Thursday, March 23, 2023

RPP #210: Bryan Alexander on AI in Education

  • Interview with Bryan Alexander, futurist, educator, speaker, and writer. We discuss AI and its impact on education. Bryan also mentions his new book, Universities on Fire. We discuss
    • Bryan's background and current activities
      Bryan Alexander (and Rod)
    • Overview of AI, especially generative AI: ChatGPT, Midjourney, Dall-E
    • New jobs: AI "wrangler" and Bot Manager
    • Personalized AI bot tutors
    • Eliminate AI cheating: air-gapped PCs, paper/pencil exams 
    • AI as a pedagogical tool: analysing writing and art to improve learning
    • ChatGPT as an instrument for "playing the web" & role master for game simulation
    • Can AI explain itself: sources are important in education
    • Coming: new AI domains: China, Indian, Christian groups
    • AI ethics and need for fact checking, combating deep fakes
    • Military anti-AI technology and use of AI for national security 
    • and much more
Duration: 58:33

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

RPP #209: Edson Barton of YouScience

  • Interview with Edson Barton, CEO and Founder of YouScience. YouScience "helps students build confidence and connects their education to best-fit careers in every stage of their journey." We discuss:
    • Edson Barton, CEO

      Edson's background  
    • Making education meaningful 
    • Improving standards in schools and for corporate certifications
    • Employers say that colleges are not preparing students for the workforce 
    • Alignment of teaching with a student's career path creates engagement, retention, and improved outcomes
    • Increased dropout rate during pandemic
    • General studies is fastest growing major but it doesn't prepare students for the workplace
    • Liberal Arts education has stripped out career orientation
    • Students discover their aptitude using "brain games" 
    • They learn the "science" of themselves
    • Employers discover and recruit students who match their needs
  • Podsafe music selection
Duration: 57:26

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

RPP #208 Guillermo Elizondo of Territorium

  • Interview with Guillermo Elizondo, CEO of Territorium. "AI-powered competency records for 21st-century learners and employers with over 10 million users worldwide." We discuss:
    • Guillermo's background and history of Territorium
      Guillermo Elizondo, CEO

    • Received college credit for building the first App 
    • Define and track competencies currently required by employers
    • Measure employability, retention, and engagement
    • Capture learning inside and outside of the classroom
    • 1EdTech(formerly IMS)-certified comprehensive learner record
    • Portable digital Skills wallet powered by blockchain
    • Blockchain validated credentials
    • LMS integration 
    • AI for mapping outcomes to job market requirements
    • AI career recommendation engine 
    • Coaching institutions to improve curricula
    • CareerBit mobile app, like FitBit for careers
  • Podsafe music selection
    • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in G Minor “Winter” (Allegro movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra.
Duration: 36:01

Monday, November 28, 2022

RPP #207 William Ryan on Flipped Learning

  • Interview with William J. Ryan, Founder & CEO of Ryan Consulting, LLC. We discuss his process that allows learners to interact with instructors and peers to practice, apply and synthesize content in the context of their mutual experience. We discuss:
    • Dr. Ryan's background
      William Ryan, CEO

    • Evolution of web conferencing tools
    • Impact of the pandemic on remote teaching and learning
    • Importance of core instructional design models 
    • Creating time for online social interaction
    • Assimilate, practice, and time for reflection
    • Integrating Zoom with the LMS
    • Simplifying and reducing PPT presentations   
    • Don't use polls; just ask questions or use a chat
    • Upper limits of online class size, and more
Duration: 41:02