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Oct 9, 2018

This episode was recorded at On Deck: Ed Tech* 

What's in this episode?

Alex Beard, former English teacher and author of the book Natural Born Learners (not Leaders Sophie!!), is in conversation with David Booth, former-founder, product manager and early stage technology investor with a background in venture capital and law.

This episode ranges from Silicon Valley, South Korea, and Singapore, to Finland, Southwark and Socrates to explore the book former edtech podcast guest Geoff Barton describes as "audacious, sassy and unafraid of the big questions” in his review for the Times Educational Supplement. 

Also, awards open for entry and other audio titbits. 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • David Booth,former-founder, product manager and early stage technology investor | Twitter: @daveboothy
  • Alex Beard, Author and former English Teacher on a mission| Twitter: @alexfbeard

Show Notes and References  

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

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Music

Music used in this episode, includes: Blue Dot Sessions, Molly Molly

About *On Deck 

This episode was recorded live at On Deck: Ed Tech. On Deck is a dinner series and evolving global community of product, engineering, and top entrepreneurial talent thinking about building or joining something new. Dinners happen every 4-6 weeks in London, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and a handful of other locations around the world. You can apply to join via beondeck.co
Oct 3, 2018

This episode was recorded at The Edtech Podcast Festival. 

What's in this episode?

 

We are back podcast fans! A bit of a gap in the schedule due to festival distractions, travelling and being asleep. Now, a whole raft of new content for your ears - YAY! 

This episode couldn't be more timely, whilst CERN throw out an associate for being silly about women in Physics, and whilst a woman in Physics wins the Physics Nobel Prize, Dr Jess Wade takes to the stage to tell us all about the history of polymaths and why we should all be more polymathematical. So throw off the STEM/ARTS armoury and embrace one another! 

Also - find out who won our pitch competition and an edtech podcast mug from Vista Print. :) 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Neelam Parmar, Director of E-Learning, Ashford School| Twitter: @neelamaparmar1
  • Winner of the Pitch competition - listen in to find out who
  • Runner up of the Pitch competition - listen in to find out who
  • Laura McInerney, Educational Journalist and Co-Founder, TeacherTapp | Twitter: @Miss_Mcinerney
  • Dr Jess Wade, Physics Post-Doc at Imperial College London, @jesswade

Show Notes and References  

Checkout 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.

Sep 10, 2018

This episode features an interview recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Cool Initiatives, RocketFund and features part one of our mini-series with Canvas by Instructure.

What's in this episode?

This week’s episode features my conversation with Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.

We talk about what the top priorities are for education leaders, in which situations technology can be a useful leadership tool, and why podcasts are flipping brilliant. This interview was recorded at the Global Education and Skills Forum six months ago. 

This episode also features part two of our mini-series feature on digital transformation with Kenny Nicholl from Canvas. I kick off by asking him about moving on from his VP role to take on the title of GM for EMEA and all that entails.

Our outro includes event and job details.

Did you know The Edtech Podcast Festival is coming up? Tickets are available here

A huge thank you to our guests, listeners and sponsors! 

People

Show Notes and References  

Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes, including event news and partner offers. 

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.

 

Aug 27, 2018

This episode features an interview recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Blockcerts and features part one of our mini-series with Canvas by Instructure.

What's in this episode?

This week’s episode is all about digital transformation in Higher Education and we range from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK to the University of Bahrain. 

First up, as part of our new mini-series feature with Canvas by Instructure, I share a conversation with Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University.

Our next guest in this week’s episode is Cameron Mirza, Head of Transformation, at The University of Bahrain. We talk about everything from working in the DFE during Tony Blair’s Government, the role of edtech - and specifically online - to support new learning opportunities in the Middle East, and where to pick up the best knowledge on twitter. 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University Twitter: @AngliaRuskin

  • Cameron Mirza - Head of Transformation - University of Bahrain | 

If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or buy a ticket to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September? 

Show Notes and References  

Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes, including event news and partner offers. 

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.

Music featured in this episode 

Little Lily Swing

Aug 19, 2018

This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU

What's in this episode?

This week we are in conversation with Sharon Leu, Policy Advisor for the Office for Educational Technology in the USA whose particular focus is increasing access, decreasing cost, and improving outcomes for all students and adult learners in postsecondary education.

I spoke to Sharon during my trip out to SXSWEdu and we cover off topics including how the Office for Edtech are re-imagining and identifying what students look like, how the office can pursue innovation whilst being responsible to the tax paying public, and how new partnerships can be formed across traditional and non-traditional educational players to the benefits of learners. 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Sharon Leu, Senior Advisory, Higher Education Innovation, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology | Twitter @thesharonleu

Show Notes and References  

Checkout 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.

Aug 7, 2018

This episode was recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Blockcerts. 

What's in this episode?

Listen in to hear about the announcement from the UK Department for Education Edtech Team on 5 areas they are focusing on where they see technology can offer real value. All the details in this episode intro. Also, two inspiring interviews from Global Teacher Prize nominees on improving access and interest to robotics, mathematics and STEAM skills - from Hawaii to Australia and beyond. 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Glenn Lee, Waialua High School teacher and global teacher prize nominee, Hawaii | YouTube Profile

  • Eddie Woo, Headteacher, Mathematics, Cherrybrook Technology High School teacher and global teacher prize nominee, Australia | @misterwootube 

If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or buy a ticket to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September? 

Show Notes and References  

Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes, including event news and partner offers. 

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.

Jul 24, 2018

Welcome to this tenth and final episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson

What's in this episode?

This final episode of The Pearson series on future tech for education reflects on edtech internationally. What does a review of 130 reports on edtech internationally tell us about best practice and evidence based learning in emergencies and displaced settings? What are the common misconceptions about connectivity as a barrier to edtech, and when are these well-founded? How can technology help scale access to teaching and learning and how do we ensure learners still benefit from mentors and face to face teaching. And when it comes down to it, what comes first on a phone - a learning game or a photo of your loved ones? All this and more in today’s episode.

People

Show Notes and References  

Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast and tinyurl.com/pearsonfuturetech 

Tell us your story

We’d love to hear about innovative technology or approaches you are developing or using in education. Leave your stories in the comments below. Alternately, record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Finally, you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech @kristendicerbo via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page.

The Pearson Future Tech for Education Series is produced by The Edtech Podcast and supported by Pearson Education. If you're interested in the themes that come out of the series, check out more ideas in the "open series" here.

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Jul 4, 2018

This episode was recorded at The London Festival of Learning and SXSWEDU

What's in this episode?

This week’s podcast features a smorgasbord of guests. First up, a Chinese AI company in conversation with a US army learning scientist and standards bods on technology in education. We explore what the profession of learning engineering could bring to new software innovation which truly understands pedagogy. IEEE Icicle are seeking help on building up standards in this area and on AI in education and you can find out how to be involved. 

Continuing the big theme of the London Festival of Learning interdisciplinary learning and knowledge sharing, next we skip over the pond to a past recording from SXSWedu where I talk to Raechel French, an associate from the DLR Architecture Group talking about the use of space design for learning and what she picked up from a year spent researching this in Australia. 

And finally, I’m chatting to Preben Hanson from Danish company Kubo Robot and Stephan Turnipseed, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education. We talk about screen-less technologies and the teaching of computing at ever earlier years. 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Richard Tong from Songshu AI Learning in China
  • Robert Sottilare, Associate Director for Training Technology, at the US Army Research Lab
  • Avron Barr, Chair, IEEE Learning Technologies Standards Committee
  • Robby Robson, the CEO of Eduworks
  • Raechel French, Associate, DLR Architecture Group
  • Preben Hanson, Kubo Robot
  • Stephan Turnipseed, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education

If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or come along to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September? 

Show Notes and References  

Checkout 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.

Jun 24, 2018

This episode was recorded at GESF

What's in this episode?

What is Blockchain? How are Governments using Blockchain technology? What are the implications for learners, education providers and employers? Listen in to this fascinating chat which probes at how to keep the internet and future technologies open and equitable.  

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Natalie Smolensk is a cultural anthropologist and the Biz Dev lead for Blockcert | Twitter:@NSmolenski ‏ 

  • Alex Grechs, Founding Director of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning, co-author of Blockchain in Education, in collaboration with the European Commission | Twitter:  @AlexGrech

If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or buy a ticket to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September? 

Show Notes and References  

Checkout 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.

 

Jun 15, 2018

The Edtech Podcast is Back! 

What's in this episode?

This week’s episode is a takeover special with three students from Six 21 (part of School 21 in Newham, London) who take on the question, "Is Self Directed Learning a Fallacy?" as their real world learning project. Listen in as they explore the perspectives of a neuroscientist, a learner and an educational leader on self-directed learning, having researched, produced, published and promoted this week's episode. 

Kudos! 

People in this week's episode 

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Sungna Sudra, Six 21 student 
  • Malika Patel, Six 21 student 
  • Edil Yusuf, Six 21 student 
  • Iroise Dumontheil, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at Birkbeck I Twitter: @idumontheil
  • Peter Hyman, Headteacher and co-founder of School 21 I Twitter: @PeterHyman21
  • Laurie Pickard, Founder of @NoPayMBA I Twitter: @laurie_pickard 

Show notes and references 

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

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