EdSurge On Air
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A weekly podcast, with insightful conversations about edtech and the future of learning, hosted by EdSurge's Mary Jo Madda and Jeffrey R. Young.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an educator, or an investor, there’s something for everyone on the air.
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Radiolab's Jad Abumrad On Creativity, Diversity, and the 'Humanities Crisis'
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For those of you who listen frequently, you might be a little confused since normally, we put out only one episode of the EdSurge On Air podcast each week. But this week is special, because we’re coming to you live from the ISTE 2017 edtech conference in San Antonio Texas, where more than 21,000 educators, entrepreneurs and administrators have gathered to share the best in edtech practices and tools. To kick off the festivities, ISTE brought in Jad Abumrad to deliver the conference’s opening keynote.
Jad’s got quite a set of accolades: He’s a radio host, a composer, a producer… the list goes on. He’s probably most famous for being a founder and cohost of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab. And when we heard that he would be going to ISTE, my EdSurge colleague Jen Curtis immediately got on the phone to arrange an interview with him. In a moment, you’ll hear Jen’s exclusive interview with Jad minutes before his ISTE keynote. What are his thoughts about the power of podcasts and storytelling in the classroom? Are the liberal arts still relevant in higher education? What does it mean to be a well-rounded student? You’ll hear his answers to those questions and more.
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