Saturday, April 17, 2021

RPP #191: Marcus Popetz on Harmonize by 42 Lines

Interview with Marcus Popetz, CEO and co-founder of 42 LinesHarmonize is a discussion tool that allows students to communicate, interact, and engage more easily with one another. It supports richer discussion and collaboration. Faculty and students upload multiple files directly within posts and easily record audio and video comments. We discuss:
  • Why 42 lines?
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    Marcus Popetz, CEO

  • What's wrong with discussion boards
  • Discussion board, group chat, instant messaging,
  • Requires LMS LTI integration
  • Analytics to lower instructor workload
  • Creating a hybrid cadence between synchronous and asynchronous
  • Integration with Zoom and other video conferencing systems
  • Accessibility accommodation including auto-captioning
  • Compatible with smartphones  
  • Visual layout with 'cards' instead of a long list of text
  • Faculty can mark up videos! 
  • Peer to peer interaction is coming
  • Future direction to use data science to build "formative drop-out detector" to improve student retention
  • Podsafe music selection
    • Kiss This! (Hey IRS)" by Robert Lund of the Funny Music Project, a parody of Faith Hill's "This Kiss"
Duration: 37:59

Thursday, March 18, 2021

COVID-CONVERTED EDITION #5: Class Technologies - Interview with Michael Chasen

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 Michael Chasen, co-founder, and CEO of Class Technologies Inc. Class adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom making virtual classrooms feel like real classrooms. We discuss:
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    Michael Chasen's background
  • Class for Zoom features
  • Attendance
  • Tests, surveys, proctored exams
  • One-on-one student conversations
  • Multiple gallery seating charts: view by name, the order of hand raising, participation view
  • Measuring engagement using extensive analytics
  • Combined in-person and remote students
  • Monitor multiple Zoom rooms simultaneously
  • LTI integration with the LMS
  • Podsafe music selection
    • "Run" from the new age piano album "Lines Build Walls" by Ehren Starks.
Duration: 35:33

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: 
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    • 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