EdTech Speaks

11/15/2021

022 Solving Problems and Learning as You Go with Seth Raphael

Season 1, Ep. 22
Welcome to a very unique episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast where we are joined by Seth Raphael, who is officially the youngest guest we've had the pleasure of interviewing.Seth Raphael is the founder of LinkJoin, a website that organizes and automatically opens virtual classes. He is a student at Las Lomas High School, but also an entrepreneur and programmer. During his virtual 2020 school year, he noticed that he was struggling to remember to join his classes. So he created LinkJoin to help himself and others never be late again. His programming journey started small, with occasional summer camps where he learned the basics of coding and its concepts, but Seth's interest and knowledge spiked during the summer of 2020, when the world was in lockdown and he was stuck inside. After taking a full-fledged online course on Python, he became interested in making websites and quickly picked up the rest of the technologies needed. And when the need arose for one to automatically open his meetings, he knew how to make it. Seth enjoys playing piano, tennis, and ice hockey in his free time, and derives joy from beating his parents at backyard ping-pong.Seth has proven that you don't have to be an adult with multiple degrees to succeed in making a product to help people, you can just work towards a goal of solving a problem, learning as you go.Seth says, "Just getting started is the hardest step - if you have an idea and you think you can get it out there to help people, then just get started and see where it goes."Learn more and connect with Seth here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/seth-raphael-75aa2320a/https://linkjoin.xyz
5/25/2021

019 Improving the Online Learning Experience with Dr. Luke Hobson

Season 1, Ep. 19
Welcome to this week's episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast where we interview Dr. Luke Hobson. He is a Program Manager at MIT and leads the product development team for new online programs for MIT xPRO. His specialties include Universal Design for Learning, learning sciences, simulations, podcasts, and scenario-based learning. He’s also an Adjunct Instructor for SNHU, teaching a variety of courses on leadership, marketing, and IT. Dr. Hobson is the founder of Instructional Design Institute and the host of the Dr. Luke Hobson Podcast. In addition to an Ed.D. (SNHU) and an M.S. (SNHU), he has also completed several higher education programs at Harvard University and MIT.Dr. Hobson shares his story all about overcoming obstacles and realistic expectations of the instructional design world and several ways how to make the online learning experience come alive and not be a boring process. Today, when asked about using technology in his business, he says, "Literally, technology is in everything I design for online learning. Some examples would be making podcasts for online courses, using simulations, using social media platforms, etc. My purpose is to make the online learning experience engaging, fun, and interactive for students."Learn more and connect with Dr. Hobson here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/393570904994506/https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-hobson-edd-7a685622/https://twitter.com/drlukehobsonhttps://drlukehobson.com/https://instructionaldesigninstitute.mykajabi.com/
2/2/2021

015 with Marketing and Strategy Leader, Connie Steele

Season 1, Ep. 15
Today's episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast welcomes Connie Steele, Marketing and Strategy Leader, Executive Consultant and owner of Flywheel Associates, and Host & Creator of the Strategic Momentum Podcast. Her passion is building and growing brands, products, and experiences. With 20 years of experience working in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, B2C and B2B businesses, Connie understands how to propel organizations forward by not only developing their business and marketing strategies but also ensuring the successful execution of those efforts. Her cross-industry, cross-functional experience gives her a unique perspective on what it takes to realize change in organizations. Having worked as a corporate executive and outside consultant, strategist, and project implementation lead, she has seen the challenges from all sides that have inhibited companies from achieving their goals.Her belief is that no one solution fits all. It a process of continuously learning, iterating, and adapting those solutions based on data-driven insights. It also involves combining that knowledge with what works best in an organization’s culture.With a history of creating high-performing marketing teams from the ground up, Connie has been able to drive brand consideration, online traffic and engagement, and sales. From leading corporate rebranding efforts and launching compelling online products to creating integrated national campaigns, she has proven success in developing programs and experiences that realize a company’s business goals.Connie says, "What's important for people to realize is that building the business of you is really going to be an ongoing iteration of your best self, whatever it may be."Connie's new book, Building the Business of You, will be released on February 11th - look for it on Amazon and her website - bizofyou.co!Learn more and connect with Connie here:https://www.strategicmomentum.co/flywheelassociates.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/flywheel-associates/https://twitter.com/FlywheelAssochttps://www.pinterest.com/strategicmomentumco/http://instagram.com/strategicmomentumhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgSwSNkQUFNx1kjtBB_xKA