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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 

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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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May 23, 2018
This episode gives you the low-down on my whereabouts for the next few episodes.
 
I am in France riding the Raid Pyrenean in aid of the Homerton Hope charity: justgiving.com/fornell 
 
What does this mean? I'm cycling 720km in distance and 16,000m in elevation through the Pyrenean mountain range to raise £5k for Homerton Hospital Charity. 
 
You can check out our stage maps here: tinyurl.com/ridefornell
 
I'm about 65% to my target. If you feel that you would like to add something towards the target I'd be hugely grateful! To make things simple you can text Nell47 £20 to 70070  - you can amend the amount to whatever you wish. Or here is my justgiving page: justgiving.com/fornell 
 
 
I wish you a lifetime free of saddle sore, with open roads and blue skies a plenty. Have a wonderful week! 
 
And here is my usual out of office. 
 
In the meantime, feel free to...
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May 20, 2018

This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. Thanks to edvinca and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. 

What's in this episode?

This week’s episode features three conversations from across Norway, Finland and Sweden. First up, I just wanted to give all this week’s guests a massive high five for their amazing accents. 

Listen in to hear about everything from where to hang out in Austin, what happens when you take an artificial intelligence course online aged 13, and how to get over global education being either about holistic wellbeing or being great at PISA.

 

People

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.

Music in this week's episode 

  • Poddington Bear | Elephants on Parade 
  • Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International
May 13, 2018

This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. Thanks to Class Central for sponsoring this episode. 

What's in this episode?

This week I am in conversation with Jesús Ariel Sánchez, a K-12 teacher from the E. E. MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in North Carolina. Jesus is a listener to The Edtech Podcast and we got the chance to meet and record at this year’s SXSWedu where we talked apps, cycling and making. This episode also includes a heap of listener feedback from Uber's in India to twittersphere. 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Jesús Ariel Sánchez, teacher, E.E. Miller Elementary School | Twitter: @JesusArielS

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.

May 9, 2018

This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. A BIG THANKS to edvinca and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. 

What's in this episode?

This week I am in conversation with edX CEO Anant Agwal. I interviewed Anant the day after he shared a stage with US Ed Secretary, Betsy De Vos, where he encouraged her to consider a range of policy options in front of a live audience at SXSWEDU in Austin. In this recording we talk about that experience, plus how MOOCS and online learning are developing, why writing is as important as coding, why choosing your favourite learner is as bad as having a favourite child, and we even invite Class Central Founder Dhawal Shah to bring his expertise to bear after his fantastic talk on The Evolution of MOOCs also at SXSW Edu. 

“If I were to re-do my life, I would spend more time on writing.” I really enjoy writing, I used to write poems and so on”  - 

People

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.

Apr 29, 2018

This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. A BIG THANKS to edvinca and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. 

What's in this episode?

This week’s podcast features a recording from this year’s SXSWEDU where I interviewed general all-round duracell bunny Bridget Burns of the University Innovation Alliance. Bridget spoke to me about how University’s can focus on better student experience, value, and access through better collaboration and less walled garden approaches. If you’re familiar with JISC in the UK, you may be reminded of some similar methodologies, though I’d love to hear your thoughts as usual! So get tweeting, emailing, or send in a VM for inclusion. 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Bridget Burns, Executive Director for University Innovation Alliance | Website | Twitter | LinkedIn

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.

Apr 19, 2018

This episode was recorded at Bett 2018. A BIG THANKS to Unio by Harness and Class Central for sponsoring this episode. 

What's in this episode?

This week we are looking at CPD and online learning and tutoring, in conversation with Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at The Chartered College of Teaching and Aldo de Pape, CEO, TeachPitch, both recorded at Bett 2018. 

Listen in if you’re interested in how to get into online tutoring or improving your digital hand as an educator and do feedback via twitter Facebook or Instagram.   

People

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.

Apr 13, 2018

What's in this episode?

Hi everyone and welcome to The Edtech Podcast in TAKEOVER this week with boclips.

This week we are talking about video in education, teaching and learning .

There’s no doubt about the power of video to engage us and communicate new ideas. TED content receives 3.2billion views a year and TED’s youth and education initiative TEDEd grew 47% year-over-year in 2017 – 2018. (Oh and by the way, you can check out our interview with Alex Rosenthal, Editorial Producer of TEDed from last year in episode 70). Over on Youtube, the EDU aspect of YouTube is going great guns hosting original content and making education and edtech stars from the likes of Colin Hegarty, Dianna Cowern and Salman Khan to name but a few. In fact, Khan Academy has more than 62 million registered users.

In this episode we look at how video is supporting learning in and out of the classroom, and some of the barriers to getting high-quality, engaging video within educational settings. Expect Youtuber tips on amazing learning content across everything from Science to Philosophy and ELT.

This episode celebrates the addition of the Youtube EDU Basho & Friends and Crash Course channels and TEDed to boclips, as part of a wider Youtube initiative. You can register to the boclips library as an educator or content provider here: http://boclips.com/registration-form

Thanks to all my guests this week, Basho Mosko, Hank Green, Bethany Beaudrie and David Bainbridge!

People

Feedback

Have you learnt a huge amount from video? What are your favourite video sites or Youtube channels to learn from? What content do you like to use in schools or Unis? Can there ever be enough Donald Trump News Footage? 

I’d love to hear your stories on learning through video – please do share them in. 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 or via @boclips.

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