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QS In Conversation Podcast
28 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 13: Navigating Challenge and Change in Higher Ed with Dr Akbota Zholdasbekova
Vice Rector for International Cooperation at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Dr Akbota Zholdasbekova kicks of season 2 of the QS In Conversation Pod to discuss strategic planning in young universities, plans for the future of the Central Asia region, and how higher education has helped in the development of countries such as Kazakhstan.
25 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Episode 12: The Future of MBAs with Sachin Tipnis
Over the past 30 years, MBA programs have shifted from primarily US-based to completely global. The changing geographies means changing cultural and business perspectives, and Asia may be the way of the future.Sachin Tipnis, Senior Executive Director at HKU Business School, discusses these changes and how COVID-19 may impact what is taught in the future.
32 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode 11: Taking Medical Education Online with Dr Adrienne Torda
Medical education during COVID-19 is highlighting the opportunities and barriers of online and distance learning. While access has increased, the in-person requirements of becoming a physician have fallen away.Dr Adrienne Torda, Associate Dean, Education and Innovation, Faculty of Medicine UNSW Sydney, discusses what online medical education looks like and how we should prepare for a post-COVID world.
29 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Episode 10: The Campus Green with Ailsa Lamont
Despite producing a significant amount of research into climate action and moving towards more sustainable practices, universities' internationalization aspirations can leave a heavy carbon footprint.Co-founder of the Climate Action Network for International Educators, Ailsa Lamont, discusses how international offices can further reduce their climate impact, why the travel reductions could increase internationalization efforts, and how grass-roots organizations can facilitate meaningful change.
28 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Episode 9: Diversity, Higher Education and Beyond with Andy Coxall
International and higher education can have a transformative effect on students, but under represented groups are often left out of these experiences. We discuss how university leaders can promote diversity in education.
24 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Episode 8: Digital fatigue and online teaching methods with Dr Giota Alevizou
Online delivery can increase access to education and alleviates many travel concerns. However, many educators are reporting their students are unable to sit for extended periods to learn online. How will teaching methods changes and adapt to meet student needs?
28 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Episode 7: Reimagining Education with David Hanson
The upcoming golden age of robotics could provide a new opportunity to reimagine how education is delivered. From sentient robot teachers to learning robots alongside students, the possibilities are endless. Hanson Robotics founder and creator of Sophia the Robot, David Hanson, discusses how he would reimagine education.
24 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Episode 6: Employment in a micro-credential world with Simon Nelson
Founder and CEO of FutureLearn Simon Nelson joins QS In Conversation to talk about the evolution of online education from MOOCs to micro-credentials, skills gaps employers want to fill, and how universities are changing to include short courses.
31 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Episode 5: Digital transformation in learning with Prof Ian Curran
The model of teaching is quickly adapting and changing in the face of global changes. But were those changes already underway before COVID-19? Prof Ian Curran, Vice Dean, Education at Duke-NUS Medical School, sits down with QS to discuss the principles behind digital transformation and reveals some surprising truths about online. Can an orange be a better educational tool than technology?
28 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Episode 4: Verifying digital credentials for graduates With Maria Spies
As the world moves away from paper and transient migration increases, proving a person has a qualification is becoming more difficult. Fake providers are also giving rise to fraudulent qualifications. This episode explores how digital credentials can be verified to ensure a graduate has completed their course?Speaker: Maria Spies, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, HolonIQ
26 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Episode 3: Virtual partnerships in the new world with Teklu Abate Bekele
With the world in lockdown, the traditional in-person meet-and-greet is currently not an option. Without the café meeting or the spontaneous catch up over lunch, this episode looks at how are new partnerships created virtually, and how to use technology to get the most out of educational collaborations.Speaker: Associate Professor Teklu Abate Bekele, The American University in Cairo
24 minutes | May 26, 2020
Episode 2: Future proofing graduate employability during crisis with Rob Smith
Globally, the top priority for students when choosing an institution is whether it will lead to their chosen career. Under times of uncertainty, however, how can higher educaiton providers equip students with the skills needed?
34 minutes | May 11, 2020
Episode 1: Institution success in online learning with Peter Vesterbacka
Brick-and-mortar delivery of education has very clear measures of success, such as graduate outcomes, research output and student engagement. Are these metrics applicable to the online world, or do measures and teaching methods need to change?Former Mighty Eagle of mobile game Angry Birds, Peter Vesterbacka, joins QS to discuss his work in education and why pedagogs and game developers should collaborate.
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