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Oct 15, 2021

In this episode, the power of wild, creative thinking with Jaime and Martin from Cosmic Kids Yoga (over 1m subscribers). We chat about; 

  • How to channel your energy as an educator when teaching remotely
  • How to evaluate and prioritise new tech tools
  • Bootstrapping successfully and staying lean and true to your values
  • Listening to your customers for new product development
  • Launching specific SEL curriculum content for schools with schools 

Plus, women in technology, engineering and creativity in the South-West of the U.K and a new University model, powered by creativity - the Falmouth Vice-Chancellor shares their 2030 vision moving to an accelerator, problem-solving model. 

Sep 28, 2021

In this episode, we look at what happened to edtech in China, covering regulations introduced earlier this year that are changing the way that online tutoring is conducted across China, and looking at what that means for the sector, learners and educators more generally. Plus, new jobs, funding, and startup support.  

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Sep 20, 2021

Hello listeners!

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast. Our mission is to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact and it’s great to be back.

What's in this episode?

In this episode, I'm joined by guests to talk about all things audio and learning. We look back at the varied history of audio and learning, plus new applications of audio for learning. We talk about the growth of spoken word, its ability to "represent and overcome" barriers to access, and both high and low tech innovations from Whatsapp to Voice-Activated technology. Plus, public and private playlists, searchability and the role of Big Tech, and the role of audio to share best practice and familiarity between learners within varied learning environments. Also in this episode, new cool things for schools, students and startups to get involved in and a book review from Michael Shaw who has been reading "Teaching Machines". Thanks for listening!  

Don’t forget to drop your comments @podcastedtech on Twitter or during our clubhouse session.

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Sep 1, 2021

Hello again listeners!

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast. Our mission is to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact and it’s great to be back.

What's in this episode?

This week we’ve got Thomas Moule, author of Cracking Social Mobility: how AI and other innovations can help to level the playing field, in conversation with TeacherTapp Co-Founder, Laura McInerney. In this episode, he talks about how technology can help to make education more equitable. For example, Intelligent Tutoring Systems enabling all students to enjoy the benefits of private tuition and AI along with other innovations making teachers more productive and effective, hence improving educational standards equitably across the board.

I loved editing this episode and listening to the various pushbacks and qualifications on both sides as the guests navigate contextual admissions, careers advice, and evading technological determinism. I hope you enjoy too. Don’t forget to drop your comments @podcastedtech on twitter or during our clubhouse session.

Guests: 

Thomas Moule, author of Cracking Social Mobility: how AI and other innovations can help to level the playing field. Thomas works at Jisc as Product Lead at the National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education and previously led operations at The Institute for Ethical AI in Education, and worked for a leading EdTech company. He started his career as a science teacher, completing the Teach First Programme in Yorkshire. You can find Thomas at @tommoule8 on twitter. Of the biggest myth or foe in education or technology that he would like to see corrected, Thomas writes of the idea that “social mobility is a divisive agenda, which merely aims to airlift the talented few out of poverty whilst neglecting the needs of the many. This characterisation is not only inaccurate, it is dangerous. Talent and potential are distributed equally and abundantly throughout society. The problem is that opportunity is not. Proponents of social mobility simply want this to be put right.”

Laura McInerney, Co-founder of Teacher Tapp, an app that surveys 8000 teachers every day. "No one was more shocked by my GCSE results than my mum, who seemed to think that teachers telling her I was very clever was just them being polite! Going to a bog-standard comprehensive school (that's now closed) and then to an adult education centre (a weird FE hybrid thing) and then to Oxford does make me think that schools can come in many forms and it call all be okay!"

Jul 21, 2021

Still on Summer Break (!), but another in-person recording to celebrate f2f! 

This time, I'm in conversation with Lindsey Hall Chief Executive Real Ideas Organisation at the VIP opening of the Devonport Markethall in Plymouth.

Lindsey is a NESTA Cultural Leadership fellow, an INSEAD graduate, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Trustee of Kernow Education Arts Partnership and Plymouth Culture, member of Plymouth Growth Board and one of the WISE100 social enterprise leaders. During the COVID pandemic, she has advised the Government on the role of social enterprises both socially and economically during a time of extreme isolation.

In this episode we chat about how listeners can get involved with the MarketHall 15metre immersive dome - both in terms of content creation, engaging students, and developing workplace practice. This is a really interesting collaboration project, surfacing University expertise, and connecting schools, workplaces, technologists and artists together.

Developed by Real Ideas Organisation, in partnership with Plymouth City Council and the Institute of Digital Art and Technology at University of Plymouth, the Market Hall is a £7.6m project which will create a new space for digital, especially those working in immersive and creative applications of technology.

Plus, stick around to the outro, to find out about our new self-paced course for launching a podcast - out at the end of Summer 2021. 

Jun 21, 2021

Still on Summer Break (!), but couldn't resist getting back out there to interview in person. 

This time, Pavel Cenkl, Director of Learning, Schumacher College is chatting to me about how experiential "Head, Hand, and Heart" learning is adapting to the digital age. Spoiler: international alumni is important! 

This episode is for anyone grappling with how to push #edtech forward into a more community-based enabler of learning. We also talk about what a global distributed learning network looks like.

“The undergraduate degree certificate is not the be-all and end-all of education. We’re exploding that.”

Listen out for some ambient birds and insects as we record among the beautiful Dartington Hall estate, and find out about our new self-paced course for launching a podcast - out at the end of Summer 2021. 

Apr 29, 2021

A quick audio message to say thank you as we reach our fifth birthday as The Edtech Podcast! 

Plus, news on our summer break, new series planning for our return in the Autumn 2021, and, how you can get involved! 

Apr 23, 2021

This episode is the last of Season Two of our podcast series 'The Edge: Accelerating Higher Education', supported by Salesforce.org. The Edge takes a fresh look at higher education and digital transformation and this episode is all about recruitment and admissions. 

What's in this episode?

In this episode, Sophie Bailey is in conversation with Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer, Director of Educational Development and Technology at ETH Zurich - one of the world’s most prestigious science and technology universities - talking about the concept of Social Linked Data otherwise known as SOLID. In the context of Higher Education, we talk about students taking ownership of their data and having a learner identity that permeates their whole learning lives. We also cover other systems questions Higher Education leaders need to consider when thinking about evolving their University offering. 

Continue the conversation online at @podcastedtech and @SalesforceOrg with #EdtechEdge and #edtechpod.

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A huge thank you to everyone for listening in, to our series guests, and for Salesforce.Org for making it all possible. We look forward to planning our next series over the Summer to land with you in the Autumn or Fall of 2021.

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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 20, 2021

Welcome to the latest episode of the What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. 

This episode was brought to you in association with TES, Bett's global Well-being partner. Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and also to FormAssembly for supporting this episode.

What's in this episode?

This episode is all about learner wellbeing, and we are covering how to define and measure wellbeing in the context of developing and using impactful edtech to support learner wellbeing and, therefore, learner success.

This is all especially relevant given the impact of the pandemic, with over half of UK students surveyed by the National Union of Students saying their mental health has deteriorated or been affected negatively by COVID-19, with only 20% of students having sought mental health support.

We explore the ambiguities in edtech - what’s stressing students out and what’s creating those systems of support - as well as looking into how educational settings can weave more social-emotional learning metrics into the usual approach of academic success. 

Follow the conversation, share and comment using #edtechpod and #Bett2021.

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Show Notes and References

You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast.

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.

Mar 8, 2021

What's in this episode?

You know all those campaigns to divest out of fossil fuel investments and the huge positive impact this has for new ecosystems around climate change? Well, imagine if educational charities took the same approach by pro-actively investing their funds in more mission-aligned ways with the requisite step-change in funding and signalling this would unlock for educational opportunity and social good. Sounds good eh?

This podcast episode is all about Ufi VocTech Trust's work to go beyond grant investing and venture investing to align its total investment portfolio more closely with its mission to champion the power of technology to improve skills for work. 

But beyond Ufi VocTech Trust, what does this mean for other philanthropic organisations, entrepreneurs and even learners in the sector, and how did Ufi VocTech Trust take the leap from initial idea to announcement?

In this episode we chart an exciting story that starts back in the mid-2000s and culminates this week with UK-facing vocational learning and technology charity Ufi VocTech Trust announcing the investment of its £50m plus assets using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to support the best thematic alignment of investment with Ufi’s mission, whilst meeting the charity’s financial commitments. Credit Suisse has been appointed as investment service provider, after a tendering process that engaged 100 potential providers.  

We explore what this shift in philanthropic approach means and how a holistic investment framework across all assets – grants, venture investment and investment capital - can support vocational educational technology and positive impact.

The episode is part of The VocTech Podcast series and is supported by Ufi VocTech Trust. Happy listening! 

Join in the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #VocTech.

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Show Notes and References  

Check out 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.

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