review:ed #14 Everything Beyond the Traditional Classroom

review:ed #14 Everything Beyond the Traditional Classroom

review:ed #14 Everything Beyond the Traditional Classroom

Kirsten & Christopher

In this episode of review:ed Chris and I invited Dr. Alicia Chang of Airy Labs to talk about good research and faculty members leaving to found education startups. We also cover Blackboard’s new UI, Voxy Academy, Amazon buying TeachStreet and if we need to be afraid of Google.

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Show Notes

  • [01:40] Welcome Dr. Alicia Chang of Airy Labs.
  • [02:30] How to judge if Research is trustworthy
    Source: MindShift
  • [21:48] Stanford Faculty launching online teaching startup
    Source: HackEducation
  • [34:40] Thank you to our sponsor Acceptly – College Prep Done Right
  • [38:33] Chris reports from his call with Blackboard – overhauling the UI
  • [50:53] Voxy launching Voxy Academy – ESL Classroom / Lab in the company HQ in New York
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [54:50] The state of language teaching in public schools – US and Europe
  • [1:06:53] Thank you to our sponsor Einztein – The Social Learning Network
  • [1:08:43] Amazon acquired TeachStreet – shuts it down on February 15th
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [1:16:55] Do we need to fear Google?
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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com and the future of learning at Disrupt Education. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Google+