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Digital Education podcasts bring together industry leaders, world-class educators, and those at the cutting-edge of technology to examine the current landscape of digital education, as well as project where the industry is headed.

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Digital Education podcasts bring together industry leaders, world-class educators, and those at the cutting-edge of technology to examine the current landscape of digital education, as well as project where the industry is headed.

    • video
    Analytics in eLearning - Jim and Meta (Part 2)

    Analytics in eLearning - Jim and Meta (Part 2)

    In the conclusion of our 2-part podcast, Meta Keijzer-de Ruijter and Jim Cooper discuss what analytics can and should be measured in eLearning. Meta Keijzer-de Ruijter graduated from the faculty of chemical engineering at TU Delft in 1992. After working in the chemical industry for several years she studied corporate education at FCE. In 2004 she returned to TU Delft as the head of the computer training department. Soon after, she developed the digital testing system at the university, overseeing software selection, establishment of a support organization, teacher training and computer exam rooms. She now works in the ICT/R&D – Innovation department, enabling her to focus on the use of advanced features in Maple T.A. and the development of in-house expertise in these advanced features.

    • 10 min
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    Education on a Global Scale - Jim and Meta (Part 1)

    Education on a Global Scale - Jim and Meta (Part 1)

    Meta Keijzer-de Ruijter graduated from the faculty of chemical engineering at TU Delft in 1992. After working in the chemical industry for several years she studied corporate education at FCE. In 2004 she returned to TU Delft as the head of the computer training department. Soon after, she developed the digital testing system at the university, overseeing software selection, establishment of a support organization, teacher training and computer exam rooms. She now works in the ICT/R&D – Innovation department, enabling her to focus on the use of advanced features in Maple T.A. and the development of in-house expertise in these advanced features. In this first installment of our 2-part podcast, Meta sits down with Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft and DigitalEd, to discuss strategies to bring education to everyone.

    • 26 min
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    Adaptive Testing and Gamification - Jim and Matt (Part 2)

    Adaptive Testing and Gamification - Jim and Matt (Part 2)

    Dr. Matthew Demers is an assistant professor at the University of Guelph. After completing his Ph.D. in mathematics in 2012, he was hired at the University of Guelph as a teaching-focused professor within the School of Engineering and received a grant with the goal of transforming the delivery of two major first-year calculus courses. Currently under the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, he instructs many very large undergraduate classes centering on calculus and differential equations for physical science and engineering students. Dr. Demers has received many accolades for his contributions to the university, being voted "Professor of the Year" by engineering students in five consecutive years, and being recognized with the prestigious "Innovation in Teaching" award by the University of Guelph Faculty Association in 2016. In the last installment of this 2-part podcast, Dr. Matthew Demers talks with Maplesoft and DigitalEd CEO Jim Cooper about using an adaptive testing strategy and the gamification of online education.

    • 24 min
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    Moving Forward with eLearning - Paul Woolner and Jim Cooper (Part 1)

    Moving Forward with eLearning - Paul Woolner and Jim Cooper (Part 1)

    Dr. Paul Woolner applies organizational science and learning theory to build scalable, high performance, business enterprises. Working collaboratively, he has helped create sector leading, profitable and sustainable businesses as an advisor, partner and founding entrepreneur. His goal is to build organizations that optimize the collective intelligence of its members to achieve business success, personal engagement and exceptional ongoing development. In the first installment of a 2-part podcast, Paul talks with Dr. Jim Cooper, CEO of DigitalEd, about the potential of educational technology.

    • 29 min
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    Collecting Data about Online Education - Paul Woolner and Jim Cooper (Part 2)

    Collecting Data about Online Education - Paul Woolner and Jim Cooper (Part 2)

    Dr. Paul Woolner applies organizational science and learning theory to build scalable, high performance, business enterprises. Working collaboratively, he has helped create sector leading, profitable and sustainable businesses as an advisor, partner and founding entrepreneur. His goal is to build organizations that optimize the collective intelligence of its members to achieve business success, personal engagement and exceptional ongoing development. In the conclusion of this 2-part podcast, Paul talks with Dr. Jim Cooper, CEO of DigitalEd, about how and why to collect data from instructional technology.

    • 21 min
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    What To Do With All This Data - Steve Furino and Jim Cooper (Part 1)

    What To Do With All This Data - Steve Furino and Jim Cooper (Part 1)

    The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo (UW) has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world and has been offering online mathematics courses since 2003. Over 21,000 UW students per year enroll in online for-credit math courses and the number of unique users visiting UW’s open educational resources in the hundreds of thousands each year. UW understands the challenges that online math and other STEM development projects encounter, and has made great progress in overcoming many of them. Listen as Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo discusses how to analyze the data collected in instructional technology platforms with Dr. Jim Cooper, President and CEO of DigitalEd

    • 27 min

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