Wednesday, July 20, 2022

RPP #204 Phill Miller of Open LMS

  • Interview with Phill Miller, Managing Director of Open LMS. Open LMS is "a Moodle™-based LMS platform designed for learners, empowering administrators.' We discuss:
    • Phill's background
      Phill Miller
    • History of Open LMS
    • Usage boost during Covid
    • Open LMS acquisitions
    • Lower cost of ownership
    • SaaS approach
    • Partnerships: Safe Assign, Ally, Intelliboard, Class Technologies  
    • Class acquisition of Bb Collaborate
    • New directions in educational technology 
    • Moodle is the largest LMS worldwide, one of the "Big 4"
    • First face-to-face Users Conference in Phoenix in October 2022 
Duration: 41:11

Thursday, June 09, 2022

RPP #203: Kyle Shea of AllCampus

  • Interview with Kyle Shea, Executive Vice President, Partnership Development at All Campus. "AllCampus is a leading online program management services provider that helps universities evolve their academic programs and exceed the ever-evolving expectations of students." We discuss:
    • Kyle's background
      Kyle Shea, EVP
    • History of AllCampus
    • Online Program Management options: 
      • Program viability, instructional design, curriculum enhancement, marketing, enrollment support, student support and retention
    • Undergrad/Grad, Credit/non-credit, degrees/certificates, micro-credentials
    • Impact of Covid-19: new clients and expansion of existing programs
    • Faculty leaving teaching to learn new skills
    • Skills in demand by corporations
    • Synchronous/asynchronous trends for online
    • Engaging and preparing client faculty 
    • Student support coaches
    • AllCampus unique services 

  • Podsafe music selection
Duration: 33:53

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

RPP #202: Michelle Weise of National University

  • Interview with Michelle Weise, Vice Chancellor, Strategy and Innovation, National University. NU offers over 75 programs and four-week classes designed to help students reach their goals while balancing busy lives. A pioneer in online education, NU has offered online classes for over 20 years, as well as classes on-site at locations across California and on select military bases nationwide. We discuss:
    • Michelle's background
      Dr. Michelle Weise

    • History of National University
    • Innovator's dilemma  
    • Unique 4-week terms
    • Partnership with Amazon 
    • Military and working adult population
    • Right-sized learning experiences
    • One-to-one, hybrid, and fully online modalities
    • Problem-based learning
    • Badges, micro-credentials, and certificates
    • Next-generation degree
    • Skills Compass
    • AI-powered career navigation tools 
    • Jobs of tomorrow
  • Podsafe music selection
    • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Spring, 1st Movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra
Duration: 41:54

Sunday, March 20, 2022

RPP #201 Don Kassner of MonitorEDU

  • Interview with Don Kassner, President and Founder of MonitorEDU. MonitorEDU is a leading provider of high-stakes remote proctoring using live proctors based in North America. We discuss: 
    • Don's background and history of MonitorEDU
      Don Kassner
    • Proctoring changes brought about by Covid
    • Efficiency of live proctoring over AI-generated flags
    • Chat translation and foreign language proctors
    • Ramping up for peak exam times  
    • Student identity verification
    • Monitoring proctor performance
    • Security related to exam software
    • Partnerships with testing platforms
    • Invigil record and review system
    • Proctoring oral exams
    • Automated proctoring

  • Links
  • Podsafe Music
Duration: 47:25