Tuesday, November 26, 2019

RPP #182: Yellowdig - Interview with Shaunak Roy


  • Interview with Shaunak Roy, CEO, and Founder of Yellowdig. More than a discussion board, Yellowdig meets students where they are, making engagement effortless and natural throughout the entire student lifecycle. We discuss:
    Shaunak Roy, CEO
    • Mr. Roy's background and company story
    • The reinvention of the discussion board
    • OER-based Peer-driven discussions
    • Gamified discussions
    • Immediate automated engagement scoring
    • LMS agnostic LTI integration
    • 300,000 Yellowdig daily users
    • Why 'Yellowdig' name
    • Podsafe music selection 
    Duration: 29:43

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    RPP #181: Strut Learning - Interview with Lee Johnston

    • Interview with Lee Johnston, CEO of Strut Learning - the "next-generation LMS for innovators." Strut integrates personalized learning, assessments, student success, authoring, automation, workflows, and analytics. Listen as we discuss:
      • The history of Strut (formerly Sagence Learning)
        Lee Johnston, CEO
      • Cognify / Compose / Certify and Connect
      • Competency-based and non-term direct assessment
      • Strut as a replacement or add-on to the LMS
      • Strut's market focus
      • Gamified personalized learning
      • Active social learning
      • Skills mapping creating active feedback loops
      • Next-Gen analytics, active workflows, and automation
      • High-fidelity dashboards
      • and more
    Duration: 36:42

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    RPP #180: Learning Technology Entrepreneurs


    • This special podcast is a recording of a panel discussion, Learning Technology Entrepreneurs: Case Studies from Concept to Market. This was recorded at a unique joint meeting of the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association and the Venture CafĂ© located in the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting featured a moderated panel discussion of Learning Technology Entrepreneurs sharing their personal journeys from initial concept to bringing their product/service to the learning marketplace.
    • Podsafe music selection
      • "Fly Fly Fly" by singer/songwriter Adrina Thorpe - Influenced by Sarah Mclachlan, Tori Amos, and Coldplay
    Duration: 56:55

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    RPP #179: Yoda AI Bot - Interview with Anjli Jain

    • Interview with Anjli Jain, founder of Unifyed. We discuss Yoda, their AI-powered Bot with SIS and LMS integration that automates responses to student and faculty frequently asked questions such as: How much do I owe? I forgot my password, can you reset it? How do I enter grades? We discuss:
      Anjli Jain / Unifyed
      • The genesis of Yoda
      • The digital campus, a GUI-less experience
      • Yoda for whole student lifecycle FAQ help 
      • Voice accounts for 60% of help interactions
      • Multiple communication modes
      • How Yoda authenticates users and hands-off to human helpers
      • How AI is used in Yoda
    • Links
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 37:14