Covering educators, instructors, creators, and lifelong learners, the mission of our Tech In EdTech podcast is to improve the dialogue between education and technology, through storytelling, information flow, updates, and intel for better innovation and impact.
On-Campus Inclusivity: Can Students Be the New Enablers of Change?
This podcast episode features Kathleen Sestak and Greg Hannah, Director of Disability Services at Villanova University. They discuss the role of technology in supporting students with disabilities during the pandemic-induced shift to online learning. Greg shares Villanova’s initiatives for students with disabilities and the evolving landscape of student-driven assistive tech and urges collaboration between educators and students for equitable tech advancements.
The Future of EdTech with GenAI: Bridging the Literacy Gap
In this episode, Dan uncovers the future of EdTech for K12 with Brian Carlson, CEO of StoryTime AI. Delve into how AI, particularly Generative AI, can bridge literacy gaps by creating personalized and culturally relevant content for young readers. Brian urges education leaders to recognize the transformative potential of Web3 technologies, decentralization, and blockchain. Gain insights into essential security measures in AI and Web3 technologies, ensuring child safety and protecting intellectual property.
Inclusivity Unpacked: Addressing Current Accessibility Gaps in K12 Education
This podcast features Erin Evans and Sharron Rush, the Executive Director of Knowbility. The conversation explores the challenges and progress in promoting accessibility and inclusivity in K-12 education, including the role of Knowbility in making digital education more accessible. Sharron discusses the evolution of assistive technologies in K-12 education, the need for accessibility in curriculum products, and the importance of personalized education plans for students with disabilities. The conversation also touches on the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and advocate for accessibility in the tech industry and education.
Techquity: Balancing Innovation and Inclusion in Digital Learning
Christine Fox, Project Director at CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) discusses the concept of "Techquity" and the challenges in making digital content and technology more accessible in education. She highlights the work of CAST and the Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) in promoting accessible educational materials and assistive technologies to school districts.
Is It Back to the Drawing Board for Most EdTech Companies?
This Tech in EdTech episode features Camden Iliff, VP of Engineering and Product at Apollo Education Systems. Camden emphasizes the importance of stakeholder retention, product team structure, and adaptability in the EdTech age. He emphasizes agile product roadmaps, addressing emerging customer needs, and adapting to changing landscapes.
AI, Data Governance, and the Classroom Revolution in Higher Ed
Michael Lyons, Chief Information Officer at MassBay Community College, highlights the evolving role of AI in classrooms and more generally, in education. The conversation aims at discussing the challenge of data governance for education and intellectual property. Michael delves into the challenges and considerations faced by academic peers in maintaining academic integrity within an AI-infused environment.