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Radio #EDUtalk 01-11-2017 Loose Learners Ep 7: How to read

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Happy Halloween, Everyone!

We aired a relaxed episode 7 we hope you enjoy listening.

The topic for this episode can be characterised as slow meanderings on digital and analogue reading strategies. We explore our personal preferences for paper or screen, strategies we use to help us remember and wonder if we are just getting old.

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Radio #EDUtalk 05-07-2017 Loose Learners Ep 5: Blink


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Welcome to Episode 5 of the Loose Learners on Radio EduTalk. The next episode will be on September 6th as  we are taking August as our summer break.

Without further ado we need to explain our poster for this episode as it is a little bit of an in-joke between the two of us and some of our regular listeners. We always intend to run for 30 minutes and as we meander through our topic, an hour has gone by. We promise to ourselves that the next episode will be 30 minutes and so far we have failed to achieve this goal. So the poster was a little joke on the idea that we have a special and ‘stretchy’ 30 minutes for each of our episodes.

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Radio #EDUtalk 07-06-2017 Loose Learners Ep 4: We keep on bragging

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Mariana Funes &  John Johnston continue their discussion and exploration of the use of twitter by educators.

On this episode we continue talking about social media and exploring what it means to ‘brag’ online and if those reading our posts can read our intention when posting. It is complicated – when is it not complicated with the internet of ours?

When posting we ourselves may not be fully aware of our intent. We may have mixed objectives – I want to share, not brag, but I am a little proud of this and hence I want to post it for all to see with a dash of bragging.

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Radio #EDUtalk 03-05-2017 Loose Learners Ep 3: We Brag!

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On the first Wednesday of May we broadcasted our third episode of ‘Loose Learners’. John Johnston is a primary school teacher in Scotland and Mariana Funes is a Psychologist teaching in higher education and we explore issues that we find interesting and that we feel affect those of us using the web for educational purposes in some way.

We run the live show the first Wednesday of each month. The next show is planned for June 7th 2017 at 8pm BST. We thank @Zeynep for the original take on our new tagline: ‘It the Internet Good or Bad for Education? Yes.’ We look beyond easy answers and do our best to look behind technological solutionism.

On today’s show: We brag!

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