@TisForTraining 253: Tech Happens (again)

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).


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




One thought on “@TisForTraining 253: Tech Happens (again)”

  1. Maurice’s story about his instructor’s instructions remind me of a teaching-learning-training group I’m in (related to American Sign Language), where teachers in the group have advised learners to do what their instructors say to do, then try (or use) other things afterwards. For example, an instructor might sign something a specific way, while members of the deaf community might use another sign frequently. In other words, get through the class!

    When taking a class on technology, I think the same thing applies. Do what the instructor wants, but realize that there are many other opinions (and perhaps better informed opinions) on how to use technology appropriately.

    In terms of PowerPoint, I like the 10-20-30 rules of PowerPoint, which have served me well (https://guykawasaki.com/the_102030_rule/). I think there is a time when more text is necessary, especially if there are people in the audience who are speak other languages or when the slides become documentation. I can tell you that if I look at slides out of context, often slides with minimal text make no sense.

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