#120 – All rise the learning engineer
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What’s in this episode?
This week’s podcast features a smorgasbord of guests. First up, a Chinese AI company in conversation with a US army learning scientist and standards bods on technology in education. We explore what the profession of learning engineering could bring to new software innovation which truly understands pedagogy. IEEE Icicle are seeking help on building up standards in this area and on AI in education and you can find out how to be involved.
Continuing the big theme of the London Festival of Learning interdisciplinary learning and knowledge sharing, next we skip over the pond to a past recording from SXSWEDU where I talk to Raechel French, an associate from the DLR Architecture Group talking about the use of space design for learning and what she picked up from a year spent researching this in Australia.
And finally, I’m chatting to Preben Hanson from Danish company Kubo Robot and Stephan Turnipseed, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education. We talk about screen-less technologies and the teaching of computing at ever earlier years.
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- Richard Tong from Songshu AI Learning in China
- Robert Sottilare, Associate Director for Training Technology, at the US Army Research Lab
- Avron Barr, Chair, IEEE Learning Technologies Standards Committee
- Robby Robson, the CEO of Eduworks
- Raechel French, Associate, DLR Architecture Group
- Preben Hanson, Kubo Robot
- Stephan Turnipseed, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education
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Quotes from this episode
Richard Tong from Songshu AI Learning in ChinaWe are building the whole adaptive system in china for the whole k-12 after school market. We have to be super, super focused.“The key thing is to have people to adopt the paradigm shift – for parents, to educators to believe in that.”Robert Sottilare, Associate Director for Training Technology, at the US Army Research Lab“OK I want to generate thousands of scenarios and then I want to rank them in relevance to some learning objective.”Avron Barr, Chair, IEEE Learning Technologies Standards Committee“The first time an AI fails a student, we are going to have a problem.” “We think there is a missing profession…learning engineers”Robby Robson, the CEO of Eduworks
“When you are engaged with learning technology wouldn’t it be nice to know that it was built by a learning engineer who knows how learning works?”Raechel French, an Associate architect from DLR Group
“It happens all the time: people think if you build this space everything will happen.”“How we can help educators inhabit their facilities in the way it was intended?”Preben Hanson from danish company Kubo Robot“We will not sit on a shelf in a retail market – we will focus on the educational market.”Stephan Turnipseed, te executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education“It is really about the children not about the adults in the system.”“Girls will self select out of STEM subjects”
Robert Sottilare, Associate Director for Training Technology, at the US Army Research Lab
Avron Barr, Chair, IEEE Learning Technologies Standards Committee
Robby Robson, the CEO of Eduworks
Raechel French, an Associate architect from DLR Group
Preben Hansen, Commercial Director at KUBO
Stephan Turnipseed, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for Pitsco Education
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