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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


Episodes

#100 - What can VR, AR & Simulation offer Teaching & Learning?

1/14/2018
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Welcome to this fifth episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast What's in this episode? We dip into the world of VR and mixed reality to uncover what high-cost, high-risk learning opportunities are being made more accessible to all by this technology. How are academics measuring the learning outcomes of VR and simulation and what are the quantifiable cost savings and impacts for various learning and training environments? When is VR right for education,...

Duration: 00:39:34


#99 - Language learning as the test-bunny for educational future tech

1/4/2018
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Welcome to this fourth episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast What's in this episode? This week we are looking at language learning and tech. Current estimates suggest that there are over 1 billion people learning English worldwide. Recent predictions also suggest that those learning English as a Second or Foreign Language will double by the year 2020 to nearly 2 billion people. But how we learn languages is changing. Apps, MOOCs, Chatbots and online...

Duration: 00:34:19


#98 - Demystifying Investment in Edtech. Plus, Gratitude...

12/16/2017
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What's in this episode? A quick update from me with some sad news...then This week we’ve got a throw back to a meet up in October of this year where we looked at demystifying investment in edtech. This episode is one for the start ups listening in, though educators may find it interesting to hear about where money is being spent and how start ups are going about building their innovations around the world. First up you will hear a quick word from Richard Male at the UFI Charitable Fund...

Duration: 01:14:30


#97 - The rise in Online Education: Benefits and Challenges

12/7/2017
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Welcome to this episode of The Edtech Podcast, where we are in takeover mode with Maplesoft. What's in this episode? The benefits of digital education are many... Enrichment materials. Preparatory resources. Rich visualizations. Distance learning. Blended learning. Remedial Support. Ease-of-delivery. Consistency. Innovation. Automatic grading. Competitive opportunities. Powerful assessments. Philanthropic initiatives. But, there are challenges to overcome. In this podcast, we hear...

Duration: 00:39:42


#96 - What About Play-Based Learning?

11/29/2017
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Welcome to this episode of The Edtech Podcast, where we are in takeover mode with Lego Education. What's in this episode? In a paper by N V Scarfe in 1962 entitled “Play is Education” Einstein is quoted as saying “The Desire to arrive finally at logically connected concepts is the emotional basis of a vague play with basic ideas. This combinatory or associative play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.” In this episode we explore what play-based learning means to one of...

Duration: 00:48:39


#95 - Developing responsible and calm digital citizenship. (Plus, the future of work)

11/20/2017
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Welcome to this third episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast. What's in this episode? Melvin Kranzberg, a past Professor of the History of Technology at Georgia Tech, famously said: “Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.” In this episode we look at how to maintain responsible and calm digital citizenship at a time of screaming headlines, whilst also looking at the necessary ethical and philosophical questions which come with...

Duration: 00:29:45


#94 - What is AI & what has it got to do with me and my students?

11/16/2017
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Welcome to this second episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast. What's in this episode? With global leaders tweeting about artificial intelligence or AI as the next arms race, and forecasts predicting the near-term decimation of existing jobs markets due to artificial intelligence and automation, episode 2 is a great time to explore the question: What is AI and what has it got to do with me and my students? What AI is and is not. The difference...

Duration: 00:25:29


#93 - Nicole Engelbert Director of Research & Analysis, Ovum on Higher Ed Trends

11/16/2017
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This week we’re in the last of our three HigherEd focused episodes recorded at Ovum’s Future Edtech event. I’m in conversation with Nicole Engelbert, Director of Research & Analysis, at Ovum Technology. Nicole used to work as a Director of Admissions, so is well placed to understand the HigherEd perspective, as well as the latest industry research on innovation within the HE sector. We talk about what’s up and what’s down and the pace of change in HE. For full show notes and references go...

Duration: 00:25:43


#92 - What does future tech for education look like?

11/15/2017
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Welcome to this first episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast. What's in this episode? This week we set up the series by asking which future technologies for education should we consider as important, and how should we sensibly approach the impact of future technological change without being at once too cautious or too evangelist as educators? Setting the stage for the series, we put "future-forecasting" in perspective through a few useful but simple...

Duration: 00:21:28


#91 - Heidi Fraser-Krauss

11/10/2017
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This week i'm in conversation with Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Director of Information Services at the University of York, to talk about moving to the cloud, changes in management techniques, and resource recommendations to stay motivated in tech and education. Heidi is the recent winner of CIO of the Year at Computing's Women in IT Excellence Awards, so do tune in to hear what she's got to say! For full show notes and references, go to www.theedtechpodcast.com

Duration: 00:24:14


TEASER TRAILER - Pearson Future Tech for Education Series

11/6/2017
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Something exciting is coming! Make sure you are subscribed at iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn The Pearson Future Tech for Education Podcast Series on The Edtech Podcast This podcast series will examine the implications of future tech for education, exploring questions including: AND The Pearson Future Tech for Education Podcast Series is co-curated by Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast, Denis Hurley, Director of Future Technologies at Pearson and Dr. Kristen DiCerbo,...

Duration: 00:02:59


#90 - Olivier Crouzet, Director of Pedagogy at Ecole 42

11/3/2017
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This week, we throwback to June in the UK speaking to Olivier Crouzet, the Director of Pedagogy at Ecole 42. For anyone who doesn’t know Ecole 42, 42 is a private, nonprofit and tuition-free computer programming school created and funded by French billionaire Xavier Niel (Founder of the telecommunication company Illiad) and other partners. The school was first opened in Paris in 2013. Riffing directly from Wikipedia, "The school does not have any professors, does not issue any diploma or...

Duration: 00:23:08


#89 - Design Thinking in Ed with Sandy Speicher, Ideo Education

10/27/2017
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I’m in conversation with the wonderful Sandy Speicher, Managing Director at Ideo Education Practice talking about design thinking in education. I also chat to Nick Robinson, Co-Founder and CEO, ELTJam about learner experience design. Finally, I give a sneak peak into what's coming up on The Edtech Podcast next, including a brand new series in November and January. For full show notes and references go to: https://theedtechpodcast.com

Duration: 00:28:18


#88 - Erik Harrell, CEO, at Kahoot!

10/22/2017
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I’m in conversation with the CEO of Kahoot, Erik Harrell. We talk British education in Thailand, sailing around the Nordic Fjords & bringing Kahoot! to corporate learning. Plus, David Levin announces he is leaving McGrawHill Education. For full show notes and references go to: https://theedtechpodcast.com

Duration: 00:23:40


87 - Australia & EdTech

10/15/2017
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This week, we’re yabbering on about Australia and Edtech. Crikey! I speak to Summer Howarth, Learning Director, Education Changemakers, John Angley, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner at AusTrade, Riley Batchelor, CEO, Edugrowth and start up founder, Isuru Wanasinghe, of Life is Yellow. For full show notes and references go to https://theedtechpodcast.com

Duration: 00:42:17


#86 - Betsy Corcoran, Editor, Edsurge

10/4/2017
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This week I’m delighted to share a conversation I recorded with Edsurge CEO and Co-Founder Betsy Corcoran back in May this year. In this episode we talk about how Betsy left her secure role at Forbes (at the height of the economic recession). Betsy then embarked on some educational volunteering, dust-bunny collection and finally set up Edsurge in a bid to better understand why the future technologies of learning were not making it into the everyday schools of California. We also talk...

Duration: 00:36:14


#85 - The Ed Innovation Landscape

10/1/2017
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In this episode I speak to Patrick Brothers, CEO, Navitas Ventures on the Global Edtech Census which has mapped over 30,000 education companies from around the world into various edtech specialisms. Plus, extra conversations with Scott Kinney, Senior Vice President, at Discovery Education and Matthew Johnson, Associate, Cooley LLP, give us the low down on K-12 and legal landscapes around education innovation in the US and globally. Deborah Quazzo from GSV Labs also joins in the intro to...

Duration: 00:54:49


#84 - on Educational Reform

9/22/2017
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The fifth edition of the ASU GSV Summit Series on The Edtech Podcast. Listen here. Welcome everyone to this fifth episode from the ASU GSV Summit series on The Edtech Podcast. This week we’re getting into the many-headed beast of educational reform. Educational reform can mean many things to many people, but essentially focuses on changing public education for the better. For example at the time of recording the interviews for this episode the incoming 11th Educational Secretary in the...

Duration: 00:41:02


The Edtech Podcast #83 - China and Edtech

9/15/2017
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The fourth edition of the ASU GSV Summit Series on The Edtech Podcast. Welcome everyone to this fourth episode from the ASU GSV Summit series on The Edtech Podcast. This week we hear about China and Edtech featuring a whole raft of entrepreneurs talking about the internationalisation of Edtech and the part China is playing in investment, innovation and change at a state and consumer level. Educator looking to navigate online tutoring opportunities? Listen In. International School or...

Duration: 01:47:16


#82 - On Efficacy & Impact

9/10/2017
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#82 - On Efficacy and Impact in Edtech The third part of the ASU GSV Summit Series on The Edtech Podcast. Listen here. Welcome everyone to this third episode from the ASU GSV Summit series on The Edtech Podcast. This week we hear about efficacy and impact touching upon evidence-based education, why you shouldn't attempt to be a researcher, and why accreditation isn't the answer in the complicated world of education! Don't forget to check out the reference links below, for more follow up...

Duration: 00:54:17

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