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May 26, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • Intro -
    • Ovum’s Future Edtech event 13-14 June, London. Free tickets for Universities here and 10% discount for non-Unis quoting code edpod/10 here
    • Full Fabric's GDPR event on 22nd June reg here
    • The Edtech Podcast LIVE podcast on Is Edtech a Thing? Reg here!
  • Interview with:
  • Geir Sand Nilsen (@geirsand) Co-founder at Edtech Foundry - the makers of the Differ chatbot
  • We talk about chatbots, using stutters to your own advantage, and the bittersweet notion of teaching artificial intelligence how to do your job. 
  • Message from Class Central 

References: 

SXSWedu: https://twitter.com/SXSWedu 
Geir Sand Nilsen @geirsand
Differ- differ.chat
Derren Brown- @DerrenBrown
Cass Sunstein-(Author of Nudge) (@CassSunstein)
Nordic Edtech Conference-nordicedtech.squarespace.com
Norwegian government- https://www.regjeringen.no/en
Nordic Impact-www.nordicimpact.no/
Learn capital- learncapital.com
 
Quotes: 
 
  • AI: 'You're not needed anymore. The role of the human is what
  • we are talking about here'.
  • 'I’m a stuttering guy as you probably can hear.'
  • 'We scale people.'
  • 'How long before chatbots are mainstream in schools and
  • Unis? 4-5 years.'
  • 'I want everyone in the world to have a bot'
 
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Thank you to this week's sponsor!

 

Check out the Class Central Mooc Report and More...

 

Next up, a word from ClassCentral which if you’re into geeking out over online learning and MOOC reports like I am you’ll probably already know about! 

It's been more than half a decade since free online courses from Stanford kicked off the modern-MOOC or massive online open courses movement. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched MOOCS, used by over 60 million people. Gaining insight into this fast paced world is worth spending time on (especially for those implicated by such changes). That’s where Class Central comes in. 
 
Class Central launched at the end of 2011, and has kept track of the MOOC space right from the beginning. Not only does it list 7000+ courses, making it the #1 search engine for online courses, but the excellent MOOC report blog has deep analysis on what’s up, down, new or just slightly leftfield. With over 500+ articles written, Class Central has the most comprehensive coverage of the MOOC Industry.
 
I came across Class Central when I was preparing for a Department for International Trade webinar I was speaking on and found it invaluable. Since then, I met founder Dhawal Shah out at SXSWedu and he was excited to share the resource with all
of you. So definitely go and check it out at www.class-central.com/report/ and let me know what you think! 

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 📢 

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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!

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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. 

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Join us at London Edtech Week for our LIVE podcast on the 19th June. Sign up here

Join us at Future Edtech on the 13-14 June. Free tickets for Universities here and 10% discount for non-Unis quoting code edpod/10 here

Join us at Full Fabric's GDPR event on 22nd June reg here 

Check out The Edtech Podcast at ASU GSV Summit 2017 moderating on gaming, neuroscience and impact here

 

SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

You can submit your new speaking sessions for 2018 for review now here

 

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/ 

 

May 19, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • Intro - past events, upcoming events, freelance services, and messages from Japan Prize 2017 and Qatar Foundation International  
  • Interviews with:
  • Nina Rees, President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • Anthony A Owen, State Coord of Computer Science, Arkansas Department of Education
    Alex Rosenthal, Editorial Producer, TEDed
  • Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, EdTech trainer
  • We're talking about: 
    • What are charter schools?

    • What are the current discussions around education and school choice?

    • How did computer science gain status in Arkansas?

    • How can design thinking interest students and educators?

    • What’s next for TEDed after millions of YOUTUBE views?

References:

Nina Rees, President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Nina Rees https://twitter.com/Ninacharters 
Aspire Public Schools https://twitter.com/aspire 
National Alliance for public charter schools
https://twitter.com/charteralliance 
Ayn Rand (Author of The Fountainhead)
https://www.aynrand.org/ 
https://twitter.com/AynRandOrg 
The Fountainhead (Book)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Fountainhead-Ayn-
Rand/0141188626 
Mosaica education
http://mosaicaeducation.com/
https://twitter.com/mosaicaed 
Education Endowment Foundation
@EducEndowFoundn
https://twitter.com/EducEndowFoundn 
Abigail Thernstrom. (Author of No Excuses)
http://www.thernstrom.com/
No Excuses (Book) https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Excuses-Closing-Racial-
Learning/dp/074326522X
Richard Whitmire (Author of The founders)
http://richardwhitmire.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardwhitmir  
The Founders (Book)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Founders-Revolution-
Reinvent...Charter.../B01L7FGEG

 

Anthony A Owen, State Coord of Computer Science, Arkansas Department of Education

Anthony Owen-
Arkansas Department of education-
International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology-
Computer Science For All-
Dr. William Durand (Professor in the Mathematics department at Henderson State
University, Arkadelphia, AR)
Governor Asa Hutchinson -
Johnny Key (Commissioner of education, Arkansas
Vault 7 WikiLeaks- https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/
Pi Top
Micro: Bit- microbit.org/ 
Swift Playgrounds- https://www.apple.com/uk/swift/playgrounds/
Scratch-
https://scratch.mit.edu/
Twitter:
Code.org-
 
Alex Rosenthal, Editorial Producer, TEDed
 
 
Alex Rosenthal-
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-rosenthal 
TEDed conference- https://twitter.com/TED_ED 
PatrickJMT
YouTube-
https://www.youtube.com/user/patrickJMT 
Twitter: @Patrick_JMT
Sarah Kay https://twitter.com/kaysarahsera 
Avi Ofer-
https://www.aviofer.com/
Jeremiah Dickey-( Director of What "Orwellian" really means TEDtalk NOVA Labs -http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/
https://www.futurelearn.com/ 
https://twitter.com/FutureLearn 
Douglas Hofstadter-(Author of Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid)
https://twitter.com/q_douglashofsta 
Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (Book)-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Godel-Escher-Bach-Eternal-Golden/dp/0465026567
 
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, EdTech trainer
 
https://twitter.com/TheTechRabbi͞ 
What I wish I knew when I was twenty
- Tina Seelig (Professor of the practice,
management science and engineering) https://twitter.com/tseelig 
Austin Kleon (Author of steal like an artist)- https://twitter.com/austinkleon 
Steal like an artist (Book)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Steal-Like-Artist-Austin-
Kleon/dp/0761169253 
Garr Reynolds (Author of Presentation Zen)
Presentation Zen (Book)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Presentation-Zen-Simple-Design-
Delivery/dp/0321525655
Scratch Conference
MIT-
Education - Apple Distinguished Educator - Apple (UK)-
 
Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

We need YOUR Help! Check out

 

1. Our Patreon campaign - help support the independent Edtech Podcast

 

 

2. Our listener form - we'd love to get to know what you want more of!  

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

Thank you to this week's sponsors!

Enter The Japan Prize 2017!...

Submit your best work to inspire the future of learning. The JAPAN PRIZE is hosted by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK. The Contest is the world’s only international competition that focuses solely on educational media. These may include games, apps, websites, and films.During the final selection in Tokyo in October, there are contents screenings and exhibition, a creators’ workshop, and a professional conference. All these events aim to explore how innovation in media can impact the future of education. For more information and entry forms please visit our website: www.nhk.or.jp/jp-prize/ The deadline for entries is June 30th 2017. You can also check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JapanPrize.NHK/ 

 

Check out Qatar Foundation International's Edu Work & Resources

 

Qatar Foundation International (QFI), LLC, is a U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation (QF). QFI operates as both a grant-making organization, and a convener of thought leaders on issues related to global and international education, open education and education technologies as they intersect with the three core QFI programmatic areas: Arabic language and Arab culture, STE{A}M (STEM plus the Arts), and Youth Engagement.

QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom.

Through our activities, QFI is committed to providing K-12 students in Qatar, the Americas, and the United Kingdom (UK) with the intellectual, communicative, and cultural competencies that will enable them to be engaged global citizens. 

About I Speak Arabic:

The #ISpeakArabic campaign, which launched in November 2015,  is an awareness campaign by Qatar Foundation International (QFI), a not-for-profit that works to build meaningful connections with the Arabic language and Arab world. I Speak Arabic aims to illuminate the Arabic language and Arab culture through storytelling. In addition to documentary shorts, which highlight inspiring individuals from around the world who found success from speaking Arabic as a second language, the ispeakarabic.com platform provides access to open resources, tools, and kits that expand on the teaching and learning of the Arabic language to non-native speakers.

Check out the Class Central Mooc Report and More...

 

Next up, a word from ClassCentral which if you’re into geeking out over online learning and MOOC reports like I am you’ll probably already know about! 

It's been more than half a decade since free online courses from Stanford kicked off the modern-MOOC or massive online open courses movement. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched MOOCS, used by over 60 million people. Gaining insight into this fast paced world is worth spending time on (especially for those implicated by such changes). That’s where Class Central comes in. 
 
Class Central launched at the end of 2011, and has kept track of the MOOC space right from the beginning. Not only does it list 7000+ courses, making it the #1 search engine for online courses, but the excellent MOOC report blog has deep analysis on what’s up, down, new or just slightly leftfield. With over 500+ articles written, Class Central has the most comprehensive coverage of the MOOC Industry.
 
I came across Class Central when I was preparing for a Department for International Trade webinar I was speaking on and found it invaluable. Since then, I met founder Dhawal Shah out at SXSWedu and he was excited to share the resource with all
of you. So definitely go and check it out at www.class-central.com/report/ and let me know what you think! 

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

 

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/ 

 

May 14, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • Intro 0 - 8.30, weekly shout outs via We are at ASU GSV and Katapult Tech this week ASU GSV and Katapult Tech and Japan Prize (The Japan Prize Edu Resources - it's free and you might get flown to Tokyo! (more details below)) this week 
  • Interview with Ted Fujimoto, President, Landmark Consulting Group, Co-Chair of Right To Succeed talking about: 

    • How do you scale innovation?

    • What’s wrong with most schools?

    • Why is charter school vs. district school the wrong argument?

    • What’s the chronology for success?

    • Why is music so exciting for learning?

Sample quotations:

We’re obsessed about the biology of engagement 

 

I launched Landmark in my freshman year in college and by the time I graduated i employed almost 30 employees. 

It’s about looking for holes.

The highest performing schools put relationships first.

There is so much edtech... I would say a lot of it is very poorly designed.

It’s like a community of one star motels trying to be a five star hotel without having ever been to one

I’ve probably visited about 3000 charter schools.’

We have invested, Through my clients, over a $1bn dollars in innovative school spaces and real estate

People are so obsessed with coding. Coding, i’m afraid, is going to be the keyboarding classes that we had.

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

We need YOUR Help! Check out

 

1. Our Patreon campaign - help support the independent Edtech Podcast

 

 

2. Our listener form - we'd love to get to know what you want more of!  

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

References:  

Thank you to this week's sponsors!

Enter The Japan Prize 2017!...

Submit your best work to inspire the future of learning. The JAPAN PRIZE is hosted by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK. The Contest is the world’s only international competition that focuses solely on educational media. These may include games, apps, websites, and films.During the final selection in Tokyo in October, there are contents screenings and exhibition, a creators’ workshop, and a professional conference. All these events aim to explore how innovation in media can impact the future of education. For more information and entry forms please visit our website: www.nhk.or.jp/jp-prize/ The deadline for entries is June 30th 2017. You can also check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JapanPrize.NHK/ 

Next up, a word from ClassCentral which if you’re into geeking out over online learning and MOOC reports like I am you’ll probably already know about! 

It's been more than half a decade since free online courses from Stanford kicked off the modern-MOOC or massive online open courses movement. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched MOOCS, used by over 60 million people. Gaining insight into this fast paced world is worth spending time on (especially for those implicated by such changes). That’s where Class Central comes in. 
 
Class Central launched at the end of 2011, and has kept track of the MOOC space right from the beginning. Not only does it list 7000+ courses, making it the #1 search engine for online courses, but the excellent MOOC report blog has deep analysis on what’s up, down, new or just slightly leftfield. With over 500+ articles written, Class Central has the most comprehensive coverage of the MOOC Industry.
 
I came across Class Central when I was preparing for a Department for International Trade webinar I was speaking on and found it invaluable. Since then, I met founder Dhawal Shah out at SXSWedu and he was excited to share the resource with all
of you. So definitely go and check it out at www.class-central.com/report/ and let me know what you think! 

This is an easy one for me as I regularly use Glisser at events because I frankly find it a bit WEIRD when there are people staring at you but you ignore them! Glisser is an audience engagement platform, and they also have an education offer for socialising lectures where they take regular PowerPoint or Keynote presentations and push each slide out live to student’s mobile devices as they are presented. Professors, administrators and students get valuable data on where information is really engaging, or needs reworking and staff and students can interact through the deck. You can check them out at https://www.glisser.com/student-engagement/ 

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:


The Edtech Podcast will be out at ASU GSV Summit, recording interviews and with an ear to the ground. Registration still open via:

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

 

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/ 

 

May 7, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • We’re talking about: Where is money currently being invested into edtech? What are the various accelerators/incubators focusing on and why? How does edtech differ from Vietnam to Israel to Japan to the USA?

  • Introduction and recording with the Japan Prize 1-9.00. Enter The Japan Prize Edu Resources - it's free and you might get flown to Tokyo! (more details below). 

  • Interviews with Matt Candler, Founder + CEO, 4.0 Schools
    Chian Gong, Investor, Reach Capital
    Phil Kim, Co-Founder, Michelson Runway EdTech Accelerator | President, The Michelson 20MM Foundation
    Mayra Lombera, Director, Strategic Initiatives, The Michelson 20MM Foundation
    Avi Warshavsky, CEO at MindCET
    Tomoko Haneda, Afrel Co. , Ltd. on behalf of Edtech Japan
    T.T. Nguyen Duc, VC, Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

 

Sample quotations:

How do you measure an idea when it’s in that early phase? 

A lot of that capital exists in fairly old school publishers which are very much incentivised to continue in the existing system. 

I believe in the power of students as teachers.

We’re really thinking about getting students from cradle to college

There were definitely moments where school wasn’t that great for me.

As an alternative to student debt, we could invest in the future of students through an equity vehicle.

We are putting together an investors table or fund, investing in start ups in Israel and the UK 

The You Tubers are the new teachers. They are like rockstars.

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

We need YOUR Help! Check out

 

1. Our Patreon campaign - help support the independent Edtech Podcast

 

 

2. Our listener form - we'd love to get to know what you want more of!  

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

References:  

Thank you to this week's sponsors!

Enter The Japan Prize 2017!...

Submit your best work to inspire the future of learning. The JAPAN PRIZE is hosted by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK. The Contest is the world’s only international competition that focuses solely on educational media. These may include games, apps, websites, and films.During the final selection in Tokyo in October, there are contents screenings and exhibition, a creators’ workshop, and a professional conference. All these events aim to explore how innovation in media can impact the future of education. For more information and entry forms please visit our website: www.nhk.or.jp/jp-prize/ The deadline for entries is June 30th 2017. You can also check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JapanPrize.NHK/ 

Next up, a word from ClassCentral which if you’re into geeking out over online learning and MOOC reports like I am you’ll probably already know about! 

It's been more than half a decade since free online courses from Stanford kicked off the modern-MOOC or massive online open courses movement. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched MOOCS, used by over 60 million people. Gaining insight into this fast paced world is worth spending time on (especially for those implicated by such changes). That’s where Class Central comes in. 
 
Class Central launched at the end of 2011, and has kept track of the MOOC space right from the beginning. Not only does it list 7000+ courses, making it the #1 search engine for online courses, but the excellent MOOC report blog has deep analysis on what’s up, down, new or just slightly leftfield. With over 500+ articles written, Class Central has the most comprehensive coverage of the MOOC Industry.
 
I came across Class Central when I was preparing for a Department for International Trade webinar I was speaking on and found it invaluable. Since then, I met founder Dhawal Shah out at SXSWedu and he was excited to share the resource with all
of you. So definitely go and check it out at www.class-central.com/report/ and let me know what you think! 

This is an easy one for me as I regularly use Glisser at events because I frankly find it a bit WEIRD when there are people staring at you but you ignore them! Glisser is an audience engagement platform, and they also have an education offer for socialising lectures where they take regular PowerPoint or Keynote presentations and push each slide out live to student’s mobile devices as they are presented. Professors, administrators and students get valuable data on where information is really engaging, or needs reworking and staff and students can interact through the deck. You can check them out at https://www.glisser.com/student-engagement/ 

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