Thursday, June 25, 2020

RPP #186: Proctortrack - Interview with Raj Kumar

Interview with Rajnish Kumar, CEO, and Co-Founder at Verificient Technologies. Their Proctortrack product leverages automation and live proctoring using AI to deliver automatic proctoring solutions. We discuss:
Raj Kumar, CEO of Verificient
Raj Kumar, CEO
  • Evolution of Verificient and Proctortrack
  • Need for identity verification and remote proctoring
  • Veripass for identity verification
  • Use of biometrics
  • How Proctortrack works
  • Support for Chromebook
  • Support for 2nd camera (mobile phone)
  • Use in testing centers
  • Future innovations
  • Podsafe music selection
  • Duration: 30:01

    Monday, June 01, 2020

    COVID-CONVERTED EDITION #2: Interview with Phil Hill

    This special COVID-Converted Edition audio and video podcast series is in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the way we live, learn, and work. Teachers all over the world have been thrown into teaching their "COVID-Converted" courses online. This series will focus on moving from this emergency remote teaching and learning to more thoughtfully prepared online learning experiences.

    This episode is an interview with Phil Hill, Publisher of PhilOnEdTech, and Partner at MindWires Consulting. We discuss podcasting, especially his new PhilOnEdTech Podcast, and the Covid-fueled hybridization of Higher Ed. We cover:
    Duration: 40:22

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    RPP #185: RedShelf - Interview with Greg Fenton



    • Interview with Greg Fenton, CEO & Co-Founder of RedShelf. We discuss the RedShelf e-textbook platform offering more than 1 million digital titles including study tools from most publishers at a significant discount. We discuss:
      • How Redshelf got started 
        Greg Fenton, RedShelf CEO
      • How they compete against Amazon 
      • Free student access because of COVID-19
      • Which publishers they work with (almost all)
      • How they deliver publishers' ebook content  
      • Features make e-textbooks better than print (read aloud, flashcards and study guides)
      • Student's desire for hard copy textbooks
      • Reading e-textbooks offline 
      • Faculty authors options to self-publish
      • Business model (student and institutional purchase)
      • Future directions including "inclusive access"
    • Links
      • Podsafe music selection
      Duration: 31:43

      Saturday, April 11, 2020

      COVID-CONVERTED EDITION #1: Introduction to Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real Time


      This special COVID-Converted Edition audio and video podcast series is in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the way we live, learn and work. Teachers all over the world have been thrown into teaching their "COVID-Converted" courses online. This series will focus on moving from this emergency remote teaching and learning to more thoughtfully prepared online learning experiences.

      This episode is an interview with Gary Dietz and Shannon Forte, partners in a new venture to bring teachers affordable, practical techniques to engage learners and deliver effective online instruction. We discuss their Workshop including:
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      • Presenter backgrounds
      • Need for workshops to teach instructors
      • Intended audiences for these workshops
      • Activities used in the workshop and taught 
      • Sensorial approaches using music, sound, drawing
      • Use of video in place of "talking heads"
      • Using private chat to manage classroom
      • Advantages of online over physical classroom
      • Overcoming obstacles for teachers new to online
      Links:
      Podsafe Music Selection:
      Duration: 38:20