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030 - Behind the Scenes of My New Video Course

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On this episode I talk about the genesis of my new video course, "The Vocabulary of Science: First Steps to Science Literacy", and my decision to start producing the Argument Ninja podcast in both audio and video formats. Next episode will be an "Ask Me Anything" episode. You can submit questions at this URL: https://kevindelaplante.com/ama Listeners can access the video course at the Critical Thinker Academy or on Udemy. Follow the links below: At the Critical Thinker Academy (included in the site-wide subscription for as low as $3/month): https://criticalthinkeracademy.com/p/the-vocabulary-of-science On Udemy (this link will give you a HUGE discount on the retail price): https://kevindelaplante.com/vocabulary-of-science-udemy Supporting members on Patreon also get access to all of the content at the Critical Thinker Academy, including this new course: https://patreon.com/kevindelaplante The video version of this episode! https://youtu.be/NrwfY6YYRVk Show notes for this episode: https://kevindelaplante.com/30-behind-the-scenes-of-my-new-video-course/ In This Episode: (0:00 - 0:45) Introductory remarks - new course, and this podcast has both audio and video versions (0:45 - 1:10) Next episode is an "Ask Me Anything" episode (1:10 - 4:00) Introduction to my new Vocabulary of Science video course. Play the promo video for the course. (4:00 - 5:15) How to access the course. (5:15 - 8:40) The history of this course: science education; producing a "critical thinking about science" podcast; designing a curriculum that teaches genuine science literacy. (8:40 - 10:00) Pivoting toward the Argument Ninja concept. (10:00 -  11:34)  The decision to create new courses for Udemy and the Critical Thinker Academy. (11:34 - 12:10) Why this topic rather than some other topic?; teaching philosophy of science at Carleton University. (12:10 - 13:30) The perfect student assignment for this course; video critique exercise. (13:30 -  14:55) The new video format for producing courses and the podcast. (14:55 - 16:15) Wrapping up; reminder, AMA questions for next episode.