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At the intersection of education, technology, comedy, and pop culture, you'll find Trending in Education. We discuss the latest in education, edtech, & so much more.

At the intersection of education, technology, comedy, and pop culture, you'll find Trending in Education. We discuss the latest in education, edtech, & so much more.
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Waltham, MA

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At the intersection of education, technology, comedy, and pop culture, you'll find Trending in Education. We discuss the latest in education, edtech, & so much more.

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English

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Episodes

The Changing Media Consumption Landscape with Jean Ellen Cowgill, GM Tic Toc Media - Trending in Education - Episode 110

9/18/2018
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The squad sits down with Jean Ellen Cowgill, the GM of Tic Toc Media, the social arm of Bloomberg Media, to explore how media consumption patterns are changing and how media (and learning) companies are evolving to meet the change. Jean Ellen explains how Tic Toc was formed and how they think about creating "nutirent-rich" short-form videos to share on Twitter and the inherent challenges therein. The group explores the complexities around fake news and problems of trust which apply to both...

Duration:00:47:20

The Argument Against Screen Time with Professor Nicholas Tampio - Trending In Education - Extra

9/13/2018
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Mike and Brandon sit down with Professor Nicholas Tampio of Fordham University to discuss his recent Aeon article on "looking up from your screens." Professor Tampio argues in favor of limiting screen time amongst school age children and getting out in nature more. The conversation covers the drawbacks to too much screen time, how parents can manage devices and more, and how schools are utilizing computers and tablets. Can screen time be limited, or all together restricted or do instructors...

Duration:00:46:03

Skim Reading Is the New Normal by Maryanne Wolf - Trending In Education - Episode 109

9/11/2018
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On this week's episode, we discuss a recent article from Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. The article breaks down the changes Dr. Wolf has seen in how technology has lead to further skimming from readers. She discusses the changes happening to our brains as well as the differences in comprehension and retention of information. How does skimming compare to audio...

Duration:00:36:44

Trends in Higher Education with Scott Jaschik - Trending In Education - Episode 108

9/4/2018
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Mike, Brandon, and Dan welcome Scott Jaschik, Co-Founder and Editor of Insidehighered.com, to the show. The group walks through a wide variety of topics concerning colleges and universities, from discuss dwindling enrollments and population changes in the Northeast to challenges emerging around international students. What are some of the biggest issues emerging on campuses today? Listen in to find out.

Duration:00:40:56

The 2018 Gartner Hype Cycle - Trending in Education - Episode 107

8/28/2018
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It's that time of year again! Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a look at the newly released Gartner Hype Cycle. Our trio of hosts breaks down how the cycle works, some of their favorite technologies featured this year, and some of the year over year changes. They also discuss what an education and EdTech hype cycle might look like. What do you think should make it on? Get hyped!

Duration:00:37:22

Talking Learning Science with Larry Rudman - Trending In Education - Extra

8/23/2018
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Mike sits down with Larry Rudman, VP of Learning Science and Instructional Design at Kaplan, to engage in a free-flowing discussion about the problems inherent in applying learning science findings in real life contexts in the modern world. Larry shares his personal experiences from a long and varied career in the field while summoning up fascinating examples of researchers, educators, and learning engineers grappling with the thorny problems we're all wrestling with in learning and...

Duration:00:40:00

The Data Science, and Moneyball, of Kickball - Trending In Education - Episode 106

8/21/2018
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Mike, Brandon and Dan dive into a recent article by Eli Sheldon of Edsurge titled "How Data Science Adds Computational Thinking - and Fun - To Gym Class." The trio walks through the use of statistical analysis and data science to expand gym class beyond the physical and explore the concept of SABRLearning, one of Mike's predictions for 2018. Can sports bridge into math through real life applications of next level computational analytics? There's reminiscences of middle school sports careers,...

Duration:00:24:35

A Conversation on Learning with Matt Cooper, Skillshare CEO - Trending In Education - Extra

8/17/2018
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Mike Palmer sits down with Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare, to talk about subscription-based education, curating learning content, the need for creative skills, and how Skillshare stays on top of new education trends. The discussion covers the Netflix model and things to learn from other subscription models, as well as how often their best students often turn into their best teachers. Matt also discusses what he calls "forced serependity.” Tune in to find out what he means and so much more.

Duration:00:40:31

Learning from Netflix Part 2 - Subscription-based Learning - Trending In Education - Episode 105

8/14/2018
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In Part 2 of our Learning from Netflix series, Brandon, Dan, and Mike take a look at subscription-based educational platforms. Skillshare, for example, just received 28 million dollars in funding and provides an "all you can eat" approach to education with a monthly or yearly subscription fee. What challenges might subscription-based educational platforms face? What benefits will learners gain from having access to curated collections of learning content? And how does all of this relate to...

Duration:00:26:09

The NBA and Workforce Engagement with Tarlin Ray - Trending in Education - Extra

8/10/2018
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On this extra, we welcome back Tarlin Ray, co-founder of Kaplan Labs, to discuss what lessons we might learn from how the NBA engages their millennial workforce. What can we learn from the Golden State Warriors structure and engagement? How did a simple moment of listening by Steve Kerr work to his advantage? All that and more on the latest extra from Trending In Education

Duration:00:29:57

LeBron James and the I Promise School in Akron - Trending In Education - Episode 104

8/7/2018
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On this week's episode of Trending In Education, Brandon, Mike, and Dan take a look at the recent announcement from LeBron James about the creation of the I Promise school within the city of Akron. What life experiences of the former Cleveland Cavalier influenced the school? How will students and families alike benefit from availability of training, food pantries, bicycles, and technology? How do our trio of hosts see this influencing other school districts? Can any of the hosts find...

Duration:00:21:42

Ghosting in the Workplace - Trending in Education - Extra

8/3/2018
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Dan and Mike are joined by Kristen Smith, who leads a team of Student Brand Ambassadors at Kaplan Test Prep, to talk about the concept of "ghosting" and how it relates to the hiring lifecycle. We discuss the evolution of the term and how hiring managers are encountering it as a growing trend. Along similar generational lines, the trio takes a look at a recent New York Times article on how higher education is shifting to meet the changing needs of Generation Z (or iGen).

Duration:00:33:03

Learning from Netflix Part 1 - Trending In Education - Episode 103

7/31/2018
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In the first of a two-part episode, Mike, Brandon, and Dan discuss a recent Harvard Business Review article by Bill Taylor focused on the Netflix business model. They discuss the power of data and big ideas, the need to continually disrupt yourself, and how important culture is to a successful business model.

Duration:00:21:53

The Emerging Voice and Smart Audio Landscape with Michael Fitzpatrick - Trending in Education - Extra

7/27/2018
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Mike sits down with Michael Fitzpatrick, President and COO of Pullstring to discuss Voice Assistant technology and it's applications in education and in life. They walk through the history of interactive audio and related simulation and explore the balance between data privacy and convenience. HAL 9000 would be so proud!

Duration:00:37:26

The Rise of Voice Assistants and Smart Audio - Trending in Education - Episode 102

7/24/2018
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Mike, Brandon, and Dan discuss the growth of the voice assistant in every day life. How do we interact with Alexa, Siri, and other voice assistants? What amount of privacy are we willing to give up for the ease of use with voice? What are the applications of this emerging technology in learning and education? We dive into all that and discuss the Uncanny Valley, the Turing Test, and much, much more on this week's episode.

Duration:00:24:27

Building A Learning Culture - Trending In Education - Extra

7/20/2018
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In a special live presentation of the podcast, Brandon, Mike, and Dan explore how companies, managers, and employees alike can help grow a learning culture by fostering inclusion, interaction, and great communication amongst all employees. What's one of the biggest skill gaps that companies see emerging within their workforces? How might a culture of learning address this and other emerging challenges in modern work life? Tune in to find out!

Duration:00:31:59

Westworld and Learning - Trending In Education - Episode 101

7/17/2018
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Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a trip to Westworld to discuss the popular HBO show. Is the show must-watch television for developers and coders? How can educators incorporate programming like Westworld into their curricula? What can we learn from the series about artificial intelligence and machine learning? How does the Delos Corporation's focus on data relate to themes from contemporary life in 2018? Our three hosts kick off the discussion with these questions and explore themes we will dig...

Duration:00:29:58

Our 100th Episode Celebration- Trending In Education - Episode 100

7/10/2018
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Mike, Dan, and Brandon celebrate the 100th episode of Trending In Education. We take a little time to reflect on and celebrate the ride thus far. From Bror Saxberg to Tarlin Ray to Early Childhood Education to Torobo-Kun, we've covered a wide range of topics, articles, and ideas across our first 100 shows. This week we thank our guests and listeners and provide updates on some of our favorite topics as we explore what's on the horizon for the next 100 episodes. Thanks again for listening...

Duration:00:35:33

Blockbuster MooCs and the future of Massive Online Open Courses - Trending In Education - Episode 99

7/3/2018
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This week, Brandon, Mike, and Dan revisit Massive Open Online Courses, or MooCs. Are Blockbuster MooCs the way forward for online courses? How important is having well-known teachers lead these courses? How have universities leveraged their best teachers for long-lasting content? What kinds of roles are emerging for people passionate about teaching? And what sorts of courses are attracting the most learners and why? Have a listen to learn more.

Duration:00:27:25

The Skills Gap and the Future of Corporate Education with Dr. Andy Temte - Trending In Education - Extra

6/29/2018
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Mike sits down with Andy Temte, the President of Kaplan Professional, to explore the future of corporate education, the emerging Skills Gap, and the blend of behavioral and technical competencies essential to leaders in the 21st century. Andy provides guidance and insights drawn from a long and successful career in education and management to help lifelong learners and aspiring leaders prepare to navigate the changing dynamics of the workplace of the future.

Duration:00:48:02