Discussions on hot topics and trends, compelling education technology, and insight from global thought leaders, movers and shakers.
Ep 25 - Unitec CEO Dr Rick Ede on challenges and lessons learned at the helm of NZ’s largest vocational provider
Dr Rick Ede shares his insights and lessons learned having been at the helm of Unitec, New Zealand’s largest vocational and applied training provider, for almost a decade. He speaks about Unitec’s approach to remain competitive, leveraging technology for pedagogical and product renewal, embedding flexible and blended learning within the curriculum, and Unitec’s Living Job Initiative.
Rick reflects on his leadership in the New Zealand education sector and government policy and divulges what has surprised him the most in his career.
Watch it here: https://www.360ed.tv/show/unitec-institute-of-technology/
Ep - 24 Evolving Teaching and Learning in Technology-Rich Environments
Dr David Parsons speaks about The Mind Lab and its focus on building digital literacy and critical knowledge creation skills, and the realisation that teachers need more progressive scaffolds to evolve to more contemporary teaching practice.
He also talks about how Unitec is leveraging cultural diversity in their digital learning experience, being a change agent for teachers to undertake postgrad study in digital and collaborative learning, and shaping mobile learning policy nationally and internationally.
Watch it here: https://www.360ed.tv/show/evolving-teaching-and-learning-in-technology-rich-environments/
Ep 23 - Creating Opportunity Through Experiential Learning
Wes Sonnenreich and Suzy Watson share why they invest their most precious resource – time – into a supportive relationship with EduGrowth and its startups and what they’ve learned from the Class of 2017, and in their own origin story.
They discuss their work around supporting the complexity of experiential lifelong learning and employability in the age of machine learning and the gig economy, and the expectations of today’s students.
Ep 22 - What’s Going On in Australian EdTech Startups?
Maria Spies – Digital Learning Futures, Navitas Ventures and GM, Navitas Learning & Teaching Services
Maria Spies shares her insights on how EdTechs are reimagining education, current innovations and trends, Australia’s VET sector today, and disruptive companies offering short, intensive skills-based programs that are tied explicitly to workplace readiness.
Watch it here: https://www.360ed.tv/show/whats-going-on-in-australian-edtech-startups/
Ep 21 - Delivering Flexible Education through a Global Online Platform
Lucy Schulz talks about the initiatives and uniqueness of the Cloud Campus, using Future Learn as the MOOC platform, the challenges of online education, digital credentialing and their newly launched ‘Masters in Professional Practice’.
We ask about their specific focuses for their online cohorts, how they simplify the complexities behind the user and customer experience (UX and CX) to provide a student-centric experience, and what their aspirations are globally.
Watch Here: https://www.360ed.tv/show/delivering-flexible-education-through-a-global-online-platform/
Ep 20 - Improving Engagement with Dry Topics
Siva Navaratnam talks about his approach to creating engagement and interest in a dry topic like risk management, the use of gamification, ANZ Bank’s digital strategy and engaging with disruptive players like partnering with Apple on Apple Pay, embracing agile and design thinking, and communicating the benefits internally to get the right outcomes.
We also discuss the importance of managing change effectively within the organisation and how leadership needs to be progressive and creative.
Watch it here: https://www.360ed.tv/show/improving-engagement-with-dry-topics/