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The MoonshotEdu show is a weekly podcast dedicated to challenging the status quo in conventional education, exploring educational innovation and entrepreneurship, and getting more deeply informed about the possibilities in education. It is a place to celebrate curiosity, human agency, and a love of learning. This is a podcast for people who want to explore ideas that matter and join in helping to create the future of education.

The MoonshotEdu show is a weekly podcast dedicated to challenging the status quo in conventional education, exploring educational innovation and entrepreneurship, and getting more deeply informed about the possibilities in education. It is a place to celebrate curiosity, human agency, and a love of learning. This is a podcast for people who want to explore ideas that matter and join in helping to create the future of education.
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The MoonshotEdu show is a weekly podcast dedicated to challenging the status quo in conventional education, exploring educational innovation and entrepreneurship, and getting more deeply informed about the possibilities in education. It is a place to celebrate curiosity, human agency, and a love of learning. This is a podcast for people who want to explore ideas that matter and join in helping to create the future of education.

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Episodes

055 - An Interview with 9 Billion Schools on How Learning Should be as Different as Fingerprints

7/19/2018
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Lauren Della Bella and Dick Thomas, authors of 9 Billion Schools, join the show to discuss the importance of learning space design, how learning should be as individual as fingerprints, and much more.

Duration:00:44:30

054 - An interview with Drew Petty about Skillful Helping Employers and Job Seekers

7/12/2018
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What if we could help employers find the qualified candidates while helping job seekers advance their careers? In this interview with Drew Petty of Skillful, we learn about one effort to shift our thinking about such matters to a skill-based (and not just a credential-based) mindset and approach.

Duration:00:38:39

053 - An Interview with Rebecca Winthrop About Leapfrogging and Global Education Innovation

7/5/2018
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In this episode, we learn from Rebecca Winthrop, author of Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive. Rebecca is Director at the Center for Universal Education and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. She offers an important global perspective on education innovation that has implications for education in all parts of the world.

Duration:00:50:49

052 - An Interview with Robin Goldberg - Chief Experience Officer at Minerva

6/28/2018
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In this episode, Robin Goldberg, Chief Experience Officer at Minerva, talks about the impact and lessons learned since the start of Minerva's inaugural class in 2014. Robin shares insights about incredible student gains in 21st century skills over a student's first eight months at the school, the truly global experience that students get, and the rich and integrated internship experiences that are paired with a classroom experience built upon what they consider the best of learning...

Duration:00:41:06

051 - An Interview with Stephen Downes about Open Education and More

6/20/2018
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In this interview with Stephen Downes, Stephen blends substantive thinking and real-world application of that thinking, giving him a particularly valuable vantage point from which to make sense of the frontiers of education. He the mind behind the OLDaily, a co-creator behind the first connectivist MOOC, and among many other things, a senior researcher at the National Research Council of Canada. In this interview, we explore open education, the current limitations of AI and its potential...

Duration:00:58:24

050 - An Interview with John Couch: What Helped Apple Thrive and the Implications for Education

6/15/2018
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John Couch has a long an impressive career that includes being one of early employees at Apple where he served as VP of Software and more recently VP of Education, founder, school leader, and author of the book Rewiring Education. In this interview we touch on pretty much every one of these topics and more, including John sharing the special ingredient that helped Apple flourish and can do the same thing for schools and other organizations.

Duration:00:35:01

049 - Fascinating Insights into the Future of Education with Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute

6/7/2018
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In this interview with Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute, we explore some of the challenges and opportunities with futures studies, how AI will impact the future of education, and why Thomas argues that the largest Internet company of the future will be an education company.

Duration:00:31:44

048 - Exploring Futures in Education with Mark Stevenson, Author of We Do Things Differently

5/30/2018
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In this episode we talk with with Mark Stevenson, author of We Do Things Differently: The Outsiders Rebooting Our World and An Optimist's Tour of the Future. We explore a myriad of topics related to the future of life in an increasingly networked world to specific futures in education. Underlying it is is the pressing question about what we can do to be co-creators of that future.

Duration:00:31:17

047 - Can the Psychology of Awe Improve Education?

5/24/2018
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In this interview with Megan Cuzzolino we explore the psychology of awe, its implications for science education, and the potential to inform how we approach teaching and learning more broadly.

Duration:00:44:43

046 - An Interview with David Labaree About The Perfect Mess of American Education

5/18/2018
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In this interview with Dr. David Labaree, Professor of Education at Stanford University, we discuss his newest book, The Perfect Mess: The Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education. Dr. Labaree provides some important historical and sociological context, and sage advice for any current or aspiring education reformer, change agent, or educational innovator.

Duration:00:46:58

045 - An Interview with Amy McGrath of ASU Prep Digital

5/11/2018
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In this interview with Amy McGrath, Chief Operating Officer of ASU Prep Digital, we explore the current state of online and virtual learning, personalized learning, learning models that extend beyond standards, how to find top talent for your innovative organization, and much more.

Duration:00:46:06

044 - An Interview With Bryan Caplan About Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money

5/7/2018
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In this interview with economist Bryan Caplan, we explore his premise that education may be part of the problem when it comes to economic prosperity in society. Among other things, Bryan argues that we should de-fund education and decrease the number of college graduates, all with the goal of increasing economic well-being for more people. Bryan is author of multiple books, including The End of Education, Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money.

Duration:00:39:08

043 - An Interview with Dr. Tim Renick About Student Success & Bridging the Achievement Gap

5/2/2018
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In this interview with Dr. Tim Renick, Vice Provost and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Georgia State University, we explore a compelling vision and strategy for removing achievement gaps in higher education through predictive analytics and preemptive student success interventions.

Duration:00:40:06

042 - An Interview with David Helfand on Survival in the Misinformation Age

5/1/2018
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In this interview with Dr. David Helfand (astrophysicist, author, professor, former President of Quest University), we discuss his book, A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age. As the conversation continues, we eventually focus on how to actually teach in ways that help students learn and construct knowledge through the design of intentional but exploratory and student-centered learning.

Duration:00:34:32

041 - An Interview with Stuart Grauer - School Founder, Author, Small School Champion

4/28/2018
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In this interview with Dr. Stuart Grauer, we learn about the formative influences on his work in education, how he came to found The Grauer School, a compelling vision for creating "pockets of democracy" in our schools, insights from his book, Fearless Teaching, and Stuart's thoughts on the most pressing problems and promising opportunities in contemporary education.

Duration:00:36:37

039 - How to Start a Micro School With Mara Linaberger

4/21/2018
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In this interview with author and educational innovator, Mara Linaberger, we look at the value of micro schools, how to launch a new school from scratch, and much more.

Duration:00:43:07

036 - An Interview with Jessica Brondo Davidoff on Matching People with Colleges, Careers, and More

3/1/2018
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What happens when you take the spirit of match dot com and apply it to helping students find the right college, the right job, the right major, and the needed funding? That is what we explore in this interview. Along the way, this is a great interview to explore the way in which big data might help us address pressing challenges in education. This is also a great interview for those aspiring educational entrepreneurs who want insight on what it takes to be successful.

Duration:00:29:41

035 - Interview with Barry Fishman on Gameful Learning

3/1/2018
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School is a game, but it is a terrible game. Join us in this interview with Dr. Barry Fishman as we explore how we can change or improve that game for the benefit of learners.

Duration:00:29:56

029 - Student Mentoring, the Post-Traditional Learner, and Unbundled Education

5/8/2017
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We are seeing an un-bundling and re-bundling of education, especially in higher education, but also in K-12, professional education, workforce training, and more. In this interview with Hudson Baird of PelotonU, we learn about a promising innovation around student mentoring and community building that is producing impressive results.

Duration:00:30:28

027 - Ideas are Bad For your School - An Interview with Michael Schrage

5/3/2017
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In this interview with Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT and author of the Innovator's Hypothesis, we challenge the assumption that good ideas are the best way to innovate in education. Instead, Schrage makes a compelling argument for focusing upon testable hypothesis that we turn into cheap, quick experiments that build a culture of innovation and offer actionable insights for moving forward.

Duration:00:25:03