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http://traffic.libsyn.com/theedtechpodcast/Pearson_Ep_9_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWelcome to this ninth episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson What’s in this episode? With technology, teachers actually sometimes see less student work than they do with a traditional worksheet. How can resources developers best communicate about students’ work […]
The theme of this week’s episode is Going International and brings together contributors from NY EDTECH WEEK, The UK Department for International Trade, China team, The India Didactics Association, The Council of British International Schools and the Swedish Edtech Industry. You’ll hear variously about educational systems in different countries, but also the schemes looking to support learners, educational institutions and Edtech companies domestic and incoming.
This week we welcome our first guest episode which is being released as part of National Apprenticeship Week! This week’s podcast talks about how work and career prospects have changed over the last 10 years, delving into appropriate skills development, the views of educators and employers, and various tech and strategic solutions. This episode also looks at how edtech is being used to “supercharge” Apprenticeships, fast-track skills development and anticipate future demand.
Investment, procurement and innovation are the themes of this week’s podcast episode – the first of many recorded at Bett 2018. Find out more about Cool Initiatives, IMAILE and Edvinca.
This week we are in takeover mode with Lego Education exploring the maker movement with educators from pre-school to University. Listen to these recordings taken at the atmospheric Institute of Imagination in Lambeth, London during Bett week 2018. We delve into what “maker” means, how it can go wrong and go right, and what happens when you try and light up a multi-story building in a maker experiment on live television. You’ll hear from MakerClub, Tufts University, Imperial College London’s Innovation Room, GeekMum and Happy Hours Pre-School. Plus hear from Lego Education on their recent maker launch and how you can tap into their resources or enter their teacher prize.
This week we are throwing back to a WomenEd event in November where we discussed the importance of female digital leadership both within the education and edtech sector alike. With multiple guests, projects to get involved in, and how to access £10k for your educational idea.
What initiatives are supporting teachers and students to co-create games together? Hear from educators, gaming companies, and researchers on the evolution of games-based learning from “content” to “creation”.
What is personalized learning? What is it not? Is there an evidence base yet for personalised learning and what does the research evidence show us about the contexts where personalized learning works best? What is the role of student, software and teacher in a personalised learning context? What questions should we be asking?
How do we get beyond the tick-box or bubble filling exercise of exams and tests, whilst also measuring ‘progress’? We delve into ideas around ‘invisible assessment’ and question who benefits from‘traditional’ and re-imagined forms of assessment, including games-based assessment. Can ‘tests’ be fun and should they be? How do we measure collaboration?
We dip into the world of VR and mixed reality to uncover what high-cost, high-risk learning opportunities are being made more accessible to all by this technology. How are academics measuring the learning outcomes of VR and simulation and what are the quantifiable cost savings and impacts for various learning and training environments? When is VR right for education, and when is it superfluous? We also end our first five episodes with practical suggestions for educators: mindful skepticism, resist fear, understand that you can start small and grow, and avoid technology for technology’s sake. This last one is harder than it sounds – many new technologies wow us but do not have useful application to education.