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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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#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

#107 - Future Talent - Educators, Employers & Entrepreneurs

3/3/2018
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This week we welcome our first guest episode which is being released as part of National Apprenticeship Week! Thank you to James Bridgman for taking up the challenge! What's in this episode? This week's podcast talks about how work and career prospects have changed over the last 10 years, delving into appropriate skills development, the views of educators and employers, and various tech and strategic solutions. This episode also looks at how edtech is being used to "supercharge"...

Duration:01:00:35

#106 - Investment, Procurement & Innovation

2/21/2018
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This episode was recorded at Bett 2018. Big thanks to Cool Initiatives for sponsoring this week's episode! Find out how you can access up to £10,000 by putting forward a project that helps schools operate more efficiently and drives new ways of teaching and learning by checking out their website and applying before end Feb '18 A big shout out also to SXSWEDU. If you haven't registered already you can do so here. What's in this episode? Investment, procurement and innovation are the...

Duration:00:33:58

#105 - What Maketh a Maker?

2/15/2018
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What's in this episode? This week we are in takeover mode with Lego Education exploring the maker movement with educators from pre-school to University. Listen to these recordings taken at the atmospheric Institute of Imagination in Lambeth, London during Bett week 2018. We delve into what “maker” means, how it can go wrong and go right, and what happens when you try and light up a multi-story building in a maker experiment on live television. You’ll hear from MakerClub, Tufts University,...

Duration:00:48:33

#104 - Supporting Female Leadership in Ed and Edtech

2/6/2018
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Big thanks to Cool Initiatives for sponsoring this week's episode! Find out how you can access up to £10,000 by putting forward a project that helps schools operate more efficiently and drives new ways of teaching and learning by checking out their website and applying before end Feb '18 What's in this episode? This week we are throwing back to a WomenEd event in November where we discussed the importance of female digital leadership both within the education and edtech sector alike....

Duration:00:55:58

#103 - Games-based learning from “content” to “creation”

2/5/2018
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Welcome to this eighth episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson What's in this episode? What initiatives are supporting teachers and students to co-create games together? Hear from educators, gaming companies, and researchers on the evolution of games-based learning from “content” to “creation”. People Sophie BaileyKristen DiCerbo Show Notes and References Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast and...

Duration:00:41:00

Pearson Ep #7 - Draft_2

1/28/2018
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Welcome to this seventh episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson What's in this episode? What is personalized learning? What is it not? Is there an evidence base yet for personalised learning and what does the research evidence show us about the contexts where personalized learning works best? What is the role of student, software and teacher in a personalised learning context? What questions should we be asking? People Sophie...

Duration:00:34:05

#101 - Imagine (a world of assessment without tests)

1/20/2018
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Welcome to this sixth episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson What's in this episode? How do we get beyond the tick-box or bubble filling exercise of exams and tests, whilst also measuring 'progress'? We delve into ideas around 'invisible assessment' and question who benefits from ‘traditional’ and re-imagined forms of assessment, including games-based assessment. Can ‘tests’ be fun and should they be? How do we measure...

Duration:00:37:50