Bringing Digital Transformation to the Front of the Classroom with Matt Cole

What’s the right way to bring digital technology and touch into the classroom? Matt Cole from Promethean joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about the work they’ve been doing with educators and school districts to give the classroom more of the active engagement tools smart tablets provide in large form at the front of the classroom.

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Building a Platform to Teach Literacy with Whole Books

Marjorie Cass is the Founder and CEO of ALEE, an EdTech Startup that provides educators with tools and resources to teach literacy using whole books featuring classic works of literature. She joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about her journey beginning as an educator, rising through the ranks as a literacy coach and administrator before deciding to go to business school at MIT where ALEE began to germinate.

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Emerging Trends in EdTech, Skilling, and AI with Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh is the Head of the EdTech Business line at the Harbinger Group, a global provider of software products and services since 1990. Rahul joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about emerging trends in educational technology including AR/VR and the Metaverse, AI, Robotics, and the Blockchain.

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Emerging Skills and Mindsets for Future Leaders with Beth Porter

Beth Porter is the President, CoFounder, and COO of Esme Learning, an executive education company focused on new and emerging skills. She has led multiple product and engineering teams to deliver high-value, customer-focused educational technology products in product development, business strategy and operational roles. She also founded and is CEO of Riff Analytics, an AI-enabled collaboration platform, and is a researcher and lecturer at MIT and BU Questrom School of Business.

Beth joins host, Mike Palmer, in a free-flowing conversation about emerging trends in the skills ecosystem, the future of work, and in education and media. Beth shares her experiences beginning as a Math Teacher, then proceeding through a series of ed tech, customer service, and product management roles before studying at the MIT Media Lab where she founded Riff Analytics. She then describes what led to her founding Esme Learning with Co-Founder David Shrier.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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