#249 – BONUS EPISODE How Can Technology Enhance Collaborative Learning?
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Hi everyone and welcome to this bonus episode of The Edtech Podcast in collaboration with Teacher’s Voices, with guest host Nina Alonso and in partnership with Bold, the digital platform on learning and development.
In this episode, Nina speaks to:
- Jason Yip, assistant professor of digital youth at The Information School at the University of Washington
- Koen Timmers, a lecturer, author and founder of several global educational projects.
Plus, some updates on edtech events, reports, and other news.
Jason Yip, assistant professor of digital youth at The Information School at the University of Washington
I am an assistant professor of digital youth at The Information School and an adjunct assistant professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. I am also a Senior Research Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. I earned a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Maryland – College Park, and a Masters in science and math education and a Bachelors in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.
I am the PI and co-PI on several projects focusing on answering the question: “How do new technologies support collaborative learning in families?” To answer this question, I build innovative technologies for new collaborations and I examine how current technological trends already influence family collaborations around learning. I use theories and design methods from human-computer interaction, learning sciences, and information sciences to study these family interactions.
I am the winner of 12 paper awards from ACM SIGCHI, ACM CSCW, ACM DIS, the International Society of the Learning Sciences, and iConference and two University of Washington teaching awards. My research is funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Jacobs Foundation, Amazon, Mozilla, Google, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Koen Timmers, a lecturer, author and founder of several global educational projects.
Educator, public speaker and founder of several global projects (ie. the Climate Action Project and the Kakuma project) . Koen started to teach refugees through Skype in 2015. In 2020 he built a school in Kakuma refugee camp in partnership with UNHCR. This was featured in Kief Davidson’s – an Academy Award®-nominated director – documentary ” Heroes for the Planet “The project offers free, virtual exchanges between refugees and students from across the world and trains teachers in the camp.
Educational researcher and University lecturer. Nina works as an advocate for international cooperation and development. As a researcher she works in projects promoting equal access to learning and culture for several international organizations
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie has spoken and moderated at a variety of events including SXSW EDU, Yidan Education Prize, ASU GSV Summit, and the Next Billion Edtech Summit. She is an industry mentor and advisor, a Reimagine Education, GESA Awards, Bett Awards and XPrize Adult Literacy judge, and previous Edtech50 and Edtech Digest winner.
Sophie is passionate about lifelong and everyday learning, and is now building new venture, WorkTripp. If she’s not interviewing a University Vice-Chancellor, Edtech Investor, School Leader, or StartUp about education innovation, sh
e’s engrossed in Teach Your Monster to Read or wrestling her lockdown baby. A keen cyclist, she lives in West Devon which she considers the English version of the Pyrenees.
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