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A bi-weekly airing of edtech interviews, trends and news from the former head of content, Bett.

A bi-weekly airing of edtech interviews, trends and news from the former head of content, Bett.
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A bi-weekly airing of edtech interviews, trends and news from the former head of content, Bett.

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English


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#125 - Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders

9/10/2018
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This episode features an interview recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Cool Initiatives, RocketFund and features part one of our mini-series with Canvas by Instructure. What's in this episode? This week’s episode features my conversation with Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders. We talk about what the top priorities are for education leaders, in which situations technology can be a useful leadership tool, and why podcasts are...

Duration:00:35:12

#124 - Digital Transformation in Higher Education (UK/Bahrain)

8/27/2018
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This episode features an interview recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Blockcerts and features part one of our mini-series with Canvas by Instructure. What's in this episode? This week’s episode is all about digital transformation in Higher Education and we range from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK to the University of Bahrain. First up, as part of our new mini-series feature with Canvas by Instructure, I share a conversation with Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of...

Duration:00:25:10

#123 - Sharon Leu, Senior Advisor, Higher Education Innovation, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology

8/19/2018
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This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. What's in this episode? This week we are in conversation with Sharon Leu, Policy Advisor for the Office for Educational Technology in the USA whose particular focus is increasing access, decreasing cost, and improving outcomes for all students and adult learners in postsecondary education. I spoke to Sharon during my trip out to SXSWEdu and we cover off topics including how the Office for Edtech are re-imagining and identifying what students look...

Duration:00:24:40

#122 - UK DFE EDTECH ANNOUNCEMENT & Global Teacher Prize Nominees on Robotics & Maths

8/7/2018
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This episode was recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Blockcerts. What's in this episode? Listen in to hear about the announcement from the UK Department for Education Edtech Team on 5 areas they are focusing on where they see technology can offer real value. All the details in this episode intro. Also, two inspiring interviews from Global Teacher Prize nominees on improving access and interest to robotics, mathematics and STEAM skills - from Hawaii to Australia and...

Duration:00:43:35

#121 - Edtech & the education gap in less connected areas

7/24/2018
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Welcome to this tenth and final episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson What's in this episode? This final episode of The Pearson series on future tech for education reflects on edtech internationally. What does a review of 130 reports on edtech internationally tell us about best practice and evidence based learning in emergencies and displaced settings? What are the common misconceptions about connectivity as a barrier to edtech,...

Duration:00:32:51

#120 - All rise the learning engineer

7/4/2018
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This episode was recorded at The London Festival of Learning and SXSWEDU. What's in this episode? This week’s podcast features a smorgasbord of guests. First up, a Chinese AI company in conversation with a US army learning scientist and standards bods on technology in education. We explore what the profession of learning engineering could bring to new software innovation which truly understands pedagogy. IEEE Icicle are seeking help on building up standards in this area and on AI in...

Duration:00:48:01

119 - Blockchain in Education

6/24/2018
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This episode was recorded at GESF. What's in this episode? What is Blockchain? How are Governments using Blockchain technology? What are the implications for learners, education providers and employers? Listen in to this fascinating chat which probes at how to keep the internet and future technologies open and equitable. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | @podcastedtechNatalie Smolensk is a cultural anthropologist and the Biz Dev lead for...

Duration:00:40:31

#118 - Is Self Directed Learning a Fallacy?

6/15/2018
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The Edtech Podcast is Back! What's in this episode? This week’s episode is a takeover special with three students from Six 21 (part of School 21 in Newham, London) who take on the question, "Is Self Directed Learning a Fallacy?" as their real world learning project. Listen in as they explore the perspectives of a neuroscientist, a learner and an educational leader on self-directed learning, having researched, produced, published and promoted this week's episode. Kudos! People in this...

Duration:00:30:46

The Edtech Podcast Out of Office*

5/23/2018
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This episode gives you the low-down on my whereabouts for the next few episodes. I am in France riding the Raid Pyrenean in aid of the Homerton Hope charity: justgiving.com/fornell What does this mean? I'm cycling 720km in distance and 16,000m in elevation through the Pyrenean mountain range to raise £5k for Homerton Hospital Charity. You can check out our stage maps here: tinyurl.com/ridefornell I'm about 65% to my target. If you feel that you would like to add something...

Duration:00:03:25

#117 - Nordic Edtech & Innovation

5/20/2018
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This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. Thanks to edvinca and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. What's in this episode? This week’s episode features three conversations from across Norway, Finland and Sweden. First up, I just wanted to give all this week’s guests a massive high five for their amazing accents. Listen in to hear about everything from where to hang out in Austin, what happens when you take an artificial intelligence course online aged 13, and how to get over global...

Duration:00:55:43

#116 - Making, Cycling & AR with Jesús Ariel Sánchez at SXSWedu

5/13/2018
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This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. Thanks to Class Central for sponsoring this episode. What's in this episode? This week I am in conversation with Jesús Ariel Sánchez, a K-12 teacher from the E. E. MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in North Carolina. Jesus is a listener to The Edtech Podcast and we got the chance to meet and record at this year’s SXSWedu where we talked apps, cycling and making. This episode also includes a heap of listener feedback from Uber's in India to...

Duration:00:23:45

#115 - Anant Agwal, CEO, edX

5/9/2018
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This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. A BIG THANKS to edvinca and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. What's in this episode? This week I am in conversation with edX CEO Anant Agwal. I interviewed Anant the day after he shared a stage with US Ed Secretary, Betsy De Vos, where he encouraged her to consider a range of policy options in front of a live audience at SXSWEDU in Austin. In this recording we talk about that experience, plus how MOOCS and online learning are developing,...

Duration:00:34:02

#114 - Bridget Burns, Exec. Director, University Innovation Alliance

4/29/2018
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This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. A BIG THANKS to edvinca and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. What's in this episode? This week’s podcast features a recording from this year’s SXSWEDU where I interviewed general all-round duracell bunny Bridget Burns of the University Innovation Alliance. Bridget spoke to me about how University’s can focus on better student experience, value, and access through better collaboration and less walled garden approaches. If you’re familiar...

Duration:00:28:55

#113 - Teacher CPD and Upskilling Online

4/19/2018
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This episode was recorded at Bett 2018. A BIG THANKS to Unio by Harness and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. What's in this episode? This week we are looking at CPD and online learning and tutoring, in conversation with Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at The Chartered College of Teaching and Aldo de Pape, CEO, TeachPitch, both recorded at Bett 2018. Listen in if you’re interested in how to get into online tutoring or improving your digital hand as an educator and...

Duration:00:41:43

#111 - Video in Education, Teaching & Learning

4/13/2018
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What's in this episode? Hi everyone and welcome to The Edtech Podcast in TAKEOVER this week with boclips. This week we are talking about video in education, teaching and learning . There’s no doubt about the power of video to engage us and communicate new ideas. TED content receives 3.2billion views a year and TED’s youth and education initiative TEDEd grew 47% year-over-year in 2017 – 2018. (Oh and by the way, you can check out our interview with Alex Rosenthal, Editorial Producer of...

Duration:00:34:25

Announcing The Edtech Podcast Festival

4/10/2018
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Hola! Check out our announcement for The Edtech Podcast Festival - www.theedtechpodcast.com/festival See you there!

Duration:00:04:45

#111 – Ian Dunn, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Experience at Coventry University

4/9/2018
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This episode was recorded at Bett 2018. A BIG THANKS to Bibliotech and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. What's in this episode? This week we are in conversation with Ian Dunn, Deputy Vice Chancellor at The University of Coventry. This was one of my favourite recordings made at Bett this year. Not only will you hear from one of the most progressive and arguably well-resourced Universities about being equally online and offline, you’ll also hear how they are focusing on student...

Duration:00:27:25

#110 - Workload, Marking and AI in Education

4/2/2018
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This episode was recorded at Bett 2018. What's in this episode? This week, we’ve got 3 great mini interviews covering workload, AI in education and marking. You’ll hear from Priya Lakhani the CEO of Century Tech Teacher and Deputy Head Julian Wood AKA Ideas FactoryThe Vocal Recall team in conversation with Mark Anderson and Olly Lewis Head of Physics at the Oratory School. Do get in touch with your feedback and keep tuned in the coming weeks for more podcasts from Coventry University,...

Duration:00:41:11

#109 - Making Data Work for Teachers

3/20/2018
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Welcome to this ninth episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson What's in this episode? With technology, teachers actually sometimes see less student work than they do with a traditional worksheet. How can resources developers best communicate about students' work to teachers? What instructional decisions do teachers make for which it is helpful to have data to answer? Are data points useful beyond intervention alone? What do teachers...

Duration:00:41:53

International Edtech

3/15/2018
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This episode was recorded at Bett 2018. Big thanks to Edvinca for sponsoring this episode! What's in this episode? The theme of this week’s episode is Going International and brings together contributors from NY EDTECH WEEKThe UK Department for International Trade, China team The India Didactics AssociationThe Council of British International Schools Swedish Edtech Industry You’ll hear variously about educational systems in different countries, but also the schemes looking to support...

Duration:00:48:27