Friday, January 22, 2010

Episode 104 – Happy New Year and a guest from Mumbai, India

Welcome to Episode 105 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom.

In this episode I talk with my graduate assistant, Tehseen, about her recent trip back to India.

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(15 minutes 31 seconds)

Tehseen discusses her experiences with technology and how it has helped her stay in contact with friends and family back home while attending school here at Eastern Illinois University.

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WolframAlpha Query comparing Charleston, Illinois and Mumbai, India

Technology Pick of the Week
My technology pick of the week this week is a report that is hot off the presses and I always assign this report to my preservice teachers as required reading. The name of this report is the Horizon Report 2010 and a link is available in the show notes.

Horizon Report 2010

This free report was released last week by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative provides a look into the future by projecting current technology trends out to five years and discusses their relevance to learning. The report discusses mobile computing, open content, ebooks, simple augmented reality, gesture based computing, and visual data analysis. This report has many examples of how up-and-coming technologies are being used inside and outside the classroom to benefit the learning experience. The report is only 40 pages long and is well worth the read so be sure to check it out.

That wraps it up for episode 104 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at To leave a comment or suggestion please send an email to or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time this is Tom Grissom, keep on learning!