Episode 039 – Alex More

Show Notes

This week Ken chats with Alex More. Kelly Walsh brought the work of Alex to my attention and recommended interviewing him for the podcast. This was a great conversation and I must thank Kelly for the recommendation.

This episode was recorded on August 30, 2019.

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About our Guest

Alex More is the Vice Principal (Teaching & Learning) at Shaftesbury School and a blogger at www.educationalhipsters.com

You can find Alex on Twitter at @EduHipsters

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Transcript

I’ve been personally negligent in not pursuing an option to improve accessibility with transcripts of the show. I see the work that Bonni Stachowiak has done with her “Teaching in Higher Ed” podcast as well as the work of Deepak Shenoy on his podcast “Open Education Rising”. The trick here is cost and I don’t know the solution just yet. Producing about 90 minutes of podcasts per month would require about USD$100 per month. We would love to have a sponsor for that or perhaps link that as one of our goals on our Patreon Page.

Podcasters and Guests

We now have a stable crew of two podcast hosts on the network. I (Ken Bauer) will be hosting the bulk of the AskTheFLN episodes but we may have some other hosts popping in from time to time. Lately, Matthew Moore has been busy with his own podcast “The Teachers Lounge” which is also hosted here at the Flipped Learning Network. You should check out that podcast as well. I hope to personally keep a bi-weekly schedule going forward.

If you would like to join us as a guest on the podcast or would like to suggest someone to be a guest, please contact either Matthew or myself via Twitter.

I would also like to remind everyone that anyone contributing to the community that is the Flipped Learning Network actually *is* part of the Flipped Learning Network. We are a community and grow together by pooling our resources. See how you can contribute to this community through contributing blog posts, joining us on this podcast as well as participating in our Slack community.

Ken’s Take

My choice of quote from the conversation that particularly resonated with me.

On taking the students’ point of view of Flipped Learning in his research:

“And look at it from the student’s point of view. There is a lot of research (quantitative and qualitative) from the teacher’s perspectives and educators and higher education. But what there seems to be a lack of at the time of writing, what do the students think of flipped learning and what do they feel about the process, how much ownership do they feel over it?”

Music Credit

The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

Podcast Logo Credit

The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.

Featured Image Credit

Photo of Alex More provided by Alex More

Photo of Alex More provided by Alex More

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