The Versatilist

The Versatilist

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September 8, 2019 32 min


In this episode of the Versatilist I was super excited to talk with Tom Baranowski, because he's doing some very exciting work trying to determine if there are any health benefits to playing Pokemon Go.

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September 1, 2019 33 min


In this episode, I speak with Zina Cordery. I met Zina at the most recent ILRN conference in London, and we hit it off. She's doing some very exciting work with professional development for teachers. If you want to know more, check out her website at https://zinacordery.com/.

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August 25, 2019 42 min


In this episode, I get to talk with Dr. Bess Rhodes about her work using immersive technologies in museums and historical recreations. In general, I got to geek out a little bit about my love for history with a historian. If you want to see more of her work, check out the following links: Edinburgh 1544 Project Website: https://www.smarthistory.co.uk/Edinburgh1544/ Lords of the Isles – Reconstruction of 15th Century Finla...
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August 18, 2019 27 min


In this episode, I speak with Fausto de Carvalho who I met at ILRN 2019 in London. We spoke about his work at Altice Labs (http://www.alticelabs.com/en/about.html). Check out his work at: http://www.alticelabs.com/site/innovaction/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/01/InnovAction-2017.pdf

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August 11, 2019 34 min


In this episode, I speak with Leonel Morgado who is a fellow board member for the Immersive Learning Research Network. We had a great conversation...in fact, one that was long overdue.

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In this episode, I speak with Luis Villarejo Muñoz who I met at the most recent ILRN conference. We discussed his work in Immersium Studios.

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July 28, 2019 37 min


In this episode, I speak with Ricky Mullins about his work "What Story Does Your Online Presence Tell? Helping Teacher Candidates Understand the Impact of Their Digital Footprint"

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July 21, 2019 31 min


In this episode, I speak with Anne Podolsky about her work with Bank Street College. Specifically, her chapter "Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning at Bank Street College: A Case Study in a Living Laboratory for Developmentally Grounded Practice."  For more detail about this fascinating work, check out the following links:

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  • In this episode, I speak with Leanne Coyne, Brittany Parmentier & Thayer Merritt from University of Texas, Tyler about their article "The Past, Present, and Future of Virtual Reality in Pharmacy Education". If you're interested, there are a few resources available for you to review about their work:

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  • July 7, 2019 37 min


    In this episode, I speak with Xin Gu of Monash University in Australia about her article "Teaching 'tacit knowledge'in cultural and creative industries to international students".

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    In this episode, I speak with Erik Champion, Hafizur Rahaman, and Mafkereseb Bekele about their article "From photo to 3D to mixed reality: A complete workflow for cultural heritage visualisation and experience"

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    June 26, 2019 30 min


    In this episode, I speak with Amanda Kavner. She earned her MSEd in Secondary Science Education from Hofstra University in 2010 after spending 7 years as a bench chemist and now teaches Biology and Chemistry at Half Hollow Hills School District in New York. With an interest in the use of technology in the creation of authentic learning experiences for students, Ms. Kavner earned an MS in Educational Technology from Long Isl...
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    In this episode I speak with Romane Touati & Maxime Ducret about their article "Comparison of Two Innovative Strategies Using Augmented Reality for Communication in Aesthetic Dentistry: A Pilot Study". They are doing some exceptional work on using AR in order to explore the potential for dental construction.

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    In this episode, I speak with Jivko Sinapov and Jennifer Cross from Tufts University about their paper "Creating a Shared Reality with Robots". For more information about their work, check out the following links: https://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~jsinapov/VAR5G/ https://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~jsinapov/papers/Cheli_VAMHRI2018.pdf

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    June 2, 2019 34 min


    In this episode I speak with Richard Lamb (who is luckily joining the UNC system). He is doing some fantastic work, and we spoke about his article "Virtual Reality Simulation: Effects on Academic Performance Within Two Domains of Writing in Science"

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    May 26, 2019 37 min


    In this episode of the Versatilist, I speak with Ph.D. student Kim Baraka about his article "Interactive robots with model-based 'autism-like' behaviors". You can learn more about Kim's work at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuRTQtMpIWo&feature=youtu.be and at https://www.kimbaraka.com/.

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    May 19, 2019 31 min


    In this episode, I speak with Johannes DeYoung, a very interesting artist who is working with Virtual technologies as part of two exhibitions opening (one in Taiwan and one in New Bedford, MA).  Below are a links to a few images of Johannes' artwork (including a couple pics from his show in Taiwan, a sequence of images from the Labyrinths VR exhibition that he's presenting in Wellington, New Zealand next week, an... Read more

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    May 12, 2019 34 min


    In this episode of the Versatilist, I speak with Robin Castro about his paper "Blended learning in higher education: Trends and capabilities." He is doing some excellent work thinking about blended learning.

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    May 5, 2019 29 min


    In this episode, I speak with Paula Hodgson about her article "Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) in Higher Education: Development and Implementation" We had a great conversation, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with moving forward.

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    April 28, 2019 37 min


    In this episode, I speak with Timothy Jung about his article "Evaluation of Virtual Reality in Orthopaedic Training—A Pioneering Pilot Study". We go on to talk about so much more...honestly, you'll thank me after you listen.

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