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

Saturday, October 22, 2022

RPP #206 Jeffrey Katzman of Core Learning Exchange

  • Interview with Jeffrey Katzman, Founder and CEO of Core Learning Exchange. "Core Learning Exchange (Core-LX) prepares students for postsecondary success, including attaining industry-recognized certifications and credentials." We discuss:
    • Jeffrey's background
      Jeffrey Katzman, CEO

    • History of Core-LX
    • Mastery-based instructional model using badges
    • Micro-learning playlists using video, simulations, readings, assessments 
    • Career and technical education (CTE)
    • Over 300 courses for grade 6 through community college
    • Industry recognized certifications
    • Impact of Covid on lack of skilled workers and qualified teachers
    • Life-long learning and building portfolio of skills
    • Awarded National Catalyzed Challenge Grant
    • Motto: "Natively Digital for Digital Natives"
    • Using AI to extract assessment items from text
    • Core-LX LMS ties into school Student Information System 
    • Hot topics: AI, robotics, logistics

  • AI Tools
Duration: 35:30

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

RPP #205 Kimberley Timpf - AlcoholEDU by Vector Solutions

  • Interview with Kimberley Timpf, Senior Director of Impact, Vector Solutions. We discuss their AlcoholEdu program. "AlcoholEdu is an evidence-based training designed to prevent risky drinking and other drug use on campus and help students better reach their academic, professional, and personal goals."
    • Kimberley's background
      Kimberley Timpf
    • History of Vector Solutions and AlcoholEdu
    • Drinking and drug use on campus
    • Impact of Covid   
    • Emotional and physical effects of alcohol, cannabis,
      and e-cigarette use
    • Video-based scenarios to coach students on bystander
       intervention techniques
    • Support and reinforce the decisions of students who
      choose not to drink in college
    • Randomized controlled trials prove the efficacy of
Duration: 41:05

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

RPP #204 Phill Miller of Open LMS

  • Interview with Phill Miller, Managing Director of Open LMS. Open LMS is "a Moodle™-based LMS platform designed for learners, empowering administrators.' We discuss:
    • Phill's background
      Phill Miller
    • History of Open LMS
    • Usage boost during Covid
    • Open LMS acquisitions
    • Lower cost of ownership
    • SaaS approach
    • Partnerships: Safe Assign, Ally, Intelliboard, Class Technologies  
    • Class acquisition of Bb Collaborate
    • New directions in educational technology 
    • Moodle is the largest LMS worldwide, one of the "Big 4"
    • First face-to-face Users Conference in Phoenix in October 2022 
Duration: 41:11

Thursday, June 09, 2022

RPP #203: Kyle Shea of AllCampus

  • Interview with Kyle Shea, Executive Vice President, Partnership Development at All Campus. "AllCampus is a leading online program management services provider that helps universities evolve their academic programs and exceed the ever-evolving expectations of students." We discuss:
    • Kyle's background
      Kyle Shea, EVP
    • History of AllCampus
    • Online Program Management options: 
      • Program viability, instructional design, curriculum enhancement, marketing, enrollment support, student support and retention
    • Undergrad/Grad, Credit/non-credit, degrees/certificates, micro-credentials
    • Impact of Covid-19: new clients and expansion of existing programs
    • Faculty leaving teaching to learn new skills
    • Skills in demand by corporations
    • Synchronous/asynchronous trends for online
    • Engaging and preparing client faculty 
    • Student support coaches
    • AllCampus unique services 

  • Podsafe music selection
Duration: 33:53

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

RPP #202: Michelle Weise of National University

  • Interview with Michelle Weise, Vice Chancellor, Strategy and Innovation, National University. NU offers over 75 programs and four-week classes designed to help students reach their goals while balancing busy lives. A pioneer in online education, NU has offered online classes for over 20 years, as well as classes on-site at locations across California and on select military bases nationwide. We discuss:
    • Michelle's background
      Dr. Michelle Weise

    • History of National University
    • Innovator's dilemma  
    • Unique 4-week terms
    • Partnership with Amazon 
    • Military and working adult population
    • Right-sized learning experiences
    • One-to-one, hybrid, and fully online modalities
    • Problem-based learning
    • Badges, micro-credentials, and certificates
    • Next-generation degree
    • Skills Compass
    • AI-powered career navigation tools 
    • Jobs of tomorrow
  • Podsafe music selection
    • Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Spring, 1st Movement) from The Four Seasons by the American Baroque Orchestra
Duration: 41:54

Sunday, March 20, 2022

RPP #201 Don Kassner of MonitorEDU

  • Interview with Don Kassner, President and Founder of MonitorEDU. MonitorEDU is a leading provider of high-stakes remote proctoring using live proctors based in North America. We discuss: 
    • Don's background and history of MonitorEDU
      Don Kassner
    • Proctoring changes brought about by Covid
    • Efficiency of live proctoring over AI-generated flags
    • Chat translation and foreign language proctors
    • Ramping up for peak exam times  
    • Student identity verification
    • Monitoring proctor performance
    • Security related to exam software
    • Partnerships with testing platforms
    • Invigil record and review system
    • Proctoring oral exams
    • Automated proctoring

  • Links
  • Podsafe Music
Duration: 47:25

Thursday, February 24, 2022

RPP #200 Podcasting and eLearning Milestones

Duration: 25:17

Friday, January 14, 2022

RPP #199: Narine Hall of InSpace

  • Interview with Narine Hall, Founder & CEO of Inspace. "InSpace is a socially intuitive online learning platform. By mimicking the natural flow of a classroom through proximity-based audio, we feel it's the closest you can come to teaching face-to-face in the virtual space." We discuss:
    • Narine's background
      Narine Hall, CEO

    • History of InSpace
    • Replaces Zoom for classrooms
    • Proximity-based audio using machine learning
    • Improved student participation
    • Faces in "video circles" to reduce background distraction
    • Chat feature inside or outside of the classroom
    • InSpace mobile app
    • Synchronous and Asynchronous use
    • Analytics measures quality of conversations, not quantity
    • Feature set: Discussions, Rooms, Broadcast, Screen Share
    • Engagement: Gesture, Tether, Invite
    • LMS Integration

  • Podsafe music selection
Duration: 43:24