The Edtech Podcast https://theedtechpodcast.com Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:07:32 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en-US #125 – Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders This week’s episode features my conversation with Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders. We talk about what the top priorities are for education leaders, in which situations technology can be a useful leadership tool, and why podcasts are flipping brilliant. This interview was recorded at the Global Education and Skills Forum. This episode also features part two of our mini-series feature on digital transformation with Kenny Nicholl from Canvas. I kick off by asking him about moving on from his VP role to take on the title of GM for EMEA and all that entails. A huge thank you to our guests, listeners and sponsors! 

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GUEST POST: EdTech Teacher Training Programme Guest Post by Dr Neelam Parmar, Head of E-Learning, Ashford School: Following on from the previous article on whether EdTech can really reduce Teacher’s Workload, this article has a greater focus on EdTech Teacher Training with respect to the use of technology to enhance learning.  

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#124 – Digital Transformation in Higher Education (UK/Bahrain) This week’s episode is all about digital transformation in Higher Education and we range from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK to the University of Bahrain. 

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#123 – Sharon Leu, Senior Advisor, Higher Education Innovation, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology This week we are in conversation with Sharon Leu, Policy Advisor for the Office for Educational Technology in the USA whose particular focus is increasing access, decreasing cost, and improving outcomes for all students and adult learners in postsecondary education.

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GUEST POST: Can edtech really reduce teacher workload? Reducing teacher workload using edtech says a lot and nothing at all. While the possibility of it seems like utopia to most educators, the teaching and the phenomenal workload that comes with it, is its reality. So, the big question is how can the use of educational technology help with teacher’s workload? What is the magic that is taking place behind the scenes?

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#122 – UK DFE EDTECH ANNOUNCEMENT & Global Teacher Prize Nominees on Robotics & Maths 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.

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#121 – Edtech & the education gap in less connected areas 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.

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#120 – All rise the learning engineer 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. 

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#119 – Blockchain in Education 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.

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#118 – Is Self Directed Learning a Fallacy? 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! 

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