Wednesday, February 05, 2020

RPP #183: Academia Next with Bryan Alexander

  • This special edition is a wide-ranging talk with Bryan Alexander, author of Academia Next, about the futures of higher education. Bryan is a futurist, researcher, speaker, and educator. His focus is on the future of higher education, especially under the impact of technology. We discuss:

    Dr. Bryan Alexander
    • Teaching at Georgetown U
    • His new book, Academia Next
    • EDU scenarios in 2035 and longer
    • Technologies with largest impact
    • Next-gen learning environment
    • Mixed/extended reality
    • Gamification
    • Technopanic
    • Open education
    • Influence of science fiction
    • Quantum computing
    • Geriatrics
    • Social trends
    • Policies and politics
    • Cyberwarfare
    • Future jobs
Duration: 46:16

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