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A weekly podcast about the future of learning and the intersection of technology and education. Join host Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters as they sit down with educators, tech innovators and scholars for frank and in-depth conversations.

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    • 4.7, 41 Ratings

A weekly podcast about the future of learning and the intersection of technology and education. Join host Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters as they sit down with educators, tech innovators and scholars for frank and in-depth conversations.

    Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19

    Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19

    Information literacy has long been hard to teach—let’s face it, the landscape of online platforms changes so fast these days. And during this COVID-19 pandemic, it can seem harder than ever to sort out reliable information from falsehood, rumor and conspiracy. This week we're talking to two experts working to help educators and others sharpen their info literacy and critical thinking skills.

    • 29 min
    Do Selective Colleges Favor the Rich and Work Against the American Dream?

    Do Selective Colleges Favor the Rich and Work Against the American Dream?

    A new book, The Merit Myth, argues that selective colleges have become places that block social mobility, and instead “fast-track the elite to ever higher status.” One of its authors, Anthony Carnevale, makes the case for why higher education needs to be more accessible.

    • 28 min
    A First-Gen College Student Talks Fauxmencement, Loan Debt and Advice for Educators

    A First-Gen College Student Talks Fauxmencement, Loan Debt and Advice for Educators

    Zipporah Osei is a first-generation college student who wants to fill in knowledge gaps about navigating colleges for others like her. So she started an email newsletter called First Gen. The project can help educators and school and college leaders get a clearer picture of what the college experience is like for those who have no family experience with higher education.

    • 24 min
    What a Forgotten Instructional Fad From the ‘70s Reveals About Teaching

    What a Forgotten Instructional Fad From the ‘70s Reveals About Teaching

    In the 1960s and '70s, an experimental form of teaching made a big splash at colleges. It was called PSI, or the Personalized System of Instruction. And it's largely forgotten, says Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, author of a new book on the history of college teaching in America. Here's what today's colleges can learn from the fad.

    • 24 min
    Reading, Writing and .. AI Literacy? Conrad Wolfram Wants to ‘Fix’ Math Education

    Reading, Writing and .. AI Literacy? Conrad Wolfram Wants to ‘Fix’ Math Education

    The coronavirus pandemic is the latest example of why math literacy is key to daily life, as people struggle to understand health statistics and attempts to "flatten the curve." Our guest this week, Conrad Wolfram, says that the education system has done a terrible job preparing us to live in a world where number crunching is more important than ever. He has a new book out this week called The Math Fix: An Education Blueprint for the AI Age. In it, he proposed a new way for schools to think about math education, and what even needs to be taught and why.

    • 37 min
    Parents Are Getting More involved During Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?

    Parents Are Getting More involved During Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?

    Parenting is a tough job in the best of circumstances. And if you’re anything like me, it’s been even harder in the age of COVID-19, with the new role of helping students go through their online classes. Now that we’re more involved, are we doing it right? Are we too permissive or too helicoptering? In short, what does that ideal balance of parental involvement actually look like?

    • 18 min

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