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Dr. Martin Schwab, Tuesday, 12-4-12 December 5, 2012

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Dr. Martin Schwab, Tuesday, 12-4-12


Guest:  Dr. Martin Schwab.  Topics: Kepler Space Institute Online Courses designed & taught by Dr. Schwab.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed Dr. Martin Schwab back to the program to discuss three classes he has designed, helped to design, and is teaching at Kepler Space Institute Online.  Follow along at these websites for more information:  www.keplerspaceuniversity.com, www.keplerspaceinstitute.org =http://3x3globaldrills.com, and http://moodle.com. Please note that due to an error on my part, I cut off my microphone for the last 3.5 minutes of the program. All of the guest comments plus those of caller Tim are available on the recording but I edited out my comments about trying to resolve the problem. You will hear some rough edits as my comments talked over the caller and guest. I did leave in my closing comments though my audio is terrible, but I wanted to properly close the show.  I apologize for my error but again, nothing said by the guest or the caller was lost or impacted in any way by my error.  Also note that on the blog, I will upload the Celestial Leadership Syllabus. Look for it at the end of the program summary, only on the blog. This summary will not reflect the two segments of the program as our discussion overlapped both segments with common threads and themes.  We started with Dr. Schwab providing us with a short overview of Kepler Space University, Kepler Space Institute, and online teaching.  After the introduction and hands on approach to showing us how to navigate the Kepler websites, enroll in courses, find available courses, Dr. Schwab talked about his class, “Celestial Leadership: Advancing Humans Beyond Low Earth Orbit.”  Martin took us through the course sessions, explained his teaching technique, the essays required for each session, and the course certificate awarded upon completion.  Next, Martin talked about the high school/advance placement class, “Critical Thinking: Alternative Energies-Traditional Economics.”  This class is a combined effort with Dr. Frantz and Martin and as such is taught differently than the Celestial Learning class. While the differences are not great, do note them in our discussion.  In continuing our discussion after the break, we turned to the third class Martin shared with us, “History of Global Governance: Ancient to Modern.” Martin described this course, talked about the U.N. space treaties and other UN space work which is covered during the class.  Martin read the class description to us, we talked about the theory of following the student as in the Montessori method, and he said the class was Inquiry Based.  A listener wanted to know how to design and teach a Kepler course. During our discussion, Martin talked frequently about using Moodle to help in designing and handling the course. In the last few minutes of the program, Tim called to address educational issues from his perspective saying too many people go to college and that the more student loan money made available, the more likely universities will continue raising their fees and costs to consume the additional money in the system.  Martin had much to say on this and his ideas on education as well, don’t miss them.

Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog.  You can email Dr. Schwab at the address he provided on air.

Martin Schwab syllabus template – Celestial Leadership

Kepler Space Institute Webinar, Sunday, 2-5-12 February 5, 2012

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Kepler Space Institute Webinar, Sunday, 2-5-12

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Guests: Dr. Bob Krone, Dr. Sherry Bell, Dr. Robert Frantz.  Topics:  KeplerSpaceUniversity, the development of the Kepler Space Institute, the KSI Convention, & cutting edge space research & education. THE SPACE SHOW VIMEO CHANEL FOR VIDEO IS http://vimeo.com/channels/thespaceshow.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.  We welcomed our three guests, Dr. Bob Krone, Dr. Sherry Bell & Dr. Robert Frantz to this special webinar Space Show two hour program to discuss the Kepler Space University, the development of the Kepler Space Institute (KSI) and the upcoming KSI Convention to be held at Hilton Head, SC. from March 14-16, 2012.  Please note that this program is archived as both a traditional Space Show audio only program and as a webinar video on The Space Show Vimeo Channel per the above URL.  Both formats will be available simultaneously.  Our discussion started with Dr. Krone providing us with the history for the Kepler Space Institute and University, followed by a Power Point presentation by Dr. Frantz sharing with us the KSI facilities and programming development plans.  Our focus then turned to the upcoming KSI Convention.  For more information, please visit the following Kepler websites:  www.keplerspaceinstitute.info for convention information and registration and www.keplerspaceuniversity.com forKeplerUniversity and general Kepler information.  Our three guests shared the microphone to tell us about the topics, programming, and cutting edge focus not only for the convention, but for Kepler.  In addition, during the first hour of our program we talked about art and culture issues related directly to space science, exploration and development.  We also talked about the innovative concept of real-time data and information gathering and how it will be used at the KSI Convention.

In the second hour of our webinar, we talked about the cutting edge research by Dr. Joel Isaacson regarding Recursive Distinctioning.  Dr. Isaacson wrote Ch. 24 in the book “Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans In Space. ” This chapter is available for reading/downloading on The Space Show Blog entry for this program per the above URL.  As you will hear, the convention has a sharp focus on Kids in Space and developing programs to encourage younger students to get interested in the STEM programs along with space related fields of study/interest.  The convention will have segments on space law and the quality of laws based on the respective work of frequent Space Show guests, Declan O’Donnell and Dr. David Schrunk.  Space Solar Power has the attention of the convention along with other research, historical, cultural, and space themed topics.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog URL above.  If you want to get in touch with either of our three guests, you can do so through me or through the KSI website.

NOTE: Chapter 24 Ch. 24 in the book “Beyond Earth: The Future Of Humans In Space.”  The Intelligence Nexus in Space Exploration: Interfaces Among Terrestrial, Artifactual and Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence  is here: