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The Edu Futures Podcast
32 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
An Interview with Chrisman Frank about Synthesis
Chrisman Frank joins us to talk about Synthesis. Chrisman is cofounder and CEO of Synthesis, an enrichment club that teaches complex problem-solving and decision-making for kids 7 to 14 through online team games. My cofounder Josh Dahn developed the Synthesis concept while running Ad Astra, a small lab school he built for Elon Musk on the SpaceX campus.
41 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
An Interview with Dana Mackenzie About The Book of Why
Dr. Dana MacKenzie, a mathematician turned science writer and co-author of The Book of Why (written with Turning Award winner, Judea Pearl), join us to talk about correlation versus causation and other key concepts that have relevance as we seek to create and understand the future of AI in education.
35 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
An Interview with Pedro Szekely About Knowledge Graphs and the Future of AI in Life and Learning
Pedro Szekely, Research Scientist at USC Center on Knowledge Graphs Information Sciences Institute joins us to to take us on an exploration of knowledge graphs and the promise and possibility of artificial intelligence in life and learning.
35 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
An Interview with Nathan Grawe About The Agile University and Higher Education Demgraphics
On this episode, Nathan Grawe returns to talk about his book, The Agile College, and potential ways that colleges and universities might respond to the significant demographic changes in the upcoming years.
39 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
An Interview with Howard Gardner About A Synthesizing Mind and The Real World of College
On this episode, Bernard speaks with Howard Gardner, one of the most influential educational theorists and scholars in the last century. The conversation focuses upon Howard's book A Synthesizing Mind and his latest book, The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be.
37 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Education Differentiation Over Competition - An Interview With John Katzman
In this episode with serial education entrepreneur, John Katzman, we explore a variety of topics, including the value of higher education pursuing differentiation over competition.
42 minutes | May 26, 2021
Using Scenario Planning to Prepare for Multiple Futures, An Interview with Woody Wade
Woody Wade, author of Scenario Planning: A Field Guide to the Future, joins us to talk how scenario planning can help us prepare for multiple futures at the same time.
32 minutes | May 19, 2021
Can Debate-Centered Instruction Revolutionize Education and Save Our Democracy
This episode invites you into a conversation with Robert Litan, a non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, a practicing lawyer in St. Louis and Chicago, and author of Resolved: Debate Can Revolutionize Education and Help Save Our Democracy.
34 minutes | May 12, 2021
What is AI and How Will the Ultimate Learning Machine Change the World?
Pedro Domingos joins us to explain AI, machine learning, and how these are already changing the world around us. Pedro is a professor of computer science and author of The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine.
21 minutes | May 6, 2021
How to Avoid Making Bad Beds When New College Program Launches
Michael Horn returns to the show to talk about how to avoid making bad bets when launching new degree programs at your college or University.
23 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
An Interview with James Lang
Learn more about James and his books on his website - https://www.jamesmlang.com/
27 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
An Interview with Tony Wagner
Learn more about Tony on his website at https://www.tonywagner.com Tony Wagner at the Policy Research Institute - https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/person/tony-wagner Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education - https://www.tonywagner.com/learning-by-heart The Global Achievement Gap - https://www.tonywagner.com/the-global-achievement-gap Creating Innovators - https://www.tonywagner.com/creating-innovators Most Likely to Succeed - https://www.tonywagner.com/most-likely-to-succeed
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
An Interview with Rohit Bhargava
Learn more about Rohit on his website - https://www.rohitbhargava.com/ Rohit's books: https://www.rohitbhargava.com/books-publications Rohit's videos: https://www.rohitbhargava.com/video
29 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
An Interview with Lucas Cone and Joachim Wiewiura on If Schools Didn't Exist
Lucas Cone is a PhD student at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University. He earned his MA in Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His doctoral research examines the use of commercial services in public schools, focusing on how they impact teacher, student, and community relations in school. Joachim Wiewiura is PhD Fellow at the Center for Information and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen. He specializes in political philosophy and writes a thesis on the concept of the public sphere. Besides political philosophy, he is interested in architecture and urban sociology. If Schools Didn’t Exist - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/if-schools-didnt-exist
45 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
An Interview with Jonathan Haber
Jonathan’s Website - https://www.jonathanhaber.org/ Critical Thinking (the book) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0865KBD3W/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 MOOCs (the book) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O1E11K4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2
33 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
An Interview with Abby Falik
A recognized expert on social innovation, leadership, and the changing landscape of education, Abby Falik has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Abby has been featured at forums including the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Obama Foundation Summit, the Fast Company Innovation Festival, PopTech, and The Nantucket Project. In 2018, Abby was named one of America's Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers by The Business of Giving. In 2019 she was named one of Goldman Sachs’ Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs for the third consecutive year, and in 2016 Fast Company named her one of the Most Creative People in Business. For her achievements as a social entrepreneur, she has been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, a MindTrust Fellow, and a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of World Learning, Teach for All, and Harvard Business School. Abby received a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in International Comparative Education from Stanford University. She received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
42 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
An Interview With Robert Pondiscio
About Robert Pondiscio - https://fordhaminstitute.org/about/fordham-staff/robert-pondiscio How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PH9J87P/
39 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
An Interview with Rachel Niemer & Mike Goudzwaard
Faculty Competencies for Innovation? - article published in Inside Higher Education Learn More About Rachel - https://ai.umich.edu/who-are-we/our-team/rachel-niemer/ Learn More About Michael - https://dcal.dartmouth.edu/people/michael-goudzwaard
38 minutes | May 26, 2020
An Interview with Kim Hamilton Duffy
Kim Hamilton Duffy, a multi-university, international effort designing the future of academic credentials -- in her role at MIT Open Learning. Her expertise is interoperable, standards-based credentials and decentralized identity solutions, also referred to as "Self-Sovereign Identity" (SSI). Previously, she co-created the successful open-source, open-standard Blockcerts project with the MIT Media Lab. Links Kim on Twitter - https://twitter.com/kimdhamilton Kim’s website - OKim’s Razor - https://www.okimsrazor.com/ Kim at MIT - https://openlearning.mit.edu/about/our-team/kim-hamilton-duffy
33 minutes | May 19, 2020
An Interview with Sarah Fine
Sarah is an educator and scholar working at the intersection of practice and research. Her work is grounded in the goal of transforming schools and classrooms into more humanizing places to teach and learn. She began her career in 2005 as an English teacher and instructional coach at a high school in Washington, D.C.. In the spring of 2017, with the support of a Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education fellowship, she completed a doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently, she directs a teacher preparation program at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, an accredited graduate institution associated with a network of racially and linguistically diverse charter schools in San Diego, California. She has written for a wide range of publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Chalkbeat, Education Week, Edutopia, and Educational Leadership, as well as scholarly journals such as The Journal of Educational Change and The Harvard Educational Review. My recent book, coauthored with Jal Mehta, is In Search of Deeper learning: The Quest to Transform the American High School. In 2019, the book won the Grawemeyer award in Education. Links Sarah's Website: https://www.sarahfine.net/ Check out the book, In Search of Deeper Learning - https://www.amazon.com/Search-Deeper-Learning-Remake-American/dp/0674988396 Sarah on Twitter - https://twitter.com/sarahmfine
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