ReLearning Podcast

ReLearning Podcast
The education landscape is changing. On The Chron…
17: If You Had $45 Billion, What Would You Do to Improve Education?
Nov 30, 2016 • 21 min
Jim Shelton, now heading up the education portfolio at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, isn’t giving any details yet. But in this podcast, he emphasizes the value of bringing learning scientists together with educators to improve learning and increase…
16: A Higher-Education Rebel With a Cause
Oct 19, 2016 • 9 min
Sarah Short, who has taught some 44,000 students over a half-century at Syracuse U., wants to see more classroom interaction.
15: Online Education Is Now a Global Market
Oct 5, 2016 • 13 min
MOOCs may have been overhyped, but their impact is far from over, says Simon Nelson, of the online-learning provider FutureLearn, a spin-off of the British Open University. And traditional colleges have a huge opportunity if they’re just willing to think…
14: How Colleges Should Adapt for a Networked Age
Sep 21, 2016 • 14 min
Author Joshua Cooper Ramo points to a shift in attitudes toward college — and authority figures in general.
13: A Comedian and an Academic Walk Into a Podcast …
Sep 7, 2016 • 13 min
Shane Mauss, a stand-up comic who likes picking professors’ brains, has become an unlikely but engaging science educator.
12: You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.
Aug 24, 2016 • 26 min
Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.
11: Are MOOCs Forever?
Jul 14, 2016 • 14 min
Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.
10: Remember Second Life? Its Fans Hope to Bring VR Back to the Classroom
Jun 1, 2016 • 14 min
Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, argues A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University.
9: Why Georgetown’s Randy Bass Wants to ‘Rebundle’ College
May 25, 2016 • 12 min
Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university’s project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.
8: Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy
May 18, 2016 • 13 min
A prominent critic of education technology has a new podcast, where she deconstructs what she calls the “Silicon Valley narrative.”
7: Carol Dweck Says Theory of Educational Mind-Set Is Often Misunderstood
May 11, 2016 • 11 min
The Stanford professor responds to critics and shares some of her latest ideas about how to help students push forward when they have setbacks.
6: This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact.
May 4, 2016 • 9 min
Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.
5: Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture
Apr 27, 2016 • 10 min
Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.
4: Why This MIT Dean Is Leaving Her Job to Start a New Kind of University
Apr 20, 2016 • 11 min
Christine Ortiz explains how her radical project was sparked by interdisciplinary body-armor research and some time spent on a technology-free retreat.
3: Tyler Cowen Says Online Professors Should Think Like Bloggers
Apr 13, 2016 • 11 min
The economics blogger and George Mason University professor says the distinction between universities and non-university educators is “crumbling.” Just look at his Marginal Revolution University.
2: Google’s ‘Education Evangelist’ Says Students Are Changing Faster Than Colleges
Apr 6, 2016 • 13 min
Jaime Casap represents one of the country’s most powerful tech companies. He’s also a voice for minority students from poor families.
1: How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education
Mar 29, 2016 • 13 min
Khan Academy has become a force. Its founder, Salman Khan, talks about his vision for the future, and what he thinks the college of tomorrow should look like.