Welcome to the Future – May 2022 Edition

Mike Palmer returns with virtual CoHost Nancy to run through highlights from recent episodes of Trending in Ed before sharing clips from a couple of upcoming episodes to pique your interest. We begin by sharing Mike’s conversation with Sunil Gunderia from Age of Learning where Sunil talks about building learner identity and the fact that learning is intrinsically rewarding in its own right. From there, we hear from Abby Falik, the Founder/CEO of Global Citizen Year, as she shares her thoughts on the future of a traditional 4-year or 2-year degree. GSY is a fascinating program that recently made news by receiving funding from the Mackenzie Scott Foundation.

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Elon Musk, Learning Transfer, and Neuralink

With Elon Musk back in the news with his recent bid to take over Twitter, we take this opportunity to return to 2017 when we first began covering the mercurial CEO’s exploits. Host Mike Palmer reflects on recent news including the Brooklyn Subway Shooting as well as Elon’s attempt to acquire Twitter before we showcase highlights from two episodes with Mike, Dan Stafford, and Brandon Jones from the early days of Trending in Ed.

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Appreciating our Amazing Collaborators with Terri Gibson, Daniel Harrison, and Tarlin Ray

Daniel Harrison, Terri Givens, and Tarlin Ray will be joining host Mike Palmer for a live panel as part of SXSW EDU this week. In honor of that session, this episode showcases the work of each of them as we head into our panel together.

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Withstanding the Online Learning Backlash with Karen Costa

Karen Costa is a faculty learning facilitator specializing in online pedagogy and trauma-aware higher education. Karen loves leading faculty learners through fun, interactive, and supportive professional development experiences. She joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about the recent backlash against Online Learning after the initial challenges during the response to the pandemic.

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Make to Know with Author Lorne Buchman

Lorne Buchman is the President of ArtCenter College of Design and Host of the ChangeLab Podcast. He’s also the author of a new book called Make To Know: From Spaces of Uncertainty to Creative Discovery. Lorne returns to join host Mike Palmer in an exploration of the themes in his new book and its relevance to the world of education and beyond.

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A Deep Dive into Instructional Design with Dr. Luke Hobson

Dr. Luke Hobson is Senior Instructional Designer and Program Manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He hosts the Dr. Luke Hobson Podcast and recently wrote What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Instructional Designer.

Luke joins host Mike Palmer in a discussion about recent trends in instructional design along with his perspectives on where the field is going.

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