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. Read more about Episode 28 – From Fighter Jets to the Classroom – Virtual and Augmented Reality[…]
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 Read more about Episode 27 – Ideas are Bad For your School – An Interview with Michael Schrage[…]
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 Read more about Episode 26 – From Clock Hours to Competence in Life and Work[…]
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 Read more about Episode 25 – Imaginative Education and Learning in Depth with Gillian Judson[…]
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. Read more about Episode 24 – Finding Top Talent and Creating Real World Work Experience for Students[…]
In this conversation with Matt Candler, who collaborated to start dozens of schools around the country and now serves as Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, we explore the future of school, access and equity in education, the importance of innovative with people instead of innovating to people, the value of thinking small, as well Read more about Episode 23 – The Value of Thinking Small and Innovation Experiments with Matt Candler[…]