EdTech Speaks


009 with Dr. Tobin, Using Technology in Higher Ed

Season 1, Ep. 9

On today's episode, we invited Thomas J. Tobin to join us. Thomas, PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT, CPACC is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on quality in technology-enhanced education. His books include

• Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015).

• The Copyright Ninja: Rise of the Ninja (2017).

• Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018).

• Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020). 

He says, "A lot of you will know that if you want to have job security, one of the things you can look for is anybody who wants an instructional designer, an ed tech person. These days you can kind of write your own ticket because people are desperate for someone who knows the technology and who can also talk about it in plain language that other people will understand."

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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