Just in through from the NECC RSS feed , Apple Distinguished Educator Podcast. Apple, apparently with DMIT (Digital Media Instruction Technologies) at Arizona State University, will be producing a series of Podcasts with Apple Distinguished educators: Barnaby Wasson, of Arizona State University; Ross Kallen, of Poway Unified School District; and Ted Lai, of Los Angeles County Office of Education, during the NECC conference in Philadelphia next week. This is great news, and could provide some acceleration to the developing ideas around using podcasting as a teaching and learning strategy.
It does, however, make me just a little sad. One of the things that most excites me, personally, about podcasting and the other global conversation technologies that it springs from (blogging, rss, information and media aggregation, etc.) is that they have come largely from people, who had an idea, made it work, and put it out there for the rest of us to use. Mostly it has happened without and even in spite of the corporate estate.
I’m glad that Apple will be podcasting NECC. It, through its distinguished educators, will share a perspective that will be truly valuable to all of us. Also pay attention to:
- Steve Dembo, of Teach42
- Kelly Dumont, of The Educational Mac
- Tony Vincent, of Learning Handheld
- and myself, David Warlick, Connect Learning
Also, be reminded of Blogging NECC, educators from across the nation who will be blogging at, about, and with the National Educational Computing Conference.