No Such Thing: Education in the Digital Age

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  • 121. How Big Is The Iceberg?

    Eric Wang focuses on leveraging AI to improve learning experiences and promote academic integrity around the world. He leads the AI transformation of Turnitin as VP of AI. Turnitin is one of the world's largest EdTech companies. Turnitin AI, is a globe spanning AI research org that develops and deploys cutting edge scalable AI to improve teaching, feedback, efficiency, and academic integrity at over 16,000 educational institutions, reaching 40+ million students.Eric has over 15 years of hands-on people and strategic leadership experience in AI across academia, government research, and technology industries. He's an expert in the full lifecycle of enterprise AI and enterprise AI strategy. He's recently been featured: NBC Nightly News, NYT, Wired, Insider, and EdSurge.Links:LARGE-SCALE DEEP LEARNING ON THE YFCC100M DATASETThe Paper, Attention is all you need. Vaswani, Shazeer, et al.

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  • 120. AI and The Future of Education

    Priten Shah, M. ED and B.A, Harvard, is the CEO of Pedagogy.Cloud, which provides innovative technology solutions to help educators navigate global challenges in a rapidly evolving world. He is also the author of the Wiley’s Jossey-Bass publication, “AI & The Future of Education: Teaching in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.“Pedagogy.Cloud has worked with over 200 different educational organizations to adapt and innovate during major world events including the Covid-19 Pandemic. He and his team are currently focused on helping educational organizations adapt to the ever growing capabilities of AI.Priten is also the founder of United 4 Social Change, a civics education nonprofit that focuses on helping teachers integrate interdisciplinary education into their curricula through animated videos, lesson plans, and innovative classroom activities.
  • 119. Make Your Own Simulations

    David McCool is President and CEO of Muzzy Lane, a company that was recently awarded 1EdTech™ 's 2022 Gold Learning Impact Award. Since founding the company, Dave’s goal has been to build technology that empowers authors to create compelling online experiences and helps students practice skills with guidance and feedback. Dave was previously involved in the founding of two successful startups. He graduated from MIT with a BSEE. He can be reached at or LinkedIn: LaneMaking HistoryEarly Use of Simulation in Medical Education, by Harry OwenLearn more about KnoPro
  • 118. Fixing Bias in Teacher Training Simulations

    Liza (Cope) Bondurant, PhD began her career in 2005 as a 7-12 math teacher in upstate New York and is currently an Associate Professor at Mississippi State University. Liza’s research focuses on bridging the gap between theory and practice in mathematics teacher education. She uses an equity-focused lens to study simulations, noticing, embodied cognition, and math action technology. She was a PI on two consecutive Department of Education Math Science Partnership grants (2013-2018) and has been a research participant on several NSF-funded projects. She has over twenty peer-reviewed publications, has written and edited K-20 mathematics curriculum materials, and is an editor of a forthcoming book Promoting Equity in Approximations of Practice for Preservice Mathematics Teachers. Liza was selected as the 2020 College Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). She served as the President of the Mississippi Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MAMTE) 2017-2020. Liza enjoys spending time with her family, walking, biking, and crafting.Daniel L. Reinholz, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University. Dr. Reinholz engaged in groundbreaking work in the study of classroom equity in postsecondary mathematics. This work has been organized around the development of the EQUIP tool and the equity analytics approach, which focuses on generating actionable data to illuminate the subtle and sometimes invisible patterns that play out in classroom participation (by race, gender, disability, etc.). Beyond the classroom, Dr. Reinholz serves as a Working Group Leader in the Accelerating Systemic Change Network, which aims to catalyze sustainable and scalable changes to STEM higher education. This work involves developing new models grounded in organizational change, and helping STEM departments build their own capacity for change. Dr. Reinholz has published over 67 refereed journal articles, and has a forthcoming book, Equitable and Engaging Mathematics Teaching: A Guide to Disrupting Hierarchies in the Classroom.Links:SDSU press: EQUIP: Article: Tasks came from: Call for chapters Promoting Equity in Approximations of Practice for Preservice Mathematics Teachers: Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching: Designing and Using Simulated Encounters Based on Elizabeth Self’s and Barbara Stengel’s SHIFT Project at Vanderbilt University: Justin Reich’s & Gregory Benoit’s work at MIT on the Teacher Moments project: an outgrowth of Teaching Systems Lab: 
  • 117. Are Chat GPT and Other Large Language AI Tools a Deathblow for Math Education?

    Today's episode is about AI in Education, but more specifically we're talking to the guy I once designated without his permission, my New Math Therapist back in Episode 76. Dan Meyer and I talk in this episode about AI's relationship to teaching math.Dan Meyer is the Chief Academic Officer at DesmosDan loves questions, the kind that rattle around in your brain at all hours, in the shower, etc. Math always had the most interesting questions for him as a kid. Then math education as an adult. He’s chased those questions through several continents, with thousands of teachers in talks and workshops, in a doctoral program at Stanford, finally landing at Desmos part time in 2012 and joining full time in 2015.Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, and Everyday With Rachel Ray, and is the author of the dy/dan blog. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the director of research at Amplify, where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. Dan lives in Oakland, CA.Links:
  • 116. A New Toolkit For Multisensory Museum Learning

    Lauren Race is an accessibility designer, researcher, and educator working in academia and industry. Her process combines human-centered, multisensory, and co-design methods to remove barriers to information access. After earning her master’s from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), she joined the NYU Ability Project—a research space dedicated to the intersection of disability and technology. There, she researches the design of accessible educational tools in formal and informal learning environments. She teaches Multisensory Design at New York University, a course that seeks to increase access for those who learn best through sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Charlotte Martin (she/her) has over ten years of experience working in museum education and accessibility. She is director of access initiatives at the Intrepid Museum, where she and her team develop specialized programs and resources for visitors with disabilities and collaborate across the institution to embed accessibility in programming, training, customer service, design, infrastructure and hiring. Charlotte has presented at conferences around the world, and worked and consulted at a variety of museums. She previously served as president of the NYC Museum Educators Roundtable. Charlotte has an M.A.T. in Museum Education and a B.A. in History of
  • 115. You're Doing It Wrong

    Dan Garcia (UC Berkeley MS 1995, PhD 2000) is a Teaching Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Berkeley. Selected as an ACM Distinguished Educator in 2012 and ACM Distinguished Speaker in 2019, he has won all four of the department's computer science teaching awards, and holds the record for the highest teaching effectiveness ratings in the history of several of the department's courses.He is a national leader in the "CSforALL" and "A's for All (as time and interest allow)" movements, bringing engaging computer science to students normally underrepresented in the field, and supporting them to achieve proficiency. Thanks to four National Science Foundation grants, the "Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)" non-majors course he co-developed has been shared with over 1,000 high school teachers! He is delighted to regularly have more than 50% female enrollment in BJC, with a high mark of 63% in the Spring of 2018, shattering the record at UC Berkeley for an intro computing course, and is among the highest in the nation! He is humbled by the national exposure he and the course have received in the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, NPR's All Things Considered, USA Today, and the front pages of the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle.Mastery Learning TwitterEveryone Should Get An A by David MacKayWhy Can’t Everyone Get A’s by Alfie Kohn (The New York Times)Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman