Monday, February 15, 2021

RPP #190: Turnitin - Interview with Arjun Singh, Chief Strategy Officer at Turnitin

  • Interview with Arjun Singh, Chief Strategy Officer at Turnitin. Turnitin offers campus-wide assessment products for homework, quizzes, final exams, and term papers—whether online or in-person. We discuss: 
    Arjun Singh

    • Arjun's background
    • Gradescope - automated grading workflows
    • Feedback Studio aka Turnitin plagiarism detection
    • Their plagiarism database
    • Draft Coach
    • Ithenticate to protect academic integrity and safeguard institution reputation
    • LMS integration
    • Examsoft joining Turnitin
 Duration: 34:46

Friday, January 15, 2021

RPP #189: Covid as a Catalyst for Positive Change by JT Kostman

  • This special audio and video podcast is a recording of the Keynote presentation by JT Kostman, Ph.D., AI Psychologist and CEO of ProtectedBy.AI on "Covid as a Catalyst for Positive Change" presented at the 2020 PADLA eLearning 3.0 Conference"Join us for a provocative conversation with Dr. JT Kostman to gain insight into the four areas that will make all the difference for your organization and your career over the coming months and years." JT talks about helping our institutions to survive and thrive during this crisis. 
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    • He uses storytelling to tell us how we can take ACTION:
      • Alignment
      • Capabilities
      • Trust
      • Innovation
      • Opportunities and
      • Network   
    • His four stories illustrate how we can make a difference and thrive:
      • Strategy
      • Human Capital
      • Insights
      • Technology including Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Augmentation  

  • Podsafe music selection
    • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in G Minor “Winter” (Allegro movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra.
Duration: 49:05

Monday, November 30, 2020

RPP #188: Per Scholas - Interview with Bridgette Gray

  • Interview with Bridgette Gray, Chief Impact Officer of Per Scholas on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Per Scholas is a national skills training nonprofit that provides tuition-free courses across the country. It has worked closely with students to make sure they have the tools necessary to learn from home during this pandemic. We discuss:
    • Training for those traditionally underrepresented
      in technology careers
      Bridgette Gray
    • 15-week "Bootcamp" style training sessions
    • Market-driven technical and professional skills training
    • Moving from in-class to online training during the pandemic     
    • Tech equipment challenges
    • Lack of universal broadband infrastructure
    • Funding sources 
    • Curriculum development including partnerships with
      Amazon and Google
    • Asynchronous or synchronous training
    • Articulation agreements to issue academic credits
    • Western Governors University as their national university partner

  • Links
  • Podsafe music selection
Duration: 35:08

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

COVID-CONVERTED EDITION #4: Interview with Dr. Sian Beilock

This special COVID-Converted Edition audio and video podcast series responds to the impact of COVID-19 on the way we live, learn, and work. Teachers all over the world have been thrown into teaching their "COVID-Converted" courses online. This series will focus on moving from this emergency remote teaching and learning to more thoughtfully prepared online learning experiences.

Interview with Dr. Sian Beilock, President of Barnard College. Learn how one college helps students combat fear and anxiety through mandatory coursework designed to provide context to the big problems we’re facing during this pandemic. We discuss:
  • Dr. Beilock's background
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  • Move to compressed semesters
  • Asynchronous vs. synchronous teaching
  • "Big Problems 2020" and how faculty make meaning out of the current environment
  • "Alumni Circles" helping students
  • Zoom fatigue
  • Student Zoom Preceptors 
  • Women's health in the pandemic 
  • "Feel Well - Do Well" health and fitness program
  • "Student Tutor Corp" to take demand off of faculty and staff
  • How education will change after the pandemic

  • Podsafe music selection
    • Maybe I'm Amazed by Blake Morgan. Licensed cover of the Paul McCartney classic.
Duration: 30:14