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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.

Feb 25, 2021

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our 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. 

Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and to FormAssembly for supporting this episode.

What's in this episode?

This episode is all about leadership and is a timely reflection on how we can bolster our resolve and communicate a shared vision during radically changing times. In short, it’s all about people and you don’t have to be an automaton, in fact, you’re allowed to be yourself to lead effectively.

Tune in to hear what three factors are essential to think about for modern leaders, which 5 soft skills are indicators of premium salaries, and why artificial intelligence crafted classical music makes us feel uneasy.

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.

Feb 5, 2021

What's in this episode?

We talk about the complex nature of reaching, recruiting and retaining students in the age of COVID-19 and beyond. 

You'll hear about;

  • Ambitions to reduce the complexity of the admissions process
  • Extension of virtual open days and events to broaden student intake/and widen participation
  • Multi-channel approaches to the now complex matrix of student intake and comms across different countries, different pedagogical approaches and different time zones. 

You can continue the conversation online at @podcastedtech and @SalesforceOrg with #EdtechEdge and #edtechpod.

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This episode is part 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.

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. 

Jan 27, 2021

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our 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. 

Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and to FormAssembly for supporting this episode.

What's in this episode?

This episode returns to the topic of future tech and trends in education, with one big consensus point across all our guests; collaboration, emotional learning and motivation.

With many of us experiencing the fall-out of poorly designed reactive online learning, this episode provides hope that the next generation of edtech (and its pedagogical deployment) will be all about more sophisticated ways of connecting, collaborating and learning together. For this, we need to understand our intrinsic emotions and motivations as learners better. Our guests chat about social-emotional learning, the next evolution of personalised learning, and how to demand the specific benefits of "AI in education". Plus, how investment is driving innovation across the U.S, Europe and China. 

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

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Time Stamps for the episode

  • 5:22  - Pierre Dillenbourg
  • 15:58 - Magnus Pedaste
  • 29:41 - Anantha Duraiappah
  • 44:47 - Benoit Wirz
  • 58:21  - Lance Huang
  • 1:10:40 - Guest recommendations and resources 

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.

Jan 10, 2021

What's in this episode?

We are talking to the inspirational Dr Alex Young about the power of immersive tools to enhance learning and improve performance, especially in socially distanced settings. Virti was nominated as one of TIME’s inventions of 2020, so listen in to find out why. Also, 

  • Why snowstorms can be responsible for amazing innovations
  • Why the future of immersive technology may be all about the data and can be used for teacher training, healthcare and retail as just a few examples
  • Why reading biographies can arm you with amazing virtual mentors
  • And why vocational technology is more about co-creation, not just generic SAAS platform business models

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

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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