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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

RPP #156: Glisser - Interview with Michael Piddock

  • Interview with Michael Piddock, CEO and Founder of Glisser. Glisser is a unique audience response system that shares presentation slides to mobile devices in real-time and uses polling and Q&A to make live events and the classroom interactive. We discuss:
    Michael Piddock, CEO & Founder
    • How Glisser got started
    • How you use Glisser audience response
    • Limits of the free version
    • Key features of Glisser
      • Live Polling
      • Live Slide Sharing
      • Audience Q&A backchannel
      • Twitter Wall for events
      • Web platform, no plugin required
      • Participant note taking
      • Downloading slides
      • Translated captions (coming soon)
  • Podsafe Music Selection
    • Impossible Worries by Rod Murray - Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com
Duration: 33:30

Monday, July 17, 2017

RPP #155: Connected Casebook - Interview with Vikram Savkar

  • Interview with Vikram Savkar, Vice President & General Manager, Legal Education, Wolters KluwerConnected Casebook is an integrated digital and print learning solution designed to facilitate deeper student mastery of legal thinking and stronger learning outcomes. We discuss:
    • Electronic textbooks and how they fit into mobile education
      Vikram Savkar, VP
      Legal Education, Wolters Kluwer
    • Improvements in electronic publishing
    • How authors publish books online with WK
    • How content is adapted for Millennials
    • Adaptive and competency based learning
    • The Casebook platform
    • Future of audio textbooks
    • Purchase options for students
  • Podsafe music selection
    • Maybe I'm Amazed by Blake Morgan. Licensed cover of the Paul McCartney classic.
Duration: 38:14

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

RPP #154: Maplesoft Möbius - Interview with Jim Cooper

  • Interview with Jim Cooper, CEO of Maplesoft, about Möbius their new comprehensive online courseware environment that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We discuss:
    • Maplesoft history
      Jim Cooper, CEO
    • Maplesoft course/module marketplace
    • Möbius platform and toolkit
    • LMS integration
    • Adaptive and customized learning
    • Analytics to improve learning
    • AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning
    • Building an AI tutor
    • Pricing models
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 36:37

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    RPP #153: eLearning after 20 Years - Interview with Ken Hartman

    • Interview with Dr. Ken Hartman, CEO of Degree Quest and the past president of Drexel University Online. Ken has a long distinguished history in education and especially online learning. This talk highlights changes to teaching and learning 20 years after Ken published his book, The Internet Guide for College Bound Students in 1996. We discuss:
      • Rise in college tuition
        Dr. Ken Hartman
      • Use of student "Big Data"
      • Observations from the ASU GSV Summit
      • Future of the LMS
      • Flat online course enrollment
      • Disruptive innovation in education
      • Quality outcomes from online education
      • Role of AI and VR in e-learning 
      • Faculty development
      • Importance of Data Analytics
    Duration: 32:49

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    RPP #152: The Future of Education: A Scenario

    Duration: 09:48 audio & 10:42 video

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    RPP #151: Algebra By Hand - Interview with Michael Eiseman

    Duration: 27:18

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    RPP #150: Memorang - Interview with Yermie Cohen

    • Interview with Yermie Cohen, MD, Co-Founder & CEO of Memorang, Inc. Memorang is a free web and mobile study tool that helps students memorize any type of information through spaced repetition, multiple quizzing modes and games. Students can prepare for exams with thousands of free pre-made flashcards and quizzes. Memorang partners with leading publishers, institutions, professional organizations, and authors to develop trusted content. We discuss:
      • History of this profitable startup company
      • Flashcards for the USMLE, MCAT, Netter's Anatomy, NCLEX
        Yermie Cohen, MD
        Co-Founder & CEO Memorang
      • Custom study playlists
      • Flashcards / multiple choice question / games
      • Knowledge architecture for self-testing
    • Links
    • Podsafe music selection
      • "Ain't No Reason" by Brett Dennen - featured on several TV shows including "House", "Scrubs" and "Grey's Anatomy"
      Duration: 31:41