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We all want to make the world a better place - and it's obvious education is at the heart of that. Education has always needed technology, but the technology landscape is getting more and more complex these days. We believe that education technology is too important to rely simply on grants or profit-driven market dynamics. The answer is Open Education Technology, which can support any education effort in any market with high-quality, cheap, long-lasting, ethical software. This podcast shines a light on many of the people and projects in this field around the world. The podcast is produced by Martin Dougiamas, the CEO of Moodle, a very widely-used open source learning management system (moodle.com). He creates each episode on the road while visiting global Edtech events and meetings. The sound quality can be a bit variable, with the view that's it better to record something with whatever you have available (such as a phone) than to not capture anything at all!There is also a related Open Edtech Global Festival, which happens every year in November in Barcelona, Spain. For more on this, see https://openedtech.global

We all want to make the world a better place - and it's obvious education is at the heart of that. Education has always needed technology, but the technology landscape is getting more and more complex these days. We believe that education technology is too important to rely simply on grants or profit-driven market dynamics. The answer is Open Education Technology, which can support any education effort in any market with high-quality, cheap, long-lasting, ethical software. This podcast shines a light on many of the people and projects in this field around the world. The podcast is produced by Martin Dougiamas, the CEO of Moodle, a very widely-used open source learning management system (moodle.com). He creates each episode on the road while visiting global Edtech events and meetings. The sound quality can be a bit variable, with the view that's it better to record something with whatever you have available (such as a phone) than to not capture anything at all!There is also a related Open Edtech Global Festival, which happens every year in November in Barcelona, Spain. For more on this, see https://openedtech.global
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We all want to make the world a better place - and it's obvious education is at the heart of that. Education has always needed technology, but the technology landscape is getting more and more complex these days. We believe that education technology is too important to rely simply on grants or profit-driven market dynamics. The answer is Open Education Technology, which can support any education effort in any market with high-quality, cheap, long-lasting, ethical software. This podcast shines a light on many of the people and projects in this field around the world. The podcast is produced by Martin Dougiamas, the CEO of Moodle, a very widely-used open source learning management system (moodle.com). He creates each episode on the road while visiting global Edtech events and meetings. The sound quality can be a bit variable, with the view that's it better to record something with whatever you have available (such as a phone) than to not capture anything at all!There is also a related Open Edtech Global Festival, which happens every year in November in Barcelona, Spain. For more on this, see https://openedtech.global

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English


Episodes

May 2019 - Dr Melinda Bandalaria, University of the Phillipines Open University (UPOU)

5/31/2019
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On my recent trip to the Phillipines for a Moodle conference, I recorded this interview with Dr Melinda Bandalaria (or Mel to her friends). Melinda is a very accessible person doing some very important work in the Phillipines. Not only is she the Chancellor of the University of the Phillipines Open University (UPOU) but she is also the President of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). I managed to sneak Mel away from the conference lunch to have a chat about open education.

Duration:00:33:43

May 2019 - Francesca Bria, Barcelona City

5/31/2019
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As the Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer in Barcelona, Francesca Bria is at the heart of the open strategies being employed in this ambitious "Smart City", including the impressive Decode project decodeproject.eu. I met up with Francesca in the beautiful Barcelona city buildings for a chat about what the city are doing, and how it relates to open technology and education.

Duration:00:26:51

April 2019 - Paul Stacey, Open Education Consortium

4/30/2019
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While in Galway, Ireland, I caught up with my old friend Paul Stacey, who is doing excellent work as the CEO of the Open Education Consortium, and we had a quick chat about Open Education in general.

Duration:00:18:51

April 2019 - Indonesia, Ireland and UK

4/30/2019
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The beginning! On this episode hear snippets recorded on a recent trip including:

Duration:00:20:38