Episode #011 – Explosions in The Sky

 

sea bottle loopFolks, we have a lot of great shows ahead with some interviews with top notch people in the weeks ahead. If you didn’t catch last week’s conversation with our friend and colleague Clark Shah-Nelson, you are going to want to check that out. It was a good one. More of those to come, so stay tuned.

Tonight’s conversation was a welcome back to Ben who was out at iBelieve camp last week and who ended up catching a bug. Not only did he join us last night even though he has been out of work this past week, but he even joined us while nursing and caring for baby Eliza who made her debut appearance on the show making her the youngest guest we have had so far at 5 months old.

In this episode, Angela, Ben and I talk about innovation, prioritization in our work and why it is important to create spaces for reflection in our daily routines. This was appropriate after we all returned from vacation and holiday. Of course, this was a continuation of ongoing conversations around these things from week to week. Thanks for joining us on this journey and this experiment around innovation in our work and our lives.

Buckle your seat belts. You’re about to be LabCasted with Innovation.


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Episode #010 – Competitive Yoga Guru Clark Shah-Nelson

 

microphone loopFriends, I’m so excited about this, the 10th episode of the Innovation LabCast. Today, we get to listen in on a conversation where Angela and I were able to learn more about our dear friend and colleague who is also a world renown competitive yoga guru, Clark Shah-Nelson. We have worked with Clark in the past on multiple occasions in volunteer capacities for the Online Learning Consortium conferences and continue to learn so much from his spiritual wisdom and guidance in this land of educational technology. Come, join us on this journey together and this quest for world peace and mindfulness. Ladies & gentlemen, I give you the one, the only, Clark Shah-Nelson.


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Episode #009 – iBelieve with Ben Scragg

 

mountain logoLadies. Gentlemen. Children of all shapes and sizes.

We’ve got a great convo for you today on this the 9th episode of the innovation lab cast.

Today, Frank Tomsic and the three amigos cross examine Benjamin Scragg and his pledged devotion to the iBelieve foundation that is ruthlessly doing endless good for the youth of Appalachia. Surely, there must be alterior motives that drives this clearly altruistic endeavor. Or is there?

You’ll have to hear to find out. But I must warn you. You may become an iBeliever if you do so. I know I did.

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Resources

  1. Visit theibelievefoundation.com
  2. Here were some of of the questions we asked Ben.
  3. Dad Life (Father’s Day Opening 2010) – YouTube http://youtu.be/DOKuSQIJlog

Episode #008 – Rick Franklin’s Piedmont Blues

 

headphones loopRemember folks, syringe fed squirrels cannot be in the wild. This is one of many nuggets of wisdom we gathered from a fantastic evening of songs and conversations with Angela and the whole Franklin family clan. We talked about Rick Franklin’s (Angela’s Dad) life explorations of musical aptitude into the world of the Piedmont Blues and compared that genre to other forms of blues in light of their historical roots around the nation. The purposes these styles of music had on community storytelling and news events of the day were fascinating to learn about in these conversations. We also talked about the importance of play, storytelling, tinkering, working smarter and creativity as it relates to design thinking and iteration in education. There were also random intersections with Bob Ross, Snoop Dog, parenting tips around cultivating good work ethics in our children, and at one point, the Franklin family dog simultaneously barfed and farted while Ben was formulating a thoughtful and serious question for contemplation. None of this was edited out. You’re welcome. Enjoy the conversation. I know we did and we look forward to the next one hopefully soon with these wonderful folks, cause we just gettin’ started y’all. Buckle your seat belts. You’re about to be labcasted with innovation.

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Episode #007.1 – Quality Reflections with Janet Smith

 

blueprints loopJanet Smith, Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Office of Digital Learning at The University of Arizona, digs into questions of reflection, contemplative pedagogy and assessments of excellence within the realm of online course design.  All while she and Angela let their feet get peeled away by Japanese fruit acid.  Dave Goodrich moderates the shenanigans in this extra treat from Episode #007.

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Episode #007 – The Other Side of Failure

 

chip loopIn this episode, Ben, Dave and Angela flip the coin and dig into the beauty and necessity of failure, to include whether the term failure is even relevant. This is also the one where the audience is subjected to the far less awesome audio skills of Ms. Gunder, whose talents pale in comparison to the Mighty Ranger Davie.  Hopefully, he’ll be back to deftly mix next week’s spectacular.  Until then, Angela apologizes for this and for the work of Bryan Adams.

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Episode #006 – Flat Culture and Expertise

 

lego loopIn this episode, Frank Tomsic and Angela Gunder talk with Ben Scragg and Tommy Truong about the relationship of flat culture and expertise in higher education. How do we, as instructional designers and learning experience designers, work with subject matter experts, unpack their knowledge/expertise, and curate that experience in a way to effectively convey to students? This question also opens space to discuss whether the current culture in higher education offers the “best” platform to do so.

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Thinking for Your Leisure (please innovate responsibly)

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Burning Questions

Keep the Convo Alive and Unpack These Ideas

On this episode, the labcasters discuss the relationship of flat culture and expertise in higher education.  How do we unpack subject matter knowledge? How could a flat educational culture work while respecting the roles and experience of subject matter experts? Is innovation evolutionary or revolutionary? Share your thoughts with us below in the comments, or on Twitter with the hashtag #innovationlabcast.

 

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Peep This

Sites, Articles, Books and Media to Check Out

Ben mentions a couple inspirational books when he discusses whether innovation is evolutionary or revolutionary:

 

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The Cool Kids

Connect with Thought Leaders, Organizations and Unicorns

Tommy gave a shout out to his undergraduate program, Experience Architecture (B.A.), at Michigan State University. To learn more, you can visit the program’s website at http://xa.cal.msu.edu/ or its Twitter at @xa_msu.

 

Episode #005 – A Game of 21 Questions with Angela the Innovator

 

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The game of 21 questions goes full circle, folks. There is no escaping it. We saved the best one for last here on episode five. This time, Dave Goodrich and Ben Scragg prep scintillating questions for fellow cohost, Angela Gunder, to unpack.

Episode #004 – Home on the Range with Ranger Davie

 

boy loopIn the last episode, Angela and Dave threw 21 questions at Ben which he fielded like a pro in helping to unpack the OSU Innovate conference and the amazingness that is Ben Scragg. This week, Angela Gunder and Ben Scragg prep scintillating questions for fellow cohost, Dave Goodrich, to unpack. Dave tries to sound as smart and innovative as Ben and Angela, but fails completely and ends up putting his feet in his mouth upon each question asked. It was a good thing he was wearing clean socks, or that would have been pretty gross.

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Episode #003 – A Game of 21 Questions with Ben the Innovator

 

bulb loopIn the past two episodes, Ben interviewed Angela and Dave. In response, Angela Gunder and Dave Goodrich prep scintillating questions for fellow cohost, Ben Scragg, to unpack from The Ohio State University’s Innovate Conference and the amazingness that is Benjamin Scragg. Hold on to your seat belts.

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