Thursday, July 19, 2018

RPP #167: Alchemie - Interview with Julia Winter

  • Interview with Julia Winter, CEO and Founder of Alchemie, which combines commercial game design with a deep understanding of how students learn. Alchemie’s digital learning tools provide an intuitive learning experience that encourages students to explore and experiment with concepts. We discuss:
    Julia Winter, CEO
    • Julia's background
    • History of Alchemie
    • How Alchemie works
    • The audience for Alchemie
    • How students learn by manipulating bonds and electrons
    • The Epiphany Platform
    • Real-time Assessment
    • Machine learning and data analytics
    • AR/VR/XR
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 27:07

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    RPP #166: FlatWorld - Interview with Alastair Adam

    • Interview with Alastair Adam, Co-CEO of FlatWorld, a digital-first college textbook publisher building a niche between the high cost traditional publishers and open education resources (OER) publishers. We answer the questions:
      • What is the background of FlatWorld?
      • How many titles are available?
      • How many faculty are using FlatWorld books?
      • How are authors recruited?
      • What formats are available? 
      • How much does a typical textbook cost - electronic and print?
      • Are electronic versions compatible with Kindle and iPad?
      • How much do authors earn?
      • Does FlatWorld support the LMS?
      • What special features are available?
      • What is "FlatWorld Unlimited"?
      • Podsafe music selection
        • Mine Again from Passion Leaves a Trace by Black Lab
      Duration: 36:02

      Tuesday, May 29, 2018

      RPP #165: Coursetune - Interview with Maria Andersen

      • Interview with Maria Andersen, CEO and Co-Founder, Coursetune. Coursetune has a completely new way to visualize the underpinnings and framework of curriculum design - a way to "harmonize" your curriculum. We discuss:
          • Maria's background
          • Need for a Coursetune
          • Improving curriculum design beyond spreadsheets and whiteboards
          • How Coursetune works
          • Why it is like "Autocad" for learning design
          • Target audience
          • and more
      • Podsafe music selection
        • "See the Sun" by Black Lab from California with tunes featured in the movies "Spider Man" and "Blade: Trinity"
      Duration: 39:12

      Wednesday, April 18, 2018

      RPP #164: Future of Education Discussion with Bryan Alexander



      Duration: 62:27