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

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    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

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

    How Will COVID-19 Impact School Reform Movements?

    How Will COVID-19 Impact School Reform Movements?

    A polio outbreak in 1937 may have been the first time tech made emergency remote learning possible. There was no Internet, of course, so schools used the big medium of the day: radio. But did that leave any lasting impact on schooling? That's one question explored by education historian Larry Cuban in his new book, Confessions of a School Reformer.

    • 24 min
    A New Perspective on 'Supercharging' the Brain

    A New Perspective on 'Supercharging' the Brain

    An evolutionary biologist who studies the physiology of aging has some surprising advice about brain health. And it has implications for schools and colleges—and anyone interested in learning.

    • 30 min
    Scenes From Campus Life During the 'Delta Semester'

    Scenes From Campus Life During the 'Delta Semester'

    Last semester has been described as a kind of limbo—with fewer COVID health restrictions and more in-person classes and activities, but still under the cloud of a stubborn pandemic. We asked students on five campuses around the country to share moments that epitomized this unusual time on college campuses.

    • 27 min
    Encore: The Strange Past and Messy Future of 'Gifted and Talented.'

    Encore: The Strange Past and Messy Future of 'Gifted and Talented.'

    Sometime early in elementary school, kids are put on one of two paths: regular or gifted. Where did this idea come from? The answer goes back more than a 100 years, to a once-famous scholar named Lewis Terman. And it turns out his legacy, and the future of gifted programs, are still very much under debate.

    • 45 min
    The Surprising History of Google's Push to Scan Millions of Library Books

    The Surprising History of Google's Push to Scan Millions of Library Books

    Back in 2004 Google made a splash with a plan to scan nearly the entire book collections of some of the world's largest libraries. But soon it became clear the actual plan would turn out to be far more controversial than its organizers probably ever imagined.

    • 31 min
    How Can Colleges Break Out of the Funk of Low Morale?

    How Can Colleges Break Out of the Funk of Low Morale?

    Low morale of professors and college leaders is turning out to be one of the biggest issues in higher ed this year. We talked with a college leader who has been writing about educator burnout and demoralization for EdSurge, Kevin McClure, about how higher education can get out of its current funk.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

beetlebath ,

My go-to resource for educational trends

This show is my top education industry podcast. Jeffrey Young is a gifted journalist and storyteller and approaches his guests with thoughtfulness, humility and care. He has a way of taking often abstract issues and making them personal and applicable. Having led an edtech company for the past 15 years, this podcast is the easiest and most enjoyable way for me to stay on top of trends within the industry. Highly recommend!

ScottF_5 ,

Great content for those passionate about education

I’m a regular reader and listener of EdSurge content. This podcast has fantastic content that covers ideas, people and technology shaping the future of learning. Kudos to Jeffrey Young for managing and creating this valuable podcast.

Arlie K ,

A must listen!

This show has quickly become one of my favorites! The EdSurge podcast offers thought-provoking conversations in an easy to consume format. No matter the topic, I gain something from every single episode.

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