Junction Education CEO and co-founder Vineet Madan knows there's no shortage of great open source textbooks, flashcards, and videos. The issue becomes how to make it easy for faculty to curate and deliver that content in an engaging way. We talk with Vineet about how Junction is tackling content affordability and creating learning efficiencies based on meaningful data.
Maintaining the quality and rigor of more than 250 online courses for the largest non-profit, private university in the US is no small task. In this podcast, Dr. David Nemitz, the Director of the Center of Curriculum Development and Associate Professor at the School of Divinity at Liberty University, talks about how his first project as a master's student led him to a passion for course design and helping students be successful.
As the registrar of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Brent LaRowe has an interesting perspective on technology and education. In this podcast, Brent talks about his role in coordinating a lot of the platforms that parents, teachers and students use to manage, view and store their academic data. We also talk about how simple platforms can provide the catalyst for needed change.
For this podcast we talk employability and affordability with Roger Pao from the New England College of Business. As Assistant Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Roger helps the school design curriculum that keeps the information and the programs relevant for their students. With the average age of the New England College of Business's undergraduate student at 34, Roger talks about the importance of articulation agreements in being able to accept credits to keep students from paying twice for the same information.
Pluralsight started in the corporate world as a way to keep programmers and technology teams up to date on new developments in coding languages and to write better code. In this conversation with Kurt Walker from Pluralsight, he'll talk about how the company saw the need in education for the same knowledge delivered online and constantly updated. We'll also talk about the new norm of higher education students going back to school for new skills, and the idea of Competency Based Education popped up a few times as well.
In our conversation with Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver with Mizzou K–12 Online, we'll talk about how online courses can be used to create a blended classroom, as well as how to increase your STEM offerings without increasing the workload for your teachers. Kathryn will also talk about a new project they have with students in Brazil.
In this conversation with Christie Terry from eMINTS, we'll discuss the professional development training that they do with teachers all over the country. Christie talks about why flexibility and customization is important in all professional development, including face-to-face and online.
MBS Direct is proud to announce the launch of a new podcast series that will highlight our partner companies and schools who are making important and interesting contributions to the field of education in general, and academic content specifically.