Wednesday, July 31, 2019

RPP #178: K16 Solutions - Interview with Thomas Waite

  • Interview with Dr. Thomas Waite, CEO of K16 Solutions. K16's Scaffold Designer is the industry’s first cloud-hosted, fully-integrated course development tool that automates manual processes and improves efficiency for instructional designers and faculty. Scaffold products are integrated with Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Brightspace, and Sakai. We discuss: 
    • Background of Dr. Waite and history of K16 Solutions
      • Scaffold Designer and Scaffold Migration
      • Migrate or rebuild courses
      • Migration tool for most LMSs
      • Customers including K12 and OPMs (Online Program Management Companies)
      • Working in elearning ecosystems as opposed to LMSs
      • AI, machine learning and algorithms
      • New Scaffold Faculties, a faculty management system
    • Links
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 35:08

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    RPP #177: The Future of Learning Platforms: Perspectives from LMS Vendors

    • These questions were asked:
      • What will be the most different about the LMS in 5 years?
      • What will not change in the LMS after 5 years?
      • Will the instructional designer be more important than the instructor?
      • What hasn't worked regarding the effort to have data inform the LMS experience?
      • What about the "dark underbelly" of data, privacy, and misuse of data?
      • What hasn't worked with student personalization, and what will the future bring?
      • Do the needs of accreditation conflict with student personalization?
      • What will be the impact of blockchain, voice control, and machine learning?
      • What are the biggest hurdles to adopting a new LMS?
      • How do you deal with shortened student attention span?
    • Links
    • Podsafe Music Selection
    Duration: 53:12

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    RPP #176: The Future of Learning Platforms by Phil Hill

    • This is a special audio and video podcast of Phil Hill's Keynote, entitled The Future of Learning Platforms. Phil Hill is Publisher of the PhilOnEdTech Blog and Partner at MindWires, LLC. As a market analyst, Phil has analyzed the growth of technology-enabled change for educational institutions. Phil gave this Keynote at the USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Phil discusses:
      • LMS market share
      • LMS as a walled garden 
      • The chasm between visionaries and pragmatists
        • Transformation of MOOCs
        • New platform designs
        • Moving beyond the digitization of traditional classrooms
        • Personalized learning
        • Machine learning and student data
        • Links
        • Podsafe Music Selection
        Duration: 50:52

        Friday, April 26, 2019

        RPP #175: ALEKS Insights - Interview with Lori Anderson

        Duration: 30:17