Out of School Podcast

Out of School is a syndicated podcast series about education and technology and is run by Bradley Chambers (@bradleychambers), Director of Information Technology for Brainerd Baptist School, and Fraser Speirs (@fraserspeirs), Head of Computing and IT at Cedars School of Excellence.

Are Larger Organizations more Innovative than Smaller Ones?

Are larger organizations more innovative than smaller ones? It often depends on who is answering the question, and what the questions were.

Next Generation Schools Have a Change Agent To Innovate for the Future

In this episode of Out of School, Fraser and Bradley discuss The Chromebook C, the LAUSD settlement with Apple, and chapter 8 and 9 of Diffusions of Innovations.

Are You An Early Adopter Or A Laggard?

Consumers fall into one of five adopter categories which determines when they buy new innovations. Most people are considered “Early Majority”.

What Are The Five Properties That Control Rate Of Adoption?

There are five properties that determine the speed a product spreads through a group. These properties include trialability and observability.

Can Apple’s iPad Pro Replace The Laptop?

Can the iPad Pro replace a laptop? In this podcast two IT educators discuss the pros and cons.

How Do Users Decide to Adopt Products?

When new innovations are ready, how do consumers decide when to adopt them and how? Is this random or is there a method to the madness?

Why and at what rate do technology innovations spread?

In the latest Out of School podcast, Fraser and Bradley discuss Office 365, Pixar in a Box, AirPlay, and start a series on Diffusion of Innovations

Teaching High Schoolers The Basics Of Programming

In the latest Out of School podcast, the hosts talk EdTech: Teaching programming to high school students and why it’s important.

The Education Advantage of a 1:1 School Deployment

(Podcast} In this episode of Out of School, the education advantages of a 1:1 Chromebook deployment are discussed.