Dan Strafford


Trending in Ed OG Reunion with Brandon Jones and Dan Strafford

The “OG” squad is back together as founding hosts Mike Palmer, Brandon Jones, and Dan Strafford reunite for this special throwback episode. Join us as we reminisce about the early days of the show and reflect on trends in ed tech and AI since 2016 and especially of late. Hear our takes on augmenting human intelligence, riding the AI wave, and avoiding the Uncanny Valley.

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Breaking Down the AI Hype Cycle with Melissa Griffith and Dan Strafford

In our kickoff to Season 8 of Trending in Ed, host Mike Palmer welcomes Melissa Griffith and Dan Strafford back to the show to discuss the 2023 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. We reflect on how the hype cycle framework can be applied to understand the trajectory of any new technology or cultural phenomenon.

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Black Lives Matter Protests and Awkward Conversations About Race

Melissa and Mike begin with a frank conversation about how we’ve been responding to the Black Lives Matter protests and related civic and personal upheaval in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis.

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Learning and Education

Meeker Report 2018 with Melissa Griffith

Mike and Dan sit down with Melissa Griffith, Vice President of Analytics and Strategy at Kaplan Test Prep, to discuss the newly released 2018 Meeker Report on Internet Trends. We dive into the growth of the internet, expansion of mobile access, the importance of data privacy, and more. How does China’s population view the sharing of their data in comparison to that of the United States? What does the report have to say about life-long learning and the future workforce? How do Fortnite and Slack relate to all of this? Tune in to find out.

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