EdTech Speaks


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/

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

012 with Career Development Coach in Academia, Dr. Loren M. Hill

Season 1, Ep. 12
Today's guest on the EdTech Speaks podcast is Dr. Loren M. Hill. Our listeners will benefit from hearing of her experience while finding her way and navigating the sharp corners in higher education. As she gained confidence in her abilities and invited others to join her in pursuing career advancement, she learned how resilient she was. Which ultimately resulted in promotions and administrative appointments. Her parting words of wisdom are, "Look for support and it will find you, you don't have to go at it alone!"Dr. Hill is an experienced academician. She recently joined Union Institute and University’s newly created division of Transformation and Strategic Alliances as their first faculty hire. Tasked with developing and managing Union’s continuing education courses and workshops, she diligently is overcoming challenges daily.Previously she held the position of Director of the Forensic Psychology Post-Baccalaureate Certificates Program at Fielding Graduate University. Before that appointment, Dr. Hill was the Department Chair and Director of the Forensic Training Institute in the Clinical Forensic Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus. During her tenure, she oversaw mental health training, research, and community outreach in clinical forensic psychology. Additionally, she identified and built relationships to provide underserved and under-resourced community members with information about the importance of mental health and mental wellness. Over the years, Dr. Hill has been recognized for her professional contributions. She was named the 2018 Antioch Alumnus of the Year, and in 2017 she received the prestigious Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) Community Volunteer of the Year Award for demonstrating strong leadership in promoting IVAT by engaging students, faculty, and community members.Leadership is a priority for Dr. Hill. She is a 2019 Feminist Academic Leadership Academy Fellow. As an academician, she is also a servant leader. She was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Faculty in Community Partnership Award for her contributions as a journal reviewer and service on the International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma conference board. In 2012 she was awarded The Chicago School of Psychology's Faculty Award of Excellence by the President of the University for her contribution to teaching, research, and community outreach.Learn more and connect with Dr. Loren M. Hill here:https://theacclivity.com/https://www.facebook.com/drlorenmhillhttps://twitter.com/drlorenmhillhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/drlorenmhill/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7Pj53_iGc2M9GcZN1AgLA?reload=9