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Aug 31, 2017

 

#81 - How can Edtech Drive School Improvement?

A panel discussion run by the British Educational Suppliers Association during London Edtech Week 2016, recorded for The Edtech PodcastListen here.

What's in this episode?

Hello and welcome everyone. From apps that are aspiring to be the Uber of supply teaching, to cutting-edge platforms and assessment tools allowing school data to be analysed in innovative new ways, many EdTech companies are aiming to enhance teaching and learning experiences across the UK and in doing so, transform the way that schools operate – saving them both time and money. As well as playing a unprecedented role in helping to raise standards of attainment; and improving the quality of what is taught and how it is taught.

This week's episode looks at all of these things and the UK's standing in edtech, alongside an increasing attraction to international expansion opportunities. I hope you enjoy! (Plus, don't forget to check out the reference links below, for more guest suggestions and reading on this topic.) 

Included:

Sample quotes: 

We need to drive efficiencies within our schools so we can save money and spend that money on having more teachers in classrooms with our kids, as thats what schools are all about 

Edtech as a term means more to policy makers, incubators than to schools  

There’s a famous saying for those teachers here, y’know, consistency leads to outstanding outcomes 

References: 

Like this episode? Check out these related videos and podcasts:

Thank you to this week's sponsors Unio by Harness and Qatar Foundation International:

Unio is an interactive lesson delivery and assessment platform, designed with teachers to promote excellence in teaching and learning. Based around shared online screens between teachers and students, Unio makes it easy to personalise learning and assess progress at a glance.

Teachers can:

  • Create an interactive lesson by uploading an existing PowerPoint, Word or PDF.
  • Display lessons and live annotations on all student screens.
  • Assess understanding with self-marking quizzes.
  • Take control of any student’s screen to provide targeted feedback which students can access after class.

 Get involved here:

  1. Sign up for a free account on Unio by visiting www.uniobyharness.com
  2. Unio love to hear from teachers or senior leaders in education and welcome you to get in touch via email or Twitter at nihal.salah@uniobyharness.com or @uniobyharness

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. 

Go to: http://www.qfi.org/

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

  • Our website has just launched! You can check it out here.
  • Win a free pass to China's biggest edtech event by listening to this week's episode and answering our competition question!
  • Some interesting jobs out there, including here and here.
  • Applications to host a guest episode of The Edtech Podcast are now open. Find out more here 
  • The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK. More here
  • Have you checked out Innovate Edtech yet? It takes place in November and focuses on learner experience. More here
  • Do you love The Edtech Podcast? Share the love by checking out our Patreon campaign and joining our list of awesome Patrons! 
  • Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast: 

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:

We're placing ads for our second half 2017 schedule. 

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 

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 recording a quick VM for free at speakpipe.com/theedtechpodcast and recording a quick comment. You can also tweet to @podcastedtech. 

 

Media Partners:  

 

Check out all the details here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/support/media-partners/  

Aug 21, 2017

#80 - User-centred design: co-creating best of breed edtech with teachers for teachers

Hello and welcome everyone. This week we are in ‘takeover’ mode with Harness,  talking about user-centred design and creating edtech with teachers for teachers. 

Educators! Join in the co-development process: 

  1. Sign up for a free account on Unio by visiting www.uniobyharness.com
  2. Unio love to hear from teachers or senior leaders in education and welcome you to get in touch via email or Twitter at nihal.salah@uniobyharness.com or @uniobyharness

What's in this episode?

We look at everything from how investment and growth plans influence edtech design to the good and the bad, to how teachers share information on practical edtech, and we also hear from Harness on their own personal edtech start-up story and why they believe 'a teacher a day keeps the EdTech in play'.

  • Sophie Bailey introduction
  • Nihal Salah, Marketing Director,Harness 
  • Pierre-Antoine Ulmo, Investor, Harness 
  • Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist, Former Assistant Head, Award-winning blogger, speaker and edtech consultant
  • Bukky Yusuf, Secondary Science teacher, consultant and qualified coach, and a member of the teacher tech board at Harness
  • Diljit Hardy, Chemistry Teacher, Lutterworth College (mixed comprehensive 11+), and a member of the teacher tech board at Harness
  • Sophie Bailey outro - what's on next week's episode? 

Like this episode? Check out the message below from the team at Harness on how you can get involved in their product development and feedback.

Sample quotes: 

References: 

Thank you to this week's sponsor:

Unio is an interactive lesson delivery and assessment platform, designed with teachers to promote excellence in teaching and learning. Based around shared online screens between teachers and students, Unio makes it easy to personalise learning and assess progress at a glance.

Teachers can:

  • Create an interactive lesson by uploading an existing PowerPoint, Word or PDF.
  • Display lessons and live annotations on all student screens.
  • Assess understanding with self-marking quizzes.
  • Take control of any student’s screen to provide targeted feedback which students can access after class.

 Get involved here:

  1. Sign up for a free account on Unio by visiting www.uniobyharness.com
  2. Unio love to hear from teachers or senior leaders in education and welcome you to get in touch via email or Twitter at nihal.salah@uniobyharness.com or @uniobyharness

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

  • Our website has just launched! You can check it out here.
  • Some interesting jobs out there, including here and here.
  • Applications to host a guest episode of The Edtech Podcast are now open. Find out more here 
  • The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK. More here
  • Have you checked out Innovate Edtech yet? It takes place in November and focuses on learner experience. More here
  • Do you love The Edtech Podcast? Share the love by checking out our Patreon campaign and joining our list of awesome Patrons! 
  • Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

 

Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast: 

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:

We're placing ads for our second half 2017 schedule. 

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 

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 recording a quick VM for free at speakpipe.com/theedtechpodcast and recording a quick comment. You can also tweet to @podcastedtech. 

 

Media Partners:  

The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK, will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together we will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. We will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale.

Website link: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/201

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/ 

 

 

Applications for 2018 speaking are now open here: http://content.bettshow.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/ 

 

Aug 17, 2017

The Edtech Podcast Website Launch - some cool features you might like to know about

Hello everyone, I hope you are very well. 

I am writing this short note as our website is now live, 465 days after launching our first podcast episode! There are some other cool features I thought you might like to know about:  

  • Global Edtech Events Calendar  - this is open and editable so event organisers can populate with events and listeners can easily browse in one place the events coming up which they might like to know about. (If you'd like to add your events to the calendar please email me at theedtechpodcastatgmaildotcom and I will provide you access.)

 

  • The Edtech Podcast Reading Club - Enjoy episode 77 on games based learning? You can now find out what that book reference was (The Game Believes in You by Greg Toppo) and buy direct. 

Reports - collecting the latest research and reports into Edtech from around the web to share with our listeners.

 

Podcasts - as you'd expect, all the podcasts also available in one place and searchable by theme or series:

I hope you have the chance to explore the website and feel free to share with your friends and colleagues.

www.theedtechpodcast.com

Best wishes!

Sophie 

 

Aug 16, 2017

 

#78 - on HRtech

An extra episode on the theme of Future of Work

Welcome everyone to this week's episode on The Edtech Podcast. This week we hear about HRTech, listening to CareerCake.com, Founder and CEO, on growing up in Wales, working in recruitment, the impact of the economic recession, launching a YouTube channel and pivoting into an HRtech business. All of this, with the backdrop of portfolio careers and side-hustles as a theme in skills development and employment.

Don't forget to check out the reference links below, for more follow up videos and reading on this topic. 

What's in this episode?

  • Sophie Bailey introduction
  • Aimee Bateman, Founder and CEO, CareerCake.com, interview recording from ASU GSV Summit
  • Sophie Bailey outro - what's next on The Edtech Podcast?

Sample quotes: 

 

References: 

Like this episode? Check out these related videos and podcasts:

Educating The Next Generation of Talent for the Next Generation of Jobs - Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up

Andrew Ng, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University

ASU GSV Summit podcast on 'open universities

Thank you to this week's sponsor: 

 Earlier this summer, Navitas Ventures launched the world's first Global EdTech Census, an initiative to map and profile education innovation and technology ecosystems around the world. With only 20 DAYS LEFT, and an ambitious goal to identify and connect 30,000 education companies from around the world, they need your help! If you or someone you know has an education technology company, make sure it’s counted this year. The Census is 10 simple questions which take no longer than 2 minutes to complete and you will be one of the first to receive the first annual report later this year. Just visit www.globaledtechcensus.org, complete the short form, and make sure your business makes it on the map! That’s www.globaledtechcensus.org.

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

  • We are back with the ASU GSV Summit series on the 10th September, looking at Efficacy and Impact with the Jefferson Education Accelerator. 
  • Next week we have a Takeover from Unio looking at user-centred design and co-creating best of breed edtech with teachers for teachers, with 3 educators, an investor, and head of marketing all chipping in.
  • Edtech company? Make sure you fill in the Global Edtech Census here
  • Some interesting jobs out there, including here and here.
  • Applications to host a guest episode of The Edtech Podcast are now open. Find out more here 
  • Come to our next meet up drinks in August. Details here
  • We are working with the London Education Games Meet Up Group on their next event in September. Check it out here
  • The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK. More here
  • Have you checked out Innovate Edtech yet? It takes place in November and focuses on learner experience. More here
  • Do you love The Edtech Podcast? Share the love by checking out our Patreon campaign and joining our list of awesome Patrons! 
  • Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

 

Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast: 

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:

We're placing ads for our second half 2017 schedule. 

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 

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 recording a quick VM for free at speakpipe.com/theedtechpodcast and recording a quick comment. You can also tweet to @podcastedtech. 

 

Media Partners:  

The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK, will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together we will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. We will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale.

Website link: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/201

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/ 

 

 

Applications for 2018 speaking are now open here: http://content.bettshow.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/ 

 

Aug 12, 2017

#78 - Educating for 21st Century Skills

Part Two of the ASU GSV Summit Series on The Edtech Podcast

Welcome everyone to this second episode from the ASU GSV Summit series on The Edtech Podcast. This week we hear about 21st century skills touching upon accreditation, funding, project based learning, higher education and alternative education, such as bootcamps, along the way! 

Don't forget to check out the reference links below, for more follow up videos, podcasts and reading on this topic. 

What's in this episode?

    • Message from sponsors Qatar Foundation International
    • Sophie Bailey introduction - latest events and news 
    • Michal Moe: The GSV Partner perspective on 21st century skills development
    • LIVE podcast recording from ASU GSV Summit featuring:
    • Richard F. O’Donnell, Founder & CEO, Skills Fund, USA
    • Pierre Dubuc, Co-Founder, Open Classroom
    • Tom Andriola, CIO and Vice President, University of California
    • Sophie Bailey outro - what's next in the series? 

Sample quotes: 

I started when I was 11. I learnt how to code when I was 10.

Right now: We have student from Burma, living in Japan, enrolled in an English Curriculum leading to a French degree.

We have a very strong growth from Africa right now, but especially from Morocco

He is really willing to invest a lot in training and young people right now - on Macron

Imagine that in India, you have to build 2 Universities of 25k students every week just to catch up with the demographics

References: 

Like this episode? Check out these related videos and podcasts:

Educating The Next Generation of Talent for the Next Generation of Jobs - Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up

Andrew Ng, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University

ASU GSV Summit podcast on 'open universities

Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

  • Some interesting jobs out there, including here and here.
  • Applications to host a guest episode of The Edtech Podcast are now open. Find out more here 
  • Come to our next meet up drinks in August. Details here
  • We are working with the London Education Games Meet Up Group on their next event in September. Check it out here
  • The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK. More here
  • Have you checked out Innovate Edtech yet? It takes place in November and focuses on learner experience. More here
  • Do you love The Edtech Podcast? Share the love by checking out our Patreon campaign and joining our list of awesome Patrons! 
  • Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

The ASU GSV Summit annually brings together the most impactful people from diverse constituencies – entrepreneurs, business leaders, K12 and higher ed leaders, policymakers, leading tech companies, and philanthropists – to create partnerships, explore solutions, and shape the future of learning and talent innovation.

Go to: https://www.asugsvsummit.com/  

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.  

Go to: http://www.qfi.org/

Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast: 

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:

We're placing ads for our second half 2017 schedule. 

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 

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 recording a quick VM for free at speakpipe.com/theedtechpodcast and recording a quick comment. You can also tweet to @podcastedtech. 

 

Media Partners:  

The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK, will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together we will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. We will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale.

Website link: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/201

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/ 

 

 

Applications for 2018 speaking are now open here: http://content.bettshow.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/ 

 

Aug 6, 2017

#77 - Play It Smart: Games and Neuroscience Making an Impact (Finally) in Education and Talent

Part One of the ASU GSV Summit Series on The Edtech Podcast

Welcome everyone to this first episode from the ASU GSV Summit series on The Edtech Podcast. This week we hear about gaming and neuroscience touching upon efficacy, curriculum, standardisation, engagement, access and more along the way! 

Don't forget to check out the reference links below, for more follow up videos, podcasts and reading on this topic. 

What's in this episode?

  • Sophie Bailey introduction - latest events and news 
  • Michal Moe: The GSV Partner perspective on games based learning and neuroscience
  • LIVE podcast recording from ASU GSV Summit featuring:
    • Dr. Frida Polli, CEO, Pymetrics
    • Vikas Gupta, CEO, Wonder Workshop
    • Michelle Dauphiny Becker, Executive Producer, Minecraft: Education Edition
    • Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer, Pearson
  • Sophie Bailey outro - what's next in the series? 

Sample quotes: 

References: 

Like this episode? Check out these related videos and podcasts:

How can 5-year-olds Learn Quantum Physics? With Tom Kalinske, Chairman, Gazillion Games & Lightneer

 
Monday Evening Opening Keynote with John Riccitiello, CEO, Unity at 36:36
 
 
ASU GSV Summit podcast on 'gaming the brain' with Michael Moe, Partner, GSV Partners 
 
 
7/30 A2Apple on Neuroscience Innovation - “Gaming the Brain": http://www.a2apple.com/
 
Messages from The Edtech Podcast:
  • Applications to host a guest episode of The Edtech Podcast are now open. Find out more here 
  • Come to our next meet up drinks in August. Details here
  • We are working with the London Education Games Meet Up Group on their next event in September. Check it out here
  • The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK. More here
  • Have you checked out Innovate Edtech yet? It takes place in November and focuses on learner experience. More here
  • Do you love The Edtech Podcast? Share the love by checking out our Patreon campaign and joining our list of awesome Patrons! 
  • Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

Thank you to this week's sponsor:

The ASU GSV Summit annually brings together the most impactful people from diverse constituencies – entrepreneurs, business leaders, K12 and higher ed leaders, policymakers, leading tech companies, and philanthropists – to create partnerships, explore solutions, and shape the future of learning and talent innovation.

Go to: https://www.asugsvsummit.com/  

Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast: 

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:

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