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