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The MoonshotEdu show is a weekly podcast dedicated to challenging the status quo in conventional education, exploring educational innovation and entrepreneurship, and getting more deeply informed about the possibilities in education. It is a place to celebrate curiosity, human agency, and a love of learning. This is a podcast for people who want to explore ideas that matter and join in helping to create the future of education.

The MoonshotEdu show is a weekly podcast dedicated to challenging the status quo in conventional education, exploring educational innovation and entrepreneurship, and getting more deeply informed about the possibilities in education. It is a place to celebrate curiosity, human agency, and a love of learning. This is a podcast for people who want to explore ideas that matter and join in helping to create the future of education.
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The MoonshotEdu show is a weekly podcast dedicated to challenging the status quo in conventional education, exploring educational innovation and entrepreneurship, and getting more deeply informed about the possibilities in education. It is a place to celebrate curiosity, human agency, and a love of learning. This is a podcast for people who want to explore ideas that matter and join in helping to create the future of education.

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@bernardbull

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English

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Episodes

033 - Interview with John Katzman of Noodle Companies

9/9/2017
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John Katzman is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Princeton Review, 2U, and most recently, Noodle Companies. In this episode, John shares his thoughts on the standardized test situation in education, the advertising wars in higher education, he offers a compelling vision for an education marketplace, and he gives some tips for aspiring educational entrepreneurs.

Duration: 00:42:18


031 - Education Game Design Insights

6/19/2017
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In this interview with a co-founder of Filament Games, we learn the story of an instructional designer turned game designer and startup founder, gain insights on the game design process, and get tips on how to get started.

Duration: 00:36:18


030 - Meet One of the Newest Higher Education Institutions

6/7/2017
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In this episode, we speak with the founding president and a student in the founding class of one of the newest higher education institutions in this world, Wayfinding Academy. Learn about their distinct approach to higher education, one that flips things upside down and starts with student passion and interest.

Duration: 00:27:03


029 - Student Mentoring, the Post-Traditional Learner, and Unbundled Education

5/8/2017
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We are seeing an un-bundling and re-bundling of education, especially in higher education, but also in K-12, professional education, workforce training, and more. In this interview with Hudson Baird of PelotonU, we learn about a promising innovation around student mentoring and community building that is producing impressive results.

Duration: 00:30:28


027 - Ideas are Bad For your School - An Interview with Michael Schrage

5/3/2017
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In this interview with Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT and author of the Innovator's Hypothesis, we challenge the assumption that good ideas are the best way to innovate in education. Instead, Schrage makes a compelling argument for focusing upon testable hypothesis that we turn into cheap, quick experiments that build a culture of innovation and offer actionable insights for moving forward.

Duration: 00:25:03


Episode 24 - Internships, The Transfer Gap, Meeting University and Corporate Needs

4/27/2017
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In this episode we explore Promazo, a startup that is meeting needs of students, higher education institutions, and corporations through a unique approach to internships. Their approach helps schools address the persistent problem of knowledge transfer to real world contexts. It helps students get real world experience, graduate with tested experience and a possible job. It also helps companies meet strategic needs and identity new talent. Amid this interview, there are important insights...

Duration: 00:26:26


Episode 23 - The Value of Thinking Small and Innovation Experiments with Matt Candler

4/21/2017
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In this interview with Matt Candler, founder of 4.0 Schools, we explore a number of important questions. What is the value of starting small in educational innovation? What is the difference between innovating to and innovating with? What is the role of tests and experiments and how can they lead to more human-centered approaches to education? Finally, where can you find a place where you receive capital, coaching and a community to support your work around educational innovation?

Duration: 00:38:33


Episode 22 - What are Open Badges and Why Do They Matter?

4/20/2017
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What are open badges? Why do they matter? What challenges and opportunities do they create for democratizing education while increasing access and opportunity? What role do they play in helping us to tell the story of our knowledge, experiences, and accomplishments in a connected age? These are some of the questions that we explored in this interview with Sheryl Grant.

Duration: 00:37:48


Episode 21 - Games for Good

4/12/2017
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In this episode, we visited with Max Seidman, a game designer at Tiltfactor. Tiltfactor is a serious game research center at Dartmouth University. In this episode we explore how to design games for social impact, the role of design thinking, the importance of measuring impact and results, and more.

Duration: 00:28:13


Episode 20 - Interview With Kelly Tenkely

4/3/2017
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In this interview, Kelly Tenkely, founder of Anastasis Academy and the Learning Genome Project, shares about her mission to honor the uniqueness of every learner through a truly personalized learning experience.

Duration: 00:28:22


Episode 19 - An Interview with Tom Whitby of EdChat - The Power of Digital Connections

3/31/2017
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In this episode we look at the power of connections among educators in the digital age. In this interview with Tom Whitby (teacher, author, and co-founder of #Edchat), we learn about how to build powerful networks and communities, and we consider the benefits of these digital connections in education.

Duration: 00:29:50


Episode 18 - Exploring BreakoutEdu Games in the Classroom

3/23/2017
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In this episode, we explore the role of games in learning, specifically the use and design of BreakoutEDU games, which allow you to take the fun and intrigue of the escape room into any classroom.

Duration: 00:28:29


Episode 17 – Preparing for the Innovation Age: An Interview with Don Wettrick

3/19/2017
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In this episode, your host, Bernard Bull interviewed author and innovator, Don Wettrick, as they explored taking 20% time and genius hour to the next level in school, shifting away from a culture of earning in education, finding the right balance between foundational studies and passion projects, and much more. Don is author of Pure Genius and Host of the the StartEdUp podcast. Check out the show notes at www.moonshotedu.com for links to his book, podcast, and contact information.

Duration: 00:28:56


Episode 16 - Relevance in Education - Interview with Dennis Sheeran

3/14/2017
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In this episode on relevance in education, Bernard Bull, interviews Dennis Sheeran, author of Instant Relevance: Using Today's Experiences to Teach Tomorrow's Lessons.

Duration: 00:26:25


Episode 15 - What Causes People to Pursuse Radical Innovation in Education?

3/3/2017
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What causes people to pursue radical innovations in education? In this episode, Bernard Bull draws from his observations and research to share six of the most common reasons that compel people to take the leap into a more radical innovation in education.

Duration: 00:20:51


Episode 14 - 10 Critical Issues in Contemporary Education

2/28/2017
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Amid all the buzz words, trends, policy debates and the rest in education, what really matters? In this episode, your host, Dr. Bernard Bull, draws from his 2016 book, What Really Matters?: 10 Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, to share what he considers to be among some of the more important issues that we must address today.

Duration: 00:26:33


Episode 11-2 - Devos and the US Secretary of Education

2/11/2017
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Some championed Betsy Devos as the next Secretary of Education while others vehemently opposed her. In this special episode we examine pros and cons of Devos. Yet, now that she is the US Secretary of Education, what next? The episode concludes with a list of suggestions for Devos and how we can participate in co-creating the education system of the future.

Duration: 00:32:56


Episode 13 - Curiosity as a Cure for Our School Ailments

2/10/2017
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Some people talk about tests, standards, and academic rigor as keys to improving our schools, but in this episode we consider the power and possibility of curiosity and the love of learning.

Duration: 00:28:13


Episode 12 - What A Diploma Does Not Tell You - On Being Educated

1/24/2017
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Three people with degrees in the same field, from the same school, with the same GPA apply for a job. Who gets it? A diploma can only tell you so much, and we explore that in this newest episode, considering the many things that a diploma does not tell you about a person.

Duration: 00:26:59


Episode 11 - Horses and Boxes in Education Innovation

1/24/2017
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Some people are just trying to create faster horses in education but the automobile is coming. For a second metaphor, what does it really mean to lead and innovate outside the box and why is it mission critical in education?

Duration: 00:27:46

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