#226 – Student Social Linked Data
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This episode is the last of Season Two of our podcast series ‘The Edge: Accelerating Higher Education’, supported by Salesforce.org. The Edge takes a fresh look at higher education and digital transformation.
What’s in this episode?
In this episode, Sophie Bailey is in conversation with Dr Gerd Kortemeyer, Director of Educational Development and Technology at ETH Zurich – one of the world’s most prestigious science and technology universities – talking about the concept of Social Linked Data otherwise known as SOLID. In the context of Higher Education, you’ll hear about students taking ownership of their data and having a learner identity that permeates their whole learning lives. Plus, other systems questions Higher Education leaders need to consider when thinking about evolving their University offering.
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Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer, Director of Educational Development and Technology at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich) | Twitter: @ETH; @ETH_en
Gerd Kortemeyer received his doctorate in physics from Michigan State University, USA, where he continued to work as instructional technology specialist before becoming a professor of physics. His work at Michigan State focused on the use of educational technology in STEM education, both through the provision of online platforms and materials and through research into its effectiveness. He also serves as Director of the open-source LON-CAPA initiative. In 2019, he took a leave from Michigan State University to serve as Director of Educational Development and Technology at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His current interests include the establishment of a theoretical framework for the next generation learning management systems.
Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
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, including to the UCL Knowledge Lab initiative EDUCATE, 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. If she’s not interviewing a University Vice-Chancellor, Edtech Investor, School Leader, or StartUp about education innovation, she’s engrossed in Teach Your Monster to Read or wrestling her lockdown baby. A keen cyclist, she has recently relocated to West Devon which she considers the English version of the Pyrenees.
Thank you to the Salesforce.Org
Salesforce.org is the social impact centre of Salesforce focused on partnering with the global community of change-makers. They provide access to powerful technology that empowers changemakers to build a better world. Salesforce.org’s Education Cloud gives Higher Education institutions a single, shared view of students, alumni and staff in an integrated CRM platform to create personalised experiences at scale – transforming learner engagements into lifelong relationships.
Quotes from this episode
- The Edtech Podcast was recently selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 45 UK Education Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 – link to the list here!
- The Edge: Accelerating Higher Education series – link to all the episodes on The Edtech Podcast website
- Salesforce.Org – Website
- Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer – LinkedIn
- Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer – Link to Gerd’s profile on ETH Zurich website
- ETH Zurich – Website
- ETH Zurich – Twitter
- ETH Zurich – Educational Development and Technology – Link to website page
- EDUCAUSE Top IT Issues, 2021: Emerging from the Pandemic – Link to article
- Tim Berners-Lee – Twitter
- SOLID – Website
- The Solid Project – Twitter
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