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Mar 26, 2017

On the state of UK & international Edtech in 2017

VOTE for The Edtech Podcast in the British Podcasting Awards! 

What's in this episode?

  • Introduction 0-2.30

  • 1:1 interviews with Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA
    Patrick Hayes, Director, BESA 2.30 - 14.30

  • Mark Chambers, CEO, NAACE 14.30-22.00 

  • Drew Buddie, ICT co-ordinator, Royal Masonic School 22.00-27:00

  • The Dutch School with Lieke Conijn, Senior Commercial Attaché at Embassy of the Netherlands in London and Linda Frietman, Founder and CEO of IamProgrez 27:00 - 37:00
  • Nick Madhavji, CEO & Founder, Joskos Group 37:00 - 52:00

  • Fergal Kilroy, Head of Content, Bett 52:00 - 56:30

  • Outro 56:30 - with music by Action Jackson 
     

Sample quotations:

  • The support services for schools that businesses here provide are really predicated by good broadband
  • Bett takes place with the backdrop of significant cuts in funding - 7% cuts in ICT budgets indicated by schools
  • 3/4s of our members say they want to do more to export as a result of the Brexit vote
  • What we are trying to do is advocate a voice for the appropriate use of educational technology for young people
  • We want to show off what we can do, as the dutch. 

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

VOTE for The Edtech Podcast in the British Podcasting Awards! 

JOIN US at The Edtech Podcast 1st Birthday Party!

Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

Collaborate on our LIVE podcast series - we are on the look out for unique venues or complimentary sponsors. 

References:  

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

‘I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.’

Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab - photo in past guests folder

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

I can help you with your project: 

Get in contact with me about how I work independently. 

Partners:

 

SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

More from SXSWedu in a few weeks. 

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

Mar 19, 2017

On creativity and learning 

VOTE for The Edtech Podcast in the British Podcasting Awards! 

What's in this episode?

  • Introduction, Emerge Education Cohort 8 open, Edtech Podcast 1st Birthday Party (come!), Naace and more 

  • 1:1 interview with award winning musician and innovator Imogen Heap

  • Developing the technology of the MiMu gesture glove over the last seven years

  • Stepping outside of expected musical forms, influenced by the open movements of makers and hackers

  • Sneaking around MIT Lab, NASA & why Imogen is excited about VR and the potential to stay connected

 

Sample quotations:

  • I suppose twenty years ago I signed my first record deal and back in those days you make music and that was it. Don’t even think about the video or doing the art work.
  • It took me a long time to shake those ideas and step out and collaborate with people. And then i discovered all these hackers and makers involved in that stuff
  • Over the last seven years I’ve been developing a set of technology called the mi mu gloves to help me augment those acoustic sounds, to bring them to live physically.
  • It gets me very very excited about the next generation. They are not going to be stuck behind a laptop.
  • Imogen if you and your team want to come around the Goddard space centre give us a shout.
  • She invited me to the MIT media lab
  • I saw many bits of tech but this is the one that really resonated with me
  • ON VR: This is the reality of how kids will be learning in the future

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

VOTE for The Edtech Podcast in the British Podcasting Awards! 

JOIN US at The Edtech Podcast 1st Birthday Party!

Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

Collaborate on our LIVE podcast series - we are on the look out for unique venues or complimentary sponsors. 

References:  

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

‘I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.’

Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab - photo in past guests folder

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

 

I can help you with your project or business: 

Get in contact with me about bespoke consultancy projects. 

Partners:

 

SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

More from SXSWedu in a few weeks. 

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

Mar 11, 2017

With thanks to this week's sponsors Wambiz (check them out below)

  1. VOTE for The Edtech Podcast in the British Podcasting Awards! 

What's in this episode?

  • Introduction, British Podcasting Awards and Wambiz

  • 1:1 interview with Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE).

  • Exploration of turnaround story & Eric's time as award-winning Principal at New Milford High School in the US

  • Recommended reads on leadership and change management

  • Frameworks for building a team and gaining investment for projects 

Thank you to this week's Sponsor

 

A message from our friends at Wambiz

When it comes to communicating with their students and getting them to collaborate outside of the classroom, teachers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Today’s tech savvy students simply do not engage with email, the traditional means of teacher-student communication, whilst social media, Facebook, WhatsApp and the like are also not the appropriate medium as they blur the lines between personal life and professional life, providing no visibility to the institution of any potential inappropriate behaviour. At WAMBIZ we solve this problem by allowing institutions from all sectors to have their very own branded private social network, letting your teachers and students communicate and collaborate in a safe and secure environment, which you control. With a familiar look and feel to other social media platforms, guaranteeing adoption and engagement, but with the safeguards needed for educational practice, the app facilitates key benefits including learning outcomes, teaching and assessment, student support, social inclusion, social media awareness and much more…

To book a free demo or find out more please visit wambiz.com or contact us at info@wambiz.com and implement your own institutional app today!

And if you are a school listening please contact us to find out about our ‘Safebook 4 Schools’ project backed by the West Midlands Police!”

Sample quotations: 

  • 'I was the principal who didn’t believe in any of this. I wrote the policies that blocked social media.’

  • 'Social media, especially twitter, opened my eyes to a world I never new existed.’

  • Kids saw more value in their learning; we didn’t see technology as an add on anymore

  • It was hard working with the staff who’d been there for thirty or forty years.’ 

  • In education we focus on the yeah but’s when we need to focus on the what if’s

  • Leadership is about action, not about title, position or power 

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

VOTE for The Edtech Podcast in the British Podcasting Awards! 

  1. Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher
  2. Help! The Edtech Podcast is looking out for interns to help us on our mission: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested
  3. Collaborate on our LIVE podcast series - we are on the look out for unique venues or complimentary sponsors. 

References:  

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

‘I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.’

Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab - photo in past guests folder

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

 

I can help you with your project or business: 

Get in contact with me about bespoke consultancy projects. 

Partners:

 

SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

More from SXSWedu in a few weeks. 

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

Mar 3, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • ICT Connect 21 and The Japanese association for the promotion of education technology on why Britain is helping with the renewal of their curriculum after ten years, coding and cramming schools. 

  • The Bloodhound Project on inspiring the next generation of engineers, thrust, and Tainted Love. 

  • Digital leader students from Islington schools on what they want from education technology

  • Mobile Gaming start up Wibbu on why gaming is the key to longer engagement for language learners

  • The Bafta Young Game Designers and a new Nintendo employee on how teachers can help young people get into the creative and high-revenue gaming industry

  • Bett Award winners Digiexam on drawing the university examination process away from paper

Thank you to this week's Sponsors 

A message from our friends at Full Fabric to all the higher education listeners out there. If you work in university admissions and you’re considering ways to streamline your marketing and on boarding processes check them out! Full Fabric is developed by a team who worked within a university and were frustrated by the experience of supporting students effectively. They realised any software solution needed to be customisable to help universities recruit, market to and admit students in one place. All data is hosted on the cloud, meaning it can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on a range of devices.

If that sounds of interest to you, you can request a free consultation about your university’s admissions process by visiting learn.fullfabric.com/podcast 

Sample quotations: 

Yoshimi Ishizaka, ICT Connect 21

  • The Japanese education system is relatively centralised 
  • The after school education is so active; not only the physical classroom, but online
  • The National Standard curriculum is raised every 10 years; 2020 - the concept of the revision is active learning 
  • Starting a programming class will be so tough. We came to england to learn your experiences
  • Many edtech venture companies have recently started in Japan. The after school market is so big. The b2c market rather than b2school.
  • Another problem is the Japanese teachers are so busy. Too busy!
  • If some technology can reduce their burden…that’s very great.

Rob Bennett, Bloodhound 

  • What are we watching? We are watching kids get inspired and engaged about rocket cars! 
  • Engineers: people who use technology to solve problems as, of course, we all do on planet earth from the day we are born
  • How am I, the most complicated computer in the world going to solve problems? I need equations. 
  • I am from the land of the free and brave: Cornwall.
  • We are like the starship enterprise, going boldly where no man has ever done. We will prove the science and we will do it safely.
  • Produce 9 tonnes of thrust, just pop it down the run way.
  • We are communicating the language of maths which are universal 

Children from Islington Schools 

  • Franklin, 11 years old, Newington Green Primary School 
  • ‘I’ve seen VR headsets, different robots.’ 
  • Matthew, Newington Green Primary School
  • ‘I enjoyed the robot one.’ 
  • What gets you engaged? ‘ICT’ 
  • Nor, 
  • A digital leader is responsible for technology and ICT. They are one of the good people.’ 
  • Jackson, Alexandra Palance Secondry School 
  • ‘I like the robotics.’ 

 Dean Jacobs, Wibbu 

  • We’re a group of game developers and linguists and language teachers who have come together to modernise the way people learns languages.
  • I’ve always been in love with languages.
  • Our philosophy is about long term engagement with language learning 
  • We had a concept game out last year. We had a quarter of a million downloads and went to the number one in the apps store education category in 20 countries. 
  • I think it’s really exciting for publishers. I don’t think they’ve seen something which is so gamified. 

Melissa Philipps, BAFTA Young Games Designer of the Year 

  • There are brand new games design courses opening up all over the country 
  • I’m a big believer in the see it be it 

Kai Mulligan Oliver, Nintendo

  • I think its so much easier to be creative now. Being creative digitally is so much in the minds of young people these days
  • The tools are now democratised. you don’t need to code. 
  • In the indie scene i know lots of people haven’t done degrees

Gustaf Nordback, DigiExam

On the educator side we solve the problem of marking 

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

  1. Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher
  2. Help! The Edtech Podcast is looking out for interns to help us on our mission: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested
  3. Collaborate on our LIVE podcast series - we are on the look out for unique venues or complimentary sponsors. 

References: 

Media Partnership with SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

The Edtech Podcast will attend the seventh annual SXSWedu® Conference & Festival in Austin, March 6-9, 2017 to document the passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders brought together across its four days of programming. 

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

1000+ listeners from 96 countries each week
3 ad slots per episode
Co-curated takeover episodes
International pop-ups and LIVE podcast recording events
Support independent community building in the edtech space 

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

‘I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.’

Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab - photo in past guests folder

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

 

I can help you with your project or business: 

Get in contact with me about bespoke consultancy projects. 

Partners:

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

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