Saturday, February 24, 2018

RPP #162: Starfish - Interview with Howard Bell

  • Interview with Howard Bell, Senior Vice President of Higher Education Student Success and the General Manager of Starfish at Hobsons. We discuss their Starfish Enterprise Success Platform including Early Alert, Connect, and Degree Planner, and how it helps scale student support initiatives in a way that enables students to engage with the campus community and achieve their academic goals. We also discuss:
  • Howard Bell
    SVP Hobsons
    • Interface with the LMS and SIS
    • Automatic flags and progress surveys
    • Predictive analytics framework
    • Student points of contact
    • New Degree Planner features
    • Partnering with student networks
    • Measuring return on investment
  • Links to Related Podcasts
    • RPP #101: Starfish Retention Solutions: Interview with David Yaskin (March 2012)
    • RPP #158: StudyTree - Interview with Ethan Keiser
    • RPP #159: AEFIS - Interview with Mustafa Sualp
    • Podsafe Music Selection 
      • "Run" from the new age piano album "Lines Build Walls" by Ehren Starks
    Duration: 38:58

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    RPP #161: USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference

    • Rod discusses the new USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference, including
      • Background and history of this conference in it's 16th year
      • What is eLearning 3.0
      • Keynote Speaker, futurist Dr. Bryan Alexander
      • Panel on the Future of Higher Education including Dr. Alexander, Dr. Bobbe Baggio, Dr. Paul Katz (USciences President), Dr. Ken Hartman (past President of Drexel eLearning, Inc.) and Dr. Rod Murray.
      • Program schedule and registration
      • Social networking hour with craft beer provided by the USciences Brewing Certificate Program 
      • Sponsors
          • Platinum: AEFIS
          • Gold: Practice, Ferrilli
          • Silver: Blackboard, DubLabs, Evolve IP, Labster
          • Bronze: Examsoft, SixRedMarbles, Glisser, PADLA, StudyTree, MapleSoft, Mersive, Mediasite
      • Podsafe music selection
        • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in G Minor “Winter” (Allegro movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra. 
        Duration: 14:09

        Thursday, December 21, 2017

        RPP #160: Lovoco - Interview with Calvin Shum

        • Interview with Calvin Shum, CEO of Lovoco. Lovoco offers accessibility, communication, and educational solutions with proprietary speech and translation AI resulting in instantaneous bilingual subtitling. He demonstrated German translation of our live interview! We discuss:
          • How speech tech improves accessibility and ADA Compliance for live and recorded
            Calvin Shum, CEO
          • How the automated polylingual stenographer enables: 
            • visual aid for caption readers
            • translations for global communicators
            • higher learning outcomes for students
          • How their social mission donates a system to a local primary or secondary school of your choice
          • Podsafe music selection
            • "Jingle Bells" by Natalie Brown - soulful vocalist/songwriter with a dynamic, multi-octave vocal range
          Duration: 28:03

          Tuesday, November 21, 2017

          RPP #159: AEFIS - Interview with Mustafa Sualp

          • Interview with Mustafa Sualp, CEO and Founder, AEFIS, LLC. AEFIS is an integrated assessment management platform. We discuss the range of management tools, such as
              • Syllabus Management
                Mustafa Sualp
                Founder & CEO
              • Assessment and Outcomes Management
              • Program Managment
              • Course Evaluations
              • Strategic Planning
            • What changes in HiEd stimulated the need for AEFIS?
            • What problem does AEFIS solve? 
            • How does AEFIS automate tasks?
            • How long does it take to implement?
            • How does it integrate with other tools, SIS, LMS?
            • How does it compare with competing assessment solutions?
            • How is it deployed, local, SaaS?
          Duration: 39:32