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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A Look Back at Our 21 Trends for 2021

Now that the year is coming to a close, Mike is once again joined by virtual cohost, Nancy, to look back at our 21 Trends for 2021 to see how we did. Which trends did we get wrong and what can we learn from them? Which ones did we get right? How are we identifying new trends heading into 2022? And how do chunking, narrative flow, and positivity all factor into our evolving thinking as we wrap up 2021?

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Leadership, Mentorship, and Skating to Where the Puck is Going with Adam Mendler

Adam Mendler is the CEO of the Veloz Group and the Host of the Thirty Minute Mentors podcast. He also teaches graduate-level courses on Teamwork and Leadership at UCLA. He’s an experienced keynote and public speaker with an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Adam joins host, Mike Palmer, in a conversation about mentorship, leadership training, and other emerging trends in executive education. Listen in to get tips on how to find a mentor, why it’s worth it to be a mentor, and much more.

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Screening for Gifted Programs, Civic Engagement, and the Learning Metaverse

Mike Palmer runs us through three zeitgeisty trends that are bubbling up in November 2021. We begin by digging into recent developments around the Gifted and Talented program in New York City as we explore the challenges with the existing model along with opportunities for more inclusive approaches. We revisit our conversation with David Adams, CEO of The Urban Assembly to go deeper on this topic.

Then we look at the state of civic engagement as we head into an off-cycle election day this week. We bring in conversations with Dr. Mark Sanders and Russell Glass, the CEO of Ginger and author of Voting with a Porpoise, to help flesh out the conversation.

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Q4 2021 Learning Roundup

Mike Palmer returns to get a sense of where we are heading into the 4th Quarter of 2021. In the midst of the Fall Semester in 3K, PreK, K12, and Higher Ed, what are we observing so far? Beyond traditional formal learning channels, what’s new and emerging in lifelong learning and workforce development? And what are we on the lookout for as we head towards the close of 2021?

Mike moderates a lively panel of Virtual CoHosts featuring our returning champion, Nancy, covering new media and emerging technology along with two new guest contributors: Malcolm and Ruth. Malcolm reports on 3K through K12 and Ruth focuses on Higher Ed and Workforce Learning and Talent. We cover all the angles to help catch you up on the state of play in the worlds of learning in late 2021.

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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.

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