Wednesday, August 16, 2017

RPP #156: Glisser - Interview with Michael Piddock

  • Interview with Michael Piddock, CEO and Founder of Glisser. Glisser is a unique audience response system that shares presentation slides to mobile devices in real-time and uses polling and Q&A to make live events and the classroom interactive. We discuss:
    Michael Piddock, CEO & Founder
    • How Glisser got started
    • How you use Glisser audience response
    • Limits of the free version
    • Key features of Glisser
      • Live Polling
      • Live Slide Sharing
      • Audience Q&A backchannel
      • Twitter Wall for events
      • Web platform, no plugin required
      • Participant note taking
      • Downloading slides
      • Translated captions (coming soon)
  • Podsafe Music Selection
    • Impossible Worries by Rod Murray - Music from Jukedeck - create your own at
Duration: 33:30

Monday, July 17, 2017

RPP #155: Connected Casebook - Interview with Vikram Savkar

  • Interview with Vikram Savkar, Vice President & General Manager, Legal Education, Wolters KluwerConnected Casebook is an integrated digital and print learning solution designed to facilitate deeper student mastery of legal thinking and stronger learning outcomes. We discuss:
    • Electronic textbooks and how they fit into mobile education
      Vikram Savkar, VP
      Legal Education, Wolters Kluwer
    • Improvements in electronic publishing
    • How authors publish books online with WK
    • How content is adapted for Millennials
    • Adaptive and competency based learning
    • The Casebook platform
    • Future of audio textbooks
    • Purchase options for students
  • Podsafe music selection
    • Maybe I'm Amazed by Blake Morgan. Licensed cover of the Paul McCartney classic.
Duration: 38:14

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

RPP #154: Maplesoft Möbius - Interview with Jim Cooper

  • Interview with Jim Cooper, CEO of Maplesoft, about Möbius their new comprehensive online courseware environment that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We discuss:
    • Maplesoft history
      Jim Cooper, CEO
    • Maplesoft course/module marketplace
    • Möbius platform and toolkit
    • LMS integration
    • Adaptive and customized learning
    • Analytics to improve learning
    • AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning
    • Building an AI tutor
    • Pricing models
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 36:37

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    RPP #153: eLearning after 20 Years - Interview with Ken Hartman

    • Interview with Dr. Ken Hartman, CEO of Degree Quest and the past president of Drexel University Online. Ken has a long distinguished history in education and especially online learning. This talk highlights changes to teaching and learning 20 years after Ken published his book, The Internet Guide for College Bound Students in 1996. We discuss:
      • Rise in college tuition
        Dr. Ken Hartman
      • Use of student "Big Data"
      • Observations from the ASU GSV Summit
      • Future of the LMS
      • Flat online course enrollment
      • Disruptive innovation in education
      • Quality outcomes from online education
      • Role of AI and VR in e-learning 
      • Faculty development
      • Importance of Data Analytics
    Duration: 32:49