After a three-month summer break, the MoonshotEdu Show Podcast is back with an incredible interview. John Katmzan, founder of The Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle Companies joins us to explore standardized tests in education, the advertising wars, and more. John offers aspiring educational entrepreneurs some important tips and insights as well.
Amid the focus upon test preparation and increased academic time on task, attention to physical activity and movement is sometimes limited or forgotten in schools. In this interview with two experts on the role of movement, physical activity, and learning; we explore this topic from a variety of angles.
In this interview with a co-founder of Filament Games, we learn the story of an instructional designer turned game designer and startup founder, gain insights on the game design process, and get tips on how to get started.
In this episode, we speak with the founding president and a student in the founding class of one of the newest higher education institutions in this world, Wayfinding Academy. Learn about their distinct approach to higher education, one that flips things upside down and starts with student passion and interest.
We are seeing an un-bundling and re-bundling of education, especially in higher education, but also in K-12, professional education, workforce training, and more. In this interview with Hudson Baird of PelotonU, we learn about a promising innovation around student mentoring and community building that is producing impressive results.
From Tron to Lawnmower Man, to the Matrix, visions of stepping into a virtual and digital world has captured our imaginations for years. While both have been around for decades, these technologies are getting increasingly closer to the mainstream. We are now witnessing a growing number of educational applications, and this is just the beginning. In this interview with Steve Aukstakalnis, author and researcher on AR and VR, we explore the promise and possibilities of both for education. Beginning with an introduction to the subject, we then survey what is happening now and get an expert’s view into what we can expect to see in the near future.
- Steve Aukstakalnis’s book, Practical Augmented Reality
- Steve’s blog where you can sign up for VR/AR updates through his newsletter
- Steve Aukstakalnis on LinkedIn
In this interview with Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT and author of the Innovator’s Hypothesis, we challenge the assumption that good ideas are the best way to innovate in education. Instead, Schrage makes a compelling argument for focusing upon testable hypothesis that we turn into cheap, quick experiments that build a culture of innovation and offer actionable insights for moving forward.
In this interview with the CEO and President of the Indiana CPA Society and a strategic the CPA Center for Excellence, we explore a rich case of how continuing education is being transformed in the connected and digital age. This is a chance to learn from a real-world case of competency-based education in a way that is certain to also influence the future of K-12 and higher education.
People are emotional and imaginative beings. This is not just for children. This is true throughout the lifespan. How is our approach to education informed by this fact? We explore this question and others with Dr. Gillian Judson, one of the directors of the Imaginative Education Research Group and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.
- Imagine Ed Blog
- Gillian Judson on Twitter
- Tips for Imaginative Education Series
- The Imaginative Education Research Group
- Books authored, or co-authored, or co-edited by Gillian Judson; Imagination and the Engaged Learner, A New Approach to Ecological Education, Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education, Whole School Projects: Engaging Imagination Through Interdisciplinary Inquiry, and Wonder-Full Education.
In this episode we explore Promazo, a startup that is meeting needs of students, higher education institutions, and corporations through a unique approach to internships. Their approach helps schools address the persistent problem of knowledge transfer to real world contexts. It helps students get real world experience, graduate with tested experience and a possible job. It also helps companies meet strategic needs and identity new talent. Amid this interview, there are important insights for anyone interested in education in a connected age, whether you are in an elementary school, high school, University, an education company, or in a business setting.