Episode 31: Talking Reinventing Public Schools with Dr. Charles Reigeluth

January 15, 2015

In this episode, I interview Dr. Charles Reigeluth who is Professor Emeritus of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University.   The interview focuses on a recent book Dr. Reigeluth wrote titled: Reinventing Schools: It’s Time to Break the Mold.

The interview begins with Dr. Reigeluth discussing the impetus for his new book. He discusses the need for a paradigm-shift in public schools to a focus on a learner-centered approach to education. Dr. Reigeluth describes four roles/skills that teachers need to have in order to be effective in this learner-centered paradigm of education. He goes on to discuss how he sees teacher education needing to change in order to help prepare teachers for this paradigm. Dr. Reigeluth ends by giving advice about fostering a paradigm shift in public education.

You can find out more about Dr. Reigeluth by visiting his Web site at http://www.reigeluth.net/

Episode 26: Talking AECT’s Definition of Educational Technology with Dr. Michael Molenda

May 28, 2014

In this episode, I interview Dr. Michael Molenda. He is an Emeritus Associate professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. Dr. Molenda has been in the field of educational technology for over 40 years. I have been fortunate to have known Dr. Molenda since the mid-90s when I was a graduate student (along with having him as my dissertation chair) at Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology.

The focus of the interview is on the book Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary, which he co-edited with Dr. Al Januszewski. Dr. Molenda discusses a variety of ideas and issues related to the book: how he became involved with the book, the process behind how the book developed, and the how the definition of educational technology presented in the book was developed and how it has changed over the years. Dr. Molenda provides many personal insights about educational technology that are enlightening. The interview ends with advice for those starting out in the field.

This has been one of my favorite interviews to conduct. My apologies for indulging  in a few trips down memory lane in the interview with Dr. Molenda.