded this Friday, July 19.  While you’re considering what to do with the time, we’re asking that you use part of that time to give us some feedback.

After 10+ years, T is for Training needs to record on a different day and a different time. This is a major change for us, so we want to ask if there is something else we should change. Do you want us to:

  • Change the focus on this podcast?
  • Create shorter podcasts?
  • Do more interviews?
  • Wrangle more people to be participants?
  • Or…what?

Please leave comments and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!  Every comment – even if it is just a word of encouragement – helps.

And – yes – once we have set our new recording schedule, we will post that information broadly.  For now, I seem to think there are some interviews from the ATD Conference that haven’t been published yet….

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