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EdUp EdTech, hosted by Holly Owens

EdUp EdTech, hosted by Holly Owens

By Holly Owens
This podcast is a go-to resource to stay updated with the latest and greatest Ed Tech tools that are disturbing (in a good way) education.

EdUp EdTech is hosted by Holly Owens, whose ability to break down the complex components of ed-tech makes us believe we can do anything when it comes to education!

Join Holly each week as she hosts insightful guests from the world of educational technology.

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EdUp EdTech, hosted by Holly Owens

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EdUp EdTech, hosted by Holly Owens

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51: Mental Health Matters and Care Escalation, A Conversation with Dr. Katherine Grill, CEO and Co-Founder Neolth
Overview In episode 51, I got to chat with an extraordinary human, Dr. Katherine Grill. Katherine is the CEO and Co-Found of the personalized mental health platform, Neolth, which helps support teens through self-guided access to resources. Life has been challenging these last few years in the pandemic and there has been no exception in these challenges for young people. In this episode, Katherine discusses her passion for supporting others, especially in education. How do you check in with your students? What do you know about SEL learning? Grab those headphones now and learn all about these things and more! More about Dr. Katherine Grill Dr. Katherine Grill received a BS in Art Therapy from Springfield College in 2013. She went on to complete an MA in Psychology from American University in 2016 and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from American University (BCaN Program) in 2017.  While completing her PhD, she worked at Children’s National pediatric hospital conducting NIH behavioral health research. She was also the co-founder of a community health program for young adults called Mindful Millennials. In 2017, Dr. Grill moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to learn about using technology to increase access to mental health care. In 2018 she founded Neolth Inc., a technology company that provides on-demand, personalized mental health support to students through a self-guided platform. As the Co-founder and CEO of Neolth, Dr. Grill has won numerous awards including being selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 in the 2022 education category; the 2021 Lyfebulb-Loyola University Chicago Public Health Innovation Challenge Grand Prize Winner; 2021 Timmy Finalist for Best Tech for Good in San Francisco; 2020 Startup of the Year EdTech award; Top 100 Startup in 2020 by SOTY; Top 100 company in 2020 by Pepperdine University; winner of the 2019 SoGal San Francisco Regional Pitch Competition and the 2020 SoGal Global Finals Pitch Competition, the largest pitch competition for female founders in the world. She led her company to receive venture backing, from notable investors like Techstars, Headstream, and Telosity. She’s been featured in numerous articles for her work with Neolth, including Forbes alongside the founders of Bumble and Zyper in 2021 as a leading female founder and was honored with a display on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square in 2020. Be sure to connect with Katherine on LinkedIn AND Follow Neolth on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn! Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
25:34
April 07, 2022
50: Authentic Inquiry Experiences and Real-Time Feedback in Science, Inquiry Intelligent Tutoring System (Inq-ITS) with CEO and Co-Founder, Janice Gobert
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with the amazing Janice Gobert, CEO, and Co-founder of Inq-ITS. She is also a Professor of Learning Sciences at Rutgers University. Janice speaks of all her many education travels and how Inq-ITS came to life. Janice drops tons of knowledge bombs about assessment and feedback in this episode so be sure to grab your notebook or pull up your preferred note-taking app to capture all this info! Thanks for listening! Sign up for your free trial of Inq-ITS by going to their webpage. More about Dr. Janice Gobert Dr. Janice Gobert (Ph.D., Cognitive Science, University of Toronto) is an esteemed science education expert with over 25 years of experience and has executed over $25M in federal research funding. Dr. Gobert is also the CEO of a start-up company, Inq-ITS (www.inqits.com). As students engage in scientific inquiry, Inq-ITS uses patented AI algorithms to assess and scaffold in real-time all science practices, including their writing about science. Teachers get real-time reports and actionable alerts on their students’ performance, allowing them to change whole class instruction on the fly, do differentiated instruction, or support students 1:1. Janice is a Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Before joining Rutgers, she was the Co-Director of the Learning Sciences and Technologies graduate program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2005-2015), and a Senior Research Scientist at the Concord Consortium (1999-2005). Be sure to connect with Janice on Linked AND Follow Inq-ITS on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
38:39
March 31, 2022
49: Paperless Work, Collaborative Learning and On-going Feedback, Bob Drummond, CRO and Co-founder Kami
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with Bob Drummond, CRO and Co-founder of Kami. Bob is based in New Zealand and gave us the low - down on the international ed tech industry. Bob tells of his journey into ed-tech and how he connected with his fellow co-founders of Kami. You will love Bob’s relaxed nature and motivation to make collaboration and feedback better for educators and students everywhere. More about Bob Drummond, in his own words I’m a seasoned Digital Executive, Engineer, Co-founder, and Director; an expert in lean growth after thirty years worldwide experience in the software industry building successful digital products and companies - raising capital, creating IP, acquiring talent, executing business plans, and growing market share - through to successful IPO and M&A exits. Finalist - New Zealander of the Year 2021 - for Innovation. Finalist - Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 I’ve worn many hats in my career – digital electronics engineer, software developer, product manager, business development executive, founder, mentor and board member – with both large enterprise organizations and nimble startups. For more on Bob, check out his LinkedIn Profile. Connect with Bob on LinkedIn and check out Kami! Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
31:02
March 29, 2022
48: WiFi is the On Ramp to the Internet, A Conversation with Roger Sands, CEO of Wyebot
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with an amazing CEO, Roger Sands from Wyebot. Roger is a very down-to-earth human with a plethora of experience in the Networking sector. Wyebot is A.I. Driven Wifi Automation that gives schools, organizations, and corporations the information they need to solve network programs in real-time. Can you imagine a world with no WiFi issues? Listen in to see how Roger and his team at Wyebot are changing the WiFi game and check out their website, wyebot.com, for more information about their platform and solutions offered. More about Roger Sands Roger Sands is a co-Founder and CEO of Wyebot, Inc. Roger has 17 years of executive management positions in successful networking startups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Wyebot, Roger was the Business Line Manager for Hewlett-Packard’s WW WLAN business growing it from #6 to #2 market share.  Roger joined HP via the acquisition of Colubris Networks, a wireless startup where he held a number of executive positions including co-CEO and was instrumental in the HP acquisition.  Prior to Colubris, he was a GM at Accton Technology founding the enterprise wireless business and building it to #3 market share via 6 strategic partnerships.  Roger also held senior management positions at 3com, USRobotics and Bytex Corporation.  Roger holds a Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University. Connect with Roger on LinkedIn and check out Wyebot! Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
26:53
March 24, 2022
47: Keeping Our Learners Cyber-safe at School, Home, and Everywhere, Ross Young Executive VP, Linewize
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with the fabulous Ross Young, Executive Vice President at Linewize. If you have not heard of Linewize it’s going to be a tech that you are definitely going to want to have at your school or in your home. We get into some enlightening conversations about what Linewize and their solutions do to protect every learner’s digital journey. Students safety monitoring through the use of A.I. provides schools with ways to identify at-risk students and it’s the only solution out there that has all FOUR iKeepSafe student data privacy certifications: COPPA, FERPA, CSPC, and ATLIS. I learned so much from this conversation and think that Linewize is a tool that every educational institution needs. For more information about Linewize solutions go to their website and/or request a demo. More about Ross Young Ross Young is Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America at Linewize where he helps K-12 school districts meet the challenges of today’s connected learning environment by leading product strategy, sales and customer experience. With more than 15 years of relevant experience, Young has deep expertise in the EdTech and cybersecurity industries, a passion for technology and its ability to drive social impact, and a strong understanding of how to effectively integrate classroom management tools into school districts while complying with security, safety, 1:1 scale and procurement. An experienced SaaS veteran, Young was instrumental in the successful launch of Linewize in the U.S. market and has spent the past three years aiding in the strategic growth and development of the company. Young is also a thought leader who regularly contributes videos and blog posts on a range of topics including trends in EdTech and remote learning, cyber-safety and mental health in schools, digital citizenship, tech for good and more. When he’s not busy supporting and protecting every child’s digital journey, Young can be found chasing his kids on bikes, skis, scooters or across the football field at his home in San Diego, California. Connect with Ross on LinkedIn and follow Linewize on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
24:07
March 17, 2022
Ep.2 - The Start Up Experience: Building Confidence to Build Your MVP
Show Notes Episode 2 Thanks for tuning in! Connect with the team on LinkedIn: Holly Owens, Eric Stephens, & Lindy Ledohowski EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to Podpage and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings. Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
34:21
March 16, 2022
46: Getting Started in EdTech and EdTech Week with CEO Ash Kaluarachchi of Started
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with an amazing ed-tech guru, Ash Kaluarachchi, CEO Started. Ash talks about his journey into ed tech and investing in startup companies. He provides sound advice for those thinking about starting an ed-tech business. Started runs Shark Tank-type events, including founders' story sharing, brand identity, and more.  Learn more about Started programs by going to https://www.started.com/ and apply to get started today!  Also be sure to check out their main event happening in NYC, EdTech Week! More about Ash Kaluarachchi Kaluarachchi advises and enables growth for organizations making an impact in education and workforce learning. He has advised, launched, and operated multiple EdTech accelerators, including including the most financially successful programs in history. To date, these accelerators have enabled more than 2,000+ companies, including global EdTech unicorns, in partnership with organizations such as Techstars, Google, Amazon, Kaplan, Intel, NYU, USC, and the University of Pennsylvania.  As CEO at StartEd and Producer of EDTECH WEEK, he continues to support founders and the organizations that serve, invest in, and acquire EdTech companies solving problems in Pre-K12, HigherEd, Workforce, and Adult Learning. Connect with Ash Kaluarachchi on LinkedIn and follow Started on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
32:52
March 03, 2022
45: Humanizing Interactive Virtual Experiences and Making Connections Meaningful with Remo, Hoyin Cheung, CEO and Founder, Remo
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with a fantastic human, Hoyin Cheung, Founder and CEO of Remo. Hoyin talks about his educational and entrepreneurial journey in becoming CEO and Founder of Remo. Remo is on a mission to transform the experience of connecting, communicating, and collaborating with people across the globe online. If you’re looking for an interactive platform that humanizes the virtual experience whether through conference sessions or chats with coworkers then you need to check our Remo. Sign up for a FREE demo today! More about Hoyin Cheung, in his own words I am passionate about humanizing technology to create authentic conversations that drive meaningful relationships in the most human way possible. As social media grew, I got disenchanted with the psychological harm it had within society. I moved from my Social Media agency to pursue the future of humanized digital interactions that create engagement and positive vibes in the online world. Given my goals to make genuine experiences better virtually, I pioneered ground-breaking concepts in remote work. Organically, my work led to the development of stronger, natural, and trustworthy experiences that culminated in offering our guests the best, most engaging, and exciting virtual and hybrid events through technology. I am a new father, and love marketing growth hacks, and board games. Learn more about using Remo! Connect with Hoyin Cheug on LinkedIn Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
25:15
February 24, 2022
44: Offering Internationally Recognized Programs and Authentic Student Support, Yasaara Kaluaratchi, Director of Academics, Prospects Academy
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with an extraordinary person and one that shares my love of education, Yasaara Kaluaratchi from Prospects Academy in Sri Lanka. Yasaara talks about her educational journey and how she came to find a home at Prospects Academy. Yasaara and her team aim to provide exceptional student support in the programs that they offer. Her love for all things education really comes through in this fabulous episode. More about Yasaara Kaluaratchi Yasaara is an Experienced Academic Director with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Program Evaluation, Public Speaking, Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Human Resource Management. Strong education professional with a Master of Science focused in Educational Psychology from Coventry University. Currently reading for a doctorate in education from the University of Derby, UK. Learn more about Prospects Academy!  Connect with Yasaara on LinkedIn  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
22:27
February 16, 2022
43: A Plethora of Books, Publications and Educational Experiences in Online Learning, Bob Ubell, Vice Dean, Emeritus NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with one of the founding fathers and an amazing advocate of Online Learning, Bob Ubell. Bob takes us back in time to where it all began with what we know as Online Learning today. He knew something big was coming and happened to be in the right place at the right time. Bob is a proud fellow of Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and a member of their advisory board. In this episode, he shares all the details of his experiences from Standford to NYU to Steven’s Institute. You can learn more about where to purchase Bob’s books from his website at bobubell.com. More about Bob Ubell In his own words… Online learning expert, Robert Ubell is a columnist for EdSurge and also writes for Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle, and other major publications. He consults for universities and industry about securing digital education success. As online dean, his programs at Stevens Institute of Technology and NYU delivered digital education to 30,000 students. His most recent books are Going Online (Routledge, 2017) and Virtual Teamwork (Wiley, 2000). Staying Online (Routledge, 2021) will be released in September. An excerpt appeared in EdSurge in March. Visit Ubell’s website at bobubell.com. At Stevens, he ran four joint Master’s degrees in China at Beijing Institute of Technology and Central University of Finance and Economics. He is currently Senior Advisor at Stevens Institute of Technology and a consultant to Beacon Education, a Beijing company that delivers US online degrees in China. A Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium, he was given the Frank Mayadas Leadership Award, the highest honor in digital education. His Books Staying Online: How to Navigate Digital Higher Education  Going Online: Perspectives of Digital Learning  Virtual Teamwork: Mastering the Art and Practice of Online Learning and Corporate Collaboration Connect with Bob on LinkedIn  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
38:34
February 15, 2022
42: School Doesn't Work & It's Time to Dismantle Education, with Mike Yates, Founder and Podcast Host, Schoolish
Overview In this episode, I got to chat with the always extraordinary, remarkable, fantastic, and always genuine Mike Yates, Founder and Podcast Host, Schoolish. We talk about all things education, Mike’s amazing journey, and why education needs to change. This is one of the episodes that is special. You will hang on Mike’s every word and feel truly get out there and make a change! You need to check out Schoolish and connect with Mike on LinkedIn. More about Mike Yates In his own words… I work to reinvent the school system. Every single day. That is what gets me up in the morning. I am the Senior Managing Director of Network Strategy at the TFA Reinvention Lab, powered by Teach For America. I'm looking to find, connect and add value to people doing the real work of school reinvention. In other words, I am trying to build an ecosystem of innovation in education. I am trying to build the next set of innovations that changes TFA for the next 30-50 years. When I am not working in the lab I coach public speakers, advise education startups, and host a podcast called Schoolish. I have a newsletter called Schoolish: The Newsletter where I am covering all things future of learning and teaching educators to pivot. Each morning when my four children wake up I look my "why" in the face. Each of them is a reminder that this system of education in the US must change to support all kinds of learners with a fire in their eyes and curiosity bubbling around in their minds. Please connect with me and let’s work together. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn (now!!) Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
59:04
February 03, 2022
41: A Technology Hub for Higher Education Experts, Jeff Dillon Founder, EdTech Connect
Overview In this episode, I get to speak with the always awesome, Jeff Dillon, Founder of EdTech Connect. Jeff shares his journey into the entrepreneurial space and how EdTech Connect came to life. Jeff is a seasoned higher education professional with a plethora of experience and knowledge in the education industry, and his passion for ed tech truly shines through in this episode. EdTech Connect is a technology hub created for Higher Education experts. Verified Higher Ed experts showcase their skills, experience, and software they use to help each other at a tactical or strategic level covering a spectrum of topics in Higher Education. Higher Ed Professional Sign - Up for Free  Vendors Sign Up for Your Free Listing Here Check out more about EdTech Connect by going to edtechconnect.com  More about Jeff Dillon Jeff is a proven leader in managing dynamic and complex IT organizations and driving business transformation. In his own words… I continually strive to use agile principles to enhance project and business processes. I have a passion for leveraging teams of developers to optimize User Experience with the core principles of Universal Design and Accessibility. I am a consistent presenter at mobile industry conferences and welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other schools to improve the quality and speed to deliver student-centered services. Connect with Jeff Dillon on LinkedIn & Follow EdTech Connect on Social Media LinkedIn  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
29:06
January 27, 2022
40: Giving Students the Round the Clock Support They Need to Be Successful in Higher Education, Katy Kappler Co-Founder and CEO InScribe
Overview If you've thought about how to best support students at every stage of the education lifecycle, support faculty with sharing resources, AND connect your support teams on campus then InScribe is your solution! On this episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to speak with the fabulous Katy Kappler, Co-founder, and CEO of InScribe. In this episode, Katy talks about how we can best support our best-built education ecosystems by removing frictions in navigating the higher education environment of learners. Meet InScribe (Video) Enjoy the episode! More About Katy Kappler - In her own words I have 20 years of success and lessons learned designing, building, and launching enterprise technology solutions. I am passionate about experiences that connect individuals more deeply with the world around them, and am dedicated to finding solutions that extend access to high-quality education for everyone. My experience working with both startups and established corporations, has provided me perspective on building and leading teams, motivating and engaging employees, and navigating the fields of education and technology. Check out more about InScribe by going to: inscribeapp.com How to Connect Connect with Katy on LinkedIn & Follow InScribe on Social Media LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to our website and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Be sure to visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
31:22
January 20, 2022
39: Where Are They Now - Catching Up with Shaunak Roy, Founder and CEO of Yellowdig
In this "Where Are They Now?" episode of EdUp EdTech, I get to catch up with my dear friend Shaunak Roy, Founder and CEO of Yellowdig. We get an update on all the latest happenings at Yellowdig. The team has been very busy in the past year building new features, training educators, and providing an amazing community-building tool to all of us. You're going to love this episode and Yellowdig.  What is Yellowdig? Yellowdig is a social learning platform designed for higher education that integrates with any LMS. Many instructors use it instead of LMS discussion forums. The best part is that it’s auto-graded and auto-populates grades to your gradebook in any LMS. Students achieve points through word count and participating with common social media behavior, like “liking” or “loving” a post or posting a comment on another person’s Pin. Yellowdig promotes community engagement through sharing information and teaching others. Studies have shown that students can retain up to 90% of what they learn by teaching each other, far higher than when students are mainly in a passive learning environment. The Yellowdig Story  Join the FREE Pilot  Get Yellowdig Certified  More about Shaunak Roy  In 2014, Yellowdig's CEO and founder, Shaunak Roy, knew he wanted to start a company that mattered. As Facebook and other social media technologies took over the social connectivity scene, he saw an opportunity to leverage this idea of social sharing through technology, specifically in the area of sharing academic ideas and knowledge. As Shaunak looked back on his own academic days (he went to undergrad at IIT Bombay, and postgrad at MIT), he realized that he learned as much from his peers as he did from his brilliant professors.  Some of the bonds he created with his peers lasted well beyond those formative years and morphed into lifelong friendships. How to Connect Connect with Shaunak on LinkedIn & Follow Yellowdi on Social Media LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to Podpage and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
39:44
January 13, 2022
38: Diving into a New Year and Microlearning with Kate Udalova, Co-founder and CPO of 7taps
Overview If you've thought about the future of learning, it's here. Join me as we kick off Season 2 of EdUp EdTech where I got to sit down with CPO and Co-founder of 7taps, Kate Udalova. Kate has been in the L&D sector for eight years and wanted to build a simple learning platform, enter 7taps. In less than a year, 7taps has gained over 4,000 clients and developed an intuitive tool where it takes less than 20 minutes to develop an engaging lesson. More About Kate Udalova (from her LinkedIn Profile) I got tired of struggling with complicated eLearning platforms. So, after 6 years working in the L&D field, I quit and built my own tool —7taps Microlearning. In less than a year, 7taps has reached the #1 spot on G2 for microlearning. 🏆 7taps helps to create engaging mobile-first content in minutes, not hours. Our clients include independent ID professionals as well as the world’s largest companies. And we are growing fast: 5,000 B2B clients → in 12 months One of the most inspiring pieces of feedback I got recently: "Thank you very much for this. I think this is exactly how learning should and will work in the future". Check out more about 7taps and create your Free lesson today by going to: https://www.7taps.com Connect with Kate on LinkedIn & Follow 7taps on Social Media -  LinkedIn Access this episodes transcript Connect with the host: Holly Owens  EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for tuning in! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to Podpage and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings.
23:17
January 06, 2022
Ep. 1: The Start Up Experience - That's a Mountain I Want to Climb
Show Notes - Episode 1  Thanks for tuning in! Connect with the team on LinkedIn: Holly Owens, Eric Stephens, & Lindy Ledohowski EdUp EdTech - We make EdTech Your Business! Thanks for joining us on today’s episode of EdUp EdTech! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to Podpage and leave us a rate and review to help us reach even more amazing audience members like you. Don’t forget to check out our website, visit us on LinkedIn, or hang out with us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest EdTech happenings. Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
47:01
January 05, 2022
37: A.I and the Future of Education with Peter Foltz, Research Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado - Boulder
On the 37th episode of EdUp EdTech, I had the humble privilege of chatting with Peter Foltz, Research Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In this episode, we discuss A.I., machine learning, and technologies that help streamline the work of educators, and how machines will NOT replace teachers. Futuristic technologies will lead to more innovation and collaboration in the classroom, wherever that may be. So grab those headphones and tune -into this amazing episode!  More About Peter  An experienced leader in academic and industry AI settings with a history of leading innovative research and development teams resulting in scientific insights and revenue-generating products. Twenty-five years’ experience researching and applying Artificial Intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, educational technology, clinical assessment, team cognition, and cognitive modeling. Planned and developed projects, obtained funding, performed budgeting, managed projects and personnel, and reported results through journal articles, conference papers, talks to advisory boards, and interviews with the press. Maintained an innovative work environment and ensured the transfer of projects to engineering and operational staff for commercial implementation. Invented and patented technology and then co-founded a company that resulted in the acquisition, commercialization, and use of the technology by tens of millions of students annually. Obtained and managed annual internal corporate R&D budgets as well as Federal grant/contracts as PI or Co-PI Published over 150 research articles, chapters, and books with over 15,000 citations. Mentored graduate students as a tenured Professor and trained corporate staff as a small business owner and as Vice President of Research of a large corporation. Excellent skills in new product innovation, research to implementation, budgeting, project planning, technology acquisition, grant and contract writing, staffing and management, speaking, and presentations. Check out more about  Connect with Peter Foltz on Linked  Sponsorship: This episode was sponsored by ATTECS, LLC check out their website for more info about the fantastic services and support they can provide to your institution or organization. Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Check Out Our Show's Podpage: https://www.podpage.com/edup-edtech-hosted-by-holly-owens/ Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
34:33
December 23, 2021
36: When Teaching and Instructional Design Intersect - A Conversation with Dr. Jason Gulya, Professor of English at Berkeley College
On the 36th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with an amazing faculty member at Berkeley College, Dr. Jason Gulya. In this episode, Jason shares how learning more about the field of instructional design has helped him reflect on and improve his teaching methods making for a more student-centered learning experience. He drops plenty of knowledge bombs in this episode including a simple yet profound quote, "in the end, everyone just wants to learn."  More About Jason Jason Gulya is a Professor of English at Berkeley College, a career-focused institution. His training is in 18th-Century Literature. More broadly, he researches the intersection between the worlds of college teaching, career preparation, and instructional design. In his mind, the first step needs to be breaking the silos between these disciplines, to think about how they do (and should) interact with one another. How to Connect Connect with Jason on LinkedIn  Sponsorship: This episode was sponsored by ATTECS, LLC check out their website for more info about the fantastic services and support they can provide to your institution or organization.  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Check Out Our Show's Podpage: https://www.podpage.com/edup-edtech-hosted-by-holly-owens/ Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
34:43
December 09, 2021
35: Talking Tech, Learning and Teaching with Erick Ofgang, Senior Writer at Tech & Learning
On the 35th episode of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of chatting with Erik Ofgang, Senior Writer at Tech & Learning. In this episode, Erik and I talk about teaching during Covid, his love for writing in the field of education, and also shares an interesting story about how his dog ate his students' homework. Erik is a down-to-earth, passionate, and insightful human who wants to share fabulous resources with educators and faculty that engage students and improve learning experiences.  More About Erik (from his LinkedIn
28:31
November 25, 2021
34: Simplifying International Studies with Syed Zeehad, the Founder of Connected
On the 34th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Syed Zeehad, the founder of Connected. During this episode, we discuss how Connected is helping students align their education choices with their long -term, career goals. Connected helps students from the start with the admission process, helps them through the visa process, and continues to support them as they integrate into their new country and a new career. More About Syed As an international student and immigrant, Syed saw some issues when it came to studying and moving abroad. When he knew he wanted to study in Canada, Syed found so many issues trying to find people and resources to help him move abroad. He wanted to solve these problems and this brought him into the EdTech space and started Connected.  Connect with Syed and follow Connected on Social Media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
30:03
November 11, 2021
33: Using Supplemental Instruction to Support Students with Nicolò Bates, founder and CEO of TEDU
On the 33rd episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Nicolò Bates, the founder, and CEO of TEDU. During this episode, we discuss how TEDU was created to be a one-stop place for students to find all of the academic resources available to them. They want to ensure that no student is without access to the help they need. They’ve recently partnered with the International Center for Supplemental Instruction to continue to prioritize students with their learning support system. More About Nicolò Nicolò used to dream about working on Wall Street and took a job in finance out of college but found he always wanted to solve a problem that he saw on his campus at the University of Miami. He saw that a lot of academic resources were not available to students during the evening when a lot of students were studying. He saw this as an opportunity and a few years later, created TEDU.  Connect with Nicolò and follow TEDU on Social Media: LinkedIn  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/  We Make Education Your Business!
30:09
October 28, 2021
32: All Things Instructional Design with Julie Dirksen, Learning Strategy Consultant at Usable Learning & Author Design for How People Learn
On the 32nd episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Julie Dirksen, who is the author of Design for How People Learn and a learning strategist. During this episode, we talk about all things instructional design! Over at Usable Learning, Julie offers workshops, consulting, resources for learning & development teams and instructional designers. Julie also shares her insights and perspective for those looking to jump into instructional design. Look out for her next book! Hint: It’s on behavior change.  More About Julie  Julie’s path to instructional design and education while doing data entry. She was asked to train others and found she enjoyed creating the materials for training and working with technology. She started taking classes in instructional design and technology and eventually got her Master’s degree. She has now been an independent instructional designer and strategist for over 10 years.  Connect with Julie and Usable Learning on Social Media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/  We Make Education Your Business!
32:32
October 14, 2021
31: A Promising Vision to Help Educators Implement EdTech in the Classroom with Sam Kary, CEO and Founder, & Thom Gibson, Creative Director - The New EdTech Classroom
On the 31st episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Sam Kary, CEO, and Founder and Thom Gibson, Creative Director of the New EdTech Classroom. Sam and Thom are both former educators who want to help current educators dive into the wonderful world of edtech armed with the confidence and resources to make any classroom engaging and dynamic. During this episode, we chat about all things EdTech including all the wonderful resources Sam and Thom have created and curated for educators looking to use EdTech in their classrooms. These two are two of the coolest and most down-to-earth humans I've ever chatted with.  Be sure to sign up for the New EdTech Classroom's Free Technology Starter Kit and check out their fabulous Academy.  Check out and subscribe to their fabulous YouTube channel  More About Sam Sam began his career in public education in 2010 as a Teach for America corps member in Richmond, CA. He taught Middle School in the Bay Area for the next decade, and during that time was also Lead Instructional Coach at Breakthrough SF, co-chair of the Humanities department, grade-level team leader, and faculty representative to the Board of Trustees. He now works full-time supporting teachers around the world with strategic technology integration through New EdTech Classroom’s YouTube channel, blog, webinars, workshops, and online courses. More About Thom  Thom Gibson is a two-time teacher of the year educator, Director of EdTech & Innovation, and an Adobe Education Leader. He teaches middle-school math, robotics, and YouTube Video Production and serves as Creative Director at New EdTech Classroom. Outside of education, he’s a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, an avid runner, a chicken wing (and ranch) connoisseur, and is actively involved in his church.  He, his wife Sara, and daughter Audrey live in Austin, TX. Connect with Sam Kary and Thom Gibson, and Follow the New Edtech Classroom on Social Media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
39:01
September 30, 2021
Bonus Episode: What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Instructional Designer with Author Dr. Luke Hobson
My favorite nerd and ID BFF, Dr. Luke Hobson joins us for a special Bonus Episode. You all already know Luke is an amazing human and has provided the ID community with some fabulous resources. Now, Luke has written an AMAZING book that is out now called What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Instructional Designer. In this episode, Luke gives us an insight into why he wrote the book, his personal journey into ID, and why you should buy this book! If you're new to ID, looking to regain your passion with ID, a faculty member, educator, instructional technologist or love education you need this book on your digital shelf. Don't forget to check out Luke's Instructional Design Institute to learn more about the field of ID.  Book is available on Luke's Website - https://www.theinstructionaldesignbook.com/ Download it on Kindle From Amazon  More About Dr. Luke Hobson From his site (https://drlukehobson.com/): I’m a Program Manager at MIT, an Online Instructor for SNHU, and the Founder of the Instructional Design Institute. My life is online learning and I love sharing my experiences with other instructional designers and teachers! My philosophy on learning comes from MIT, which is mens et manus or mind and hand. I believe in providing you with practical applications and helping you develop real tangible skills. I’ve been told that my superpower is being able to take complex ideas and translate them into simple lessons. That’s why my podcast and blog have quick steps for you to take to work on your craft. My students come from all walks of life. I’ve designed courses for engineers at NASA to busy Moms and Dads who are working full time. No matter what course I’m designing, I follow Universal Design for Learning as a framework to overcome barriers and provide flexibility. What I care about the most is the online learning experience and providing every opportunity for students to learn. I have a BA in Graphic Design, an MS in Marketing, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) with my research focused on online Millennial Generation students and how they perceived their relationships with online Academic Advisors. On a personal note, I’m a husband, dog dad, musician, and a health and fitness nut. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to nerd ou How to Connect Connect with Luke on LinkedIn & Follow Luke on Social Media |Facebook | YouTube | Twitter  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
43:43
September 27, 2021
30: Engaging Learners and Saving Teachers Hours with Camila Oliveira, an Educational Consultant at ALL In Learning
On the 30th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Camila Oliveira, who is an Educational Consultant at ALL In Learning. During this episode, we chat about how ALL In Learning is changing and improving student engagement through the use of clickers. The clickers allow for instant feedback to the teacher and engages all students through questioning without any preparation for the teacher.  ALL in Learning provides "work with educators to provide common-sense applications for the classroom" and helps educators! They have an amazing referral program for teachers, too! Go here to check out more about this fabulous platform and sign up today!  More About Camila Camila is a former teacher for the Florida Public School System as well as the Department of Defense. She found her way to EdTech and ALL In Learning by writing a “Dear John” letter to the classroom and posted it to LinkedIn. One thing led to another and through some networking, Camila was instantly drawn to working for ALL In Learning. Connect with Camilia Oliveira and ALL In Learning on Social Media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
32:42
September 23, 2021
29: The Model for Digital Learning with Dr. Tom Cavanagh, the Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida
On the 29th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Dr. Tom Cavanagh, the Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF). During this episode, we chat about how UCF is a model for digital learning, with 55% of their 70,000 students partaking in fully online or blended learning. Tom also shares what he believes people should look for when they are searching for the best online learning. Resources mentioned in the episode: Division of Digital Learning The Teaching Online Podcast (Topcast) More About Tom Tom has been in his current role for the past four years, but has been with the University of Central Florida for 13. Prior to UCF, he found his way into EdTech working with online programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, creating training for a research institute at the Kennedy Space Center, and in corporate training and eLearning. Before all of that, he worked in the entertainment and television industry. Connect with Dr. Tom Cavanagh and the University of Central Florida on Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
33:51
September 09, 2021
28: Innovation Out of Necessity with Seth Raphael, the Founder of LinkJoin
On the 28th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Seth Raphael, the founder of LinkJoin. During this episode, we chat about how LinkJoin was developed out of the pandemic and virtual learning. It ensures you never miss an online meeting or class again by automatically opening a link. More About Seth At just 14 years old, Seth developed LinkJoin to be sure he was never late to an online class again and eventually created a website to be able to share his idea with others. Seth is currently a freshman in high school and is continually working on improving LinkJoin. Connect with Seth Raphael and LinkJoin on Social Media: LinkedIn **This episode was sponsored by Goosechase, for more information about our sponsor please visit - https://goosechase.link/edup2021** Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
22:30
August 26, 2021
27: The Value of Mentorship and Using EdTech for Plagiarism Prevention with Eric Gibbs, President of Ouriginal
On the 27th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Eric Gibbs, the President (Americas) of Ouriginal. During this episode, we chat about how Ouriginal ensures originality and authenticity in written work from a student to an instructor in order to protect the academic integrity of an institution. They focus on plagiarism prevention and even have a feature for cross-language text matching. Links mentioned in the show: International Center for Academic Integrity European Network for Academic Integrity More About Eric Eric’s interests growing up were in science and math. He put himself through college teaching test prep and started in the EdTech space at Aplia, where he met his mentor and learned so much about sales and managing teams. His career has allowed him to have a hand in many different organizations. Along the way he has always brought the core values that he learned from his mentor and has returned the favor by being a mentor to others. Connect with Eric Gibbs and Ouriginal on Social Media: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook **This episode was sponsored by Goosechase, for more information about our sponsor please visit - https://goosechase.link/edup2021** Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
39:20
August 19, 2021
26: Systems for a Safe Campus & Work Environment with Sa Dao, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Kokomo 24/7
On the 26th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Sa Dao, the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Kokomo 24/7. During this episode, we chat about how Kokomo 24/7 is helping people get back to work and back to school all while making the process simple and keeping data safe. More About Sa Sa’s education and career started in health and wellness. His focus has always been on community well-being and public safety. As mental health and wellness became more of a focus, especially in education, Sa began pivoting more of his work toward healthcare in education. Connect with Sa Dao and Kokomo 24/7 on Social Media: LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook **This episode was sponsored by Goosechase, for more information about our sponsor please visit - https://goosechase.link/edup2021** Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
29:36
August 12, 2021
25: Emotional Intelligence and Gamification with Kevin Allen, CEO and Found of EI Games
On the 25th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Kevin Allen, the CEO, and Founder of EI Games. During this episode, we chat about all the incredible things Kevin and EI Games are doing in the world of emotional intelligence and gamification.  Their games are story-based, completely customizable, and award-winning! More About Kevin Kevin describes himself as a former sensitive and emotional kid. Over time, he has found his empathy to be a gift and as a great leadership skill. At the beginning of his career, Kevin was in advertising for 30 years. After writing a successful book, he began speaking and teaching on emotional intelligence in selling. The idea of “bottling” Kevin’s teachings in emotional intelligence and turning his ideas into a game led to the founding of EI Games in 2015. Check out more about EI Games by going to: https://www.eigames.com/about-us.html Connect with EI Games on Social Media: LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook **This episode was sponsored by Goosechase, for more information about our sponsor please visit - https://goosechase.link/edup2021** Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
34:40
August 05, 2021
24: Supporting Faculty and Future Faculty with Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, Entrepreneur, Host of the Lecture Breakers Podcast
On the 24th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Dr. Barbi Honeycutt. She’s the host of the Lecture Breakers Podcast and an entrepreneur celebrating 10 years of working for herself. During this episode, we chat about all the incredible things Barbi is doing for faculty development and professional development. She also shares some tips for others who may be looking into the world of freelancing. More About Barbi For the past 20 years, Dr. Barbi Honeycutt has facilitated thousands of professional development events for educators from around the world and it all started with an internship at a local teaching center. From intern to office administrator, to director, Barbi worked her way up there. It was in those workshops at the teaching center that she helped organize that led her to her passion for creating effective and engaging learning experiences. She eventually left that teaching center and turned her work into her own, full-time business. Check out more about Dr. Barbi Honeycutt by going to: https://barbihoneycutt.com/pages/about Sign up for the weekly newsletters mentioned in the show by going to: https://barbihoneycutt.com/weekly Connect with Dr. Barbi Honeycutt on Social Media LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube **This episode was sponsored by Goosechase, for more information about our sponsor please visit - https://goosechase.link/edup2021** Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
40:42
July 29, 2021
23: Global Engagement and Supporting Traveling Learners with Anthony Rotoli, CEO of Terra Dotta
On the 23rd episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with Anthony Rotoli, CEO of Terra Dotta, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. During this episode, we chat about all the incredible things Anthony and Terra Dotta are doing to support traveling learners. More About Anthony Anthony joined Terra Dotta about 2 years ago. Before then, he started his career with positions rooted in supporting and serving customers, first in technical support and then in EdTech for the past 20 years. At Terra Dotta, he brings that focus to support customers and find solutions. Check out more about Terra Dotta by going to: https://www.terradotta.com/about.html Connect with Anthony on LinkedIn & Follow Terra Dotta on Social Media LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  **This episode was sponsored by Goosechase, for more information about our sponsor please visit - https://goosechase.link/edup2021** Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
34:54
July 22, 2021
22: Be Bold and Be Brazen: An Insightful Conversation with Girija Ramapriya, Founder & CEO Brazen Learning
On the 22nd episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with the amazing Girija Ramapriya, CEO and Founder of Brazen Learning. Did you know that 29% of students are not engaged and 24% of students are actively disengaged? Those are some pretty big stats! During this episode, we chat about all the wonderful things Girija and her team at Brazen Learning are doing to engage learners.  More About Girija  Girija began her career as a teacher, then, after a career pivot and completing grad school, she was drawn back to it. At Brazen Learning she applies her teaching and entrepreneurial skills to designing creative technology solutions that can change the education experience and positively impact students (brazenlearning.com). Check out more about Brazen Learning by going to: https://www.brazenlearning.com/about How to Connect Connect with Girija on LinkedIn & Follow Brazen Learning on Social Media LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business!
34:20
July 15, 2021
21: Strengthening DEI Initiatives & Transforming Company Culture: A Look at DiverseCity with Darren Thompson, Diversity Engineer
Episode Overview On the 21st episode of EdUp EdTech, I had the honor to speak with Darren Thompson, Diversity Engineer from Diverse City. During this episode, we talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the responsibility we all share in making our world more DEI-friendly. Darren discusses what they are doing at DiverseCity to transform company cultures, lower perceived exclusion, and strengthen DEI initiatives.  Check out DiverseCity by going to - https://www.diversecity.app/ More Darren & DiverseCity  From Darren's LinkedIn Profile:  5 quick Darren facts: 1. Nothing is cooler than connecting with and helping other people. 2. I am uncomfortable selling myself, therefore I am just me. 3. Trust is currency. 4. I’m an identical twin. 5. Practical or complex, my job is to help others understand their options. I encourage connections and community. You never know who you might not have ever known. (Read again.) If you're reading this, positive energy to you!. Diverse City, How It Works - https://www.diversecity.app/how-diversecity-works/ How to Connect Connect with Darren and DiverseCity on LinkedIn Connect with the host: Holly Owens              Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube              We Make Education Your Business!
24:28
July 08, 2021
19: Showcasing Student Work and Building Portfolios that Last for Life: A Look at Porfolium with AJ Ferrill, Project Consultant, Instructure
Episode Overview On the 19th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with the amazing, talented, and fantastic AJ Ferrill, Project Consultant for Instructure. In this episode, you will hear about all the extraordinary things Instructure is doing with Portfolium in helping students create dynamic e-portfolios to take with them as they step into their careers. AJ is high-energy and has a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to using tools in the career space. You will love getting to know all about him and Portfolium in this episode. It’s time for students to engage in an easy (and FREE!) tool that allows them to manage, boost, and showcase all their skills. Sign up for your Portfolium account today- https://portfolium.com/join More About AJ & Portfolium Bio: AJ Ferrill is a Project Consultant for Implementation for both Canvas & Portfolium. He has led implementation efforts where he has worked with over a hundred institutions to provide technical support, training, and project management consulting to help make their initiatives a success. Prior to working for Instructure, he was a Faculty Support and Development Associate for Ashford University for 8.5yrs. In his spare time, you can find him on the golf course, spending time with daughter Lauren, and cheering on the USA Women's National Water Polo Team.:) With Portfolium’s free Folio Network, you can build an impressive online portfolio showcasing your learning achievements. When you leave school, your Folio follows, so you can add new wins and experiences as you complete internships and volunteer work, acquire new skills, and land jobs. You’ll also be able to connect and network with other Folio users (’cause as we all know, career success is often about who you know).  How to Connect Connect with AJ on LinkedIn & Follow Instructure & Portfolium on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens                 Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube              We Make Education Your Business!
39:09
July 08, 2021
20: The Best Nerd I've Ever Met, an Instructional Design Conversation with Dr. Luke Hobson, Founder, Instructional Design Institute
On the 20th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to chat with my favorite ID nerd, Dr. Luke Hobson. During this episode, we chat about all things Instructional Design (ID) from answering interview questions to what technologies IDs should know and know well! If you don’t know Luke you should and this is your sign. Luke also has his own podcast where he recently interviewed the amazing Tim Slade, check it out - https://drlukehobson.com/podcast. If you have not yet checked out you need to check out Luke’s Instructional Design Institute by going to: https://instructionaldesigninstitute.mykajabi.com/. He has some amazing content!  More About Dr. Luke Hobson From his site (https://drlukehobson.com/):  I’m a Program Manager at MIT, an Online Instructor for SNHU, and the Founder of the Instructional Design Institute. My life is online learning and I love sharing my experiences with other instructional designers and teachers! My philosophy on learning comes from MIT, which is mens et manus or mind and hand. I believe in providing you with practical applications and helping you develop real tangible skills. I’ve been told that my superpower is being able to take complex ideas and translate them into simple lessons. That’s why my podcast and blog have quick steps for you to take to work on your craft. My students come from all walks of life. I’ve designed courses for engineers at NASA to busy Moms and Dads who are working full time. No matter what course I’m designing, I follow Universal Design for Learning as a framework to overcome barriers and provide flexibility. What I care about the most is the online learning experience and providing every opportunity for students to learn. I have a BA in Graphic Design, an MS in Marketing, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) with my research focused on online Millennial Generation students and how they perceived their relationships with online Academic Advisors. On a personal note, I’m a husband, dog dad, musician, and a health and fitness nut. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to nerd out!  How to Connect Connect with Luke on LinkedIn & Follow Luke on Social Media |Facebook | YouTube | Twitter  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience - https://www.edupexperience.com/ We Make Education Your Business! 
01:02:51
June 29, 2021
18: Simple.Online.Learning. the Mission to Decentralize Education and Provide Equitable Access for All with Beau McCoy, Founder & CEO, SOLcademy
Episode Overview On the 18th episode of EdUp EdTech, I had an extraordinary conversation with Beau McCoy, Founder, and CEO of SOLcademy. In this episode, you will hear about Beau’s mission to decentralize education and share resources across institutions, organizations, and educators around the world. Beau discusses his mission to bring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to all parts of the education system. More About Beau McCoy & SOLcademy From LinkedIn - Beau is an entrepreneur who led the fastest growing software company in the history of EdTech, which had a successful 9-figure exit in 2018. He leverages his experience as a Software Developer and IT Director to deliver industry-leading revenue growth and cultural results. He is the proud Founder and CEO of SOLacademy. SOLcademy is an education technology platform that aims to ensure that no student gets left behind in the era of distance learning by helping to reduce teacher burnout, bridging the achievement gap, and supporting continuity of learning SOLcademy is an educational short-format video platform that is distraction-free & ad-free. How to Connect Connect with Beau on LinkedIn & Follow SOLacademy on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens                Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube             We Make Education Your Business!
35:40
June 10, 2021
17: Having an Impact & Making Changes Using SaaS Services for Continuing Education & Workforce Development, with President, Founder, and CEO Cem Erdem of Augusoft Inc
Episode Overview On the 17th episode of EdUp EdTech, I was humbled by the conversation I had with Cem Erdem, President, and CEO of Augusoft Inc. In this episode, you will hear about Cem's entrepreneurial journey that took him from Turkey to the USA to pursue the American Dream.  Cem talks about the importance of Continuing Education and Workforce Development courses for learners and how Augusoft Inc (Lumens) is helping streamline processes such as enrollment and provide significant data to organizations that inform decision-making. Cem is also a passionate entrepreneur who believes "entrepreneurs learn as much from their failures as from their successes, and do their best work when they share their ideas with coaches and mentors". The Augusoft Lumens software integrates with all major LMSs to sync classes, instructors, student registrations, void transactions, and cancellations. For a demo of Lumens please go to - https://www.augusoft.net/request-a-lumens-demo/.  More About Cem Erdem & Augusoft  Cem Erdem (pronounced Gem) is the founder, President, and CEO of Augusoft, Inc., the first software company to establish a cloud-based (web-hosted) enrollment and class management software specifically designed for educational institutions. Augusoft today celebrates over twenty years of innovation under his leadership. Augusoft’s flagship product Lumens® is used by hundreds of schools across the United States and Canada. Founded in 1994, Augusoft, Inc. is a privately held company that provides cloud-based SaaS enrollment management solutions for continuing and corporate education programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Augusoft is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Today, Augusoft serves hundreds of schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. Over 7.8 million students have registered for continuing education classes and over $2.9 billion in transactions have been processed using Augusoft Lumens. How to Connect Connect with Cem on LinkedIn & Follow Augusoft on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn |Twitter | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens                Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube              We Make Education Your Business!
33:11
June 03, 2021
16: Removing Data Silos and Unifying Platforms with Classe365, Nandan Keerthi, Founder Classe365
Episode Overview On the 16th episode of EdUp EdTech, I got to have a lovely chat with Nandan Keerthi founder of Classe365. Nandan is a self-proclaimed EDUpreneur and innovator. He is a super amazing human and I loved the conversation we had. In this episode, we hear about Nandan's journey and achieving his dream of creating Classe365 and changing the digital landscape of education. You will definitely want to check out all the great things happening at Classe365.  More Nandan & Classe365  From Nandan:  "Founding Classe365 was not only a dream but getting this off on a growth trajectory has been one of the most satisfying journeys. Classe365 is one of the leading EduTech platforms globally today and I am very passionate about driving innovation and contributing to learning and education. Prior to founding Classe365, I have had various solution sales, growth, and leadership roles in global multinationals, SMEs & start-ups across various sectors. Whilst working in these organizations, I understood the challenges that global educators face and set out to make a positive impact, through Education Technology, on our children and humanity at large." More About Classe365  Classe365 was founded with the goal of developing the world‘s best student and learning management platform for all sizes and types of education institutions. Today, we have over 4500 educators across 130 countries from student sizes of 15 to 200,000 helping their students achieve new heights.Classe365 has built technology that provides a complete student management software system. This allows teachers and educators to deliver knowledge through traditional and blended learning environments, where students can learn, gain knowledge, and build their future. Be sure to check out the Classe365 Digitial Transformation Framework by going to - https://resources.classe365.com/digital-transformation-framework How to Connect Connect with Nandan on LinkedIn & Follow Classe365 on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn |Twitter | YouTube Connect with the host: Holly Owens              Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube              We Make Education Your Business!
37:25
May 27, 2021
15: Teaching Online and Supporting Instructors with Course Design a Deep Dive into Online Learning Toolkit with Co-Founders Judith Dutill & Melissa Wehler
Episode Overview On the 15th episode of EdUp EdTech, I was so honored to speak with two of the best and brightest minds in online education Judith Dutill and Melissa Wehler from Online Learning Toolkit (OLT). In this episode, we cover all the things related to online education and talk about all the COOL things happening at OLT, including the Camp Operation Online Learning (COOL) taking place this summer from June 14 to July 23. This is a wonderful episode for anyone looking to develop or makeover their online courses.  Register for COOL here - https://www.onlinelearningtoolkit.com/cool More Judith, Melissa, and OLT  Our story starts and ends with friendship. Judith and Melissa met while working at the same institution. Judith was an instructional designer and part-time faculty member, and Melissa was an administrator and faculty member. Over time, their partnership became a friendship and that friendship would become the Online Lecture Toolkit--an open educational resource dedicated to helping faculty develop online lecture videos--started in 2017. As demand for resources grew, Judith and Melissa expanded their offerings and changed their name to the Online Learning Toolkit in 2018. Since then, they have offered professional development opportunities to thousands of faculty members at institutions all over the world. Judith's & Melissa's Bios - https://www.onlinelearningtoolkit.com/about-us How to Connect Connect with Judith and Melissa on LinkedIn & Follow OLT on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn |Twitter | YouTube Connect with the host: Holly Owens            Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube            We Make Education Your Business!
46:17
May 20, 2021
14: Using Screencasts to Change the Online Game with Kelly Jura, VP of User and Brand Experience Screencast-o-matic
Episode Overview On the 14th episode of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kelly Jura, Vice President of Brand and User Experience at Screencast-O-Matic (SOM). This episode highlights the importance of using videos in the online space to engage students. Kelly also talks about how SOM has really listened to its consumers to make key feature shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kelly is passionate about the user experience and that really comes through in this episode.  More Screencast-O-Matic & Kelly Jura  We believe that video is a powerful communication tool.  It allows people to capture ideas, demonstrate abstract concepts, engage audiences, and drive video conversations. At Screencast-O-Matic, our mission is to offer easy-to-use, accessible tools that empower people to create and share their ideas through video. Through this, Screencast-O-Matic has helped more than 9 million users worldwide. Kelly has been interesting places and my career has taken me in a few different directions: Advertising Agency. Marketing Strategy Group. Corporate Communications. Packaging Design Agency. Healthtech. Edtech. SaaS Company. Starting out in advertising, she learned the value of a big idea. Kelly then moved into marketing where she learned how to match that idea to an identified need space. In corporate communications, she gained experience in crafting materials that would communicate big ideas to internal stakeholders, and then in packaging, Kelly crafted those concepts visually for end-users to buy. Through all of this, her focus has always been on the way people experience ideas. User experience and interface design was a natural move for her.  How to Connect Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn & Follow Screencast-O-Matic on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn |Twitter | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens          Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube          We Make Education Your Business!
24:41
May 13, 2021
13: Creating Connections and Increasing Peer-to-Peer Engagement with Unibuddy, Diego Fanara, CEO Unibuddy
Episode Overview On lucky number episode 13 of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of speaking with CEO and Co-founder Diego Fanara from Unibuddy. This episode highlights the importance of connecting current students with prospective students and helping them decide which institution is best for them to attend. Peer to Peer connections through Unibuddy helped increase application and retention rates by 65% in situations where a prospective student got the opportunity to chat with an ambassador (current student). Diego also talks about his passion for diversifying college demographics and opening up a world of opportunities to both domestic and international students. This is a fabulous episode is filled with great tips on how to connect students across the higher ed ecosystem.  Sign-up for a demo of the Unibuddy platform by going to - https://unibuddy.com/ More About Unibuddy  Selecting the right university is one of the biggest decisions a young person will make. Unibuddy has raised $7 million to help prospective students connect with students currently enrolled in universities. The platform has been embedded into over 250 universities around the world (Forbes 30 Under 30, 2020).  Unibuddy is an educational technology company based in London, United Kingdom with offices in New York City and Bangalore. Uniuddy is a digital Peer-to-peer communication platform that facilitates conversations between prospective university students and current student ambassadors. How to Connect Connect with Diego on LinkedIn & Follow Unibuddy on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn |Twitter | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens        Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube        We Make Education Your Business!
28:15
May 06, 2021
12: Helping College Students Step into their Careers with Beth Hendler-Grunt, President, Next Great Step
Episode Overview On episode 12 of EdUp EdTech, I had the distinct honor of speaking with Beth Hendler-Grunt, President of Next Great Step. This episode is jam-packed with need-to-knows about how Next Great Step is helping college students step into their first careers, and resolve the disconnect between employer expectations and a grad’s preparedness. Moving into the "real world" can really be tricky, but it doesn't have to be with some coaching help from Beth and her team.  More About Beth Hendler-Grunt and Next Great Step  Beth Hendler-Grunt is a dynamic leader, adviser, and facilitator who has extensive experience consulting from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. She has proven success with guiding firms, sales teams, and individuals to achieve their sales performance and strategic planning goals. Ms. Hendler-Grunt is leveraging and scaling her corporate expertise by bringing that experience to college students to help them succeed when they graduate. This is based on a clear understanding of the career development process and the requirements needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment. Next Great Step has facilitated student strategy and development sessions for recent graduates and current students at leading universities as well as one-on-one consultations. Ms. Hendler-Grunt earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters of Business Administration from the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. Ms. Hendler-Grunt has over 20 years of business and sales leadership success in the high-tech and management consulting sector. She has enabled hundreds of clients to achieve success and has been featured in The New York Times, SiriusXM Radio, and ZipRecruiter to name a few. How to Connect Connect with Beth on LinkedIn & Follow Next Great Step on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram Connect with the host: Holly Owens      Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube      We Make Education Your Business!
38:48
April 29, 2021
11: Connect, Predict, & Engage with Alexander Leader, Founder & CEO of Aviso Retention
Episode Overview On episode 11 of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alexander Leader, Founder, and CEO of Aviso Retention. We also had a very special guest host, Mike Yates, who is the host of the fantastic Schoolish podcast. We had a great conversation about what Aviso is doing to help those underserved student populations and at-risk students stay in school and earn certificates and degrees. We love systems that help our learners!   Read the White Paper - The Retention Payoff: How Colleges Can Maximize Return on Investment in Student Success About Alexander Leader & Aviso Retention  Alex Leader is the Founder and CEO of Aviso Retention, a software, and AI student success solution that helps colleges and universities keep students engaged, optimize the chances of student success and avoid attrition. After seeing a need for a solution that assists students to succeed beyond the traditional education path, Alex dedicated his focus to higher education where his passion for student engagement, retention, and advocacy, combined with his experience in institutional consulting with technology integration helped mold the Aviso Retention platform into a tool that addresses the timely needs of advisors and success coaches. At Aviso Retention, Alex works with partner institutions to understand their challenges, using these interactions to guide Aviso’s product and service offerings. With an additional focus on traditionally underserved institutions, he believes that every institution and its students deserve solutions that ensure equity, increase social mobility, and ultimately create positive outcomes for all of society How to Connect Connect with Alex on LinkedIn & Follow Aviso on Social Media  | LinkedIn | Twitter | Connect with the host: Holly Owens    Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube    We Make Education Your Business!
47:23
April 22, 2021
10: An Enterprise Higher Education Experience with Stephen Laster, Chief Product Officer at Ellucian
Episode Overview On episode 10 of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of speaking with Stephen Laster, Chief Product Officer at Ellucian. "Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students." We had a wonderful conversation surrounding higher education and what Ellucian is doing to propel institutions forward as they step into a world of change post-covid. There's a big announcement drop in this episode about their new learning platform.  Check out the announcement article.  About Stephen Laster  As senior vice president and chief product officer, Stephen J. Laster leads all aspects of Ellucian’s product direction and strategy, across the product and research and development organizations. Stephen is a seasoned technologist, business leader, strategist, e-learning designer, and educator with an extensive background in higher education. He comes to Ellucian from Penn Foster, where he served as chief digital and learning officer. In this capacity, he led the technology, courseware, and education practices to advance the impact and engagement of the organization's learning experiences, both in pursuit of learner success and to advance the technological capabilities of the firm. Prior to Penn Foster, Stephen served for more than a decade in technology leadership roles related to higher education, including as chief digital officer at McGraw-Hill Education, chief information officer at Harvard Business School, and director of curriculum innovation and technology at Babson College. His expertise in this field is widely respected and has led to advisory positions for organizations such as EDUCAUSE Corporate Advisory, IMS Global, Microsoft Higher Education, the Online Learning Consortium, Preserve, Inc., and Babson College. A frequent commentator on education technology and innovation, he has spoken and written articles for ASU GSV, EDUCAUSE, IMS Learning Impact, and Campus Technology. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. How to Connect Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn & Follow Ellucian on Social Media  Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube  We Make Education Your Business!
27:21
April 15, 2021
9: Breaking Down Silos & Bringing Academic Teams Together with Kathy Gibson CEO and Founder of APL NextED
Episode Overview On the 9th episode of EdUp EdTech, we speak with Kathy Gibson Founder & CEO of APL NextED.  We had a great conversation about Kathy's transition from lawyer to the field of education, and also her life's passion for making higher education better for everyone by breaking down silos and bringing teams together. Kathy also discusses women's role in higher ed and how there needs to be more support for women's leadership in this space.  About APL NextED APL was designed to bring faculty, administrators, advisors, teaching & learning professionals, instructional designers, and other team members together. Our centralized hub fosters collaboration, greater automation and integration of processes, and increased transparency of information. More about Kathy  Kathleen "Kathy" Gibson is the CEO and Founder of APL nextED, a comprehensive academic operations platform that provides workflow support and links faculty and student data to optimize teaching, advising, and mentoring to increase student success. She has worked as a lawyer, college dean, program developer, professor, and writer. She is a wife, mother, avid reader, and yoga enthusiast. Kathleen has studied and written about trends in higher education for the last 20 years. Kathy has been described as an audacious leader who knows how to solve big problems by building executable plans and by assembling strong, talented teams. She has a contagious passion for connecting diverse people around a common vision.  Connecting with Kathy Gibson on LinkedIn  Follow APL NextED on Social Media Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube  We Make Education Your Business! Our show is proudly a part of the EdUp Experience Network!
48:36
April 08, 2021
8: Negotiating College Pricing How TuitionFit is Changing the Game with Mark Salisbury, Co-Founder and CEO
Episode Overview On the 8th episode of EdUp EdTech, we speak with Mark Salisbury Co-founder & CEO of TuitionFit.  We discuss Mark's experience in higher education and passion for helping students and their families make fiscally sound decisions when choosing a college through using the TuitionFit system. This is also a win for colleges and institutions to inform the tuition process. With pricing transparency, everyone wins!!!  About TuitionFit  TuitionFit gives college-bound students, families, and college search counselors the pricing information they need to make the most informed decisions possible. We make it possible for more students to go to college, pay for college, and begin adult life without the burden of excess student loan debt. More about Mark Mark Salisbury has spent 25 years in higher education as a soccer coach, admissions counselor, instructor, director of institutional research, academic administrator. He has a Ph.D. in higher education and studies how colleges and universities succeed (or fail) in helping students learn and grow.  His research has been published and cited in numerous academic journals and has been highlighted by NPR, WNYC, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed.  Two years ago, Mark started TuitionFit to solve the lack of real college price transparency by crowdsourcing information.  When he isn't working on TuitionFit, Mark is busy raising two boys, pedaling long distances on a stationary bike, and wishing he could be an improv comic. Thanks for tuning in!  Connecting with Mark Salisbury on LinkedIn  Follow TuitionFit on Social Media Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube  Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube        We Make Education Your Business!  Our show is proudly a part of the EdUp Experience Network!
40:07
April 01, 2021
7: Duck, Duck, Goose! Taking Learning to the Next Level with Eric Chang, Head of Marketing & Joe Denomme, Account Executive from GooseChase
Episode Overview On the 7th episode of EdUp EdTech, we speak with Eric Chiang (Head of Marketing) and Joe Denomme (Account Executive) from the original scavenger hunt app, GooseChase. In this tech-filled episode, Eric and Joe talk about how GooseChase came to fruition and the impact COVID-19 has had on their company. This cool EdTech is as fascinating as the name sounds! About Goosechase  GooseChase is inspired by our passion for the outrageous. This tool was created to simplify the process and get back to the fun of scavenger hunts with real-time feeds and leaderboards the excitement is endless. Goosechase is adaptable for learners of all ages, and even your family and friends!  More about Eric Eric leads the growth and marketing efforts at GooseChase. He was introduced to the company after participating in his first game (and leading his team to victory!) while traveling in Central America, and brings his background from the experience creation industry to GooseChase as the expert in content creation and funnel building. Having a love for all things competitive and a belief in the power of games to unite people, Eric helps teachers and event organizers everywhere make the most of their digital scavenger hunt experiences. More about Joe  Joe always considers himself the voice of the customer and has spent his career creating exceptional customer experiences. His experience includes events, retail, and financial products. Joe's main goal is to understand your vision and help you bring your dream hunt to life! In addition to his work with GooseChase, he also coaches minor hock in Toronto and is passionate about building positive team cultures, and having fun while crushing your goals. When he isn't working you can find Joe hiking, canoeing, or hitting up a stand-up comedy show.  Connecting with Eric Chang and Joe Denomme on LinkedIn Check out the GooseChase Blog, EDU Game Library & the EDU Getting Started Package  Follow GooseChase on Social Media Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter  Connect with the host: Holly Owens Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube       Thanks for tuning in! 
38:37
March 25, 2021
6: Elevating Your Course Textbook using A.I. with Elliot Grossbard, Strategic Advisor Elevate U
Episode Overview On the 6th episode of EdUp EdTech, we speak with Elliot Grossbard, Strategic Advisor for ElevateU. On this episode, we talk about Elliot's journey into the EdTech space, learning about Instructional Design, and how ElevateU is helping create dynamic and affordable learning resources for students. Through the use of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), ElevateU is changing the landscape of textbook options by helping adapt to new ways of learning.  About ElevateU  Using A.I., ElevateU is publishing digital courses and AI textbooks in 75% less time than the current average production time in the industry. We have reimagined learning, enabling professors to rapidly create an interactive AI textbook that dynamically adapts to each students’ learning modalities. More about Elliot  The most important part of the business is and always will be "the relationship." I was lucky to have learned this lesson at an early age from my longest-living mentor, Harvey Mackay. It was Harvey also that taught me that having a strong network is essential to succeed in business and in life. I continue to learn from my team of mentors and colleagues with a growth mindset. True champions never stop looking for ways to become better, neither do great salespeople. Creating relationships and strategic partnerships have grown into friendships that have paid dividends for me and others and will continue to. Identifying who is the with people you should be spending time connecting with is one of the most difficult parts of networking and growing a business. Helping companies go from where they are now to where they want to be, is a passion of mine, and with the experience I've had myself and through observing others, I have been helping companies and people grow. Thanks for tuning in! Connecting with Elliot Grossbard on LinkedIn Follow ElevateU on Social Media Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Elevate yourself or your Institution with Elevate U Connect with the host: Holly Owens   Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube     We Make Education Your Business! Our show is proudly a part of the EdUp Experience Network!
43:49
March 18, 2021
5: Real-Time Responses Using Formative with Matt Wheeland, Territory Manager Formative
Episode Overview  On the 5th episode of EdUp EdTech, we speak with Matt Wheeland, Territory Manager of Departments, Schools, and Districts at Formative. We talk about everything from our journey from classroom to ed-tech, and how personal and professional challenges led Matt to exactly where he wants to be, working with a great company!  We also get into topics like preventing cheating on assessments and how to address these issues by implementing the use of Formative in your classroom.  About Formative  Use by 1 million students weekly, Formative is a teaching and assessment solution.  Teachers can:  - quickly create formative assessments from scratch or upload PDF's - view live student responses - create advanced question types: audio response, graphing, diagram, video, etc. - easily tag standards - monitor student mastery of standards More about Matt After 7 years of classroom teaching, Matt eventually found his way into edtech. His current role enables him to help educators answer what he thinks is the most important question in education: “did my students actually learn today?”  Four things Matt loves: - Ohio sports - reading non-fiction books - posting on LinkedIn - and his family which includes a 5-year son and an Australian shepherd Thanks for tuning in! Connecting with Matt Wheeland on LinkedIn Follow Formative on Social Media Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Sign up for a FREE Formative account Connect with the host: Holly Owens Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube   We Make Education Your Business! Our show is proudly a part of the EdUp Experience Network! 
44:13
March 11, 2021
4: Managing Learning Using Microsoft Education Tools with Chris Bunio, Senior Director of Higher Education at Microsoft
Episode Overview  In episode 4 of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Bunio, Senior Director of Higher Education at Microsoft. We had an amazing conversation about his journey into the ed-tech space and how Microsoft is leading the way in Higher Education when it comes to technology integration and providing extraordinary learning experiences for students.   The Best Microsoft Resources Microsoft Higher Education   Microsoft Education Transformation Framework for Higher Education  Microsoft Education Center   Education Blog   Training Opportunities  More about Chris Bunio   Chris is an experienced Senior Director with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. He is skilled in Enterprise Software, Enterprise Architecture, Agile Methodologies, Marketing Strategy, and Microsoft Azure. Chris is a strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) focused in Physics from the University of Manitoba.  How to Connect Connect with Chris on LinkedIn & Follow Microsoft on Social Media LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube   Connect with the host: Holly Owens   Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube   We Make Education Your Business! This episode was sponsored by Element 451, check out their webpage for more information - https://element451.com/edupexperience
33:22
March 04, 2021
3: Digging into Yellowdig with Shaunak Roy, Founder & CEO
Episode Overview In episode 3 of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of speaking with Shaunak Roy, Founder, and CEO of Yellowdig. We had a wonderful conversation about his journey into the ed-tech space and how Yellowdig is changing the way learners from all parts of the globe connect and build lifelong communities. Be sure to check out all the places where you can connect with him and find out more about Yellowdig below. What is Yellowdig? Yellowdig is a social learning platform designed for higher education that integrates with any LMS. Many instructors use it instead of LMS discussion forums. The best part is that it’s auto-graded and auto-populates grades to your gradebook in any LMS. Students achieve points through word count and participating with common social media behavior, like “liking” or “loving” a post or posting a comment on another person’s Pin. Yellowdig promotes community engagement through sharing information and teaching others. Studies have shown that that students can retain up to 90% of what they learn by teaching each other, far higher than when students are mainly in a passive learning environment.  Request a demo of Yellowdig for your organization by going to https://promo.yellowdig.com/yellowdig-demo-request.  Check out some fabulous case studies by going to https://www.yellowdig.co/case-studies A 200-word introduction to Yellowdig More about Shaunak Roy In 2014, Yellowdig's CEO and founder, Shaunak Roy, knew he wanted to start a company that mattered. As Facebook and other social media technologies took over the social connectivity scene, he saw an opportunity to leverage this idea of social sharing through technology, but specifically in the area of sharing academic ideas and knowledge. As Shaunak looked back on his own academic days (he went to undergrad at IIT Bombay, and postgrad at MIT), he realized that he learned as much from his peers as he did from his brilliant professors.  Some of the bonds he created with his peers lasted well beyond those formative years and morphed into lifelong friendships. How to Connect Connect with Shaunak on LinkedIn & Follow Yellowdig on Social Media  LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube  Connect with the host: Holly Owens   Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube We Make Education Your Business!
34:59
February 25, 2021
2: The 4 Cs of QuadC with Jeff Giorgi, Head of Higher Education Partnerships
Episode Overview  In episode 2 of EdUp EdTech, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Giorgi from QuadC about his role as the Head of Higher Ed Partnerships. In this episode, Jeff and I dive into the 4 C’s of QuadC: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, and Consolidate and how their services help institutions streamline student services.  What is Quad C?  TutorOcean's higher ed solution morphed into QuadC after several of their higher ed partnerships grew and evolved with them by adding roles beyond tutors to their platform. They needed a brand name to reflect their capability in helping higher ed schools connect their students with a wide variety of student services and not strictly just tutoring. Hence why QuadC was born -- helping schools: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, and Consolidate. They help higher ed schools connect their students with their services -- both virtually and Face 2 Face. At the same time, they streamline several internal operations of those services.  More about Jeff  Prior to joining TutorOcean, Jeff was freelancing digital marketing services where he helped small and medium-sized businesses generate sales meetings through LinkedIn. One of his clients was Will Li, CEO & Co-Founder of TutorOcean. After working with Will and his team for some months, their working relationship organically evolved and Jeff decided to join Will and the team full time to help revolutionize the education industry.  Thanks for tuning in!  Connecting with Jeff Giorgi on LinkedIn Follow QuadC on Social Media Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube  We Make Education Your Business! Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!  Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube 
51:35
February 18, 2021
1: Ideas for Using Parlay with Bobby McDonald, Founder & CEO, Parlay
In the inaugural episode of EdUp EdTech we speak with Bobby McDonald, Founder and CEO of Parlay. Bobby began creating Parlay when he was a sophomore in college out of the need to have more dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative discussions with his classmates. Parlay is “a discussion-based learning tool and global community of educators who are reimagining class discussions for the 21st Century.” In this exciting episode Bobby and I discuss how Parlay is helping educators, faculty, and students have “rich” and “inclusive” conversations through three distinct learning areas within Parlay: (1) The Universe, (2) Online Round Table, and (3) Live Round Table. Take the journey with us and learn more about how intentional and meaningful conversations are being used in education through the implementation of Parlay, and changing how 21st century learners engage in discussions. Bobby also drops a few hints about what is on Parlay’s roadmap. You are not going to want to miss these insights! Thanks for tuning in! Connecting with Bobby McDonald on LinkedIn Follow Parlay on Social Media Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Reach out to Parlay for FREE PD for your institution Connect with the host: Holly Owens  Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube We Make Education Your Business!
33:08
February 11, 2021