Listen in to hear about the announcement from the UK Department for Education Edtech Team on 5 areas they are focusing on where they see technology can offer real value. All the details in this episode intro. Also, two inspiring interviews from Global Teacher Prize nominees on improving access and interest to robotics, mathematics and STEAM skills – from Hawaii to Australia and beyond.
This final episode of The Pearson series on future tech for education reflects on edtech internationally. What does a review of 130 reports on edtech internationally tell us about best practice and evidence based learning in emergencies and displaced settings? What are the common misconceptions about connectivity as a barrier to edtech, and when are these well-founded? How can technology help scale access to teaching and learning and how do we ensure learners still benefit from mentors and face to face teaching. And when it comes down to it, what comes first on a phone – a learning game or a photo of your loved ones? All this and more in today’s episode.
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.
What is Blockchain? How are Governments using Blockchain technology? What are the implications for learners, education providers and employers? Listen in to this fascinating chat which probes at how to keep the internet and future technologies open and equitable.
This week’s episode is a takeover special with three students from Six 21 (part of School 21 in Newham, London) who take on the question, “Is Self Directed Learning a Fallacy?” as their real world learning project. Listen in as they explore the perspectives of a neuroscientist, a learner and an educational leader on self-directed learning, having researched, produced, published and promoted this week’s episode. Kudos!
http://traffic.libsyn.com/theedtechpodcast/Is_Self_Directed_Learning_A_Fallacy-_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Edtech Podcast is Back! What’s in this episode? This week’s episode is a takeover special with three students from Six 21 (part of School 21 in Newham, London) who take on the question, “Is Self Directed Learning a Fallacy?” as their real world learning project. Listen in as […]
http://traffic.libsyn.com/theedtechpodcast/Out_of_Office.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis episode gives you the low-down on my whereabouts for the next few episodes. I am in France riding the Raid Pyrenean in aid of the Homerton Hope charity: justgiving.com/fornell What does this mean? I’m cycling 720km in distance and 16,000m in elevation through the Pyrenean mountain range […]
This week’s episode features three conversations from across Norway, Finland and Sweden. First up, I just wanted to give all this week’s guests a massive high five for their amazing accents. Listen in to hear about everything from where to hang out in Austin, what happens when you take an artificial intelligence course online aged 13, and how to get over global education being either about holistic wellbeing or being great at PISA.
This week I am in conversation with Jesús Ariel Sánchez, a K-12 teacher from the E. E. MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in North Carolina. Jesus is a listener to The Edtech Podcast and we got the chance to meet and record at this year’s SXSWedu where we talked apps, cycling and making. This episode also includes a heap of listener feedback from Uber’s in India to twittersphere. This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU. A big thanks to Class Central for sponsoring this episode.
This week I am in conversation with edX CEO Anant Agarwal. I interviewed Anant the day after he shared a stage with US Ed Secretary, Betsy De Vos, where he encouraged her to consider a range of policy options in front of a live audience at SXSWEDU in Austin. In this recording we talk about that experience, plus how MOOCS and online learning are developing, why writing is as important as coding, why choosing your favourite learner is as bad as having a favourite child, and we even invite Class Central Founder Dhawal Shah to bring his expertise to bear after his fantastic talk on The Evolution of MOOCs also at SXSW Edu.
“If I were to re-do my life, I would spend more time on writing.” I really enjoy writing, I used to write poems and so on”