Wednesday, December 21, 2016

RPP #149: Teaching in a Digital Age - Interview with Tony Bates

  • Interview with Dr. Tony Bates, CEO of Tony Bates Associates Ltd and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University. Tony was the former Director of Distance Education and Technology at the University of British Columbia. We discuss the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age of technology: 
    • New skills needed in our digital age
    • Explicit skills, knowledge management, critical thinking, independent learning
    • Preparing faculty for teaching
    • Move toward team teaching
    • Role of publishers
    • Collaborative learning
    • Communities of practice
    • Agile design applied to teaching/learning
    • Future of MOOCs after the hype
    • Most important trends for education 5-10 years out
    • Links
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 38:33

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    RPP #148: Sway - Interview with Jill Sitnick

    Duration: 33:24

    Friday, October 28, 2016

    RPP #147: Labster - Interview with Mikkel Marfelt & Aaron Knox

    • Interview with Dr. Mikkel Marfelt and Aaron Knox of Labster
      • We discuss laboratory simulation and how it can be highly effective for STEM education while opening up new avenues for distance learning disciplines. Labster's next generation of virtual lab simulations are helping to improve student motivation, engagement, as well as, theoretical and practical skills.
        Carpool Karaoke Podcasting
    Duration: 29:21

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    RPP #146: Autodesk Education - Interview with Randy Swearer

    Duration: 33:22

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    RPP #145: DubLabs - Interview with Tony Orlando

    • Interview with Tony Orlando, CEO of DubLabs, LLC on how mobile apps from DubLabs "Unifies student mobility and increases engagement to improve performance and retention."
      • We answer the questions:
        Tony Orlando, CEO
        • What does DubLabs do?
        • How are mobile apps developed?
        • How do apps increase student engagement and improve performance & retention?
        • How are they integrated with university systems?
        • What kind of modules are supported?
        • What mobile platforms are supported?
        • How long does it take to implement?
        • Who is responsible for managing the store (iTunes & Google Play)
        • How often does one have to upload a new build?
      • Links
    • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    Duration: 24:18

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    RPP #144: ExamSoft - Interview with Jason Gad

    • Interview with Jason Gad, Vice President of Business Development, ExamSoft Worldwide Inc.
      • We answer the questions:
        • How does Examsoft work?
          Jason Gad
        • What are advantages over online LMS exams?
        • Does it work with Scantron-type paper exams?
        • Can exams be proctored?
        • Do exams work on all smart phones and tablets?
        • What happens if the Internet connection fails?
        • Can you map questions to learning objectives?
      • Links
    • Podsafe music selection 
    Duration: 36:33

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    RPP #143: Knewton Personalized Learning - Interview with Jason Jordan

    • Interview with Jason Jordan, Vice President for Higher Ed Markets at Knewton
      • We answer the questions:
      • Jason Jordan, VP for Higher Ed Markets
        • What is adaptive or personalized learning?
        • How does Knewton work?
        • Is it a tool kit or prepackaged content?
        • Is Knewton used for more than math?
        • How is crowd-sourced data used?
        • Is Knewton used for corporate or competency/mastery based education?
        • What higher ed challenges can Knewton help solve?
        • What's in the future for Knewton?
      • Links
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 23:47

    Wednesday, June 08, 2016

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    RPP #142: 10th Anniversary Edition - Podcasting 101

      In this special 10th Anniversary Edition, Rod highlights some of the more interesting aspects of podcasting history, his particular podcasting story and gives tips on how to do your own podcast.

      Brief History of Podcasting

      Podcasting 101 
      Podcasting Concept Map

        Duration: 32:17

        Friday, April 15, 2016

        RPP #141: Mersive Solstice - Interview with Christopher Jaynes

          • We answer the questions:
            Christopher Jaynes
            • What is Solstice?
            • Does it improve classroom pedagogy?
            • Does it replace AppleTV? 
            • What are the Enterprise features?
            • How is it used in active learning spaces?
            • What are the network requirements?
            • How about distant end users?
            • How about lecture capture?
        • Podsafe music selection 
          • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Spring, 1st Movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra
          Duration: 28:38

          Monday, March 21, 2016

          RPP #140: Future Trends: Interview with Bryan Alexander

            • We discuss: 
              • NMC 2016 Horizon Report for Higher Education
              • Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
                • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 
                • Learning Analytics and Adaptive Learning 
              • Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
                • Augmented and Virtual Reality
                • Makerspaces & 3D Printing
              • Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
                • Affective Computing
                • Robotics
              • Future Trends Forum
          • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
            • From the Beginning by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from their Then & Now Live 1998 Album
            Duration: 32:35

          Tuesday, February 23, 2016

          RPP #139: Design for the Mind - Interview with Victor Yocco

          • Interview with Victor Yocco (@victoryocco), design researcher and author
            • We answer the questions:
              • What are your background and interests?
              • What is andragogy?
              • What are some of the key principles of learning design?
              • How can psychology inform design?
              • Can you tell us about your new book? 
            • Links
            • Podsafe music selection
              • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in G Minor “Winter” (Allegro movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra. 
              Duration: 25:54

              Tuesday, January 05, 2016

              RPP #138: Higher Education Horizon Report by Alex Freeman

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                Duration: 31:49