Thursday, December 21, 2017

RPP #160: Lovoco - Interview with Calvin Shum

  • Interview with Calvin Shum, CEO of Lovoco. Lovoco offers accessibility, communication, and educational solutions with proprietary speech and translation AI resulting in instantaneous bilingual subtitling. He demonstrated German translation of our live interview! We discuss:
    • How speech tech improves accessibility and ADA Compliance for live and recorded
      Calvin Shum, CEO
      lectures
    • How the automated polylingual stenographer enables: 
      • visual aid for caption readers
      • translations for global communicators
      • higher learning outcomes for students
    • How their social mission donates a system to a local primary or secondary school of your choice
    • Podsafe music selection
      • "Jingle Bells" by Natalie Brown - soulful vocalist/songwriter with a dynamic, multi-octave vocal range
    Duration: 28:03

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    RPP #159: AEFIS - Interview with Mustafa Sualp

    • Interview with Mustafa Sualp, CEO and Founder, AEFIS, LLC. AEFIS is an integrated assessment management platform. We discuss the range of management tools, such as
        • Syllabus Management
          Mustafa Sualp
          Founder & CEO
        • Assessment and Outcomes Management
        • Program Managment
        • Course Evaluations
        • Strategic Planning
      • What changes in HiEd stimulated the need for AEFIS?
      • What problem does AEFIS solve? 
      • How does AEFIS automate tasks?
      • How long does it take to implement?
      • How does it integrate with other tools, SIS, LMS?
      • How does it compare with competing assessment solutions?
      • How is it deployed, local, SaaS?
    Duration: 39:32

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    RPP #158: StudyTree - Interview with Ethan Keiser

    • Interview with Ethan Keiser, CEO of StudyTree
      • We discuss how StudyTree integrates academic support services with artificial intelligence to provide students with a mobile automated academic assistant. StudyTree analyzes students’ grades and behavioral patterns to construct customized recommendations to improve their academic performance. 
        Ethan Keiser, CEO
      • We answer the questions:
        • How does the StudyTree app work?
        • How is AI used in the app?
        • How does it work with STEM and Humanities?
        • How do you form cooperative study groups?
        • How does it compare to live coaching?
        • How does it integrate with the LMS?
        • Who is using it now?
        • What is the ROI for the student/institution
    Duration: 34:23

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    RPP #157: Blackboard Roadmap - Interview with Jim Chalex

    • Interview with Jim Chalex, Vice President of Product Management at Blackboard Inc. We discuss the Blackboard Learn product roadmap. What are the various "flavors" of Blackboard Learn and how will they evolve over the next couple of years? We discuss:
      • Experiences / Course Views: Original, Ultra
        Jim Chalex, Blackboard VP
      • Deployments: Self-Hosted, Managed Hosted, SaaS
      • Mobility: Responsive web design vs new native apps
      • We answer the questions:
        • How many clients have deployed SaaS, both Original (9.1) and Ultra?
        • What are some of the new features and when will they be available?
          • Workflow improvements 
          • Inline Grading Update 
          • Responsive design optimization 
          • Embedded analytics
          • Integrated audio and video 
          • Cloud storage integration 
          • Attendance tracking
          • Community (aka Portal) functions in Ultra  
      • Blackboard Roadmap Slides based on Jim's BbWorld17 Presentation:
    Duration: 34:44