Saturday, April 17, 2021

RPP #191: Marcus Popetz on Harmonize by 42 Lines

Interview with Marcus Popetz, CEO and co-founder of 42 LinesHarmonize is a discussion tool that allows students to communicate, interact, and engage more easily with one another. It supports richer discussion and collaboration. Faculty and students upload multiple files directly within posts and easily record audio and video comments. We discuss:
  • Why 42 lines?
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    Marcus Popetz, CEO

  • What's wrong with discussion boards
  • Discussion board, group chat, instant messaging,
  • Requires LMS LTI integration
  • Analytics to lower instructor workload
  • Creating a hybrid cadence between synchronous and asynchronous
  • Integration with Zoom and other video conferencing systems
  • Accessibility accommodation including auto-captioning
  • Compatible with smartphones  
  • Visual layout with 'cards' instead of a long list of text
  • Faculty can mark up videos! 
  • Peer to peer interaction is coming
  • Future direction to use data science to build "formative drop-out detector" to improve student retention
  • Podsafe music selection
    • Kiss This! (Hey IRS)" by Robert Lund of the Funny Music Project, a parody of Faith Hill's "This Kiss"
Duration: 37:59