Predicting the Great Snapback with Dr. Steve Joordens

Dr. Steve Joordens is a Psychology Professor and the Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at the University of Toronto. He’s also the Chief Science Officer at Cogneeto, the developer of PeerScholar, a peer-to-peer formative assessment app.

Steve returns to Trending in Education to talk about some predictions he’s making about how humans will behave as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve posits that the powerful forces of humans’ desire for social connection paired with our deeply entrained habits from prior to the pandemic will lead us to a quick snapback to many of the behavior patterns we had adopted prior.

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Designing a Crowdsourced EdTech and Strategy Course for Higher Ed

Warren Kennard, the Founder of ConnectED, returns to the show to describe his recent experience designing and building a crowdsourced 8-week course in EdTech and Strategy for Higher Ed.

What problems was he trying to address when conceiving of this course? What elements of design thinking powered the approach? Who is it designed for and how has the COVID-19 pandemic increased the relevance and interest in online learning and innovative leadership in higher education?

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Listening to Adult Learners with Howard Lurie

Howard Lurie, Principal Analyst, Online and Continuing Education at Eduventures, joins Mike this week to discuss recent research findings from the firm that dives into the mindset and sentiment of adult learners. Eduventures has published findings from two surveys of adult learners–one fielded before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and then a second survey fielded in June 2020.

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Proactive Care for Adult Learners with Elise Awwad

Elise Awwad, Vice President of Strategic Enrollment at DeVry University, joins Mike this week to explore how DeVry has been delivering proactive care as part of its educational philosophy for adult learners. We examine how they were able to respond to the twin challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest in response to the death of George Floyd.

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The Future of Learning Virtual Summit with Rohit Barghava

Trending in Education partnered with Rohit Barghava and the Non-Obvious Company to host a Virtual Summit on the Future of Learning. Join Rohit, Melissa Griffith, Dan Strafford, and Mike Palmer as they discuss what the future might hold for parents, learning professionals, and lifelong learners.

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Behavioral Health During the Pandemic with Russell Glass

Russell Glass returns to Trending in Education to talk about the broader state of behavioral health from his vantage point as CEO of Ginger, an industry-leading behavioral health app. Building on trends we’ve already been tracking around behavioral health, pre-coronavirus, Russell walks us through patterns of usage that mark a significant shift since broad stay-at-home and social distancing orders have spread across the globe.

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Mary Meeker’s Coronavirus Report with Melissa Griffith and Dan Strafford

Mike welcomes Melissa Griffith and Dan Strafford back to the show to analyze Mary Meeker’s new report that explores the new trends that are emerging in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Which trends will remain and which will fade? How will organizations, schools, educators, parents, and learners grapple with the new normal? How might we adapt to thrive amid the widespread, pervasive sense of disruption and uncertainty?

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Civics, the Gig Economy, and Emergency Response Teaching with Jenna Spinelle

On today’s episode, Jenna Spinelle joins Mike to talk about civics, the gig economy, and the sudden shift to remote teaching. Jenna is a writer, instructor, and podcaster in higher education who recently launched a new course focused on teaching undergrads how to engage in the gig economy.

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