After waaaaaaay too many months on hiatus (yes, that would be MY fault), we are finally podcasting again!
This past week, our dear friend and colleague Pete Smith from UT-Arlington invited Barbara and me to take part in his university’s Digital Institute. For two days we caused trouble, asked as many questions as we answered, and had many wonderful discussions with a range of folks, from faculty to campus IT. One of those discussions we recorded and now present to you as Language Lab Unleashed #24. Access the downloadable file, or stream this episode using the built-in player:[02:30] What should language learning and culture learning look like in 2009 and beyond?
[09:45] Promoting Authentic Cultural Understanding
[17:25] Lots and Lots of Work: Digital Literacy
[29:20] Generational Difference, Discomfort, Revolution, and Complexity
[38:20] Informational Technology vs. Educational Technology
[41:35] Tenure and Technology Use by Faculty
[44:15] Linear Learning, Lederhosen, and Creating More Informed Thinkers and Scholars
[54:00] Living with Assessment: Barbara’s 12-Step Approach
[57:20] Formal vs. Informal Standards, Voice, and Register
[72:15] A-ha Moments, and Preparing Students to be Promoted
Thanks again to the wonderful folks at UT-Arlington for participating, and to Pete Smith and his team for being such gracious hosts to a pair of troublemakers! 🙂