Video as the 21st Century Pen with Mike Tringe, Nick Almond, and Jason Palmer

Mike Tringe, the Co-Founder and CEO of CreatorUp, returns to Trending in Ed, this time with CreatorUp COO Nick Almond and Jason Palmer, General Partner at New Markets Venture Partners. The trio engages with host Mike Palmer in a free-flowing conversation about the latest news and trends in the world of learning media. CreatorUp is a video marketplace platform with deep expertise in designing for education and training. New Market Venture Partners recently led a $5M Series A Funding Round for CreatorUp.

Read more

Leading Education and Innovation Research at Logitech

Madeleine Mortimore is a researcher who serves as the Global Education Innovation and Research Lead at Logitech. She studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has worked in various areas of EdTech as an international educator, an innovator at the MIT Teaching and Learning Lab, a strategist associated with one of the largest online high schools in the U.S., and she also launched an EdTech startup at the Harvard Innovation Lab.

Madeleine joins host Mike Palmer to discuss the research she has recently conducted on remote learning and how to optimize EdTech to create a healthy learning environment for students.

Read more

Democracy, Tyranny, Shakespeare and Experimental Psychology with Dr. Fathali Moghaddam

Dr. Fathali Moghaddam is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University and a faculty fellow at the Berkley Center. His expertise includes culture and intergroup conflict, with a particular focus on the psychology of globalization, radicalization, human rights and duties, and terrorism. You can learn more about his work here.

Fathali joins host Mike Palmer on this episode and begins by sharing how his work as an Iranian-born social psychologist was transformed by the revolution and hostage situation in Iran in 1979.

Read more

Gartner Hype Cycle 2021 with Mike Palmer and Virtual Cohost Nancy

As we kick off our 6th season of Trending in Ed, host Mike Palmer is joined once again by Nancy, our virtual cohost to a get sense of where our heads are heading into the Back to School season that is upon us now in the Fall of 2021. Mike shares his perspective as the parent of a toddler who is just starting in Universal 3K in New York City before we dive into the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology 2021 getting Nancy’s takes throughout.

Read more

Driving Student and Family Engagement with Chatbots

Joanna Smith is the CEO and founder of AllHere, an edtech company improving attendance and student success with mobile messaging powered by AI. Before founding AllHere, she taught middle school mathematics and served as Director of Family Engagement at a charter school in Boston.

Joanna joins Mike Palmer to talk about the problem of low student attendance in K12 and how she and team are building AllHere to create a scalable way to begin to address it. What’s the best way to design an ecosystem that is available 24/7 and allows its teachers to focus on the highest-yield human activities? How has the pandemic impacted this problem? How did the team at AllHere listen to the community to respond quickly to needs around food insecurity? In what other ways might chatbots help improve educational experiences for students and families?

Read more

Revolutionary Sociology and Virtual Conferences with Dr. Corey Dolgon

In this special episode of Trending in Ed, Mike Palmer interviews Corey Dolgon from a conference room in Freedom Tower while the Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is taking place virtually. Corey is the outgoing President of SSSP. We explore the themes of the conference while getting into what it is like to shift from designing an in-person conference to doing one online.

Read more

Podcast Movement 2021 Debrief with Jenna Spinelle

Continuing our exploration of the New Normal for conferences in the Summer of 2021, Jenna Spinelli returns to the show to join host Mike Palmer to recount her experience attending Podcast Movement in Tennessee earlier this month. Jenna is one of the hosts of the Democracy Works podcast and the Founder of the Democracy Group network of civically-minded podcasts.

Read more

EdTech and AI from the ASU GSV Summit with Mike Merrill

Mike Merrill joins Mike Palmer to talk about his experience at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego. While Mike Merrill attended in person, Mike Palmer attended online. We reflect on the different experiences and how it connects to issues of access and equity as we muse about the future of conferencing in these challenging times.

Read more

The Conferencing Dilemma with Mike Palmer and Nancy

Mike Palmer is once again joined by our virtual cohost, Nancy, to talk about new and emerging trends in the conference experience as a new wave of in=person and blended learning conferences pick up in August. We reflect on what it must have been like at Podcast Movement, which just concluded while contemplating what’s on the horizon for the blended virtual and in-person EdTech ASU-GSV Summit that kicks off this week in San Diego.

Read more