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Jan 19, 2020

Welcome to the fifth episode of our What Matters in Edtech series, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.

Thank you to pi-top for sponsoring this week's episode. 

What's in this episode?

This episode is all about Innovation. 

What is innovation? How can it be measured and sustained? How can a culture of innovation be developed, and what examples of pedagogical and technological innovation have come to the fore in recent years? We speak to entrepreneurs, ecosystem developers, academics and educators about the role of innovation and hear about how innovation is evolving in virtual reality in Singapore, career technical education in the US, STEAM education in Belgium, and real-world problem-solving in Bhutan. Plus, why educators are inherent innovators and more about the edtech innovation testbed here in the U.K. Phew! 

You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Nancy Wilkinson, Senior Programme Manager - Education, Nesta | Twitter: @NancyWilko
  • Dr Peter David Looker, formerly Head, Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, now Chief Learning Officer, Eon Reality | Twitter: @peterloo51
  • Niko Lindholm, Program Director, Eduspaze (formerly XEdu) | Twitter: @nikolindholm
  • Jesse Lozano, Co-founder and CEO, pi-top | Twitter: @GetPiTop
  • Thomas Thoss, M.Ed., Enterprise Networks Instructor, Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus | Twitter: @ocpsotc
  • Garland Green, IT Director at International School of Brussels (ISB) | Twitter: @ggreenaz
  • Karma Lhakyi, Director, Fablab Bhutan
  • Tsewang Lhundup, Research & Development Engineer, Fablab Bhutan

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Jan 15, 2020

What's in this episode?

Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series!

This week’s episode throws back to our LIVE recording at Dare to Learn 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, recorded during the same week as HEL we can!, an event on Boosting Skills & Continuous Learning in Europe. With a panel of adult education and corporate training providers, teachers, and eco-system supporters we asked questions such as 'Whose responsibility is upskilling workers?', and 'Are learning economics fit for purpose in corporate learning?'. Listen in for more!

Big thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech

Happy listening!

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Janne Hietala, Chief Visionary Officer, Valamis | Twitter: @janne_hietala
  • Antti Korhonen, CEO, xEdu | Twitter: @anttikorhonen
  • Reidar Wasenius, Executive Director, Soprano Plc | Twitter: @ReidarWasenius
  • Jenni Huopainen, Pedagogic Teacher, Omnia | Twitter: @Omniasome

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Jan 14, 2020

What's in this episode?

Hello everyone and welcome to the fifth episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership. 

This week, we are talking about all things student experience. In an effort to dispel the myth of the “traditional student’ we talk to a range of guests about how Universities are adapting to diverse student needs, what support systems should not be taken for granted, and the dual role of tutor and technology in helping students to achieve.  

You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast

Happy listening and have a fantastic week!

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Warren Stanislaus, PHD Student at Oxford University | Twitter: @warren_desu
  • Seeta Bhardwa, Student Content Editor, Times Higher Ed | Twitter: @THEUniAdvice
  • Dr Emily McIntosh, Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Centre for Academic Practice Enhancement, Middlesex University, Co-Author, Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education| Twitter: @emilythemac
  • Mukund Desibhatla, Agents of Change Student Leadership Podcast, University of Connecticut
  • Sarah Knight, Head of Change, Student Experience, Jisc| Twitter: @sarahknight

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 

Jan 5, 2020

Welcome to the fourth episode of our What Matters in Edtech series, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. 

What's in this episode?

Hello and Happy New Year everyone!!

Our first episode of 2020 is all about Empowering Teachers and Learners. Thank you to Promethean for sponsoring this week's episode. 

In this episode, you'll hear from a range of school leaders, professional development specialists, and techie teachers, about the conditions to empower teachers and learners. We talk teacher time, flexibility and trust, evidence-based practice relevant to particular school context and how to best implement tech that supports T & L.

You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Deirdre Hodson, Policy Officer, European Commission, Across Education, Youth, Sport and Culture | Twitter: @deirdrehodson
  • Sarah Horrocks, Director, London Connected Learning Centre | Twitter: @s_horrox
    Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching and Learning | Twitter: @CatScutt
  • Rachel Ashmore, Head, Promethean Academy, Senior Education Consultant, Promethean | Twitter: @PrometheanUKI
  • Stephen Holden, Head Teacher, Tottington Primary School | Twitter: @tps_pri

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Dec 18, 2019

Welcome to the third episode of our What Matters in Edtech series, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. 

What's in this episode?

This week’s episode is all about Wellbeing. Released this year, the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019 highlighted stress and rising mental health issues across the sector. According to the index, 78% of all education professionals have experienced either behavioural, psychological or physical symptoms due to their work, with 60% not feeling confident that they could talk about mental health issues with their colleagues. 

In this episode, you will hear from a range of school leaders and teachers, wellbeing experts and coaches about what can and is being done to support an everyday approach to self, student and staff care. 

You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020

If you feel overwhelmed the Education Support helpline is free and offers confidential emotional support on 08 triple 000 562561, or go to www.educationsupport.org.uk/

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Ben Commins, Headteacher, Queens Park Primary School | Twitter: @commins_ben
  • Maria Brosnan, Co-Founder, Striver | Twitter: @mariabrosnan
  • Hannah Wilson, Head of Secondary School Teacher Training, University of Buckingham | Twitter: @ethical_leader
  • Dan Roberts, Headteacher, Devonport High School for Boys | Twitter: @Danjjroberts
  • Dawn Hallybone, Previously, Wellbeing Connected, Educational Consultant, 2SimpleSoftware | Twitter: @dawnhallybone

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Dec 16, 2019

What's in this episode?

Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series!

This week I’m in conversation with David Shull, Head of Handshake UK and Europe. Handshake work to make the student employability space or “bridge to work” better. In this episode, recorded earlier in the year, David and I chat about starting Handshake, the pain points for employers aiming to recruit students, and creating more opportunities for students no matter where they are located. 

We also have some snippets from Ian Hurd, who was out and about at the recent Ufi Voctech Showcase, chatting to MegaNexus, Nissan and Pembrokeshire College.

Thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech

Happy listening!

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • David Shull, Head, Handshake UK and Europe | Twitter: @dsshull
  • Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @Ian_R_Hurd 
  • Richard West, Meganexus @meganexusltd
  • Dr Geoff Elliott, Learning and Technology Development Manager, Pembrokeshire College @PembsCollege
  • Nissan Manufacturing UK @NissanUK

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Dec 9, 2019

What's in this episode?

Hello everyone and welcome to the fourth episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership and this week's episode is all about HigherEd & Tech in 2019 and beyond.

In our final #EdTechEdge episode of 2019, we ask Vice-chancellors and Presidents of Universities what their top concerns were in 2019, what they see coming online in 2025 and beyond. Plus, the role of technology in solving some of higher education’s challenges. You’ll hear about Brexit and international academic relations, university and perceived value, funding and mental health and wellbeing, and the online and physical campus.

You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast

Happy listening and have an excellent week!

People

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 

Dec 4, 2019

What's in this episode?

Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series!

This week I’m in conversation with Shaun Gear from the Ministry of Education in New Zealand to talk about vocational learning reform. We talk about improving standards in vocational learning, how to involve the wider community outside of training providers and employers, and creating hubs of best practice.

Thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech

Happy listening!

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Shaun Gear, Integration Adviser - Employer, Business and Industry - Parent Information and Community Intelligence, Ministry of Education New Zealand | Twitter: @ShaunGear1

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Dec 2, 2019

What's in this episode?

Hello everyone and welcome to the third episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership.

This week's episode is all about Data. We’re in a LIVE discussion with University leaders covering the role of data in teaching, research, and student support. This episode was recorded at THE Live. We look at how data can be an impetus to positive change, what data black spots to avoid, and how to make sure that you are asking the right questions to get the best from data.

You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast

Happy listening and have an excellent week!

People

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 

Nov 22, 2019

Welcome to the second episode of our What Matters in Edtech, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. 

What's in this episode?

In this episode, we are looking at future tech and trends in teaching and learning. Predicting the future is notoriously difficult, but there is value to be drawn in sharing ideas on where time and energy is being focused and why. In this episode, we speak to a range of educators and edtech specialists, about what’s capturing their attention and why.

Big thanks to Redway Networks for sponsoring this week's episode. 

You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Mark Martin, Computer Science Lead, South Bank Engineering UTC aka Urban Teacher | Twitter: @urban_teacher
  • David Lefevre, Director of the EdTech Lab, Imperial College Business School | Twitter: @edtech_lab
  • Charley Rogers, Editor, Education Technology | Twitter: @charley_rogers
  • Graham Brown-Martin, Founder, Learning Without Frontiers (LWF) | Twitter: @grahambm
  • Niko Lindholm, Program Director, Eduspaze | Twitter: @NikoLindholm
  • Claire Buckler, Director of Learning Commons, Head of Department, Computing, Devonport High School for Boys | Twitter: @dhsblearn

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

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