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The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation and impact. Our audience consists of education leaders from around the world, plus start ups, learning and development specialists, bluechips, investors, Government and media. The Edtech Podcast is downloaded 2000+ each week from 145 countries in total, with UK, US & Australia the top 3 downloading countries. Podcast series have included Future Tech for Education, Education 4.0, and The Voctech Podcast, Learning Continued. Send your qs and comments to @PodcastEdtech, [email protected], or https://theedtechpodcast.com/ or leave a voicemail for the show at https://www.speakpipe.com/theedtechpodcast
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#278 - AI as a Tool for Equity of Learning

Continuing our miniseries on AI in education with the fourth episode centred around a AI's potential for equity of learning, host Professor Rose Luckin is joined by Richard Culatta of ISTE, Professor Sugata Mitra, and Emily Murphy of Nord Anglia Education.  This episode and our series are generously sponsored by Nord Anglia Education. In our fourth instalment of this valuable series, we look at AI’s potential to address various challenges and bridge the educational gaps that exist among different groups of students around the world.  AI can analyse vast amounts of data, provide early interventions, and enhance accessibility, and as long as the deployment of the technology is appropriate to the unique context of the school, the learners, the location, and the access to devices, AI can transform education for those who need the most support. Guests: Professor Sugata Mitra, Author/Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University Emily Murphy, Senior PD Lead, DNA Metacognition Project, Nord Anglia Education Richard Culatta, CEO, ISTE Talking points and questions include:  What do we mean by equity of learning, and how can we understand context?  Is there a danger that AI will simply be used to reinforce or replace existing conventional methods of assessing learning, despite what it's great potential? What needs to fall into place for AI to be the promise for education we know it could be? What needs to happen to have AI be the magic bullet for equity of learning from a teacher and headteacher perspective?  If the technology is there, and it has the potential it has, how can teachers build on that?  How have different practices and innovations in the classroom been adopted and rejected… is AI going to succeed where other initiatives and technologies have either failed to be adopted, or plateaued and fallen by the wayside?  How is AI different? How do we talk about getting school infrastructure in place to use AI? How we do we convince educationalists, and the budget holders and local governance that AI and other emerging technologies are worth their investment? There is some understandable fear about revolutionary technology disrupting existing practice in the classroom, but are we underestimating our students and teachers?
5/7/202452 minutes, 49 seconds
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#277 - AI from a Global Perspective

Continuing our miniseries on AI in education with the third episode centred around a global perspective on AI, host Professor Rose Luckin is joined by Andreas Schleicher of the OECD, Dr Elise Ecoff of Nord Anglia Education, and Dan Worth of Tes.  This episode and our series are generously sponsored by Nord Anglia Education. In our third instalment of this valuable series, we head out beyond the UK and the English-speaking world to get a global perspective on AI, and ask how educators and developers around the world build and engage with AI, and what users, teachers and learners want from the technology that might tell people back home a thing or two. We examine how international use of AI might change the way we engage with AI, and we also ask why they might be doing things differently. Guests: Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education & Skills, OECD Dr Elise Ecoff, Chief Education Officer, Nord Anglia Education Dan Worth, Senior Editor, Tes Talking points and questions include:  What are other countries tech and education ecosystems doing to develop and implement AI? International considerations of ethics and regulation Is the first world imposing a way of looking at technology and its innovation on the third world? What assumptions are we making, and are we mindful of the context? Is the first world restricting innovation through specific regulation to change what technology is being built and how, and who might it benefit? Skills and competencies development can be driven by the needs of business - what priorities for AI education exhibited by international models could the UK adopt or consider?
4/2/202453 minutes, 10 seconds
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#276 - AI, Metacognition, and Neuroscience

What's in this episode? Continuing our new 5-episode miniseries on AI in education with the second episode on AI's relationship to neuroscience and metacognition, host Professor Rose Luckin is joined by Dr Steve Fleming, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, UK, and Jessica Schultz, Academic & Curriculum Director at the San Roberto International School in Monterrey, Mexico.  This episode and our series are generously sponsored by Nord Anglia Education. Metacognition, neuroscience and AI aren’t just buzzwords but areas of intense research and innovation that will help learners in ways that until now have been unavailable to the vast majority of people. The technologies and approaches that study in these domains unlocks, however, must not be siloed or made inaccessible to public understanding. Real work must be done to bring these areas together and we are tremendously excited that this podcast will present a great opportunity to showcase what inroads have been made, where, why, and how. Guests: Dr Steve Fleming, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL Jessica Schultz, Academic & Curriculum Director, San Roberto International School Talking points and questions include:  Neuroscience and AI are well-respected fields with a massive amount of research underpinning their investigation and practices, but they are also two very shiny buzzwords that the public likely only understands in the abstract (and the words may even be misapplied to things that aren't based in neuroscience or AI). Can you tell our listeners what they are, how they intersect with one another, and what benefits their crossover can provide in the realms of skills and knowledge? Can we use one field, AI, or Neuroscience, to talk about the other, to better 'sell' the idea of the other field of study, and in this way, drastically raise the bar of what is possible to detect, uncover and assess, in education, using these domains? In practical terms, how do we use AI and neuroscience to measure what might be considered 'unmeasurable' in learning? What data is required, what expertise in the team, or in a partner organisation, can be leveraged, who can be responsible for doing this in an educational or training institution?  What data or competencies or human resource do they need access to? Sponsorship Thank you so much to this series' sponsor: Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium international schools organisation.  They make every moment of your child’s education count.  Their strong academic foundations combine world-class teaching and curricula with cutting-edge technology and facilities, to create learning experiences like no other.  Inside and outside of the classroom, Nord Anglia Education inspires their students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. "Along with great academic results, a Nord Anglia education means having the confidence, resilience and creativity to succeed at whatever you choose to do or be in life." - Dr Elise Ecoff, Chief Education Officer, Nord Anglia Education
3/6/202455 minutes, 51 seconds
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#275 - Preparing Young People for their Future with AI

What's in this episode? Delighted to launch this new 5-episode miniseries on AI in education, sponsored by Nord Anglia Education, host Professor Rose Luckin kicks things off for the Edtech Podcast by examining how we keep education as the centre of gravity for AI.  AI has exploded in the public consciousness with innovative large language models writing our correspondence and helping with our essays, and sophisticated images, music, impersonations and video generated on-demand from prompts.  Whilst big companies proclaim what this technology can achieve and how it will affect work, life, play and learning, the consumer and user on the ground and in our schools likely has little idea how it works or why, and it seems like a lot of loud voices are telling us only half the story.  What's the truth behind AI's power?  How do we know it works, and what are we using to measure its successes or failures?  What are our young people getting out of the interaction with this sophisticated, scaled technology, and who can we trust to inject some integrity into the discourse?  We're thrilled to have three guests in the Zoom studio with Rose this week: Dr Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University Dr Kate Erricker, Assistant Director of Curriculum, Nord Anglia Education Julie Henry, Freelance Education Correspondent Talking points and questions include:  We often ask of technology in the classroom 'does it work'?  But when it comes to AI, preparing people to work, live, and play with it will be more than just whether or not it does what the developers want it to.  We need to start educating those same people HOW it works, because that will not only protect us as consumers out in the world, as owners of our own data, but help build a more responsible and 'intelligent' society that is learning all of the time, and better able to support those who need it most.  So if we want that 'intelligence infrastructure', how do we build it? What examples of AI in education have we got so far, what areas have been penetrated and has anything radically changed for the better?  Can assessment, grading, wellbeing, personalisation, tutoring, be improved with AI enhancements, and is there the structural will for this to happen in schools? The ‘white noise’ surrounding AI discourse: we know the conversation is being dominated by larger-than-life personalities and championed by global companies who have their own technologies and interests that they're trying to glamourise and market. What pushbacks, what reputable sources of information, layman's explanations, experts and opinions should we be listening to to get the real skinny on AI, especially for education? Sponsorship Thank you so much to this series' sponsor: Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium international schools organisation.  They make every moment of your child’s education count.  Their strong academic foundations combine world-class teaching and curricula with cutting-edge technology and facilities, to create learning experiences like no other.  Inside and outside of the classroom, Nord Anglia Education inspires their students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. "Along with great academic results, a Nord Anglia education means having the confidence, resilience and creativity to succeed at whatever you choose to do or be in life." - Dr Elise Ecoff, Chief Education Officer, Nord Anglia Education  
2/21/202455 minutes, 16 seconds
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#274 - Managing Your School's Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation!  Digital Strategy!  Professional Education!  What do they mean, and how do we implement them in a school?  In today's episode we’re very lucky to have on three wonderful guests who operate at the intersection of educational practice and the leveraging of technology for a better learning experience.  They are:   James Symons, CEO, LocknCharge  Katie Novak, Education Strategist, Smart Technologies  Associate Professor Jane Hunter, School of International Studies and Education, University of Technology, Sydney  Each of these guests has a long history of working within the education space, from engineering and installing the hardware and catering to the evolving demands of schools, to leveraging the technology as a communal bridge between parents, teachers and students, and finally to researching and understanding the added value such technologies provide for teachers and learners and how they might successfully incorporate their use into daily practice.  Talking points and questions include:  The evolving demands of the classroom – what futureproofing and future planning exists in each of your spaces to accommodate new trends and developments?  For those catering to the hardware, does the school or college determine what you make, or are they, and the ways their teachers and learners perform, conditioned by you?  What space is there for reciprocity between the EdTech maker and the EdTech user?  Teacher professional education – how important is this?  Surely a learning tool lives and dies by the amount of training and ‘after-sales support’ is provided to practitioners?  What is the extent of the refusal by a teacher or department to adopt the technology and how is this overcome?  Is it just waving statistics about time-saving and cost-saving in their faces or is there a form of trust that must be engendered?  Digital strategy – this means different things to different stakeholders.  What are the commonalities that should be agreed upon for successful rollout of technology?  Obviously contextual factors are key to each school, but what are the non-negotiables?  And with regard to developments like generative AI and other future trends we can’t even predict yet, what kinds of guardrails need to be in place with teachers, leaders, and the developers of the tech to ensure ongoing supportive relationships with stakeholders.  What foundations should be in place to support digital transformation no matter the bumps in the road ahead?  Material discussed in today's episode includes: LocknCharge classroom solutions to facilite mobile device workflow and management  Improving Access & Outcomes Through Student & Teaching Voice: EdTech Assessment in the Cherry Hill Public Schools Australia and the Digital Education Revolution Jane Hunter: High Possibility STEM Classrooms and Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms Smart Technology: EdTech Assessment Tool Uruguay and Ceibal Project
12/6/202357 minutes, 59 seconds
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#273 - Staying Curious about Science throughout our Lives

SCIENCE!  Under discussion today are the ways in which students who were switched off the sciences at school manage to retain their curiosity about the subjects and can even reengage with it later in life.  Professor Rose Luckin is very lucky to have in the online studio this week Dr Andrew Morris, Honorary Associate Professor at UCL, former president of the Education Section of the British Science Association, and author, whose book, Bugs, Drugs, and Three-Pin Plugs: Everyday Science, Simply Explained, is now available wherever books are sold.   Dr Morris has an interest in serving learners and the public through scientific and evidence-based outreach.  The discussion in the studio centred around science, technology, research and practice in education. Talking points and questions: The ways in which people who were switched off the sciences at school retain their curiosity and can reengage with science at a later point in life Examples of topics and ways of approaching science that have been revealed by Dr Morris’ science discussion groups Research-informed educational practice, and research-informed educational policy Ways in which research can be transformed and mediated for use Material discussed in today's episode includes: Smartphones in schools?  Only when they clearly support learning, the 2023 Global Education Monitoring Report has just released a call for technology only to be used in class when it supports learning outcomes, and this includes the use of smartphones. The Skinny on AI for Education, EVR's newest publication featuring insights, trends and developments in the world of AI Ed 
10/25/202352 minutes, 13 seconds
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#272 - Is Attention the Currency of Learning?

9/14/202356 minutes, 54 seconds
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#271 - Cutting Through the Noise on AI in Education

Rose plays host to Nina Huntemann, Chief Academic Officer of Chegg, and Lord Jim Knight, in the EdTech Podcast Zoom studio this week, attempting to understand how best to cut through the white noise surrounding AI's hype, misinformation, exaggeration and marketing, and determining just how positive for education AI can be if done responsibly. In our previous episodes on AI, Rose has been in conversation with universities from the US and the UK, examining what the role is for emerging technologies in higher education and what capacity exists to implement AI effectively.  The podcast also saw a contributions from Karine George in discussing whether or not the release and widespread use of ChatGPT has actually done education a favour.  Has its proliferation sparked debate about human cognition and limited understandings of AI, or initiated conversations in schools around digital transformation and strategy?     In this episode, we’d like to extend these same thoughts on AI to pedagogic effectiveness in education and academia, and how emerging technologies like AI can be incorporated into plans for companies’ commercial services.  Talking points in today's episode includes: The development of ethical AI in commercial enterprises and how they ensure their responsible technologies are developed Tensions between the wealth of AI tools available and regulation of the market and educational use of such technologies Assessing AI tools' effectiveness Cutting through the huge amount of hype, headlines, and sensationalism at the heart of the communications and marketing around AI Material discussed in today's episode includes: Yes, AI could profoundly disrupt education, but maybe that's not a bad thing, article in the Guardian UK Newspaper by Professor Rose Luckin Chegg's Centre for Digital Learning The Skinny on AI for Education, EVR's newest publication featuring insights, trends and developments in the world of AI Ed
8/25/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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#270 - Understanding Our Pedagogical Beliefs: From EdTech to PedTech

Karine and Rose meet this week to discuss Ofsted ratings, how AI can transform teachers' day-to-day tasks, and interview friend and colleague Dr Fiona Aubrey Smith on the recent publication of her book: From EdTech to PedTech: Changing the Way We Think About Digital Technology.  Aimed at teachers and leaders looking to create greater impact on teaching and learning through the use of digital technology in schools, From EdTech to PedTech translates research on the effective integration of digital technology in education into relevant, accessible, and practical guidance for teachers and school leaders.  This much-needed handbook bridges the gap between knowing ‘what works’ and knowing how to make it work for you and your learners. Ofsted's rating can be transformative and catastrophic.  Given Karine's experience as a headteacher, what does she think of its one-word proclamations?  Also under discussion is the DfE's call for submission of evidence regarding the opportunities and risks of AI in education, and their recently published report on generative AI, available to view below. Material discussed in this episode includes: From EdTech to PedTech: Changing the Way we Think About Digital Technology UK Department for Education: Generative AI in Education: Departmental Statement Institute for Ethical AI in Education: Final Report OECD: Empowering Young Children in the Digital Age Machine Learning & Human Intelligence  To get the latest insights, trends and developments on AI for Education, subscribe to EVR's new fortnightly publication: The Skinny on AI for Education
7/20/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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#269 - Creating the Conditions for Success

The fifth and final episode in the Evidence-Based EdTech miniseries produced by Professor Rose Luckin's EDUCATE Ventures Research, exploring education, research, AI and EdTech, and hosted on The Edtech Podcast The Evidence-Based EdTech miniseries connects, combines, and highlights leading expertise and opinion from the worlds of EdTech, AI, Research, and Education, helping teachers, learners, and technology developers get to grips with ethical learning tools led by the evidence. In our previous episode, Rose was in conversation with representatives from Make (Good) Trouble, Feminist Internet, and Soundwaves Foundation, an organisation pursuing technology to assist with deaf or hearing-impaired students in the classroom.  We asked a number of questions that centred around what inclusive technology looks like to each of the guests in the room, given that they had and worked with unique perspectives, and what their thoughts were around user agency and why it was so vital EdTech developers be mindful of this in the creation of their products.  Our last question was on what we should demand of technology that it cater to people from diverse backgrounds.  Was it data, the context, access, that allowed tech to help those from diverse backgrounds? In this episode, we’d like to extend these same thoughts on DEI and ethics outward, beyond the borders of the UK. We'll be asking: Are international education ecosystems implementing their diversity, equity and inclusion any differently from that of the UK?  What could be learned from them that EdTech developers and educationalists can adopt and use in the UK? From an international perspective, is the technology developed in the first world, but exported to the third, sensitive to the context of its use or too prescriptive?  And as an additional point, has the third world reshaped its attitudes towards diversity and ethics in technology in line with what it believes the first world will find desirable or employable? There’s rumour of national and international standards for good evidence in EdTech coming out of some countries, with presumably varying emphasis placed on adherence to these standards by different governments and regulatory bodies.  What is our guest's opinion on how robust they think regulation needs to be where EdTech evidence is concerned, and how strictly do they think such standards should be enforced when developing and using EdTech?           Our guest this week is Jane Mann, Managing Director for Cambridge Partnership for Education. With over two decades of experience in the education sector, as Managing Director of the Cambridge Partnership for Education Jane is now focused on working with ministries of education, government agencies, NGOs, donor agencies and educational organisations to advocate for, design and implement effective programmes of education transformation. The Cambridge Partnership for Education works across the globe in curriculum and assessment design and development, creation of teaching and learning resources, professional development, stakeholder engagement and English language learning and skills. Thank you to Cambridge Partnership for Education for sponsoring this episode, and for supporting the Evidence-Based EdTech series on the EdTech Podcast.
6/21/202345 minutes, 3 seconds
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#268 - How to Prove Your EdTech Works

Karine and Rose meet this week to discuss how EdTech entrepreneurs and developers can evidence the impact of their products and services, with special guests Rajeshwari Iyer and Kavitha Ravindran of sAInaptic, the AI-powered EdTech app delivering interactive, instant, and personalised learning experiences for the UK's GCSE sciences. Also in the news are reports of 'learning poverty' as both UK and international publications warn of 'cracks in the foundations' of education: a quarter of a million children are entering secondary education without basic skills in maths and English.  Why is this happening, and with regard to maths, what technology exists to help solve the problem?  And how do we know whether or not this technology does what it claims?   To take part in the EDUCATE Programme, visit https://www.educateventures.com
5/23/202341 minutes, 20 seconds
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#267 - What Does a College Degree Mean to a Returning Adult Student? (EdSurge on The Edtech Podcast (Second Acts Series, Episode 3))

Hello everyone and welcome to The Edtech Podcast and this final episode in collaboration with EdSurge.  This is the last episode in a three-part series to explore the nuances of adult lifelong learners and what sparks their return to University. A shout out to WorkTripp and Lumina Foundation for supporting this episode, EdSurge for the amazing journalism, and great to have the learner voice front and centre in this mini-series. As always, do let us know what you think. Here we go….
5/5/202351 minutes, 55 seconds
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#266 - Making EdTech More Inclusive

Welcome to the fourth episode in a series produced by Professor Rose Luckin’s EDUCATE Ventures Research, exploring ‘Evidence-Based EdTech’, and hosted on The Edtech Podcast. For this episode we will examine topics such how we use existing technology to assist with DEI and ethics, and what we know of technology that does not include this perspective.  We ask why that might be, and we look at the art of data capture, and data irresponsibility: what are we capturing that we shouldn’t, who is being affected by our biases, and if this is a step in the development of technological interventions that organisations can afford to skip.  How do we mitigate systemic bias and scaled harm?  What are examples of inclusive technology that accommodate the learning styles, online behaviours, device access, and dis/abilities of learners?  Can we place more pressure on leadership in schools and institutions to incorporate inclusive technologies?  What do we know of user agency, and how does that affect the design and transparency of an EdTech solution?
4/26/202348 minutes, 34 seconds
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#265 - Internet Safety for Children

Karine and Rose meet this week to discuss Internet Safety with Edurio's Ernest Jenavs, and Natterhub's Caroline Allams.  The group will explore Edurio's Autumn 2022 report on Pupil Safeguarding, the reaction to Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman's 'surprise' over mobile phone use in-class, and discuss good technology role-modelling for young people.
4/11/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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#264 - Searching for Answers in EdTech: Connecting at Bett

Bett is a gigantic trade show, with over 30,000 people coming to East London’s ExCel Centre every year, and 600 resource and solution providers exhibiting in its massive halls.  Amongst the new products, innovations, conversations and meetings, however, is the public, with that overriding question: what can I find here?  This week, we invite a teacher, educational technology researcher, and founder and CEO, to answer why they return to the show year after year, and what questions they ask of the technology on display, and the predictions made in the heart of the Bett arenas.
3/10/202348 minutes, 10 seconds
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#263 - Digital Transformation: Connecting at Bett

The next Bett is being billed as the best Bett ever.  It’s always an important date on the education calendar, but what will make this one different?  Hear what Bett is doing differently, why it’s important, and what they'll be doing to measure whether or not it works. Here’s a hint: it’s all about the data.  
2/21/202342 minutes, 14 seconds
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#262 - Disruption, Risk, and the Higher Ed AI Frontier

We examine AI and EdTech penetration in universities and what form that takes, what capacity exists to implement these changes effectively; we'll look at 21st Century HE learner needs, such as personalisation, recommendations, intelligent support, profiling and prompts; try to determine how to provide added value to university experience given the costs involved, and what the future of tech-enhanced HE could look like to help produce the best graduates possible.
2/21/202356 minutes, 46 seconds
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#261 - Has ChatGPT Done Education a Favour?

Welcome to this episode in our series produced by Professor Rose Luckin's EDUCATE Ventures Research, and hosted on The Edtech Podcast In this episode, Karine and Rose meet this week to discuss the Online Safety Bill, school absences, and ChatGPT, the latter of which has produced huge public debate, from teacher anxieties to developer felicitations, questions from parents, and columnist think pieces all around the presence of AI in the classroom.  With all of these concerns, however, is it possible that ChatGPT has done education a favour? OpenAI's ChatGPT is the third and latest version of their text-generating AI technology, and it's been trained on over 45 terabytes of data.  If that seems like a lot, it is: the entirety of English-language Wikipedia accounts for just 1% of that volume in comparison.  The talk of Twitter and intrigued educationalists in schools around the anglosphere, much of the discussion has been around its use as a replacement for human cognition: will students use it to cheat in essays and assessments?  Does its information retrieval dumb-down student opportunities for learning when material is simply parroted, rather than interrogated and the learning then applied in novel contexts?  In this week's episode, Karine and Rose discuss practical uses for this incredibly powerful tool, and explain why human and machine intelligence can work together successfully to improve teaching and learning, and our understanding of AI. Material discussed in this episode includes: Square Peg's new book by Fran Morgan and Ellie Costello, with Ian Gilbert: Square Pegs: Inclusivity, Compassion, and Fitting In - a Guide for Schools, available here EVR and Cambridge Partnership for Education's Covid-19 report: Shock to the System: Lessons from Covid-19, available here
2/6/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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#260 - Should we be worried about Clickbait Curriculums?

Welcome to this episode in our series produced by Professor Rose Luckin's EDUCATE Ventures Research, exploring 'Evidence-Based EdTech', and hosted on The Edtech Podcast This mini-series connects, combines, and highlights leading expertise and opinion from the worlds of EdTech, AI, Research, and Education, helping teachers, learners, and technology developers get to grips with ethical learning tools that are led by the evidence.  For this episode, Rose and Karine play host to Lord Jim Knight in the EdTech Podcast Zoom studio this week, and try to understand the arguments surrounding the establishment of Oak National Academy as an 'Arm's Length Body'. They dig into whether Oak Academy - an organisation providing an online classroom and resource hub and set up in the UK during the pandemic -  has shifted substantially from a well-intentioned response to Covid to something more challenging for the Edtech sector and potentially those it serves.  And finally, shout out to Rose, Karine and Jim for also digging into the world of ChatGPT and how we should start thinking of that within our classrooms and for our young people. Thank you to Learnosity for sponsoring this episode, and for supporting the Evidence-Based EdTech series on the EdTech Podcast.
1/29/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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#259 - Outside Thinking, Innovation & Learning

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast, where we aim to improve the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. In this series, sponsored by WorkTripp, we are looking at all things Future of Work, and how that intersects with learning, leadership, humans, and technology. In this episode, I'm chatting with author and founder Garry Pratt. We explore: The foundations of entrepreneurialism  The evolution of edtech (and the internet)  The science behind outdoor time, creativity and innovation (for entrepreneurs & educators) Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast LinkedIn page or Instagram.
1/28/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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#258 - EdSurge on The Edtech Podcast (Second Acts Series, Episode 2)

Hello everyone and welcome to The Edtech Podcast and this episode in collaboration with EdSurge.  This is the second episode in a three-part series to explore the nuances of adult lifelong learners and what sparks their return to University. A shout out to WorkTripp and Lumina Foundation for supporting this episode, EdSurge for the amazing journalism, and great to have the learner voice front and centre in this mini-series. As always, do let us know what you think. 
1/9/202344 minutes, 47 seconds
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#257 - Deep Skills in the Age of the Portfolio Career

Welcome to the second episode in a series produced by Professor Rose Luckin's EDUCATE Ventures Research, exploring 'Evidence-Based EdTech', and hosted on The Edtech Podcast This mini-series connects, combines, and highlights leading expertise and opinion from the worlds of EdTech, AI, Research, and Education, helping teachers, learners, and technology developers get to grips with ethical learning tools that are led by the evidence.  For this episode, we examine the state of technology in work, training, and mentorship, and ask what role evidence plays when we are dealing with environments where (usually) productivity is the thing that’s measured.  Is productivity for the sake of it good?  How do we know the technology that the current and future workforce encounters, benefits them?  As many roles demand a more complex skill set, and fluency in technology, is there a risk we’re leaving people behind?  What do employability, recruitment, and skills look like in the age of the portfolio career?   We'll be asking: Are the skills, the ways of working, ways of thinking, ways of measuring success, that schools teach young people, appropriate for today’s world of work? How we balance human intelligence in the workplace with, broadly, ‘machine intelligence’; that is how we work with and support the human learner or worker, with the tech that many workplaces ask us to use What do we mean by ‘deep skills/reskilling/upskilling’, and this idea that people aren’t just sticking to one role, one organisation or type of work for 20, 30, 50 years? And most importantly, what evidence is there to help us understand what young people need and what can be done to effectively prepare young people for their ever-changing futures?     Thank you to Learnosity for sponsoring this episode, and for supporting the Evidence-Based EdTech series on the EdTech Podcast.
1/9/202344 minutes, 32 seconds
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#256 - EdTech Toys for the Holiday Season

Welcome to this Christmas/Seasonal bonus episode examining evidence-based EdTech in toys for children and young people. Featuring two hosts from the EDUCATE Ventures Research team, founder Rose Luckin and former headteacher and Chief Education Advisor Karine George, this seasonal special looks at a number of EdTech must-have toys and the questions that should be asked of them by any parent and carer looking to spend their money wisely. Toys are tools of play, and the educational toy market is booming. Below you can find our list of questions to ask of the technology. Head to our website for details of the toys/models in question to help you hunt down the best deals across the holiday season and whenever you are thinking about EdTech across the rest of the year.  The Questions User Agency – one of the potential advantages technology brings is the potential for a child to gain some agency – to be in charge.  What does this tech do to enable agency?  Versatility – is the toy versatile to meet specific needs? For example, if the child has problems with fine motor skills then small controllers or keyboards may not be the best option? If they are visually impaired, they may need text to speech or a connected refreshable braille display.  Ensure the games are age appropriate Value for Money – will you need to buy additional accessories?  Are there subscription costs?  How durable is the toy? Evidence – what evidence exists to say this toy works or has value, and are you convinced by it?  Long-Term Engagement – will this toy or device live past a honeymoon period? Safety/Ethics – does this toy connect to the internet?  If it can then two issues need to be addressed: what can the child access through this device, and what information about the child is being tracked or recorded and how is this being used?   Tell us where you are listening in from We’d love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast LinkedIn page or Instagram.
12/16/202249 minutes, 42 seconds
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#255 - Evidence in EdTech

Welcome to this first episode in a series produced by Professor Rose Luckin's EDUCATE Ventures Research, exploring 'Evidence-Based EdTech', and hosted on The Edtech Podcast.  This mini-series connects, combines, and highlights leading expertise and opinion from the worlds of EdTech, AI, Research, and Education, helping teachers, learners, and technology developers get to grips with ethical learning tools that are led by the evidence.  For this episode we examine the presence of EdTech in schools, looking at how we judge whether the tech ‘works’ or not.  We explore what makes for good evidence, why contextual use is significant, and how school CPD, infrastructure development, and staff capacity building are vital to making the most of the tools at our disposal.  We are chatting to: Tom Hooper – Founder and CEO, Third Space Learning  Neelam Parmar – Director of Digital Transformation and Education, AISL Harrow Schools  Richard Culatta – Author, CEO, ISTE  Katie Novak – Strategist, Writer, Smart Technologies  Host: Rose Luckin – Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL, Founder, EDUCATE Ventures Research  Can our schools operate as testbeds for emerging technology, and is this an ethical or beneficial use of class time?  Why is an evidence-led investment and regulatory ecosystem so important?  What is a ‘research mindset’ for aspiring technology developers, and do users even care about the evidence?   We'll be asking: How do we know EdTech works?  What does good evidence look like, and what can stakeholders in the ecosystem do to ensure it is high-quality? What are the biggest barriers to generating good evidence and getting it into the hands of the people in companies responsible for technology development, and into the hands of those using that technology?  Thank you to SMART Technologies for sponsoring this episode, and for supporting the Evidence-Based EdTech series on the EdTech Podcast
12/9/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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#254 - Why the 9 to 5 is limiting our ability to learn and grow

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast, where we aim to improve the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. In this NEW series, sponsored by WorkTripp, we are looking at all things Future of Work, and how that intersects with learning, leadership, humans, and technology. In this episode, I'm chatting with the authors of WorkStyle, and the founders of Hoxby, Lizzie Penny and Alex Hirst. We explore: Why 2014 is a magical year for the "future of work" The role of technology in the "future of work"  Why flexible working and the 4 day working week still track back to the 9 to 5 Autonomy, motivation and upskilling  Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast LinkedIn page or Instagram.
12/7/202242 minutes, 24 seconds
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#253 - (LIVE) Supporting hidden learner communities through human-centred design

What's in this episode? Hello beautiful listeners!  In this episode, we chat to: A business on a mission to provide better opportunities to apprentices through technology and coaching, with Chichi Eruchalu, Head of Leadership Development, Multiverse A business that maps talented gamer skills traits to learner and employment pathways with David Barrie, Founder, Game Academy An online community working connecting 11 million unpaid carers to peer-to-peer learning with James Townsend, Founder, Mobilise This episode is part of our VocTech Podcast series produced in collaboration with Ufi VocTech Trust, as part of the annual #WeekOfVocTech.  Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
11/18/202249 minutes, 36 seconds
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#252 - EdSurge on The Edtech Podcast (Second Acts Series, Episode 1)

What's in this episode? In this week's episode, we are in collaboration with EdSurge and publishing the first of a three-part series EdSurge have developed to explore the nuances of adult lifelong learners and what sparks their return to University. There are 36 million Americans who have earned some college credit, but not an actual degree. More colleges than ever are trying to help these students return to finish what they started. But so far, colleges are better at attracting these learners than helping them get across the finish line. Why is it so hard? What do these students want? What challenges do they face? And what strategies seem to be working? Listen in for this first peek into how life events and external forces often challenge our well-laid educational plans and what become the motivational forces for us completing University as returning adult learners? Questions in my head, as we venture through the series.  Will our future education be less about finishing and more about dipping in as and when? Will we get over the to do list of completing our college degree? And how can technology (as well as intrinsic motivation) help keep us on track? A shout out to WorkTripp and Lumina Foundation for supporting this episode, EdSurge for the amazing journalism, and great to have the learner voice front and centre in this mini-series. As always, do let us know what you think.  We would love to hear from you. Record a quick free voicemail about this episode via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  Rate and Review. By dropping us a rate or review or sharing this episode, you help other new listeners find us. Thank you and happy listening.  
11/6/202242 minutes, 50 seconds
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#251 - Skills development in the gig economy, flexible, and freelance space

What's in this episode? This week we’re back with our VocTech Podcast, this time looking at skills development in the new world of work.  As we move towards ever more atomised modes of work, is there a risk we don't develop our skills properly, just going from one gig to another? If we are going to prevent that from happening, what do we need our freelance, flexible or gig economy platforms to look like and to build in? Is this ever likely? This week we’re back with our VocTech Podcast, exploring these questions with special guests.  Sophie Smallwood, RoleShare - which helps people keep up with work and life healthily. Helen Gironi, Ufi Ventures - the UK’s specialist investor in EdTech for adults  Christina Palmou, formerly of the Tony Blair Institute - which was set up to help make globalisation work for the many, not the few This episode is part of our VocTech Podcast series produced in collaboration with Ufi VocTech Trust.  Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
10/20/202238 minutes, 15 seconds
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#250 – NeuroDiversity in Education and Entrepreneurship

Thanks to Learnosity and WorkTripp for sponsoring this episode.  In this episode, I’m in conversation with: Felix Atkin, the Founder & CEO at Sharesy, on dealing with cost pressures in schools Dr Maureen Dunne, neurodiversity advisor to Lego Foundation and the President and CEO of Autism Community Ventures, on supporting innovation in the area of neurodiversity We talk about:  How to help schools raise extra funds by easily supporting their community needs   What funds are available for innovation around neurodiverse needs – including USD 20 million to catalyse innovation supporting neurodivergent children Why this matters and can strengthen the education, products, services and business we build and use   Plus, some updates on edtech events, reports, and other news.  Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/9/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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#249 - BONUS EPISODE How Can Technology Enhance Collaborative Learning?

In this bonus episode of The Edtech Podcast, we are 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 and, Koen Timmers, a lecturer, author and founder of several global educational projects. Plus, some updates on edtech events, reports, and other news.  Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/9/202218 minutes, 25 seconds
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#248 – Scaling Learning with Laura Warnier of GoStudent

Thanks to Learnosity and WorkTripp for sponsoring this episode.  In this episode, I’m in conversation with: Laura Warnier, the Chief Growth Officer at online tutoring platform GoStudent We talk about:  The factors involved in GoStudent’s rapid expansion – investment, team, zeitgeist.  Laura’s view on network effects and membership models  Near to peer tutoring, support and engagement  Plus, some updates on edtech events, reports, and other news. 
8/25/202250 minutes, 3 seconds
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#247 - The Future of Work

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast, where we aim to improve the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. This week’s episode is part of our series collaboration with Bett, supported by Pearson. In this episode we are focused on The Future of Work, exploring:  Significant trends and drivers for The Future of Work, including push and pull factors for employers and young people in new employment  Demands and expectations in the workplace and how this is changing how we prepare young people for the world of work Interesting sector-specific case studies in real-world learning and reskilling.  Attributes for success, and the role of technology and humans in the new world of work, including emotional state and learner motivation I'm in conversation with: Miriam Partington, a future of work reporter at Sifted, a publication covering European startups and technology Cheri Ashby, Deputy Chief Executive, Activate Learning Richard George, VP at Faethm, Data analyst, and author of the report Robot-Proof Work Capabilities Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/10/202246 minutes, 40 seconds
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#246 - Innovations in early years

Thanks to Learnosity and WorkTripp for sponsoring this episode.  In this episode, I’m in conversation with: Nathalie Lesselin, Founder and CEO, Kokorolingua, from Switzerland Marie Mérouze, CEO Marbotic, from France Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, Founder CEO, Kide Science, from Finland Dominika Gyanyi , Head of Education, BookrKids, from Hungary  We talk about:  The challenge and opportunity of technology in early years, and how to bring it back to hands-on learning  The opportunity to leverage popular culture and storytelling in early years learning  Developing an inherent love of learning without reliance on gamification This is episode four from our new series with the Female Edtech Fellowship, a collaboration between the European Edtech Alliance and Supercharger Ventures to support the growth of the most promising female founders in Europe.
7/26/202255 minutes, 48 seconds
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#245 - Esports & Education

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast, where we aim to improve the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. This week’s episode is part of our series collaboration with Bett, supported by Pearson. In this episode we are focused on Education and Esports, exploring:  What is Esports and why does it matter? The scale of the Esports industry.  How students are engaging with business, design, and communication through Esports How colleges are bringing Esports into their curriculum with an Esports BTEC Esports, diversity, student engagement and pathways to work and careers  How to communicate Esports to parents, Governance boards and students  How to change thinking around investment and kit requirements towards learning outcomes and practical approaches  I'm in conversation with three incredibly passionate individuals: Tom Dore, Education Director, British Esports, Shubbs Naika-Taylor, Curriculum Manager for Digital, Coventry College and Camilla Maurice, Curriculum Manager, MidKent College.    A quick hello from Kaan who's interested in working in the EdTech industry as well.  Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
6/24/202253 minutes, 31 seconds
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#244 - What is skill and how should we measure it?

What's in this episode? This week we’re back with our VocTech Podcast, this time looking at assessment and skills and thinking about what is skill and how should we measure it? This episode is part of our VocTech Podcast series produced in collaboration with Ufi VocTech Trust.  I'm in conversation with: Sharath Jeeven OBE, Intrinsic Labs, Abby Gilbert, Institute for the Future of Work, Amelia Peterson, The London Interdisciplinary School,  
 Christopher Mallet, Bodyswaps and Jessica Blakey, Head of Assessment Innovation, NCFE We talk about: What we don't want from assessment and the more nefarious applications of assessment in the workplace  How we can think more broadly about skills and motivation What new approaches are out there  How new innovation is being funded and supported  You'll also hear about event and grant funding updates.  Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
6/16/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 13 seconds
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#243 - School Digital Strategies

Our thanks to Learnosity and WorkTripp for sponsoring this episode.  In this episode, I’m in conversation with the amazing Madeleine Wolf, Founder and CEO, VisionYOU, Germany and Kadri Tuisk, Founder and CEO Clanbeat, Estonia.  We talk about:  What insights you uncover speaking to 300 headteachers in Germany How to think about the "wicked (complex) problem" of student wellbeing   Plus, listener discounts for upcoming events, accerator deadlines and more...  This is episode three from our new series with the Female Edtech Fellowship, a collaboration between the European Edtech Alliance and Supercharger Ventures to support the growth of the most promising female founders in Europe. Follow along @EuropeanEdtech #femaleedtechfellowship
5/17/202244 minutes, 9 seconds
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#242 - Schools, Employability and Skills

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast, where we aim to improve the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. This week’s episode is part of our series collaboration with Bett, supported by Pearson. Recorded LIVE at Bett 2022, you’ll hear from; David Price, OBE and author of Power of Us @DavidPriceOBE Valerie Hannon, Systems rethinker, and author of Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World, @valeriehannon and Siân Gresswell, Senior Adviser for Careers and Employability, at GreenWood Academies. Sophie Bailey, Founder and Host, The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech, Founder, WorkTripp We’re talking about Schools, Employability and Skills. Namely; How to continually develop and connect a careers programme to real-world opportunities. Connecting students and school teams to the "outside world", and, Helping students find their why in a local and global context.  Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
4/26/202237 minutes, 27 seconds
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#241 - Lifelong Learning revolution

Episode two from our new series with the Female Edtech Fellowship, a collaboration between the European Edtech Alliance and Supercharger Ventures to support the growth of the most promising female founders in Europe. In this second episode, I’m in conversation with the amazing Nele Mletschkowsky, Co-Founder and now CEO of Quofox and Riccarda Zezza the Italian founder and CEO of Lifeed. We talk about demands in reskilling and upskilling, applying life skills into the workplace and securing investment for fast growth businesses working in lifelong learning. Follow along @EuropeanEdtech #femaleedtechfellowship
3/28/202240 minutes, 51 seconds
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#240 - The Future of Work, Connectedness & Learning

Bruce Daisley is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK.  He is one of the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work and spent 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK. In this episode, we chat about challenging the "resilience orthodoxy" and challenging expected work intensity, and recognising the amazing power of groups for learning.  I also share which events The Edtech Podcast will be at in the next few weeks. This is an episode with loads of amazing recommendations  - happy listening! 
3/21/202251 minutes, 52 seconds
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#239 - Female-Led EdTech Innovation

Happy International Women's Day!!  What better way to celebrate than to release this first episode from our new series with the Female Edtech Fellowship, a collaboration between the European Edtech Alliance and Supercharger Ventures to support the growth of the most promising female founders in Europe. In this first episode, I’m in conversation with Beth Havinga and Svenia Busson of the European Edtech Alliance about female-led edtech innovation. We talk about the hopes of the fellowship, and a new investment fund that Svenia will be leading on. Coming up on the series, we’ve got episodes on school digital strategies, corporate learning, and creative problem solving. Follow along @EuropeanEdtech #femaleedtechfellowship
3/7/202231 minutes, 54 seconds
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#238 - Digital Strategy for Schools

What's in this episode? In this episode, I chat with Al Kingsley, author of My Secret Edtech Diary, MAT Leader and Edtech CEO. We chat about: Essential questions you should be asking around edtech  Practical considerations for funding and implementing Edtech How to create change through informal and formal channels, without doing it all yourself.  Plus, a shout out to listeners around the world.  You can follow Al at @AlKingsley_Edu Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
2/28/202248 minutes, 42 seconds
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#237 - How to Capture Knowledge Exchange

What's in this episode? In this episode, I chat with Emily Devonald, Co-Founder, KEVRI, an early-stage startup focused on making knowledge exchange easier to capture for Universities. We chat about: Who is responsible for knowledge exchange within Higher Education Which countries are doing knowledge exchange "well" and what this means for innovation The effect of the pandemic and Brexit on knowledge exchange in the U.K vs. ROW.  You can follow Kevri @kevridotco Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
2/3/202230 minutes, 1 second
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#236 - Why Adult Education is Broken and How We Fix It

What's in this episode? Welcome back listeners...here's to 2022! In this episode, it's James Plunkett, Author of End State: 9 Ways Society is Broken and How We Will Fix It. James is also Executive Director, Design, Data and Technology at Citizens Advice and has held various roles across the Resolution Foundation, Young Foundation and the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. We chat about:  The challenges of upskilling in an atomised gig economy Bold approaches to adult education  Why sustaining change management puts you in a long line of social reformers. Keep going!  This episode is part of our VocTech Podcast series produced in collaboration with Ufi VocTech Trust.  You can follow James @jamestplunkett Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
1/17/202243 minutes, 14 seconds
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#235 - Pioneering Educational Models

What's in this episode? This episode, recorded for the Reimagine Education Conference 2021 with Lumina Foundation and Bloom Institute of Technology (formerly known as Lambda School), is about pioneering new education models. In this episode, we chat about  The value of credentials and why they matter Whether regulation is fit for new business models to evolve  Whether there is a risk of the 'haves and have nots" aligning with campus / virtual ed How to ensure equal scrutiny of all education models to ensure value for the learner  People: Dr Courtney Brown, Vice President for Impact and Planning, Lumina Foundation | Twitter: @CourtLB; @LuminaFound Mr Austen Allred, Co-Founder & CEO, Bloom Institute of Technology (fka Lambda School) | Twitter: @Austen; @bloomtech Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
12/10/202136 minutes, 59 seconds
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#234 - Removing barriers in skills development

What's in this episode? Hello and welcome to the next series of The VocTech Podcast where we take a look at vocational learning technologies and improving opportunity in the workplace. This series is supported by Ufi VocTech Trust. This episode was recorded LIVE at the Week Of Voctech and in it, you'll hear about; how to remove barriers in education how to boost learner confidence, and how to build a use case for tech in learning within a corporate or workplace environment Happy listening!  Join in the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #VocTech. People Mark Baxter, Technical Director and Co-Founder, Digitalnauts | Twitter: @BaxterCodes, @Digitalnauts Dr Andrea Cullen, Lead Tutor & Co-founder, CAPSLOCK | Twitter: @stuff4andrea, @capslockcyber  Diane Morgan, Director of Talent, Zinc VC | Twitter: @dmorgannyc; @zincvc Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/26/202149 minutes, 15 seconds
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#233 - School Leadership: navigating constant change

Hello listeners!  In this episode, I am in conversation with Simon Freeman, the MD for IRIS Education who provide agile School Management Software for 12000 schools in the UK and Internationally. Simon has an amazing array of public sector technology experience and in this episode we talk about; How School Leaders can manage the scale of the task ahead when it comes to the role of technology, learning and digitally-competent leadership within the school environment to create precious time for school plans. How to choose agile partners, who can act as a change management partner during this process. What to look out for and what to avoid. How to tap into the data within your school and get your MIS out from under desks. Is that you? The big message here is RELEASE THE DATA! and get onboard with agile processes. Plus, free tickets for listeners to Reimagine Education, and other awards news and updates!  Check out the full episode show notes and references here: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts. 
11/19/202151 minutes, 45 seconds
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#232 - Social Emotional Learning with Cosmic Kids Yoga

In this episode, the power of wild, creative thinking with Jaime and Martin from Cosmic Kids Yoga (over 1m subscribers). We chat about;  How to channel your energy as an educator when teaching remotely How to evaluate and prioritise new tech tools Bootstrapping successfully and staying lean and true to your values Listening to your customers for new product development Launching specific SEL curriculum content for schools with schools  Plus, women in technology, engineering and creativity in the South-West of the U.K and a new University model, powered by creativity - the Falmouth Vice-Chancellor shares their 2030 vision moving to an accelerator, problem-solving model. 
10/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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#231 - What happened to Edtech in China?

In this episode, we look at what happened to edtech in China, covering regulations introduced earlier this year that are changing the way that online tutoring is conducted across China, and looking at what that means for the sector, learners and educators more generally. Plus, new jobs, funding, and startup support.   Guests:  Emily Tate, Senior Reporter, Early Childhood and K-12 Education, EdSurge | Twitter: @ByEmilyTate Kris Jagasia, CEO, Off2Class | Twitter: @Off2Class Nathan Martin, Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Publik | Twitter: @nathanmart Show Notes and References You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes here. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via Twitter @podcastedtech, via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/28/202122 minutes, 31 seconds
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#230 - Audio + Learning

Hello listeners! Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast. Our mission is to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact and it’s great to be back. What's in this episode? In this episode, I'm joined by guests to talk about all things audio and learning. We look back at the varied history of audio and learning, plus new applications of audio for learning. We talk about the growth of spoken word, its ability to "represent and overcome" barriers to access, and both high and low tech innovations from Whatsapp to Voice-Activated technology. Plus, public and private playlists, searchability and the role of Big Tech, and the role of audio to share best practice and familiarity between learners within varied learning environments. Also in this episode, new cool things for schools, students and startups to get involved in and a book review from Michael Shaw who has been reading "Teaching Machines". Thanks for listening!   Don’t forget to drop your comments @podcastedtech on Twitter or during our clubhouse session. Guests:  Sophie Bolzer, Founder & CEO, Audvice | Twitter: @sophiesticcated Nigel Smith, Head of Learning, Apolitical | Twitter: @nigelcsmith Ben Schuman-Stoler, Director of Content, Shortcasts, Blinkist | Twitter: @bsto Megan Lazovick, Vice President, Edison Research | Twitter: @Meg_Laz Yehoshua Zlotogorski, Co-founder and CEO, Alpe Audio | Twitter: @yehoshzl  
9/20/20211 hour, 42 seconds
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#229 - on AI and Social Mobility

Hello again listeners! Hello everyone and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast. Our mission is to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact and it’s great to be back. What's in this episode? This week we’ve got Thomas Moule, author of Cracking Social Mobility: how AI and other innovations can help to level the playing field, in conversation with TeacherTapp Co-Founder, Laura McInerney. In this episode, he talks about how technology can help to make education more equitable. For example, Intelligent Tutoring Systems enabling all students to enjoy the benefits of private tuition and AI along with other innovations making teachers more productive and effective, hence improving educational standards equitably across the board. I loved editing this episode and listening to the various pushbacks and qualifications on both sides as the guests navigate contextual admissions, careers advice, and evading technological determinism. I hope you enjoy too. Don’t forget to drop your comments @podcastedtech on twitter or during our clubhouse session. Guests:  Thomas Moule, author of Cracking Social Mobility: how AI and other innovations can help to level the playing field. Thomas works at Jisc as Product Lead at the National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education and previously led operations at The Institute for Ethical AI in Education, and worked for a leading EdTech company. He started his career as a science teacher, completing the Teach First Programme in Yorkshire. You can find Thomas at @tommoule8 on twitter. Of the biggest myth or foe in education or technology that he would like to see corrected, Thomas writes of the idea that “social mobility is a divisive agenda, which merely aims to airlift the talented few out of poverty whilst neglecting the needs of the many. This characterisation is not only inaccurate, it is dangerous. Talent and potential are distributed equally and abundantly throughout society. The problem is that opportunity is not. Proponents of social mobility simply want this to be put right.” Laura McInerney, Co-founder of Teacher Tapp, an app that surveys 8000 teachers every day. "No one was more shocked by my GCSE results than my mum, who seemed to think that teachers telling her I was very clever was just them being polite! Going to a bog-standard comprehensive school (that's now closed) and then to an adult education centre (a weird FE hybrid thing) and then to Oxford does make me think that schools can come in many forms and it call all be okay!"
9/1/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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#228 - How a £7.6m immersive technology dome is bringing university, schools and workplaces together

Still on Summer Break (!), but another in-person recording to celebrate f2f!  This time, I'm in conversation with Lindsey Hall Chief Executive Real Ideas Organisation at the VIP opening of the Devonport Markethall in Plymouth. Lindsey is a NESTA Cultural Leadership fellow, an INSEAD graduate, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Trustee of Kernow Education Arts Partnership and Plymouth Culture, member of Plymouth Growth Board and one of the WISE100 social enterprise leaders. During the COVID pandemic, she has advised the Government on the role of social enterprises both socially and economically during a time of extreme isolation. In this episode we chat about how listeners can get involved with the MarketHall 15metre immersive dome - both in terms of content creation, engaging students, and developing workplace practice. This is a really interesting collaboration project, surfacing University expertise, and connecting schools, workplaces, technologists and artists together. Developed by Real Ideas Organisation, in partnership with Plymouth City Council and the Institute of Digital Art and Technology at University of Plymouth, the Market Hall is a £7.6m project which will create a new space for digital, especially those working in immersive and creative applications of technology. Plus, stick around to the outro, to find out about our new self-paced course for launching a podcast - out at the end of Summer 2021. 
7/21/202117 minutes, 48 seconds
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#227 - Experiential learning in the digital age

Still on Summer Break (!), but couldn't resist getting back out there to interview in person.  This time, Pavel Cenkl, Director of Learning, Schumacher College is chatting to me about how experiential "Head, Hand, and Heart" learning is adapting to the digital age. Spoiler: international alumni is important!  This episode is for anyone grappling with how to push #edtech forward into a more community-based enabler of learning. We also talk about what a global distributed learning network looks like. “The undergraduate degree certificate is not the be-all and end-all of education. We’re exploding that.” Listen out for some ambient birds and insects as we record among the beautiful Dartington Hall estate, and find out about our new self-paced course for launching a podcast - out at the end of Summer 2021. 
6/21/202130 minutes, 1 second
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5 Years, Summer Break, & New Series in the Planning

A quick audio message to say thank you as we reach our fifth birthday as The Edtech Podcast!  Plus, news on our summer break, new series planning for our return in the Autumn 2021, and, how you can get involved! 
4/29/20217 minutes, 28 seconds
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#226 - Student Social Linked Data

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 and this episode is all about recruitment and admissions.  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, we talk about students taking ownership of their data and having a learner identity that permeates their whole learning lives. We also cover other systems questions Higher Education leaders need to consider when thinking about evolving their University offering.  Continue the conversation online at @podcastedtech and @SalesforceOrg with #EdtechEdge and #edtechpod. People Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer, Director of Educational Development and Technology at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich) | Twitter: @ETH; @ETH_en Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech A huge thank you to everyone for listening in, to our series guests, and for Salesforce.Org for making it all possible. We look forward to planning our next series over the Summer to land with you in the Autumn or Fall of 2021. Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
4/23/202136 minutes, 6 seconds
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#225 – What Matters in Edtech: Wellbeing

Welcome to the latest episode of the What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  This episode was brought to you in association with TES, Bett's global Well-being partner. Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and also to FormAssembly for supporting this episode. What's in this episode? This episode is all about learner wellbeing, and we are covering how to define and measure wellbeing in the context of developing and using impactful edtech to support learner wellbeing and, therefore, learner success. This is all especially relevant given the impact of the pandemic, with over half of UK students surveyed by the National Union of Students saying their mental health has deteriorated or been affected negatively by COVID-19, with only 20% of students having sought mental health support. We explore the ambiguities in edtech - what’s stressing students out and what’s creating those systems of support - as well as looking into how educational settings can weave more social-emotional learning metrics into the usual approach of academic success.  Follow the conversation, share and comment using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People Santiago de Ossorno Garcia, Former Research Associate - UCL; Research and Evaluation Lead, Kooth | Twitter: @kooth_plc Tej Samani, Founder, Performance Learning | Twitter: @SamaniTej Charlotte James, Education Course Representative - Year 1 at University of Southampton Students' Union, Blogger, Adventures in Learning Technology | Twitter: @adventuresinLT; @unisouthampton; Course Rep @SotonEd; @UoS_CHEP SPL Intern Funmi Alassan, CPO, Togetherall | Twitter: @FunmiAlassan; @togetheralluk Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Show Notes and References You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
4/20/202157 minutes, 11 seconds
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#224 - How is impact investment changing and what does it mean for education?

What's in this episode? You know all those campaigns to divest out of fossil fuel investments and the huge positive impact this has for new ecosystems around climate change? Well, imagine if educational charities took the same approach by pro-actively investing their funds in more mission-aligned ways with the requisite step-change in funding and signalling this would unlock for educational opportunity and social good. Sounds good eh? This podcast episode is all about Ufi VocTech Trust's work to go beyond grant investing and venture investing to align its total investment portfolio more closely with its mission to champion the power of technology to improve skills for work.  But beyond Ufi VocTech Trust, what does this mean for other philanthropic organisations, entrepreneurs and even learners in the sector, and how did Ufi VocTech Trust take the leap from initial idea to announcement? In this episode we chart an exciting story that starts back in the mid-2000s and culminates this week with UK-facing vocational learning and technology charity Ufi VocTech Trust announcing the investment of its £50m plus assets using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to support the best thematic alignment of investment with Ufi’s mission, whilst meeting the charity’s financial commitments. Credit Suisse has been appointed as investment service provider, after a tendering process that engaged 100 potential providers.   We explore what this shift in philanthropic approach means and how a holistic investment framework across all assets – grants, venture investment and investment capital - can support vocational educational technology and positive impact. The episode is part of The VocTech Podcast series and is supported by Ufi VocTech Trust. Happy listening!  Join in the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #VocTech. People Joe Ludlow, Impact Investment Director, Ufi Voctech Trust | Twitter: @joeludlow James Gifford, Head of Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse | Twitter: @jamesgif Helen McDonald, UK Head of Foundations and Impact Advisory Services, Credit Suisse Kirill Pyshkin, Senior portfolio manager in the Thematic Equities team of CS Asset Management, Credit Suisse | Twitter: @PyshkinK Paul Blyth, ESG Investment Consultant to Ufi VocTech Trust Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
3/8/202144 minutes, 3 seconds
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#223 - What Matters in Edtech: Leadership

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and to FormAssembly for supporting this episode. What's in this episode? This episode is all about leadership and is a timely reflection on how we can bolster our resolve and communicate a shared vision during radically changing times. In short, it’s all about people and you don’t have to be an automaton, in fact, you’re allowed to be yourself to lead effectively. Tune in to hear what three factors are essential to think about for modern leaders, which 5 soft skills are indicators of premium salaries, and why artificial intelligence crafted classical music makes us feel uneasy. Follow the conversation, share and comment using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People Bernardo Crespo, expert in Digital Transformation at IE University and Co-Founder & Inspirer of esc-XL.com (Executive Digital Detox | Twitter: @b_crespo; @IEexponential; @EscXl Carla Aerts, EdTech and Learning Science versatilist and EdTech thought leader. Also the founder of Refracted! | Twitter:  @underthebanyan Show Notes and References You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
2/25/202152 minutes, 50 seconds
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#222 - Recruitment & Admissions

What's in this episode? We talk about the complex nature of reaching, recruiting and retaining students in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.  You'll hear about; Ambitions to reduce the complexity of the admissions process Extension of virtual open days and events to broaden student intake/and widen participation Multi-channel approaches to the now complex matrix of student intake and comms across different countries, different pedagogical approaches and different time zones.  You can continue the conversation online at @podcastedtech and @SalesforceOrg with #EdtechEdge and #edtechpod. People Jane Armstrong, Senior Director, Salesforce.Org | Twitter: @SalesforceOrg Joanna Kumpula, International Student Recruitment - Strategy & Insight, Tampere University | Twitter: @joannakoo; @TampereUni Katy Willis. Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Success, Plymouth Marjon University | Twitter: @shoekaty; @marjonuni Petri Suomala, Vice President for Education, Aalto University, Finland - Business and Technology | Twitter: @MattiPetri; @AaltoUniversity Esa Hämäläinen, Director of Administration, University of Helsinki | Twitter: @esahamal Susanna Niinistö-Sivuranta, Director of Development and Head of Student Services, University of Helsinki | Twitter: @NiinistoS; @helsinkiuni Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech This episode is part 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 and this episode is all about recruitment and admissions. Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
2/5/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 59 seconds
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#221 - What Matters in Edtech: Future Tech and Trends

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and to FormAssembly for supporting this episode. What's in this episode? This episode returns to the topic of future tech and trends in education, with one big consensus point across all our guests; collaboration, emotional learning and motivation. With many of us experiencing the fall-out of poorly designed reactive online learning, this episode provides hope that the next generation of edtech (and its pedagogical deployment) will be all about more sophisticated ways of connecting, collaborating and learning together. For this, we need to understand our intrinsic emotions and motivations as learners better. Our guests chat about social-emotional learning, the next evolution of personalised learning, and how to demand the specific benefits of "AI in education". Plus, how investment is driving innovation across the U.S, Europe and China.  Follow the conversation, share and comment using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg, Associate Vice-President for Education, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland | Twitter: @EPFL_en; @EPFL Margus Pedaste, Professor of Educational Technology at the Institute of Education of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Tartu | Twitter: @pedaste Dr. Anantha K. Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP, The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development | Twitter: @akduraiappah Benoit Wirz, Partner, Brighteye Ventures | Twitter: @bthewirz; @brighteyevc Lance Huang, Education Lead, Agora | Twitter: @AgoraIO Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Time Stamps for the episode 5:22  - Pierre Dillenbourg 15:58 - Magnus Pedaste 29:41 - Anantha Duraiappah 44:47 - Benoit Wirz 58:21  - Lance Huang 1:10:40 - Guest recommendations and resources  Show Notes and References You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/27/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 46 seconds
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#220 - Helping Frontline Workers (Time Invention of 2020)

What's in this episode? We are talking to the inspirational Dr Alex Young about the power of immersive tools to enhance learning and improve performance, especially in socially distanced settings. Virti was nominated as one of TIME’s inventions of 2020, so listen in to find out why. Also,  Why snowstorms can be responsible for amazing innovations Why the future of immersive technology may be all about the data and can be used for teacher training, healthcare and retail as just a few examples Why reading biographies can arm you with amazing virtual mentors And why vocational technology is more about co-creation, not just generic SAAS platform business models The episode is part of The VocTech Podcast series and is supported by Ufi VocTech Trust. Join in the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #VocTech. People Alexander Young, Founder and CEO, Virti | Twitter: @AlexanderFYoung; @Virtilabs Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/10/202147 minutes
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#219 - Future Workforce Development

What's in this episode? In this episode, we ask the question, what is the role of social impact investing in workforce development? The Edtech Podcast is in conversation with an investor and an analyst tracking the future of workforce development markets. It's a fascinating listen, covering; the gig economy the problem of regional disparity and, the role of technology, including AI in helping us find jobs and thrive once we are in them. As always, we ask how to keep the human element alive in all of this, too. This is the final recording of The VocTech Podcast for 2020. Enjoy! We look forward to bringing you more in 2021. Join in and follow the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #VocTech. People Joe Ludlow, Impact Investment Director, Ufi Voctech Trust | Twitter: @joeludlow Nick Kind, Senior Director, Tyton Partners | Twitter: @nkind88 Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
12/17/202043 minutes, 46 seconds
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#218 - What Matters in Edtech: Inclusion, Neurodiversity and SEND

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and to FormAssembly for supporting this episode. What's in this episode? This week we are looking at SEND and Neurodiversity, specifically;  Personal stories and frustrations  Hopes for change across policy, technology, and education  And, resources and tools for all listeners to help increase accessibility  Follow the conversation, share and comment using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People Nicole Ponsford, Co-CEO and Founder of The Global Equality Collective, Regional Lead for Edtech Demonstrator Schools and Fellow of the RSA for Inclusion | Twitter: @NicolePonsford Elizabeth Wright, Paralympic Medalist, Editor of Disability Review Magazine and Conscious Being, Speaker, Writer, Disability Consultant | Twitter: @esioul Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
12/11/202034 minutes, 15 seconds
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#217 - Digital Transformation: how do you actually get it done?

What's in this episode? The episode is part 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.  This episode seeks to address the impact of radical digital transformation which has taken place in 2020 and where this leaves Higher Education going forward. You will hear about work that partners Jisc, Emerge Education and Salesforce.org have been doing around digital strategy in Higher Education. The 2030 strategy framework for university leaders is centred around four main themes; Leadership Staff Business model Investment There has been a sharp learning curve on what is possible and how it should be refined when we are using technology. Listen to our guests and learn from their research within the Digital Strategy Framework on what they found useful or surprising in 2020. You can continue the conversation online at @podcastedtech and @SalesforceOrg with #EdtechEdge  and #edtechpod. People Professor David Maguire, Chair, Jisc; Interim Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee | Twitter: @djm92373 Corey Snow, Director, Education Industry Solutions, Integrations & Architecture at Salesforce.org | Twitter: @corey_snow Andy McGregor, Director of Edtech, Jisc | Twitter: @andymcg Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
12/4/202039 minutes, 23 seconds
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#216 - VocTech Now: three college stories, responding to the pandemic

What's in this episode? VocTech Now was part of Ufi's response to support the vocational learning sector in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. It addressed the immediate barriers being faced by supporting vocational learning providers to rapidly transition to remote teaching and training and deliver accessible learning at a time of significant change. This was done with small grants of between £10k and £25k. In this episode, you'll hear stories from three colleges; Lancaster & Morecambe College, the Isle of Wight College and South West College in Northern Ireland. Our guests talk about some of the Further Education challenges they faced during 2020, how their collaboration with VocTech Now had a positive impact and we delve into some of the lessons they have learnt along the way. Enjoy and follow the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #VocTechNow. People Kev Jones, Project Account Manager, Ufi VocTech Trust | Twitter: @tweetkevjones Louise Woods, e-Content Designer/ Digital Learning Developer, South West College | Twitter: @l_woods82 Melissa Grimes, Learning Resource Centre Coordinator, South West College (Dungannon site) Ian Grayling, Project Account Manager for Ufi VocTech Trust and Executive Director at thelyceumpro Dawn Smart, Contracts and Performance Manager, The Isle of Wight College | Twitter: @iwcollege Iain Parkinson, Head of Faculty: Sport, Care, Art, Media and Public Services, Lancaster & Morecambe College | Twitter: @LMCollege Mark Berthelemy, Independent digital problem solver, | Website: https://mark.berthelemy.net/ Ty Goddard, Director & Co-founder of The Education Foundation and Chair of Edtech UK | Twitter: @ty_goddard Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/27/202059 minutes, 47 seconds
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#215 - VocTech in the Criminal Justice System

What's in this episode? This episode was hosted live as part of Ufi VocTech Trust’s ‘Week of VocTech’. Ufi Voctech Trust champions the power of technology to improve skills for work. They do this through various grantees and investments, and more recently through funding specifically to ensure the continuity of vocational learning in response to COVID. This episode looks at some of the projects Ufi Voctech Trust have been supporting that are involved in vocational education across the criminal justice system.  You’ll hear about: Providing access to learning environments Tailoring and adapting learning Assessing learning Creating employment opportunities Enjoy and follow the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #WeekOfVocTech. People Patrick Dunn, Project Account Manager, Ufi VocTech Trust Daniel Brown, Director, Meganexus | Twitter: @Meganexus_Ltd Lee Tavinder, NIACRO | Twitter: @LeeTav Kate Russell,  Senior Practitioner, NIACRO | Twitter: @niacro Nuala Trainor, Project Manager, Sentireal | Twitter: @nualatrainor1 Sarah Cox, Director of Enterprise & Leadership Programmes at MyBE Awards | Twitter: @mybe_awards_ltd David Hore, Co-Founder & CEO / CTO, Fluence | Twitter: @DavidHore Cameron Holloway, Content Manager, Socrates Software | Twitter: @cameron8172   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/13/202044 minutes, 38 seconds
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#214 - What is next for VocTech and FE?

What's in this episode? This episode of the VocTech Podcast was hosted live as part of Ufi VocTech Trust's 'Week of VocTech'. We are chatting with our guests to discuss the near and long-term future for vocational technology and further education. How can the crisis be a pivot point for lifelong learning? What practical examples are there for how industry and F.E are using technology now to set them up for a changed world of employment and skills development? You'll hear the different perspectives and demands on our guests plus questions and comments from our live audience. Enjoy and follow the conversation using #VocTechPodcast and #WeekOfVocTech. People Eglė Vinauskaitė, Director, Skillbright Labs | Twitter: @ThisIsEgle Dr. Maren Deepwell, CEO of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), an independent charity and the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK on Amplify FE | Twitter: @MarenDeepwell Chantal Wilson, People Director, Honest Burgers | Twitter: @honestburgers Shane Guildford, a FE Hospitality Chef/Lecturer and PEARSONS Silver Award Winner, TES Finalist, EdTech Innovator and MIE Expert from Cheshire College South and West | Twitter: @shanelegend23 Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/9/202055 minutes, 22 seconds
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#213 - Investor Special: The Future of Work experiment

What's in this episode? We look at the future of work experiment that is 2020 in this investor special, and interrogate some of the forecasts for the future of work now that many of them have come true.  Our guests this week are both investors coming at the conversation from two very different angles. One funds and supports ambitious ideas for using technology to improve the lives of low wage workers or 'workertech', whilst the other is General Partner at an early-stage fund investing in workplace technology companies that have a strategy to sell to and through employers. Enjoy the episode. It's a great listen! You can follow the conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.  People Cansu Deniz Bayrak, Senior Partner, Bethnal Green Ventures | Twitter: @cansudb Allison Baum, General Partner, SemperVirens Venture Capital | Twitter: @ABaumGates Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
10/29/202044 minutes, 13 seconds
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#212 – What Matters in Edtech: Skills

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and to Pearson for supporting this episode. What's in this episode?   In this episode looking at skills, we are in conversation with an amazing 19-year-old key worker on her experience of 2020, an SVP on understanding more about how vocational learning pathways are adapting to a fast-shifting employment landscape, and a Principal and CEO on the education sector moving forward on cultivating essential skills. We will be asking: Which skills are in demand? How are people reskilling? How did key workers in the pandemic train for this moment and how can adaptability and resilience be developed from an early age? And, what changes in assessment and qualifications and support will we see in reaction to our new societal needs?   Plus, there are some great book recommendations and the usual anecdotes, allegories and insights. Follow the conversation, share and comment using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President, Pearson BTEC and Apprenticeship | Twitter: @RampersaudCindy Mark Steed, Principal and CEO, Kellett School | Twitter: @independenthead Naomi Dardai, Health Care Assistant at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, soon to be a Trainee Nursing Associate. Previously studied a BTEC in Health and Social Care at City College Norwich Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
10/23/202047 minutes, 50 seconds
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#211 - Standing up for the Student Experience

What's in this episode? In this episode, we seek to explore how the student experience is being created and supported in 2020 at our Higher Education institutions. In conversation with leaders and students from across EMEA and the U.S, we ask; How is the University experience stacking up vs. student expectations?  How are Universities adapting to support careers readiness in 2020? How are students co-creating the student experience they want to see? And, What can Universities do more of? You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpod. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Kate Daubney, Head of King’s Careers & Employability and soon to be the new Director of The Careers Group, University of London | Twitter: @careerampersand Victoria Wade, Head of College Careers Service - Education Consultancy, The Careers Group, across the University of London | Twitter: @CareersGroup Navneet Johal, Director, Industry Solutions, Higher Education, Salesforce.Org | Twitter: @NavneetJohal1 Rex Béchu, ESCP Paris master's student, Business. University of Sheffield, Politics and IR Graduate (1st). Former Chair of the Student Advisory Group for the UK Council for International Student Affairs | Twitter: @rexbechu Nebu George, Chair, Student Advisory Group for the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and PhD Researcher in Geochemical Archaeology at Bangor University, Wales | Twitter: @ArchaeoGeorge Farshida Zafar, Director, ErasmusX at Erasmus University Rotterdam | Twitter: @erasmusuni Carla Aerts, EdTech and Learning Science versatilist and EdTech thought leader. Also the founder of Refracted! | Twitter:  @underthebanyan Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
10/13/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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#210 - Simulation tech for workforce training

What's in this episode? In this episode we throwback to a past recording chatting about the power of role-play and simulation technology in hostile environment training and international development. This episode was recorded at the start of 2020 in pre-COVID times so you will also hear an update from one of our guests, Mike Todd, reflecting on what has changed since our recording. Enjoy! People Mike Todd, CEO, Near Life | Twitter: @NearLifeTech  Kathy Relleen Evans, Director, Development Projects and Innovation Unit - DPIU, Norwegian Refugee Council | Twitter: @RelleenEvans, @NRC_Norway Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/30/202030 minutes, 51 seconds
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#209 – What Matters in Edtech Global: Innovation

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  A big shout out to Bett for supporting this series, to Aruba for supporting this episode. What's in this episode? Innovation can sometimes feel esoteric. Yet, without it where would we be? Endlessly plodding perhaps…  In this episode, we are talking innovation with guests from Dubai, Brazil, Singapore and the U.K. Expect ideas on how to build the team around you to take new ideas forward, how to create the space for innovation, and ways to measure impact, including, “how much time have I saved?”  You can follow the conversation using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People Luciano Meira, Co-founder, Joy Street + UFPE Professor  | Twitter: @luciano_meira Dr Samson Tan, Head, Centre for Innovation in Learning, National Institute of Education, Singapore Raya Bidshahri, Founder & CEO, Awecademy | Twitter: @raya_bid Simon Wilson, CTO, UK and Ireland, Aruba | Twitter: @siwilson2000 Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech   Show Notes and References   You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/28/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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#208 - School leadership in the age of COVID-19

What's in this episode? This week’s bonus episode is a LIVE recording featuring a discussion I hosted at the FROG20 conference in August with two school leaders talking about how they kept calm and carried on during 2020. Stay listening in if you’re facing the rest of 2020 and feeling like you need a boost or some extra ideas on how to manage the madness. People Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Nick House, Headteacher at Greenshaw High School | Twitter: @GreenshawHigh Kate Wragg, Deputy Headteacher at Education and Leadership Trust, and Teacher of Computing and (Cross Trust lead on E-learning and E-safety) | Twitter: @MrsKateWragg Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/17/202023 minutes, 40 seconds
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#207 - Campus reopening: how to support your institution and students

What's in this episode? COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the student experience. This first episode in the second season of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org, is all about the campus reopening and how to best support both the institution and students during this time. Four guests share ideas around contact tracing, wellbeing, hybrid teaching and learning, and innovative student experience. Expect synchronous student cooking classes with a Michelin star chef, musings on student numbers and a changed admissions landscape, and technology investments made to support students and faculty long-term.  You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpod. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr, Pro Vice-Chancellor Strategy, Planning and Partnerships and Director of Property, University of London | Twitter: @AlwaniStarrG Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, President of IE University, Spain | Twitter: @SantiagoIniguez Geshri Gunasekera, Senior Director for Institute Success, salesforce.org | Twitter: @EdtechGeshri Dhawal Shah, Founder and CEO, Class Central | Twitter: @dhawalhshah Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
9/9/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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TRAILER - Season 2 of The Edge (our HigherEd Podcast Series)

A peek into our new HigherEd series, with Salesforce.Org. This series takes a fresh look at higher education and digital transformation. Clips used in this trailer to "set the scene" of HigherEd in 2020; Iain Harper, Head of Digital, Oxford University Business School, Digital Transformation at the World's Oldest University @ Salesforce Higher Ed Summit  Audio of U.K Student protests over A-Level exam results in 2020, YouTube WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announcing COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 CBS Boston report, Trump administration reverses policy on international students studying in the U.S, YouTube BBC Newsnight, How are exam results being calculated this year? Clip with Sam Freedman, former Department of Education Advisor  BBC Newsnight, How are exam results being calculated this year? Clip with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Reading University, Professor Parveen Yaqoob July 30th 2020, Arizona State University Weekly Briefing on Campus Reentry plan with University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, on The Edtech Podcast  HEPI & select committee webinars with Michelle Donelan MP, Minister for Universities The Edge: Accelerating Higher Education, is the second season from The Edtech Podcast, supported by Salesforce.org, and exploring the intersection of higher education and digital transformation.  You can follow the conversation using #EdTechEdge and #edtechpod and subscribe by searching for The Edtech Podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever else you listen. 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 change-makers 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. 
9/7/20203 minutes, 15 seconds
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#206 - Learning in the Flow of Work

What's in this episode? A pre-COVID workplace learning technology chat. In this episode we throwback to a past recording at Reimagine Education in December 2019, where we were in pre-COVID times chatting about the power of workplace learning technology in our Voctech Podcast LIVE session. You will hear about: setting courageous goals going from training to learning culture and, designing your learning day. People Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England | Twitter: @RichardPriceUK Jacob Waern, Founder & CEO, EduMe | Twitter: @EduMeSocial Joe Ludlow, Impact Investment Director, Ufi Ventures | Twitter: @joeludlow Catherine Wallwork, Head of Innovation Engagement & Mindset, Deloitte Ventures | Twitter: @catherinewallw1 Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/3/202030 minutes, 25 seconds
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#205 - Back to School, Back to College with The Edtech Demonstrator Programme

What's in this episode? The next in our mini-series on the edtech demonstrator programme in England, this time with a focus on back to school and college. Lots of tips on continuity of learning, plus peer to peer and wellbeing support.  Also in this episode, Fergus Bruce of Sublime talking us through this week’s guest blog and Caroline Wright of BESA with some events news. And finally, Charlie James of edtech demonstrator college, Basingstoke College of Technology, on from learner to learning technologist and blasted resits.  Bonne Chance listeners!  People Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech David Maguire, Headteacher, Coupals Primary Academy, Suffolk | Twitter: @CoupalsAcademy Scott Hayden, Digital Innovation Specialist/ Lecturer of Creative Media Production, Basingstoke College of Technology | Twitter: @scottdhayden Paul Edge, Deputy Head Teacher, Ribblesdale High School | Twitter: @Paul_A_Edge Faye Saadieh, Policy and Communications Advisor: EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges, STEM, Digital & EdTech Unit | Twitter: @edtechdemo Listener Contributors: Fergus Bruce, Director of Customer Experience: Education, Sublime | Twitter: @fergusambruce Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA | Twitter: @CJPWright Bonus Audio:   Charlie James, Learning Technologist, Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) | Twitter: @CharlieJamess9 Callum Rochester, Student, BCoT | Twitter: @FolksyCash04 Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/31/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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#204 - Preparing for a successful September return

What's in this episode? This week’s episode shares the work of edtech demonstrator schools and colleges in England. The EdTech Demonstrator Programme is a network of schools and colleges across England who exhibit effective practice in the use of technology. The Demonstrator Schools and Colleges involved in the programme provide professional development and support, focusing initially on supporting the effective delivery of remote teaching practices to schools and colleges across the country. In this episode, guided by Kriss Baird, London Regional Lead - Dfe EdTech Demonstrators Programme, you’ll hear about • Ideas to support senior leaders and educators as schools manage social distancing in the school or college learning context. • Consolidating online support for those students unable to return to schools and colleges • Building on progress made with remote learning • And, Ensuring the momentum for strategic change in the use of technology is maintained in the autumn term and beyond Plus, Dr. Vicki Cameron, Chief Education Officer, PeopleBench, on our guest blog... People Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Kriss Baird, London Regional Lead - Dfe EdTech Demonstrators Programme | Twitter: @krissbaird Graham Macaulay, Director of Technology for Learning, Leo Academy Trust | Twitter: @grahammacaulay Ed Vainker, Executive Principal at Reach Academy Feltham & Director of Reach Children's Hub at Reach Academy Trust | Twitter: @edvainker Harpreet Dhillon, Primary Maths Lead at Reach Academy | Twitter: @reachfeltham Rory McGrath, Headteacher, Shacklewell Primary School | Twitter: @rjmgteach Cassie Williams, Deputy Head Teacher | Twitter: @MissWilliamsADE Tim Lings, Director of IT, Heronsgate Primary School | Twitter: @HeronsgateSch Rachel Coathup, Lead Teacher, Technology for Learning at LEO Academy Trust, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator | Twitter: @TechMissC Listener Contributor: Dr. Vicki Cameron, Chief Education Officer, PeopleBench | Twitter: @PeopleBench Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/23/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 42 seconds
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#203 - Bilingual Workforce Training in the age of COVID (and beyond)

What's in this episode? This week’s episode is all about some of the immediate responses to training through technology in the wake of COVID-19. You’ll hear from professionals in both early years and further education, on how they engaged learners, helped support rapid training of the workforce and the long term positive impact. We talk about funding, contextualising content, and the spirit of generosity and giving during the age of COVID. Enjoy! Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Nia Brodrick, Project Coordinator, ColegauCymru / Colleges Wales | Twitter: @NiaBrodrickCC; @ColegauCymru Annabel Hardy-King, Projects Director, PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) | Twitter: @paceychildcare Claire Protheroe, National Manager for Wales, PACEY   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/14/202041 minutes, 49 seconds
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#202 - What Matters in Edtech Global Education Council

Welcome to the third episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  A big shout out to Bett for supporting this series, to HP for supporting this episode, and to our fantastic guests for making this episode so insightful. What's in this episode? This week, we are chatting to Bett’s Global Education Council, getting to grips with the council’s manifesto set in January and the way COVID has impacted the manifesto ideals and how urgently they are implemented. Our guests reflect on how the pause given by the pandemic has allowed an opportunity to teach back better and how this can be achieved. You can follow the conversation using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Jose Papa, Chairman, Bett Global Education Council and Co-founder, Trace Academia | Twitter: @Bett_show Eric C. Abrams, Chief Inclusion Officer, Stanford University Graduate School of Education | Twitter: @StanfordEd Ilse Howling, Chairman, Education Development Trust | Twitter: @IlseHowling; @EdDevTrust Ger Graus, Global Director of Education, KidZania | Twitter: @GrausGer Paolo Dal Santo, the HP Education lead for Europe, Middle-East and Africa | Twitter: @paolodalsanto; @HP Listener Contributors: Amanda Brock, CEO, OpenUK | Twitter: @AmandaBrockUK Sunhera Cariappa, Esperanza Life Edtech Accelerator | Website: EdventuresGBA.com   Show Notes and References   You can find the link to the manifesto and other references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/29/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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#201 - The Early Careers Market and its response to Covid-19

What's in this episode? This episode looks at the early careers space and delves into the response for young people going into the world of work, amidst the pandemic. You will hear from investors, entrepreneurs and graduate interns all interested in innovation around young people, skills development and employment in the age of Covid-19. With internships, apprenticeships, and traditional volunteering opportunities all closing down to some extent; what opportunity is there to support young people better, and through the use of technology? We discuss this and more. Plus,  a message from the writer of our latest blog post, Richard Pettey, 'Advancing technology education in rural high schools across America'. Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech. Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Richard Male, Investor, Ufi Ventures | Twitter: @RichardMale Nic Pillow, Venture Manager, Blackfinch Ventures & Isolation Intern | Twitter: @DrNicP Lucy Griffiths, CEO and Co-Founder, Sort Your Future | Twitter: @lucygriffiths Femi Ayibiowu, Risk Consulting Intern, KPMG, EdTech & Esports Investor, United Nations Young Innovator, Nigeria, Graduate of 2019 | Twitter: @femiayibiowu Jenna Hyde, Young Entrepreneur, careers digital and media skills support for young people | Website: www.houseofhydemedia.com Richard Pettey, Director of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Department of Education | Twitter: @RichardPettey   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/24/202047 minutes, 7 seconds
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#200 - A Conversation with Chip Paucek, CEO of 2U

What's in this episode? "You can do a tonne online, but it would be great to have a beer."  In the first of our new conversations making sense of the world with Covid, I speak to the CEO of 2U, Chip Paucek. We talk about why the University campus isn’t going to disappear anytime soon, what makes remote learning high-quality, and what it's like to experience the highs and lows of being an edtech CEO and entrepreneur.  Plus, we made it to episode 200. Thanks for listening everyone.  People Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Chip Paucek, Co-Founder & CEO, 2U | Twitter: @chippaucek Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/22/202040 minutes, 31 seconds
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#199 - Lessons from Home Learning

What's in this episode? This week’s episode is all about home learning. We’re in conversation with school leaders and digital leads, Edtech Demonstrator coordinators, editors and edtech companies taking stock of the past weeks experience in the UK and how we might prepare and improve as the Autumn term approaches, with local lockdowns also looming.  Plus, the need for better data, and a quick message from the author of our latest guest blog post: ‘Teaching through the pandemic – A Brit’s view from the US.”  Thank you for listening! Stay busy, stay safe, and keep smiling. People Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Nicole Ponsford, Award-Winning Digital Educator and Founder of The Gender Equality Collective (The GEC) | Twitter: @NicolePonsford; @edtechdemo Becki Bawler, Teacher, Leader & Learner | Twitter: @RCCS_MissBawler Tom Hooper, Founder & CEO, Third Space Learning | Twitter: @thirdspacetweet Katy Potts, Computing, Digital and Online - Lead for schools at Islington Council | Twitter: @katypotts Paul Beeton, Key Stage Two Leader and Assistant Headteacher, Hanover Primary School | Twitter: @thebeet79 Genna Ash, Editor, Education Technology | Twitter: @genna_ash Philip Bhol, Class Teacher, Communications Team Lead, Kings Cross Academy, Kings Cross London UK | Twitter: @pip_bhol Michael Forshaw, Founder and CEO, EdTech Impact & Innovate My School | Twitter: @TheEdtechImpact; @InnovateMySchl Stephan Caspar, Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Creation and Multicultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University | Twitter: @dotsandspaces Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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#198 - University Reopening

What's in this episode? In this week's episode, you'll hear from the Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln in the UK. Chris Headleand developed an innovative way to keep students and staff connected to the University of Lincoln during lockdown, by creating a virtual campus called Lincoln Island which has been downloaded over 8000 times. We chat to Chris about the opportunity for Universities to really reinvigorate their teaching and learning, student centricity and the need to take the reality of local lockdowns and needs of shielding students seriously. Thanks again for listening and have a wonderful week. People Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Computer Science,  University of Lincoln | Twitter: @ChrisHeadleand Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/9/202031 minutes, 55 seconds
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#197 - What is Scenario Based Learning?

What's in this episode? In this week’s episode we throwback to a past recording with John Brindle a learning technologist at the University of Liverpool, who offers up lots of useful frameworks for those who might be finding themselves thrown into the world of learning technology and the pedagogy of online learning and all the head-scratching that entails. Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech John Brindle, Learning Technologist, University of Liverpool Management School | Twitter: @johnbrindletel Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/1/202026 minutes, 23 seconds
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#196 - The Case for Vocational Technology – Part 2: Build Back Better

What's in this episode? In conversation are an insight and data specialist on the new economy, an investor in vocational learning technology, and a specialist in supporting executive leadership and teams development. In true podcast fashion, there are tea slurps, baby cries and computer dings, in amongst the gems about specific training to working online, more creative online working tools, and supporting employees wellbeing with all the change hitting us at present. This episode is about building back better and takes its starting point from a World Economic Forum article on 5 ways to reset labour markets after coronavirus recovery, which you can find shared on our show notes. Plus, a few listener messages from WISE and Education Technology.  Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Richard Male, Investor, Ufi Ventures | Twitter: @richardmale Dr. Vesselina Stefanova Ratcheva, Insights Lead – New Metrics, Platform for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum | Twitter: @Vessisr Gordon Bateman, Chief Executive Officer, CRSI | Twitter: @crsiltd Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
6/22/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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#195 - What Matters in Edtech Middle East and Africa

Welcome to the second episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  Thanks to Bett for supporting the series, to Teacherly for sponsoring this week’s episode and to the wonderful Sam Wheeler for leading on interviews while Sophie grapples with her Quaranteenie baby.  What's in this episode? In this episode, we focus on the Middle East and Africa; you'll hear about the role of tech and community in supporting refugee learning, careers opportunities for girls, flexible working and teacher professional development, and truly hybrid online learning. We are in Dubai, Oman, Kenya and across the UAE.    You can follow the conversation using #edtechpod and #BettMEA People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Sam Wheeler, Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @SamanthaRose83 Aastha Das, Founder and CEO at InnoYouth, a young passionate entrepreneur & tech-savvy innovator | Twitter: @aasthadas0510  Linah Anyango, Teacher and ICT integration Coordinator at Regis school Runda, Gems Education and Global Teacher Prize 2020 Nominee | Twitter: @YLnhanyango Kai Vacher, Principal, British School Muscat | Twitter: @PrincipalMuscat Dr Sonia Ben Jafaar, CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education | Twitter: @SB4Edu Atif Mahmood, Founder and CEO, Teacherly | Twitter: @teamteacherly Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Episode Time Stamps 3:30 - Kai Vacher Intro 12:00 - Aastha Das Intro 19:00 - Linah Anyango Intro 28:00 - This episode is titled "What Matters in Edtech Middle East and Africa"; What would you say are the defining characteristics of education in the MEA region as you see it? 33:00 - Dr. Sonia Ben Jafaar 35:00 - Working with Industry 38:00 \ 1:00 - As we record this, we are in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak; how has this affected your work, that of your colleagues, parents, students. Are there any positives to come out of the situation; what do you think will be long term and what more short-lived?   55:00 - Atif Mahmood Intro 79:00 - What books, resources, people, projects or students are you most inspired by? Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
6/15/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 8 seconds
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#194 - Working out the new norm: Edtech under lockdown

What's in this episode? This week, a listener special.  Listen in to this conversation between friends in the online learning and edtech community as they work out what the new normal might look like across schools, colleges and Universities. People Saqib Safdar, Digital Innovation and Learning Lead at Star Academies (awarded MAT of the year) | Twitter: @ssafdar314 Julian Bream, Manages the Bloomsbury Learning Exchange at the University of London and runs the Digital Innovation roundtables that share good practice across London's FE and Adult Learning sectors, recognised in this year's  #EdTech50 | Twitter: @julian_bream Dr Neelam Parmar, Director of EdTech, Digital Learning and Innovation, www.ashfordschool.co.uk | Twitter: @AshfordSchool Khaled AMG Al-Ankar, Head of E-learning & Libraries at the Hull College Group. With the main focus on blended learning and innovation using widening participation delivery models that enhance the pedagogy of both staff and students | Twitter: @khaledal_ankar Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
6/2/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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#193 - Transitioning Into a New World of Work with Jane Oates of WorkingNation

What's in this episode? This week's episode is all about how economies and industry are transitioning into a new world of work. We throwback to a recording from last year with Jane Oates from WorkingNation where we talk about everything from massive investment in training employees, how working cultures are not interchangeable, and why supporting each other through change is important. These are all subjects that have been thrust into the foreground by Coronavirus in a way that has made us sit up and listen more urgently than any discussion on automation has before. Plus, an update from our listeners on how teaching, learning and remote work have developed a few months on from operating in a world with Coronavirus.  Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Jane Oates, President, WorkingNation | Twitter: @oates_jane Listener Contributors Dr. Edward Tse, VP Strategy & Content and Co-Owner, Nuiteq | Twitter: @DoctorET Cameron Mirza, Director, Nottingham Trent University UAE & Bett MEA Board Member | Twitter: @cmirza1 Nancy Diebkilé, Customer Success Manager, @wooclap | Twitter: @nancy_wooclap Martin Hamilton,Writer, Futurist and Innovation Advisor, Website: MartinH.Net | Twitter: @martin_hamilton Veejay Lingiah, CEO, Flashacademy | Twitter: @FlashAcademy_HQ Neil Mosley, Digital Learning Designer, Cardiff University  | Twitter: @neilmosley5 Scott Wood, Associate Director, Machine Scoring, ACT | Twitter: @ACTNext Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
5/11/202035 minutes, 34 seconds
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#192 - Dr. Peter Shukie on Connecting Learning with Purpose

What's in this episode? In this week’s episode, we throwback to a recording with Dr. Peter Shukie, Academic Group Leader, Creative and Digital at University Centre Blackburn College. Peter was the 2019 National Winner of the Festival of Learning Social Impact award, and in this episode, we talk about connecting learning with purpose. Plus, how IBM and UCL are collaborating on relieving loneliness during social isolation.  Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Dr. Peter Shukie, Academic Group Leader, Creative and Digital, University Centre at Blackburn College | Twitter: @ShukieOne John McNamara, Senior Inventor and IBM UK University Program Leader, IBM Hursley | Twitter: @j0nnymac Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
4/20/202054 minutes, 44 seconds
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#191 - What Matters In Edtech ASIA

Our podcast collaboration with Bett, What Matters in Edtech, is back, this time with a focus on global education. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  What's in this episode? In our first episode, we focus on Asia and the current challenges and insights from this region. Asia was the first region to see the impact of COVID-19 on the education system and school closures. We speak to a range of educators and partners in the region to talk about their approach to teaching and learning both before and during the Coronavirus crisis. What tools and pedagogies are they utilising to best serve their students in the here and now, and also prepare local youth for the connected digital world in the long-term? And just how has Coronavirus expedited or frustrated these strategies in the region. You’ll also hear about robust technology developed to take on one of the harshest environments out there – space - and how this is being adapted to fulfil large data research projects in this current time. You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #BettASIA People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Dr. Sumitra Nair, Vice-President, Talent Development & Digital Entrepreneurship, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) | Twitter: @sumitra_nair Dr. Fridolin Ting, Teaching Fellow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Twitter: @HongKongPolyU Christopher Jeffery, Dean, British University Vietnam | Twitter: @BUV193 Christian Jones, Z Strategy and Planning Lead, Z by HP Centralized Workstation Solutions | Twitter: @ZbyHP David Hollands, Education Strategy Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan, HP | Twitter: @HP Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
4/13/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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#190 - The Case for Vocational Technology - Part 1

What's in this episode? This week’s episode is with Daniel Baril, Institute for Lifelong Learning at UNESCO learning. We chat about institutions forced to become agile in the age of coronavirus plus individual or collective approaches to lifelong learning and moving to targeted education intervention. Plus, guest messages from ISTE, UFI Voctech Trust, EverFi, and OpenClassrooms, and insights on distance learning via the “application culture” of China. Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Daniel Baril, Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), UNESCO, and Director-General of the Canadian Institute for Cooperation in Adult Education (ICAE) | Twitter: @DanielBarilx Listener Contributors: Jon Chapman, Co-Founder and President for Global Partnerships, EverFi | Twitter: @EVERFI Pierre Dubuc, Co-founder and CEO, Open Classrooms | Twitter: @p_dubuc Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
3/30/202045 minutes, 51 seconds
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#189 - Talent Pipeline, Technology and Training

What's in this episode? This week we throw-back to a "pre-coronavirus" recording with Hector MacAulay, Managing Director at international infrastructure and manufacturing company Balfour Beatty. We chat about talent pipeline, technology and training and why getting up at the crack of dawn in your first teenage job sets you up for life. Following on from our chat with Hector, Ian Hurd is out and about at this year’s Bett and you’ll hear from a range of attendees about everything from avoiding plagiarism, developing attention and calm in the workspace, and skills development in AI with stories from the UK, via Israel and the UAE. We kick off the episode with a listener feature on the Edtech 50 evening with Nicole Ponsford, Becki Bawler, and Caroline Keep from the Gender Equality Collective then, a message from HundrED. Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Hector MacAulay, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty | Twitter: @balfourbeatty Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @Ian_R_Hurd Ian Hurd's interviewees: Jason Gibson, Professional Services Consultant, Turnitin | Twitter: @Turnitin SenEgg from Osborne Technologies | Twitter: @osbornetech Itamar Levy, Partner, Business Development Manager, Speak Dr. Omar, UAE Higher Education Sector Representative Freddy Elturk, Founder & CEO, VDX BlockChain Solutions | Twitter: @vizidox Listener Contributors: Nicole Ponsford, CEO & Co-Founder, Gender Equality Collective | Twitter: @NicolePonsford Becki Bawler, Teacher, Leader & Learner| Twitter: @RCCS_MissBawler Caroline Keep, Teacher, Director of Spark Makerspace, Co-Founder of Liverpool Makefest & Educational Consultant | Twitter: @Ka81 Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
3/15/202044 minutes, 40 seconds
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#188 - Celebrating Change-Makers in Higher Ed

What's in this episode? Hello everyone and welcome to the seventh and final episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership.  In this episode, we celebrate "Change-Makers in Higher Ed", speaking to three leaders who have worked to implement new ways of doing things in their own University communities. At the beginning of each interview, all of our amazing guests give us a window into their failures and successes over the years, as well as approaches to making change viable, before going into their specific projects. You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast Enjoy and thanks for listening to the series! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Liz Shutt, Director of Policy, University of Lincoln, 21st Century Lab | Twitter: @LizShutt Kimberly Eke, Senior Director, Information Technology at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education | Twitter: @kimeke Dr. Claire Gordon, Director, LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement | Twitter: @GordonCE Jane Armstrong, Senior Director for Higher Ed, Salesforce.Org | Twitter: @SalesforceOrg Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
3/10/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 43 seconds
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#187 - Personal Learner Budgets (& Coronavirus)

What's in this episode? In this episode, we hear about one organisation trying to embed personal learning budgets into the workplace, and draw together the best learning resources in one playlist. You’ll hear from Rajeeb Dey, Founder & CEO at Learnerbly.  PLUS we hear from some of our listeners on the effects of the Coronavirus, online learning and remote working. Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Rajeeb Dey, Founder & CEO, Learnerbly | Twitter: @rajdey Listener Contributors: Michael Osborne, #UserExperience Driven Developer & Learning Technologies #ThirtyUnder30 | Twitter: @mikeozzy Hamish Mac, Director of Digital Strategy @RHSSuffolk & Founder of Digital Resilience UK  | Twitter: @MrMacFeed Tim Stirrup, Director, 3v5ltd  | Twitter: @timstirrup Allie Gao, Overseas Business Development Manager, ATA Online Education, a vocational training online services provider based out of Beijing  Nancy Diebkilé, Customer Success Manager, @wooclap | Twitter: @nancy_wooclap Martin Hamilton, Writer, Futurist and Innovation Advisor, Website: MartinH.Net | Twitter: @martin_hamilton Neil Mosley, Digital Learning Designer, Cardiff University  | Twitter: @neilmosley5 Nic Ponsford, CEO & Co-Founder @GenderCollect | Twitter: @nicoleponsford Graham Brown-Martin, Learning Reimagined | Twitter: @GrahamBM Tom Hooper, Founder & CEO, Third Space Learning | Twitter: @thirdspacetweet Veejay Lingiah, CEO, Flashacademy | Twitter: @FlashAcademy_HQ Dr. Edward Tse, VP Strategy & Content and Co-Owner, Nuiteq | Twitter: @DoctorET Mark Anderson, Digital Strategist, Consultant, Educator | Twitter:  @ICTEvangelist Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
3/4/202059 minutes, 53 seconds
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#186 - Just-in-Time Training

What's in this episode? Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series! First up in this week's episode, our intrepid further education podcast whizz Ian Hurd is out chatting to sector colleagues at Bridgend College, all about getting on that digital starting-line and beyond. Think cyber-security, 3d printing, and jam boards.  Our second chat is with the team at How Do I? Taryl and Tom talk to us about accessibility, instruction and learning technology in the workplace as we throw back to an interview from the tail end of last year.  Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Taryl Law, Co-Founder and CEO, How Do I? | Twitter: @TarylLaw Tom Casson, Co-Founder and CPO, How Do I? | Twitter: @TomCassonTweets Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter, The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @Ian_R_Hurd Claire George, 'Innovation Superhero' & Sector Champion for IT & Enterprise for Wales, Bridgend College | Twitter: @mrsgrocks1 Carl Bickle, Robotics Engineering Lecturer, Bridgend College | Twitter: @BridgendCollege Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
2/27/202027 minutes, 5 seconds
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#185 - University and Industry, What is next?

What's in this episode? Hello everyone and welcome to the sixth episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership.  In this episode we pick apart University and Industry, exploring learning economics in an age of perpetual upskilling, the unique strengths of University and Industry respectively, and to what extent established Universities are limited on how they can evolve through regulation and red tape.  You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Graham Brown-Martin, Founder, Learning Without Frontiers (LWF) | Twitter: @GrahamBM Marielle van der Meer, Executive Director of Partnerships and Global Networks at LIS: The London Interdisciplinary School | Twitter: @MYvdM Rachel Romer Carlson, CEO, Guild Education | Twitter: @RachelRCarlson Anthony Tattersall, Senior Director of Enterprise, EMEA at Coursera | Twitter: @AnthonyNT Henrik Friman, CEO of IHM Business School in Sweden Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
2/11/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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#184 - Lessons from a Lifelong Learner

What's in this episode? Welcome to the newest episode of our #voctechpodcast series! This week’s episode is all about lessons from a lifelong learner. You’ll hear from the exuberant Cath Brown, the Open University Students Association President and a prolific learner both online and offline. Listen in to be inspired about using technology in learning, the importance of good mentors, and flexible learning from 3 am to much later in our adult lives. Our reporter, Ian Hurd also features and is in conversation with Emma Ball, Head of Learning Technologies and Tom Davies, Learning Technologist at Solihull College and University Centre. In this chat, you’ll hear all about their work in virtual reality and skills development. Thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech ENJOY, SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW!! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Cath Brown, President, OU Students Association & Lifelong Learner | Twitter: @NotoriousCath Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast Emma Ball, Head of Learning Technologies and Tom Davies, Learning Technologist, Solihull College and University Centre | Twitter: @SolihullCollege Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/30/202036 minutes, 59 seconds
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#183 - Skills

Welcome to the sixth and final episode of our What Matters in Edtech series, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. Thank you to Pearson for sponsoring this week's episode.  What's in this episode? This episode was recorded LIVE at #Bett2020 and is all about skills. We take a top-level view of the skills agenda both here and internationally, looking into why there is a disconnect between education and skills requirements and where the UK stands on solving this issue compared to the rest of the world. We then drill into some of the vocational learning experiences which are attempting to take on the skills gap.  You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020 People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President, BTEC and Apprenticeships, Pearson UK | Twitter: @RampersaudCindy Ben Blackledge, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, WorldSkills UK | Twitter: @BenBlackledge1 Sarah Taunton, Acting Head of Pathways and Enrichment, Ark | Twitter: @SERTaunton Helen Hall, UK Recruitment & Partnerships Director, Oxford Brookes University (University Alliance member) | Twitter: @HelenLHall Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/27/202037 minutes, 48 seconds
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#182 - Innovation

Welcome to the fifth episode of our What Matters in Edtech series, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. Thank you to pi-top for sponsoring this week's episode.  What's in this episode? This episode is all about Innovation.  What is innovation? How can it be measured and sustained? How can a culture of innovation be developed, and what examples of pedagogical and technological innovation have come to the fore in recent years? We speak to entrepreneurs, ecosystem developers, academics and educators about the role of innovation and hear about how innovation is evolving in virtual reality in Singapore, career technical education in the US, STEAM education in Belgium, and real-world problem-solving in Bhutan. Plus, why educators are inherent innovators and more about the edtech innovation testbed here in the U.K. Phew!  You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020 People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Nancy Wilkinson, Senior Programme Manager - Education, Nesta | Twitter: @NancyWilko Dr Peter David Looker, formerly Head, Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, now Chief Learning Officer, Eon Reality | Twitter: @peterloo51 Niko Lindholm, Program Director, Eduspaze (formerly XEdu) | Twitter: @nikolindholm Jesse Lozano, Co-founder and CEO, pi-top | Twitter: @GetPiTop Thomas Thoss, M.Ed., Enterprise Networks Instructor, Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus | Twitter: @ocpsotc Garland Green, IT Director at International School of Brussels (ISB) | Twitter: @ggreenaz Karma Lhakyi, Director, Fablab Bhutan Tsewang Lhundup, Research & Development Engineer, Fablab Bhutan Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/19/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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#181 - Vocational Learning & Technology in Finland

What's in this episode? Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series! This week’s episode throws back to our LIVE recording at Dare to Learn 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, recorded during the same week as HEL we can!, an event on Boosting Skills & Continuous Learning in Europe. With a panel of adult education and corporate training providers, teachers, and eco-system supporters we asked questions such as 'Whose responsibility is upskilling workers?', and 'Are learning economics fit for purpose in corporate learning?'. Listen in for more! Big thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Janne Hietala, Chief Visionary Officer, Valamis | Twitter: @janne_hietala Antti Korhonen, CEO, xEdu | Twitter: @anttikorhonen Reidar Wasenius, Executive Director, Soprano Plc | Twitter: @ReidarWasenius Jenni Huopainen, Pedagogic Teacher, Omnia | Twitter: @Omniasome Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/15/202049 minutes, 31 seconds
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#180 - 1001 Student Experiences

What's in this episode? Hello everyone and welcome to the fifth episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership.  This week, we are talking about all things student experience. In an effort to dispel the myth of the “traditional student’ we talk to a range of guests about how Universities are adapting to diverse student needs, what support systems should not be taken for granted, and the dual role of tutor and technology in helping students to achieve.   You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast Happy listening and have a fantastic week! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Warren Stanislaus, PHD Student at Oxford University | Twitter: @warren_desu Seeta Bhardwa, Student Content Editor, Times Higher Ed | Twitter: @THEUniAdvice Dr Emily McIntosh, Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Centre for Academic Practice Enhancement, Middlesex University, Co-Author, Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education| Twitter: @emilythemac Mukund Desibhatla, Agents of Change Student Leadership Podcast, University of Connecticut Sarah Knight, Head of Change, Student Experience, Jisc| Twitter: @sarahknight Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
1/14/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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#179 - Empowering Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the fourth episode of our What Matters in Edtech series, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  What's in this episode? Hello and Happy New Year everyone!! Our first episode of 2020 is all about Empowering Teachers and Learners. Thank you to Promethean for sponsoring this week's episode.  In this episode, you'll hear from a range of school leaders, professional development specialists, and techie teachers, about the conditions to empower teachers and learners. We talk teacher time, flexibility and trust, evidence-based practice relevant to particular school context and how to best implement tech that supports T & L. You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020 People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Deirdre Hodson, Policy Officer, European Commission, Across Education, Youth, Sport and Culture | Twitter: @deirdrehodson Sarah Horrocks, Director, London Connected Learning Centre | Twitter: @s_horrox Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching and Learning | Twitter: @CatScutt Rachel Ashmore, Head, Promethean Academy, Senior Education Consultant, Promethean | Twitter: @PrometheanUKI Stephen Holden, Head Teacher, Tottington Primary School | Twitter: @tps_pri Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/5/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 14 seconds
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#178 - Wellbeing

Welcome to the third episode of our What Matters in Edtech series, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  What's in this episode? This week’s episode is all about Wellbeing. Released this year, the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019 highlighted stress and rising mental health issues across the sector. According to the index, 78% of all education professionals have experienced either behavioural, psychological or physical symptoms due to their work, with 60% not feeling confident that they could talk about mental health issues with their colleagues.  In this episode, you will hear from a range of school leaders and teachers, wellbeing experts and coaches about what can and is being done to support an everyday approach to self, student and staff care.  You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020 If you feel overwhelmed the Education Support helpline is free and offers confidential emotional support on 08 triple 000 562561, or go to www.educationsupport.org.uk/ People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Ben Commins, Headteacher, Queens Park Primary School | Twitter: @commins_ben Maria Brosnan, Co-Founder, Striver | Twitter: @mariabrosnan Hannah Wilson, Head of Secondary School Teacher Training, University of Buckingham | Twitter: @ethical_leader Dan Roberts, Headteacher, Devonport High School for Boys | Twitter: @Danjjroberts Dawn Hallybone, Previously, Wellbeing Connected, Educational Consultant, 2SimpleSoftware | Twitter: @dawnhallybone Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
12/18/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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#177 - David Shull, Head of Handshake UK and Europe

What's in this episode? Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series! This week I’m in conversation with David Shull, Head of Handshake UK and Europe. Handshake work to make the student employability space or “bridge to work” better. In this episode, recorded earlier in the year, David and I chat about starting Handshake, the pain points for employers aiming to recruit students, and creating more opportunities for students no matter where they are located.  We also have some snippets from Ian Hurd, who was out and about at the recent Ufi Voctech Showcase, chatting to MegaNexus, Nissan and Pembrokeshire College. Thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech David Shull, Head, Handshake UK and Europe | Twitter: @dsshull Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @Ian_R_Hurd  Richard West, Meganexus @meganexusltd Dr Geoff Elliott, Learning and Technology Development Manager, Pembrokeshire College @PembsCollege Nissan Manufacturing UK @NissanUK Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
12/16/201942 minutes, 44 seconds
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#176 - HigherEd & Tech in 2019 and beyond

What's in this episode? Hello everyone and welcome to the fourth episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership and this week's episode is all about HigherEd & Tech in 2019 and beyond. In our final #EdTechEdge episode of 2019, we ask Vice-chancellors and Presidents of Universities what their top concerns were in 2019, what they see coming online in 2025 and beyond. Plus, the role of technology in solving some of higher education’s challenges. You’ll hear about Brexit and international academic relations, university and perceived value, funding and mental health and wellbeing, and the online and physical campus. You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast Happy listening and have an excellent week! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Jean-Noël Ezingeard, Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton, London | Twitter: @VC_Roehampton Rachel Gowers MBA, Director, Digital Institute London | Twitter: @StaffsUniDILdn Josep A. Planell, President, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | Twitter: @UOCuniversitat  Sigbritt Karlsson, President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden | Twitter: @SigbrittK  Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
12/9/201954 minutes, 21 seconds
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#175 - On Vocational Reform in New Zealand

What's in this episode? Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series! This week I’m in conversation with Shaun Gear from the Ministry of Education in New Zealand to talk about vocational learning reform. We talk about improving standards in vocational learning, how to involve the wider community outside of training providers and employers, and creating hubs of best practice. Thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Shaun Gear, Integration Adviser - Employer, Business and Industry - Parent Information and Community Intelligence, Ministry of Education New Zealand | Twitter: @ShaunGear1 Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
12/4/201945 minutes, 44 seconds
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#174 - The Data-Led University

What's in this episode? Hello everyone and welcome to the third episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership. This week's episode is all about Data. We’re in a LIVE discussion with University leaders covering the role of data in teaching, research, and student support. This episode was recorded at THE Live. We look at how data can be an impetus to positive change, what data black spots to avoid, and how to make sure that you are asking the right questions to get the best from data. You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpodcast Happy listening and have an excellent week! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Camille Kandiko Howson, Associate Professor of Education, Imperial College London | Twitter: @cbkandiko David Price, Vice-Provost of Research, UCL | Twitter: @DavidPriceUCL Jane Armstrong, Senior Director of EMEA Industry Solutions Higher Education, Salesforce | Twitter: @SalesforceOrg Paul Clark, Chief Executive, Higher Education Statistics Agency | Twitter: @pclarkhesa Simon Baker, Data Editor, THE | Twitter: @higherbaker Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
12/2/201942 minutes, 4 seconds
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#173 - Future Tech & Trends

Welcome to the second episode of our What Matters in Edtech, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  What's in this episode? In this episode, we are looking at future tech and trends in teaching and learning. Predicting the future is notoriously difficult, but there is value to be drawn in sharing ideas on where time and energy is being focused and why. In this episode, we speak to a range of educators and edtech specialists, about what’s capturing their attention and why. Big thanks to Redway Networks for sponsoring this week's episode.  You can follow the conversation using #edtechpodcast and #Bett2020 People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Mark Martin, Computer Science Lead, South Bank Engineering UTC aka Urban Teacher | Twitter: @urban_teacher David Lefevre, Director of the EdTech Lab, Imperial College Business School | Twitter: @edtech_lab Charley Rogers, Editor, Education Technology | Twitter: @charley_rogers Graham Brown-Martin, Founder, Learning Without Frontiers (LWF) | Twitter: @grahambm Niko Lindholm, Program Director, Eduspaze | Twitter: @NikoLindholm Claire Buckler, Director of Learning Commons, Head of Department, Computing, Devonport High School for Boys | Twitter: @dhsblearn Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/22/20191 hour, 59 seconds
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#172 - Investment in Lifelong Learning

What's in this episode? It's that time again! Welcome to the next episode of our #voctechpodcast series! This week we are looking at investment in lifelong learning and workforce development. We chat with Marissa Lowman about Village Capital’s Future of Work and Learning accelerator program and Marissa’s background in early edtech ecosystem building. We then hear from Owen Henkel at Pearson Ventures, on the importance of venture capitalists having expertise in their investment areas. We also find out about Marissa’s and Owen’s past formative experiences in education. Thank you to Ufi Charitable trust and Ufi Ventures for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Marissa Lowman, Head of Future of Work Practice, Village Capital | Twitter: @marissalowman Owen Henkel, Investment Director, Pearson | Twitter: @owen_henkel  Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/18/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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#171 - Equity, Equality & Diversity in Higher Ed Leadership

What's in this episode? Hello everyone and welcome to the second episode of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about new ways of doing things in Higher Education leadership in an era of dizzying advanced computing.  This week, we look at Equity, Equality & Diversity in Higher Ed Leadership. We delve into inclusive models of leadership, the role of digital in supporting or aggravating existing inequities in leadership, and what current leaders think will change the dial in diversity in Higher Education at the top, to the benefit of the sector. You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #podcastedtech Enjoy and have a great week! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Dr. Charles Prince, Director, Center for Student Success, University East London | Twitter: @DrCharlesLeads @UEL_News Karen A. Longman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Higher Education, Program Director, Ph.D. in Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University, author of Perspectives on Women’s Higher Education Leadership from Around the World | Twitter: @KLongman  Janet Rafner, Director of Learning at ScienceAtHome, Center for Hybrid Intelligence at Aarhus University | Twitter: @jrafner Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
11/12/201954 minutes, 52 seconds
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#170 - SEND and Inclusion

Welcome to this first episode of our newest series, What Matters in Edtech, supported by Bett. This series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.  What's in this episode? In the first episode, we are looking at Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  We look at those working across teaching, learning and research supporting those with special educational needs and disabilities. We look at how their efforts are making way for better identification of learning needs, better innovation in assistive technology, and more inclusion in the classroom, at a time when grade pressure is charged with marginalising SEND learners. Thank you to Bett for supporting this series.  You can follow the series conversation using #edtechpodcast People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech John Galloway, Inclusion and SEND Specialist, Tower Hamlets | Twitter: @johngalloway  Dr. Duncan Astle, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge | Twitter: @DuncanAstle Sarah Jones, Year 3 and 4 teacher, Head and SENDco at Norham St Ceolwulf’s Church of England First School at Berwick Upon Tweed | Twitter: @Miss_Jones_83 Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Global Head of Accessibility, Microsoft | Twitter: @jennylayfluffy Helen Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in Education (ITE - ICT), University of Northampton | Twitter: @helencaldwel Leena Haque, Senior UX Designer & BBC Neurodiversity Lead | Twitter: @L1LHulk Sean Gilroy, Head of Cognitive Design, BBC | Twitter: @S67Sean  Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/7/201953 minutes, 10 seconds
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#169 - New Models to Connect Talent and Training

What's in this episode? Welcome to the next episode in our #voctechpodcast series! Beam is the world’s first crowdfunding platform that helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds train up and get into rewarding work. In this weeks episode, we talk to Beam's CEO, Alex Stephany, about crowdfunding for social good, and the importance of grit, alongside training, education and support networks.  We also run the first of our FE features where our presenter, Ian Hurd is in conversation with Rory Meredith, Head Of School for Creative Industries at Coleg y Cymoedd and Visiting Lecturer at the University of South Wales. They talk about preparing for the future in FE.  Thank you to Ufi Charitable trust and Ufi Ventures for supporting this series. Go and check out their fine work in developing innovative vocational technology to support workplace skills development.  You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Enjoy and have an excellent week! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Alex Stephany, CEO, Beam | Twitter: @AlexStephany Rory Meredith, Head Of School for Creative Industries, Coleg y Cymoedd and Visiting Lecturer, University of South Wales | Twitter: @rorym4music Ian Hurd, Presenter, The Edtech Podcast | Twitter @Ian_R_Hurd  Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
11/4/201936 minutes, 17 seconds
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#168 - Catch up with The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE). 

What's in this episode? In this week's BONUS episode we throw back to Ian Hurd recording at the graduation of the first cohort of teachers to complete a nationally recognised qualification from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).  Ian is first in conversation with Professor Simon Peyton Jones, the NCCE Chair, and Liza Belozerova, Google.org Program Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Both guests share some good reads and inspirational tech for teachers in this space. Also in this episode two real-world learning opportunities for students. First, Constance Agyeman, Nesta’s Head of Thriving Communities, introduces the Longitude Explorer Prize focusing on getting a more diverse group of young people into AI, tech and innovation. Next, Sevra Davis, Head of Learning at the Design Museum, talks about Design Ventura, aimed at encouraging design thinking, creativity and business acumen in young people.    Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Ian Hurd, Presenter, The Edtech Podcast | Twitter @Ian_R_Hurd Constance Agyeman, Nesta’s Head of Thriving Communities, @ConstanceAgyema Simon Peyton Jones, the NCCE Chair, Microsoft Research Liza Belozerova, Google.org Program Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa Sevra Davis, Head of Learning at the Design Museum, @sevradavis Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. Read more at https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/#U0B5LfxMkQRUBdV2.99
10/31/201941 minutes, 54 seconds
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#167 - On Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Learning and Development

What's in this episode? In this week's VocTech Series episode on Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Learning and Development, we are in conversation with Henrietta Palmer, Learning Solutions Manager at TUI Group, a leading and innovative travel brand in the UK. Henrietta talks about the use of Artificial Intelligence to curate learning across a large organisation with keen goals. We talk about innovating in real-world scenarios, proving ROI, and adapting to  change.  Skip to minute 17 to catch our interview.  Before my chat with Henrietta, I speak to Harley Richardson of the organising committee, AoI Education Forum, who is putting together the AI in Ed panel at the Battle of Ideas.  You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech Big thanks to Ufi Charitable trust and Ufi Ventures who made this new series possible. Go and check out their fine work in developing innovative vocational technology to support workplace skills development.  Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Henrietta Palmer, Learning Solutions Manager, TUI Group | Twitter: @TUIGroup Harley Richardson, AoI Education Forum, Battle of Ideas. @harleyrich Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
10/21/201950 minutes, 44 seconds
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#166 - Driving Digital Transformation & Creating a Culture Open to Change

What's in this episode? Welcome to this first episode of The Edge: Innovation and Intelligence Imperative, a new series from the makers of The Edtech Podcast, supported by Salesforce.Org. This series is all about the leaders in higher education doing things a bit differently. There's more about what we've got coming up here.  We talk about trust in a mistrustful time. Plus, How can new and old(er) Universities leapfrog legacy issues? Why is digital marketing and admissions not always about volume but about curating the right cohort of future leaders? How can the cultures of academia and new agile methodologies be reconciled? All this and more in this week's episode! Plus, some practical suggestions from our guests that you can implement today.  Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Iain Harper, Head of Digital Marketing, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford | Twitter: @OxfordSBS Jorge Villabona, CM12, ISDI Education | Twitter: @isdi_edu Jake Hornsby, Chief Information Officer, California State University |Twitter: @calstate   Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. 
10/10/201936 minutes, 23 seconds
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#165 - Dr Becky Sage, CEO, Interactive Scientific (VR & AR Collaborative Learning)

What's in this episode? In this weeks VocTech Series episode, on collaborative drug discovery through VR and AR, we speak to Becky Sage, CEO at Interactive Scientific.  Becky is a woman of many talents and is also an actress & award-winning gymnast! We chat about the long-haul marathon race of being an entrepreneur, the role of upbringing in work ethics, and different ways of developing scientific understanding.  Big thanks to Ufi Charitable trust and Ufi Ventures who made this new series possible. Go and check out their fine work in developing innovative vocational technology to support workplace skills development.  Happy listening! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Dr. Becky Sage, CEO, Interactive Scientific | Twitter: @becky_sage Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech
10/7/201956 minutes, 36 seconds
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#164 - Ties that Bind (Town and Gown)

Hello listeners!  What's in this episode? Welcome to this FINAL episode 😢 in our Education 4.0 series with our friends at Jisc, looking at the changing world of education in the fourth industrial era. A big shout out to Jisc for supporting the series, to all our amazing guests and to you for listening This week’s episode is all about town and gown. How can town and gown work together to reinforce our social fabric? THANK YOU all for listening to our #Edu4_0 series! We hope you enjoy this last episode. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Fiona Boyd, Project Manager, J.Wippell & Co Limited Joysy John, Head of Education at Nesta | Twitter: @joysyj James Blatchley-Asfa, Lead Organiser, Citizens UK | Twitter: @JamesAsfa Lilliana Torres, Parent Power South London | Twitter: @ParentpowerSL Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes or go to https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
9/27/201942 minutes, 22 seconds
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#163 - Steve Wheeler, Author, Digital Learning in Organisations

What's in this episode? Hello dear listeners, welcome to this new episode of The Edtech Podcast, the show that aims to improve the dialogue between 'ed' and 'tech' for better innovation and impact. Hot on the heels of our launch of The Voctech Podcast: learning continued series a few nights ago, I’m super happy to share the second episode. This week I speak to Steve Wheeler, a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education. We chat about the importance of human capital, empowering employees through knowledge, unlearning and relearning and more! Enjoy! Big thanks to Ufi Charitable trust and Ufi Ventures who made this new series possible. Go and check out their fine work in developing innovative vocational technology to support workplace skills development.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Steve Wheeler, Author, Learning Technology Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Broadcaster | Twitter: @Steve Wheeler Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech
9/20/201948 minutes, 17 seconds
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#161 - Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England

What's in this episode? Hello dear listeners, welcome to this new episode of The Edtech Podcast, the show that aims to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact. This week I’m super excited to share this first episode (yay!) of our new series The Voctech Podcast: learning continued, which seeks to explore the intersection of adult learning and tech. You can follow the conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.  A big shout out to Ufi Charitable trust and Ufi Ventures who made this new series possible; go and check out their fine work in developing innovative vocational technology to support workplace skills development.   This week is all about preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future, as set out in the Topol review, how to communicate training objectives across an enormous and diverse workforce, and how to assess new technologies and their impact on learning. Lots of transferable lessons for anyone utilising or deploying digital skills! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England | Twitter: @RichardPriceUK Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech
9/9/201932 minutes, 25 seconds
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#160 - Geographic Lotteries of Learning

What's in this episode? Hello everyone!  Thank you for being patient as we took a break over the Summer and prepared for our next season.    This week we throwback to a second recording from this year’s WISE Summit in Paris. In this episode you’ll hear from two speakers on the topic of the future of learning;    Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, Professor, Nord University  Angel Investor, Khaled Helioui    We look at the impact of genetic disposition and geographic lotteries on learning, on the double edged sword of international rankings and the problem with coercion as the basis of learning. We explore how to measure impact without creating norms and exclusivity.  Stay in touch and have a great week!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Prof. Heidi Harju-Luukkainen holds a Ph.D. in education, a special education teacher qualification and a qualification in leadership and management from Finland. Khaled Helioui is an active angel investor having backed mission driven startups such as Uber (first European investor), Deliveroo, Student.com, Werlabs, Soldo, Upgraded, Yumi or Bolt. Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/28/201948 minutes, 4 seconds
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#159 - How to develop the team who will deliver change

What's in this episode? Hello everyone!  In this episode, we’re travelling back to (the) Future Edtech conference where a panel of Higher Education leaders discuss how to develop the team that delivers change in the context of institutional capability and leadership development for the "21st Century University". You will hear about how saying no to change is embracing the status quo, academic and professional services collaboration as central towards bringing about change, and why downloading board papers digitally shouldn’t be beyond the University SLT. We also think about value and the tussle between liberal education and University as a bridge to work.  Stay in touch and have a great week!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Debbie Holley - Professor of Learning Innovation & Head, Centre for Excellence in Learning, Bournemouth University Chris Cobb - Pro Vice-Chancellor & Deputy Chief Executive, University of London Andrew Turner, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning, Coventry University Wendy Purcell - Professor, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University Jane Armstrong - Senior Director, EMEA Industry Solutions Higher Education, Salesforce Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/13/201951 minutes, 29 seconds
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Coming soon...The Voctech Podcast (series trailer) 👏

Listen in and get a feel for The Voctech Podcast, a new show from the makers of The Edtech Podcast, supported by Ufi Charitable Trust & Ufi Ventures. This new series explores the intersection of adult learning and tech, including, careers and HR tech, the skills gap and training, diverse workforces and new modes of working, and the foundations for up-skilling and re-skilling. Get involved and don't forget to share with friends!  👉👉👉 You can also check out our newsletter and medium site to keep up to date with episode content. The existing Edtech Podcast show will continue alongside, covering “ed” and “tech” from early years, K-12, to Higher Ed and beyond. In this trailer;  Sky News Clip interviewing Chief Executive of UK tech firm Sage CBS This Morning Clip on Virtual Reality Training WEF Press Conference Clip: 1 Million Workers Targeted in Tech Re-skilling Drive feat. Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer, SAP, Germany. Clip from NEW BUILDERS, a Ministry of Information Film made by Paul Rotha Productions 1944, for the Building Apprenticeship and Training Council via Periscope Films A-Level Results Day 2018 - ITV News Clip with Sophie Adelman of WhiteHat Apprenticeships BBC News Clip feat. Theresa May Q&A at Augar Review launch Rajeeb Dey MBE - Founder & CEO - Learnerbly  Dr Becky Sage, CEO, Interactive Scientific Steve Wheeler is a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University Chloe Holmes is the Learning and Progress Manager at WhiteHat Stefan Cecchini, Head of Projects at the National College for Nuclear in the UK   
8/8/20196 minutes, 55 seconds
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#158 - Pioneers and Settlers

Hello listeners!  What's in this episode? Welcome to this penultimate episode in our Education 4.0 series with friends at Jisc, looking at the changing world of education in the fourth industrial era. This week we ask “Who can help embed new technologies and working practices?” as we look at the pioneers and settlers needed to create change in education. We hope you enjoy this episode. We are taking a break over the summer, but can't wait to bring you final episode in our Education 4.0 series, plus the launch of our new series in September. 😎🌞🎧 Enjoy, and don't forget to message in or post using #edu4_0!  Happy Summer Holidays! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Dave Coplin, Author, Alchemist, Catalyst and  ​Founder of the Envisioners | Twitter: @dcoplin Sue Attewell, Head of Change FE & Skills, Jisc | Twitter: @AttewellSue Chris Cobb, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Chief Operating Officer, University of London | Twitter: @ChrisCobbLondon Andy McGregor, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc | Twitter: @andymcg Alexander Iosad, Projects and Partnerships Lead, Emerge Education | Twitter: @simplescholar Nathalie Czechowski, CIO, University of South Wales Norbert Morawetz, Co-Founder of Potential.ly | Twitter: @NorbertMorawetz  Lotis Bautista, is the co-founder of Volo | Twitter: @misslbautista Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes or go to https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/24/201938 minutes, 6 seconds
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#157 - The Emergence of The European EdTech Network (EETN)

What's in this episode? Hello listeners and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast, the show about improving the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. This week we share recordings made live at the launch of the European Edtech Network during London Edtech Week.  For those who have been following the news, the ambitions of the network are interesting in the wake of Alt Schools pivot after raising nearly $200 million; many level the perceived failure or change of direction at Alt School to the lack of educators at the helm, relying only on the silicon valley faith in everything tech. We also throw in a few listener messages and some news from the world of edtech events.  Enjoy and have a great week! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech  Listener messages;  Samuel Munyuwiny from the African Institute for Children’s Studies calling in from Nairobi, Kenya | Twitter: @SMunyuwiny Art Fridrich, A Higher Vision, USA | Twitter: @Ahighervision Event news from;  Anni Mansikkaoja, Dare to Learn | Twitter: @Dare_ToLearn Ben Sowter, Senior VP at QS to talk about Reimagine Education | Twitter: @bensowter Guests; Avi Warshavsky, CEO, MindCET | Twitter: @aviwarshavsky Cyril Ghanem, Head of Business Development, AppScho | Twitter: @AppScho Leila Guerra, Assistant Dean of Programmes, Imperial College Business School |Twitter: @leila_guerra Professor Rose Luckin, Centred Learning Design at UCL and Director of EDUCATE | Twitter: @Knowldgillusion Angela Mcfarlane, | Twitter: @AngelaMcFarlane Katy Fryatt, Founder & CEO, Learnit | Twitter: @katyfryatt Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Promise Global and Executive Director of the Learner Variability Project | Twitter: @DigitalPromise Mary Curnock Cook, former CEO of UCAS & Chair of Emerge | Twitter: @MaryCurnockCook Alison Clark-Wilson, Principal Research Lead, UCL EDUCATE | Twitter: @AliClarkWilson  Lucía Figar, IE Chief of Corporate Innovation Chairwoman IE Rockets, IE University | Twitter: @luciafigar  Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/10/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 9 seconds
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#156 - The Personal Curriculum

What's in this episode? Welcome to episode five of the Education 4.0 series co-curated with our friends at Jisc, looking at the changing world of education in the fourth industrial era. This week’s episode is all about the personal curriculum. We explore what the personal curriculum might mean in reality, a reality where we can both forge our own path aided by technology but without feeling isolated. We are horizon gazing with Natalie 4.0, bringing things back to the present day with Ada the Chatbot at Bolton College, and thinking about where pastoral care and the role of the mentor fits into personalised learning chatting to Connect2Teach and GP Dominique Thompson. Enjoy! and don't forget to message in or post using #edu4_0!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Aftab Hussein, Technology Lead, Bolton College | Twitter: @Aftab_Hussain Dean Baggaley, Systems Developer, Bolton College Priyanka Agarwal, CEO & Founder, Connect2Teach | Twitter: @connect2teach Dr Dominique Thompson, GP, Health & Wellbeing Consultant, | Twitter: @DrdomThompson Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes or go to https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
6/26/201957 minutes, 57 seconds
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#155 - Why you need more sleep, bleeding edge tech in Singapore and two mission-driven & globe trotting educators sharing the mic

Hello everyone. As we speak, it’s London Edtech Week in the UK so to celebrate we are putting out an episode of The Edtech Podcast every day! PHEW! You’ll be hearing from a mixture of amazing teachers, Ministries of Education, edtech companies, Sleep specialists and much more recorded all over the world. If you enjoy listening, give us a shout out on twitter @podcastedtech and share the London Edtech Week hashtag #Londonedtech #Londonedtechweek This episode was recorded at this year's GESF.  Today;  Koen Timmers, Global Teacher Prize Top 10, Belgium Armand Doucet, Global Teacher Prize Top 10, Canada   Adrian Elangovan, National University of Singapore Jared Saletin, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and the Associate Director of E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory.  Don't forget, if you want to support our work you can donate on the website www.theedtechpodcast.com.  Normal service resumes next week. Enjoy!
6/21/201930 minutes, 5 seconds
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#154 - The new Instructure CEO 6 months in, Literacy Programmes in Kenya, Edtech in Oz.

Hello everyone. As we speak, it’s London Edtech Week in the UK so to celebrate we are putting out an episode of The Edtech Podcast every day! PHEW! You’ll be hearing from a mixture of amazing teachers, Ministries of Education, edtech companies, Sleep specialists and much more recorded all over the world. If you enjoy listening, give us a shout out on twitter @podcastedtech and share the London Edtech Week hashtag #Londonedtech #Londonedtechweek Today;  Dan Goldsmith, CEO, Instructure   John Bigelow, Editor, Education Technology Solutions John Ingram, CEO, Pamoja Sam Rich, CEO, E-Limu Don't forget, if you want to support our work you can donate on the website www.theedtechpodcast.com.  Normal service resumes next week. Enjoy!
6/20/201935 minutes, 23 seconds
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#153 - John Katzman chews the (edtech) fat + special guests

Hello everyone. As we speak, it’s London Edtech Week in the UK so to celebrate we are putting out an episode of The Edtech Podcast every day! PHEW! You’ll be hearing from a mixture of amazing teachers, Ministries of Education, edtech companies, Sleep specialists and much more recorded all over the world. If you enjoy listening, give us a shout out on twitter @podcastedtech and share the London Edtech Week hashtag #londonedtech Today;  Recorded at SXSW EDU, HundrED Summit and online.  Tra-My Nguyen, Maker Academy Initiator & Coordinator, Kidspire, Vietnam  John Katzman, Founder and CEO, Noodle Dasha Marchetti, Executive director at Bucks County Community College Stephan Caspar, Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Creation and Multicultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Don't forget, if you want to support our work you can donate on the website www.theedtechpodcast.com.  Normal service resumes next week. Enjoy!
6/19/201953 minutes, 9 seconds
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#152 - A Canadian dyslexic on a mission, African Childhood studies and teaching and tech in the Philippines

Hello everyone. As we speak, it’s London Edtech Week in the UK so to celebrate we are putting out an episode of The Edtech Podcast every day! PHEW! You’ll be hearing from a mixture of amazing teachers, Ministries of Education, edtech companies, Sleep specialists and much more recorded all over the world. If you enjoy listening, give us a shout out on twitter @podcastedtech and share the London Edtech Week hashtag #edtechweekldn. Today;  This episode was recorded at GESF 2019. Francis Jim Tuscano, Ed Tech Coordinator and chairperson of the Religious and Values Education department at the grade school unit of Xavier School – San Juan, Philippines Samuel Munyuwiny, Executive Director, Edward Mose, Program Manager, Education Fund, Kenya, African Childhood Studies Institute Aaron Friedland, Founder and CEO, Simbii Don't forget, if you want to support our work you can donate on the website www.theedtechpodcast.com.  Normal service resumes next week. Enjoy!
6/18/201942 minutes, 2 seconds
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#151 - A former & current MoE, award-winning teachers, and an edtech org. passionate about future skills

Hello everyone. As we speak, it’s London Edtech Week in the UK so to celebrate we are putting out an episode of The Edtech Podcast every day! PHEW! You’ll be hearing from a mixture of amazing teachers, Ministries of Education, edtech companies, Sleep specialists and much more recorded all over the world. If you enjoy listening, give us a shout out on twitter @podcastedtech and share the London Edtech Week hashtag #edtechweekldn #edtechweek. Today;  This episode was recorded at this year's GESF.  Anjali Tiwary, Founder & CEO, Augmented Learning, on Augli. Yasmin Amin, Chemistry Teacher, SMK La Salle, Malaysia Adnan Mahmood, Cluster Academic Support, MoE, UAE  Cameron Mirza, Office of President, University of Bahrain Don't forget, if you want to support our work you can donate on the website www.theedtechpodcast.com.  Normal service resumes next week. Enjoy!
6/16/201938 minutes, 31 seconds
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#150 - The Future of Learning

What's in this episode? Hello everyone! This week’s episode is a LIVE recording at WISE Paris earlier this year, where we cover T-shaped learners (broad and deep), what Greek mythology can tell us about the modern day role of the mentor, and how formative culture and parents are in the learning journey. Naturally, we throw in a bit of machine learning, investment and pedagogy for a fine recipe for your ears.  Stay in touch and have a great week!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech François Taddei, Director, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) | Twitter: @crisparis Joel Hellemark, Founder and CEO, Sana Labs | Twitter: @sanalabs Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
6/7/201936 minutes, 47 seconds
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#149 - Internet of Things & The Intelligent Campus

What's in this episode? Welcome to episode four of the Education 4.0 series co-curated with Jisc. This week’s episode is all about how universities and colleges are thinking big with tech to improve their student and staff experiences on campus. Enjoy! and don't forget to message in or post using #edu4_0!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Sue Attewell, Head of Change - Further Education (FE) and Skills, Jisc | Twitter: @AttewellSue Jon Cole, Head of Management Information Services, Morley College | Twitter: @morleycollege Dr. Marios Angelopoulos, Principal Academic in Computing, Bournemouth University | Twitter: @bournemouthuni Duncan Peberdy, Senior Lead - Digital Learning Spaces, Jisc | Twitter: @duncanpeberdy Dr. Sajjad Hussain, Lecturer, Glasgow College UESTC (Systems Power & Energy) | Twitter: @UofGEngineering Hayley E. Hanson, Partner, Husch Blackwell | Twitter: @HuschBlackwell Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes or go to https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
5/24/201942 minutes, 48 seconds
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#148 - What is your Digital Quotient?

What's in this episode? Hello listeners and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast, the show about improving the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. We kick off this week's episode with our friends at Cool Initiatives to find out more about the CI Education Challenge 2019, why they’re going even more early-stage and details on their 6 finalists. We continue with our conversations recorded at GESF earlier this year. First up is the highly-driven Dr Yuhyun Park from the DQ Institute, an international think-tank based in Singapore, Korea and the US. Their vision is #DQforAll – empowering every individual with digital quotient (comprehensive competencies to thrive in this digital age) beyond the more talked about IQ and EQ. But what about getting women and girls excited about digital literacy and, more broadly, the sciences? We hear from Global Teacher Prize nominee Emma Russo, a science teacher from the UK whose ambition in teaching has focused on creating and promoting opportunities for girls in physics and engineering.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Tim Stirrup, New Business Developer, Cool Initiatives | Twitter: @CoolInitiatives Dr Yuhyun Park, Founder and CEO, DQ Institute | Twitter: @DQforAll Emma Russo, Physics teacher and Global Teacher prize finalist 2019 | Twitter: @EmmaMayLondon Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. A big thanks to Cool Initiatives for sponsoring this week’s episode. We rely on support like this to keep us writing, editing, and publishing, so thanks again!
5/14/201937 minutes, 50 seconds
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#147 - Next Billion Edtech Prize Winners

What's in this episode? Hi everyone, and welcome back to The Edtech Podcast the show about improving the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” for better innovation and impact. This week we throwback to my visit to Dubai in March. I was visiting the Global Education and Skills Forum, which hosts the global teacher prize and the next billion prize. The next billion edtech prize was launched by the The Varkey Foundation to recognise the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries. In this episode you'll hear from;  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Doreen Kessy, Chief Business Officer, Ubongo Khadija El-Bedweihy, Founder, Praxilabs Sneha Sheth, CEO, Dost Education Arushi Wasan, Program & Growth, Dost Education Eliza Erikson, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network Carla Aerts, Director, Tmrw Institute Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.    Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
5/6/201958 minutes, 40 seconds
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#146 - Only Connect

What's in this episode? Welcome to episode three of the Education 4.0 series co-curated with Jisc. This week’s episode of our series looks at where, when and how will learning happen when many of us spend lots of time online.  Enjoy! and don't forget to message in or post using #edu4_0!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech James Clay, Head for Higher Education teaching and learning, Jisc | Twitter: @jamesclay Hattie Abretti, Digital Learning Development Manager, Weston College |Twitter: @hattieabretti Shira Liberty, Global Director of Education, Selina | Instagram: @Selina Seth Haberman, CEO, Sense Education | Twitter: @sethhaberman Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes or go to https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
4/26/201958 minutes, 17 seconds
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#145 - Edtech strategy, listener responses

What's in this episode? Hi everyone and welcome to The Edtech Podcast. Our mission is to improve the dialogue between “ed” and “tech” and this week’s no different as we delve into some listener feedback on the edtech strategy published last week by the department for education in the UK. We’ve got to know some of the edtech strategies and approaches by different Governments around the world so it is interesting to reflect on developments closer to home, namely,  Around reducing teacher workload Boosting training for teachers with bitesize CPD Improving access for children with SEND Tackling plagiarism by technology with technology Here at The Edtech Podcast we were encouraged to see that these are some of the subjects that we’ve covered in episodes across the past three years, but what is the wider education and edtech sector thinking about these developments? We asked and you delivered! Here’s a selection of your thoughts in this our special episode, with thanks to everyone who contributed. We also include a cut-away to a listener’s experience of a recent 10 Downing St. hosted workshop on how government can better support the development of edtech businesses. Full references in our show-notes. Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teachers @CatScutt Caroline Wright, Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association, @CJPWright Christian Turton, Co-Director, London CLC @LdnCLC Olivia Rodriguez, HOD Computing, @livsrodrigues Tony Parkin, Freelance educationalist, lecturer, mentor and writer. Former Head of ICT Development at SSAT.  @tonyparkin Dan Sandhu, CEO, Sparx, @dansandhu Michael Forshaw, CEO, Edtech Impact and Innovate My School, @TheEdtechImpact Emma Pauncefort, @pensez_fort, Founder @Dilectae Richard Smith, Amazing ICT @amazingICT Dominic Norrish, Group Director of Technology, United Learning, @domnorrish Mark Corbett, CEO, Edvent, @edventlife Ismail Jeilani, CEO, Co-Founder, Scoodle - https://scoodle.co.uk/ Kaitlin Fritz, COO, Co-Founder, Musemio - https://www.musemio.com/ Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.  Sponsors We are on the lookout for value-aligned sponsors for the Spring '19 schedule. Contact us to find out more.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
4/10/201922 minutes, 7 seconds
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#144 - Digging into Digital Skills Development

What's in this episode? Hello listeners! This week’s episode is a treasure trove digging into digital skills development. You’ll hear from Kerensa Jennings on the art of audio production and digital skill access for all, Iris Lapinski on new learning tools early adopter teachers who want to pick up new skills in machine learning and AI, and Patrick Cutliffe who is working with Facebook to upskill a huge cohort of 18-30 year old learners to earners. Enjoy, and send us your feedback and comments!   People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Matt Beer, CEO, VotesforSchools | Twitter: @votesforschools Kerensa Jennings, Director, Office of HRH The Duke of York, KG | Twitter:@zinca Iris Lapinski, Founder & CEO Apps for Good | Twitter: @irislapinski Patrick Cutliffe, Managing Director at BuzzStart Academy & Digital Skills Training Programme Partner for Facebook Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.  Sponsors We are on the lookout for value-aligned sponsors for the Spring '19 schedule. Contact us to find out more.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
4/4/201950 minutes, 41 seconds
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#143 - What do teachers want from edtech?

What's in this episode? Hello! This week you'll hear a cameo from my L.O when he was far more little and trying out his microphone skills, plus a panel of teachers from around the world and in wildly different settings on what they want from edtech. This episode was recorded LIVE at the Global Education and Skills World Forum. Enjoy, and send us your feedback and comments!   People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Koen Timmers, Lecturer, Researcher, Author, PXL-Education | Twitter: @zelfstudie Abdikadir Ismail, Principal, Mwangaza Muslim Mixed Day Secondary School, Kenya | Twitter: @Abdiism Mio Horio, Teacher, Shiga Prefectural Maibara Senior High School, Japan Mario SantiBanez Caro, Biology Teacher, Matilde Huici Navas School, Chile Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.  Sponsors We are on the lookout for value-aligned sponsors for the Spring '19 schedule. Contact us to find out more.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. Music  Podington Bear > Caterpillar Brigade 
3/26/201947 minutes, 41 seconds
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#142 - What is Education 4.0?

What's in this episode? Hello dear listeners and welcome to episode two of the Education 4.0 series. This episode was largely recorded at the recent Digifest event run by Jisc. I'm in conversation with a variety of edtech entrepreneurs, further and higher education specialists in information technology, big data ethics and skills development about what Education 4.0 means and what the implications might be for how we "do" education. I hope you enjoy and don't forget to message in or post using #edu4_0!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Sue Attewell, Head of Change FE and Skills, Jisc | Twitter: @AttewellSue  James Gupta, Founder and CEO, Synap | Twitter: @gupta_james David Sherwood, Co-Founder and CEO, BibliU | Twitter: @davejlsherwood Miranda Mowbray, Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Bristol | Twitter: @BristolCS Alan Hill, Chief Information and Digital Officer, University of Exeter | Twitter: @UniofExeter Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes or go to https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
3/19/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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#141 - For those who want to shape the world, not just fit in

What's in this episode? Hello listeners from Digifest! This week i'm in conversation with Ed Fidoe of the London Interdisciplinary School on launching a new style of degree University set up to tackle "humanity’s most complex problems". We also throw back to an old recording from Innovate Edtech with a Governor and edtech entrepreneur, a teacher and a dyslexic learning technology advisor in conversation about what makes great learner experience design. Big shout out to Cool Initiatives for sponsoring this episode.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Ed Fidoe of the London Interdisciplinary School | Twitter: @weareLIS David Fudge, Art and Design Teacher, School21 (at time of recording) | Twitter: @school21_uk Tim Moore from the Harris Federation and We Are Human | Twitter: @timdmoore Sophie Deen from Detective Dot | Twitter: @detectivedot Enrico Riva from the British Dyslexia Association | Twitter: @BDAdyslexia Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
3/12/201959 minutes, 25 seconds
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#140 - Imagine a learning planet

What's in this episode? Hello listeners! This week we’ve got an interplanetary episode with Francois Taddei of the Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity in Paris. Francois talks about collective intelligence, and going back to the ideals of the University in the freedom to learn and to connect with our mentors. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Francois Taddei of the Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity in Paris | Twitter: @FrancoisTaddei Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
3/3/201923 minutes, 14 seconds
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#139 - How to ask questions & what to do with a s**t tonne of data

What's in this episode? Hello listeners! We hope you enjoyed last weeks episode, the first of our new Education 4.0 series, co-curated with our friends at Jisc. We’ll be back next month with the next episode of the series. You can follow the conversation using #Edu4_0.  This week’s episode is the first in a few episodes where we start to dig into some contemporary educational research and how that might inform teaching and learning decisions, leadership, and product design.  What else? A big thanks to Canvas by Instructure for sponsoring this week’s episode. We rely on support like this to keep us writing, editing, and publishing so thanks again! Enjoy! People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Laura Mcinerney, Education Journalist and Co-founder of TeacherTapp | Twitter: @miss_mcinerney ‏ Becky Allen, Education Researcher, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of TeacherTapp | Twitter: @profbeckallen Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes and references. Plus, news, events and other bits and bobs.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
2/20/201938 minutes, 23 seconds
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#138 - Education 4.0 > Teaching Transformed

  What's in this episode? Hello dear listeners, welcome to this new episode of The Edtech Podcast, the show that aims to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact. This week I’m super excited to share the first episode in our new series Education 4.0, co-curated with our friends at Jisc. You can follow the conversation using #Edu4_0.  This week is all about teaching transformed covering everything from setting up an entirely new teaching and learning campus, blended learning, the limitations of online and much more. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Martin Hamilton, Futurist, Jisc | Twitter: @martin_hamilton Jane Bunce, Director of Student and Academic Services, University of Northampton Professor Alejandro Armellini, (MEd, PhD, PFHEA, FRSA),  Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton |Twitter: @alejandroa Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes or go to https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog To listen back to the unedited full length interviews go to: https://www.patreon.com/theedtechpodcast Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
2/13/201943 minutes, 57 seconds
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Coming soon...a new series on The Edtech Podcast

Coming soon… Education 4.0 – a new series on The Edtech Podcast co-curated with JISC.  This seven-part podcast series will examine the changing world of higher and further education, exploring questions including: Where, when and how will learning happen when we are always online? How can we use AI to continuously improve the student experience? Who can help embed new technologies and working practices? Will there still be colleges and universities in the future? And, How might today’s institutions change?  The Education 4.0 series is co-curated by Sophie Bailey, Founder and Host of The Edtech Podcast, Martin Hamilton, resident Futurist at JISC and Sue Attewell, Head of change - further education (FE) and skills and the Edtech Launchpad programme at JISC. External contributions come from across education institutions, industry, and research.   To listen to the series, subscribe now on iTunes and Android players to The Edtech Podcast, or check out our feeds @JISC and @podcastedtech. Follow the conversation using #Edu4_0
2/10/20193 minutes, 23 seconds
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#137 - What does the Secretary of State for Education have in store for Edtech in England?

Thank you to Cool Initiatives for sponsoring this week's episode. Check out their competition, and chance to win £10k, here.  What's in this episode? Hello everyone, this week we listen into the Secretary of State for Education's plans for Edtech in England, plus the creative brains behind Scratch on the early days of computers, a teacher and the institute of imagination on hands on learning, a new club for edutainment toys, and an insanely enthusiastic digital media FE teacher on collecting masters and delving into research on AI, our emotions and learning. Enjoy!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education and MP for East Hampshire | Twitter: @DamianHinds Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab, author of Lifelong Kindergarten, and founder of the Scratch Team | Twitter: @mres Shafina Vohra, Teacher of A Level Psychology at the London Design & Engineering UTC | Twitter: @ShafinaVohra Annie Duffield,  Head of Marketing and Communications, Institute of Imagination | Twitter: @annieduffs Ben Callicot, Founder, Toy Pioneers Club Ian Hurd, Media & Creative Arts Teacher Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/31/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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#136 - Global Innovators at HundrED Summit

What's in this episode? In this week’s episode, we speak to Global innovators from around the world, as recorded at HundrED Summit in Helsinki. There’s a natural link to last week’s guest Pia Pakarinen who talked about entrepreneurialism and education and many of our guests have a background in user design or brand and have found success in applying their thinking to creating bold learning experiences. Plus, find out how the under-18s in your life can enter a new competition for those passionate about audio and podcasting - The Young Arias.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Armand Doucet, Educator, Visionary, Leader, Inspirational Speaker | Twitter: @DoucetArmand Bryn Llewellyn, Director, Tagtiv8 Ltd | Twitter: @brynll Jessica Spencer-Keyse, Head of Global Research at HundrED, Global Change Leader | Twitter: @jspencerkeyse Milla Kokko, CEO & Co-Founder, HEI Schools | Twitter: @Millakoo  Serdar Ferit, Co-CEO & Creative Director, Lyfta | Twitter: @SerdarFerit Show Notes and References   Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/16/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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#135 - FINLAND: "It’s time to come up with new innovations"

Welcome back dear listeners! Bring on 2019!!  What's in this episode? This episode was recorded at HundrED Summit in Helsinki. We talk about how to sustain and scale change in education. The role of autonomy, entrepreneurialism, teachers and students in change making AND why we should never forget the greats in pedagogical thinking.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Pia Pakarinen, Deputy Mayor for Education, City of Helsinki | Twitter: Pia_Pakarinen Ilona Taimela, teacher and educational consultant, City of Helsinki | Twitter: @IlonaTaimela Plus clips from Pasi Sahlberg @pasi_sahlberg, Finnish educator and author who has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher, and policy advisor and Finnish Minister of Education, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen @sannigrahn- courtesy of speeches at HundrED Summit.  Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
1/7/201951 minutes, 15 seconds
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#134 - Edtech Cheer

What's in this episode? This week find out how you can win a job lot of nano seconds in a special listener giveaway, PLUS we throw back to TechCrunch, editor, Mike Butcher reviewing the Next Billion edtech prize nominees, and chat to Vikas Pota about new venture Tmrw Digital. Also, as a listener find out how you can pick up your complimentary ticket to GESF/Next Billion 2019.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Mike Butcher, editor, TechCrunch @mikebutcher Vikas Pota, Group CEO, Tmrw Digital @vikaspota ‏ Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. (Once the elves are out of their Xmas shift)... Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
12/24/201839 minutes, 39 seconds
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#133 - What is Edtech 50 Schools & how can you enter?

The first in a round of edtech podcast shorts.   What's in this episode? This week we explore the Edtech 50 Schools initiative and how you can enter. Don't worry, if you're listening to this after the deadline (End Jan 2019) you'll still hear about great case studies of innovative and impactful schools.  Enter your (UK) school here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QTX5KVV People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Mark Anderson, Award-winning Educator, Speaker, Consultant, Blogger & Author @ICTEvangelist Ty Goddard, The Education Foundation @Ednfoundation | @EdtechukHQ @ty_goddard Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
12/18/201827 minutes, 22 seconds
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#132 - Artificial Intelligence in Education

This episode was recorded at The Edtech Podcast Festival 2018 and is sponsored by the Ufi Charitable Trust and rounds off another year of AMAZING EPISODES. This one is particularly good!  Thank you to Ufi for supporting our mission to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact. Thanks also to The Tech's Message Podcast for leading the LIVE discussion. You can register your interest for the next festival here.  What's in this episode? This week we have the final episode of the Ufi Upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast. This series takes a bite-size look at technologies in work-place training which are changing the ways we learn and thrive. This week, we look at artificial intelligence in adult education. What else? This week's main feature is a LIVE podcast discussion on how AI can help in education, including the need to maintain a balance between a reliance on computers and human interaction. Finally, we touch base with two educators concerned about balancing the huge potential of AI with some deep understanding of the implicated risks.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Sir Antony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham | Twitter: @AnthonySeldon Joe Fatheree, Teacher, Filmmaker, Writer, Consultant | Twitter: @josephfatheree Ufi upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast: Liz Dobree, Chief Impact Officer, at the Ufi Charitable Trust | Twitter: @UfiTrust David Hore, Managing Director, Fluence World | Twitter: @DavidHore LIVE podcast discussion from our podcast festival: Nate Lanxon, Founder, Ultra Education | Twitter: @NateLanxon Chesca Ooi, Strategic Partnerships Manager at CENTURY Tech | Twitter: @chesca_ooi Christina He, Investment Manager, Navitas Ventures | Twitter: @navitasventures Benedict du Boulay, Emeritus Professor of AI, University of Sussex Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
12/5/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 28 seconds
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#131 - Raising the Student Voice

This episode was recorded at The Edtech Podcast Festival 2018. You can register your interest for the next festival here. Thank you to the Ufi Charitable Trust for sponsoring this week's episode and supporting our mission to improve the dialogue between ed and tech for better innovation and impact. 🙌 What's in this episode? This week I'm delighted to bring the second episode of the Ufi upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast. This series will take a bite-size look at technologies in work-place training which are changing the ways we learn and thrive. This week, we look at “tipping qualification and assessments on their head”.  What else? This week's episode main feature is a LIVE podcast discussion on raising the student voice, including what we can do to bring student's into decision making whilst improving their communication skills.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech ufi upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast: Liz Dobree, Chief Impact Officer, at the ufi Charitable Trust | Twitter: @UfiTrust Kevin Jones, Head of Projects, Digital Guild at East Sussex College Group | Twitter: @DigitalGuildUK LIVE podcast discussion from our podcast festival: Julian Hall, Founder, Ultra Education | Twitter: @theultrapreneur Debbie Penglis, Director of Partnerships, School21| Twitter: @DebPenglis Adebayo Odusola, Programme Director, Debate Mate Podcast| Twitter: @AdebayoOdusola Kamare Hall, Student  Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
11/26/201842 minutes, 11 seconds
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#130 - Saving teachers time

This episode was recorded at The Edtech Podcast Festival 2018 and is sponsored by Cool Initiatives. Thanks to The Teacher Toolkit Podcast for leading the discussion. You can register your interest for the next festival here.  What's in this episode? This week on the podcast we look at the critical issue of saving teachers time. Where can tech help? And where do new tech solutions add to workload? Plus, a quick cutaway to an edtech podcast listener and throwback to past Cool Initiatives competition winners Flash Academy.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Cameron Mohammed, Teacher of STEAM| Twitter: @cleftasunder Ross Morrison McGill, Founder, Teacher Toolkit  | Twitter: @RossMcGill Rory McGrath, Deputy Headteacher, New Wave Federation  | Twitter: @rjmgteach James Bowen, Director, NAHT Edge,The NAHT Podcast  | Twitter: @JamesJkbowen Laura McInerney, Co-Founder of TeacherTapp  | Twitter: miss_mcinerney Veejay Lingiah, Founder, Flash Academy | Twitter: @FlashAcademy_HQ A huge thank you to our guests who did a great job in breaking this subject down.  Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
11/12/201848 minutes, 14 seconds
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#129 - Why alternative pathways to learning might not be alternative anymore

This episode was recorded at The Edtech Podcast Festival 2018. You can register your interest for the next festival here.  What's in this episode? This week I'm delighted to announce the ufi upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast. This series will take a bite-size look at technologies in work-place training which are changing the ways we learn and thrive. This week, we look at how VR is assisting safe and complex training in the nuclear energy sector.  What else? This week's episode main feature is a fascinating discussion recorded at our podcast festival on learning outside of University. A really rich discussion with lots of opportunities for listeners to learn and benefit.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech ufi upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast: Liz Dobree, Chief Impact Officer, at the ufi Charitable Trust | Twitter: @UfiTrust Stefan Cecchini, Head of Projects at the National College for Nuclear in the UK | Twitter: @NCFNuclear LIVE podcast discussion from our podcast festival looking at what are CURRENTLY deemed alternative pathways to learning Matthew Springer, Founder, Holistec (cheeky cameo) | Twitter: @matthewspringer Oliver Beach, Campus Director, Flatiron School (moderating) | Twitter: olivermbeach Tom Fogden, COO and Co-Founder, Ada. National College for Digital Skills | Twitter: @tom_fogden Chloe Holmes, Learning and Progress Manager, WhiteHat | Twitter: @WhiteHatGB Liz Dobree, Chief Impact Officer, at the ufi Charitable Trust | Twitter: @UfiTrust Rosie Holcroft, Senior Manager - Regeneration, London Legacy Development Corporation | Twitter: @LondonLegacy Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
10/31/201849 minutes, 59 seconds
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#128 - Schools Week LIVE on national computing, assessment and car park capitalism gone mad

This episode was recorded at The Edtech Podcast Festival 2018. You can register your interest for the next festival here.  What's in this episode? SCHOOLS WEEK LIVE recorded from our podcast festival with Catherine Murray, Digital Editor, and Jess Staufenberg, Senior Reporter, at Schools Week commenting on everything from school transparency to national computing success. A great peek into English policy and news for our international listeners, PLUS hear about how you can place computer science undergraduates from Imperial College London into your schools AND why Bob Harrison (further education and digital leader) is unimpressed with the Department for Education's five point plan on where tech might help in education. Finally, some listener voicemail messages and how you can road-test the latest edtech review portal.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Kirsty Tonks, Principal Designate, Shireland Collegiate Academy | Twitter: @KirstyTonksSCA Malwina Koska, Inspiral Education | Twitter: @MacMalwa Dr. Anandha Gopalan, co-ordinator for the communicating computer science in the classroom programme, Imperial College London | Twitter: @DoCThirdYear Bob Harrison | Twitter: @BobHarrisonEdu Catherine Murray, Digital Editor, Schools Week Twitter: @CathMurray_ Jess Staufenberg, Senior Reporter, Schools Week Twitter: @StaufenbergJ Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. About Schools Week   Latest schools and education news, investigations, expert columns, book reviews, explainers of research and policy documents for England. More here. 
10/25/201846 minutes, 33 seconds
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#127 - Alex Beard on Natural Born Learners

This episode was recorded at On Deck: Ed Tech*  What's in this episode? Alex Beard, former English teacher and author of the book Natural Born Learners (not Leaders Sophie!!), is in conversation with David Booth, former-founder, product manager and early stage technology investor with a background in venture capital and law. This episode ranges from Silicon Valley, South Korea, and Singapore, to Finland, Southwark and Socrates to explore the book former edtech podcast guest Geoff Barton describes as "audacious, sassy and unafraid of the big questions” in his review for the Times Educational Supplement.  Also, awards open for entry and other audio titbits.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech David Booth,former-founder, product manager and early stage technology investor | Twitter: @daveboothy Alex Beard, Author and former English Teacher on a mission| Twitter: @alexfbeard Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. Music Music used in this episode, includes: Blue Dot Sessions, Molly Molly About *On Deck  This episode was recorded live at On Deck: Ed Tech. On Deck is a dinner series and evolving global community of product, engineering, and top entrepreneurial talent thinking about building or joining something new. Dinners happen every 4-6 weeks in London, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and a handful of other locations around the world. You can apply to join via beondeck.co
10/9/201847 minutes, 42 seconds
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#126 - The Power of the Polymath with Dr Jess Wade

This episode was recorded at The Edtech Podcast Festival.  What's in this episode?   We are back podcast fans! A bit of a gap in the schedule due to festival distractions, travelling and being asleep. Now, a whole raft of new content for your ears - YAY!  This episode couldn't be more timely, whilst CERN throw out an associate for being silly about women in Physics, and whilst a woman in Physics wins the Physics Nobel Prize, Dr Jess Wade takes to the stage to tell us all about the history of polymaths and why we should all be more polymathematical. So throw off the STEM/ARTS armoury and embrace one another!  Also - find out who won our pitch competition and an edtech podcast mug from Vista Print. :)  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Neelam Parmar, Director of E-Learning, Ashford School| Twitter: @neelamaparmar1 Winner of the Pitch competition - listen in to find out who Runner up of the Pitch competition - listen in to find out who Laura McInerney, Educational Journalist and Co-Founder, TeacherTapp | Twitter: @Miss_Mcinerney Dr Jess Wade, Physics Post-Doc at Imperial College London, @jesswade Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
10/3/201834 minutes, 52 seconds
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#125 - Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders

This episode features an interview recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Cool Initiatives, RocketFund and features part one of our mini-series with Canvas by Instructure. What's in this episode? 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 six months ago.  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. Our outro includes event and job details. Did you know The Edtech Podcast Festival is coming up? Tickets are available here.  A huge thank you to our guests, listeners and sponsors!  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders | Twitter: @RealGeoffBarton @ASCL_UK Kenny Nicholl, GM, EMEA, Canvas by Instructure | Twitter: @kennynicholl @CanvasLMS Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes, including event news and partner offers.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
9/10/201835 minutes, 13 seconds
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#124 - Digital Transformation in Higher Education (UK/Bahrain)

This episode features an interview recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Blockcerts and features part one of our mini-series with Canvas by Instructure. What's in this episode? 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.  First up, as part of our new mini-series feature with Canvas by Instructure, I share a conversation with Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University. Our next guest in this week’s episode is Cameron Mirza, Head of Transformation, at The University of Bahrain. We talk about everything from working in the DFE during Tony Blair’s Government, the role of edtech - and specifically online - to support new learning opportunities in the Middle East, and where to pick up the best knowledge on twitter.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University | Twitter: @AngliaRuskin Cameron Mirza - Head of Transformation - University of Bahrain | @cmirza1 If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or buy a ticket to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September?  Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes, including event news and partner offers.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram. Music featured in this episode  Little Lily Swing
8/27/201825 minutes, 11 seconds
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#123 - Sharon Leu, Senior Advisor, Higher Education Innovation, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology

This episode was recorded at SXSWEDU.  What's in this episode? 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. I spoke to Sharon during my trip out to SXSWEdu and we cover off topics including how the Office for Edtech are re-imagining and identifying what students look like, how the office can pursue innovation whilst being responsible to the tax paying public, and how new partnerships can be formed across traditional and non-traditional educational players to the benefits of learners.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Sharon Leu, Senior Advisory, Higher Education Innovation, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology | Twitter @thesharonleu Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/19/201824 minutes, 42 seconds
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#122 - UK DFE EDTECH ANNOUNCEMENT & Global Teacher Prize Nominees on Robotics & Maths

This episode was recorded at GESF. This episode is sponsored by Blockcerts.  What's in this episode? 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.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Glenn Lee, Waialua High School teacher and global teacher prize nominee, Hawaii | YouTube Profile Eddie Woo, Headteacher, Mathematics, Cherrybrook Technology High School teacher and global teacher prize nominee, Australia | @misterwootube  If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or buy a ticket to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September?  Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes, including event news and partner offers.  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
8/7/201843 minutes, 36 seconds
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#121 - Edtech & the education gap in less connected areas

Welcome to this tenth and final episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson What's in this episode? 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. People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast Luke Stannard a research consultant from Save the Children Teodora Berkova, Director of Social Innovation at Pearson Henry Warren, Edtech Lead, for the Aga Khan Education Service Luke Doyle and Kobir Uddin from Computers are Free For Everyone Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast and tinyurl.com/pearsonfuturetech  Tell us your story We’d love to hear about innovative technology or approaches you are developing or using in education. Leave your stories in the comments below. Alternately, record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Finally, you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech @kristendicerbo via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page. The Pearson Future Tech for Education Series is produced by The Edtech Podcast and supported by Pearson Education. If you're interested in the themes that come out of the series, check out more ideas in the "open series" here. Join over 150 at The Edtech Podcast Festival, London - 22nd September Latest attendee list here Standard TX finish this week. Book here  Programme here 
7/24/201832 minutes, 52 seconds
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#120 - All rise the learning engineer

This episode was recorded at The London Festival of Learning and SXSWEDU.  What's in this episode? This week’s podcast features a smorgasbord of guests. 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.  Continuing the big theme of the London Festival of Learning interdisciplinary learning and knowledge sharing, next we skip over the pond to a past recording from SXSWedu where I talk to Raechel French, an associate from the DLR Architecture Group talking about the use of space design for learning and what she picked up from a year spent researching this in Australia.  And finally, I’m chatting to Preben Hanson from Danish company Kubo Robot and Stephan Turnipseed, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education. We talk about screen-less technologies and the teaching of computing at ever earlier years.  People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Richard Tong from Songshu AI Learning in China Robert Sottilare, Associate Director for Training Technology, at the US Army Research Lab Avron Barr, Chair, IEEE Learning Technologies Standards Committee Robby Robson, the CEO of Eduworks Raechel French, Associate, DLR Architecture Group Preben Hanson, Kubo Robot Stephan Turnipseed, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or come along to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September?  Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
7/4/201848 minutes, 2 seconds
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#119 - Blockchain in Education

This episode was recorded at GESF.  What's in this episode? 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.   People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech Natalie Smolensk is a cultural anthropologist and the Biz Dev lead for Blockcert | Twitter:@NSmolenski ‏  Alex Grechs, Founding Director of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning, co-author of Blockchain in Education, in collaboration with the European Commission | Twitter:@3CLMT @EUBlockchain @AlexGrech If you enjoy listening in and you’d like to support The Edtech Podcast why not check out our Patreon, contact us about sponsoring an episode, or buy a ticket to The Edtech Podcast Festival in September?  Show Notes and References   Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes  Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.  
6/24/201840 minutes, 32 seconds