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

      Monday, March 26, 2018

      RPP #163: Academia Beyond Millennials with Bryan Alexander

        Duration: 47:35

        Saturday, February 24, 2018

        RPP #162: Starfish - Interview with Howard Bell

        • Interview with Howard Bell, Senior Vice President of Higher Education Student Success and the General Manager of Starfish at Hobsons. We discuss their Starfish Enterprise Success Platform including Early Alert, Connect, and Degree Planner, and how it helps scale student support initiatives in a way that enables students to engage with the campus community and achieve their academic goals. We also discuss:
        • Howard Bell
          SVP Hobsons
          • Interface with the LMS and SIS
          • Automatic flags and progress surveys
          • Predictive analytics framework
          • Student points of contact
          • New Degree Planner features
          • Partnering with student networks
          • Measuring return on investment
        • Links to Related Podcasts
          • RPP #101: Starfish Retention Solutions: Interview with David Yaskin (March 2012)
          • RPP #158: StudyTree - Interview with Ethan Keiser
          • RPP #159: AEFIS - Interview with Mustafa Sualp
          • Podsafe Music Selection 
            • "Run" from the new age piano album "Lines Build Walls" by Ehren Starks
          Duration: 38:58

          Wednesday, January 24, 2018

          RPP #161: USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference


          • Rod discusses the new USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference, including
            • Background and history of this conference in it's 16th year
            • What is eLearning 3.0
            • Keynote Speaker, futurist Dr. Bryan Alexander
            • Panel on the Future of Higher Education including Dr. Alexander, Dr. Bobbe Baggio, Dr. Paul Katz (USciences President), Dr. Ken Hartman (past President of Drexel eLearning, Inc.) and Dr. Rod Murray.
            • Program schedule and registration
            • Social networking hour with craft beer provided by the USciences Brewing Certificate Program 
            • Sponsors
                • Platinum: AEFIS
                • Gold: Practice, Ferrilli
                • Silver: Blackboard, DubLabs, Evolve IP, Labster
                • Bronze: Examsoft, SixRedMarbles, Glisser, PADLA, StudyTree, MapleSoft, Mersive, Mediasite
            • Podsafe music selection
              • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in G Minor “Winter” (Allegro movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra. 
              Duration: 14:09