Thursday, May 28, 2015

RPP #132: D2L Brightspace - Interview with John Baker, CEO, D2L

  • Interview with John Baker, CEO, D2L
    D2L (formerly Desire2Learn) announced the next generation of its learning platform, Brightspace. By featuring a new faculty user experience and bringing adaptive learning to the masses, D2L says that Brightspace is more flexible, smarter, and easier to use.
    • We discuss D2L and their next generation LMS, Brightspace
    • We answer the questions:
      • Does it replace "legacy" D2L?
      • What is adaptive learning and LeaP?
      • What features can be used in-class?
      • What about student retention support and e-portfolios?
      • What's the new faculty UI?
      • How is it delivered? Multi-tenant Cloud? Hosted? On premise?
      • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
        • "Fly Fly Fly" by singer/song writer Adrina Thorpe - Influenced by Sarah Mclachlan, Tori Amos, and Coldplay
    Duration: 27:12

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    RPP #131: Echo360 Active Learning Platform - Interview with Greg Golkin

    Duration: 29:55

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    RPP #130: Learn to Code

      • Learn Coding
        • Bento - A guided tour through curated, free coding tutorials on the web.
        • - Offers a number of excellent free beginner’s tutorials for learning how to code.
        • Code Academy - Learn to code in HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python and Ruby on Rails for free.
        • Code School - Learn By Doing. No setup. No hassle. Just learning.
        • Girls Who Code - To inspire, educate, and equip girls with computing skills.
        • Khan Academy - Program drawings, animations, games and web pages.
        • SkillCrush - Become a Ruby-on-Rails developer.
        • Thinkful - With 1-on-1 mentorship from industry experts.
        • Udemy - Your place to learn real world skills online.
        • w3Schools - Teach yourself for free.
    Duration: 20:58

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    RPP #129: Interview: Bryan Alexander on the Future of Higher Ed

    • Interview with Bryan Alexander, educator, futurist, speaker, writer, and senior researcher for the New Media Consortium (NMC). We discuss the future of higher education.
      • Education Contexts
        • Changes in international education, demographics, enrollment decline, education for seniors
      • Technology
        • 3d printing, Internet of Things, social media, augmented reality, cloud computing, digital video, alternative means of education, makerspaces
      • Education Issues
        • Too much testing
        • Carnegie Unit vs competency based advancement
        • ePortfolios
        • the LMS dark web
        • adjunctification of higher ed
        • online education
        • Creative Commons
        • open education