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

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    RPP #179: Yoda AI Bot - Interview with Anjli Jain

    • Interview with Anjli Jain, founder of Unifyed. We discuss Yoda, their AI-powered Bot with SIS and LMS integration that automates responses to student and faculty frequently asked questions such as: How much do I owe? I forgot my password, can you reset it? How do I enter grades? We discuss:
      Anjli Jain / Unifyed
      • The genesis of Yoda
      • The digital campus, a GUI-less experience
      • Yoda for whole student lifecycle FAQ help 
      • Voice accounts for 60% of help interactions
      • Multiple communication modes
      • How Yoda authenticates users and hands-off to human helpers
      • How AI is used in Yoda
    • Links
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 37:14

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    RPP #178: K16 Solutions - Interview with Thomas Waite

    • Interview with Dr. Thomas Waite, CEO of K16 Solutions. K16's Scaffold Designer is the industry’s first cloud-hosted, fully-integrated course development tool that automates manual processes and improves efficiency for instructional designers and faculty. Scaffold products are integrated with Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Brightspace, and Sakai. We discuss: 
      • Background of Dr. Waite and history of K16 Solutions
        • Scaffold Designer and Scaffold Migration
        • Migrate or rebuild courses
        • Migration tool for most LMSs
        • Customers including K12 and OPMs (Online Program Management Companies)
        • Working in elearning ecosystems as opposed to LMSs
        • AI, machine learning and algorithms
        • New Scaffold Faculties, a faculty management system
      • Links
      • Podsafe music selection
      Duration: 35:08

      Monday, June 17, 2019

      RPP #177: The Future of Learning Platforms: Perspectives from LMS Vendors


      • These questions were asked:
        • What will be the most different about the LMS in 5 years?
        • What will not change in the LMS after 5 years?
        • Will the instructional designer be more important than the instructor?
        • What hasn't worked regarding the effort to have data inform the LMS experience?
        • What about the "dark underbelly" of data, privacy, and misuse of data?
        • What hasn't worked with student personalization, and what will the future bring?
        • Do the needs of accreditation conflict with student personalization?
        • What will be the impact of blockchain, voice control, and machine learning?
        • What are the biggest hurdles to adopting a new LMS?
        • How do you deal with shortened student attention span?
      • Links
      • Podsafe Music Selection
      Duration: 53:12

      Thursday, May 23, 2019

      RPP #176: The Future of Learning Platforms by Phil Hill

      • This is a special audio and video podcast of Phil Hill's Keynote, entitled The Future of Learning Platforms. Phil Hill is Publisher of the PhilOnEdTech Blog and Partner at MindWires, LLC. As a market analyst, Phil has analyzed the growth of technology-enabled change for educational institutions. Phil gave this Keynote at the USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Phil discusses:
        • LMS market share
        • LMS as a walled garden 
        • The chasm between visionaries and pragmatists
          • Transformation of MOOCs
          • New platform designs
          • Moving beyond the digitization of traditional classrooms
          • Personalized learning
          • Machine learning and student data
          • Links
          • Podsafe Music Selection
          Duration: 50:52

          Friday, April 26, 2019

          RPP #175: ALEKS Insights - Interview with Lori Anderson

          Duration: 30:17

          Tuesday, March 19, 2019

          RPP #174: Aula Education - Interview with Anders Krohn

          • Interview with Anders Krohn, CEO and Co-founder of Aula Education. Aula brings students, staff, and educators together in a digital environment that encourages interaction and collaboration. 
            Anders Krohn, CEO
          • Podsafe music selection
          Duration: 44:23

          Thursday, February 14, 2019

          RPP #173: Neuro-Andragogy - Presentation by Kristen Betts




          Duration: 40:20

          Tuesday, January 22, 2019

          RPP #172: AI, Machine Learning & Cognitive Computing

          Duration: 38:06