It’s the holidays, and this is the final episode of Down the Hall for 2011. We hope you join us for more great stuff in 2012, but first, listen to this episode! We have lots of great stuff.
First, Dave talks to Denise Lauritano, Co-Chair of the UBC Community United Way campaign. Denise tells us all about how the United Way gets the entire UBC community involved in helping fund and promote programs that benefit the entire Lower Mainland, including many educational programs. Even better, she tells us how you can get involved.
After that, your intrepid hosts discuss the future of course materials in post-secondary education, and ask that necessary question: are e-textbooks the answer?
All of this, and plenty of fun tangents too. There is much laughter in this episode, which is pretty good for a holiday episode.
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More details, including the link to the episode itself and the time stamps, after the jump.
Down the Hall – Episode 25 (48:37)
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00:11 – Introduction
05:41 – Interview – The UBC Community United Way Campaign
Interview with Denise Lauritano of the UBC Community United Way Campaign
21:42 – Discussion – The Future of Course Materials : Are E-Textbooks the Answer?
UBC Bookstore – Textbook Rental
Mindshift – Why Aren’t Students Using E-books?
TechnoBuffalo – The Scoop on E-textbooks
Stephen’s Lighthouse – Student Attitudes About Print and E-textbooks
Green Blizzard – eBook Carbon Footprint Break-Even
Eco-libris – Ebooks Versus Paper Books
Microsoft Home Magazine – Stop Squinting: Combat Computer Eye Strain
HubPages – Ebooks vs Paper Books: The Pros and Cons
42:26 – What’s Happening in EPLT
Teaching Games for Understanding (TGU2) – M.Ed in Physical Education – Application deadline is January 30
Educational Leadership & Administration (VEL3) – Application deadline is January 3
EPLT/MET on the web
New York Public Library’s “Biblion” iPad app – The Boundless Library – Find it on the web as well as checking on iTunes.
Arts File Share – For those with UBC Campus-wide Login
Our theme music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license
Selection 1: “Frosty the Snowman” by Anthony Viscounte & the Merry Gentlemen
Selection 2: “Riding Through the Snow” by Stefano Giardiniere
Selection 3: “Blue Shore” by Régis V. Gronoff