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