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Ideate: Rethinking Data and Ai in Education

Ideate: Rethinking Data and Ai in Education

By Microsoft Education
Welcome to a brand new Microsoft podcast called Ideate: Rethinking Data and Ai in Education. Co-hosts Jason Morales and Emily Kotecki will bring you monthly conversations with leaders from K-12, higher education, and edtech. Each episode will explore how guests foster innovation in their organizations using data and artificial intelligence.
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Cultivating a Data Mindset in Higher Ed with Dave Raney and Rick Burnette

Ideate: Rethinking Data and Ai in Education

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Cultivating a Data Mindset in Higher Ed with Dave Raney and Rick Burnette
Dr. Rick Burnette, interim CIO at Florida State University, and Dr. Dave Raney, CEO of Nuventive, share their expertise on building a data mindset. Throughout the conversation, they discuss the important distinction between data-informed and data-driven improvement; developing a value proposition for staff and faculty to integrate data; and using data evangelists to help make the case for a data culture across the university.  Show Resources:  Florida State University Information Technology Services Nuventive
31:09
July 05, 2022
Empowering the Education Ecosystem with Gene Garcia, Geri Gillespy, and Maria Langworthy
Representing a cross-functional team from Microsoft Education, Dr. Maria Langworthy, Dr. Geri Gillespy and Gene Garcia, share the rapid beginnings, immediate impact, and longterm goals of Open Education Analytics (OEA). OEA is an open source community with the aim of collaborating with education systems across the world to develop modern data intelligence capabilities.  In this episode we also hear the stories of how OEA helped launched incredible digital transformations in school systems around the world from Nebraska to Tasmania to Helsinki, Finland.  More information on Open Education Analytics can be found here.
31:45
June 06, 2022
Changing a Student's Life with Data with Troy Wheeler of Ed-Fi Alliance
"[Ed-Fi] believes that good data, timely, in the hands of a good teacher, can change the trajectory of a students life." More often than not, however, school districts used outdated methods of collecting and reporting data. In this episode, Troy Wheeler, President of the Ed-Fi Alliance, shares how states can technically and culturally adopt a data strategy for the 21st century. Through open source software, Ed-Fi lays a foundation to modernize K-12 data infrastructure, which impacts how teachers, districts, and leaders make decisions about what's happening in the classroom. 
28:02
May 02, 2022
Establishing a Data Culture in Higher Ed with John Rathje from Kent State University
John Rathje, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Kent State University, shares his process for driving enterprise data culture at the university, including: building relationships with departments across the university; data governance; strategic communications and collaborations; and managing tensions while evolving of role of IT in universities.  Ideate: Rethinking Data and Ai is released the first Monday of the month.   Episode Resources:  Transcript
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April 04, 2022
Ideate: Rethinking Data and Ai in Education
Welcome to a brand new Microsoft podcast called Ideate: Rethinking Data and Ai in Education. Over the last two years, we've seen tremendous growth in how primary and secondary schools, universities, and edtech companies leverage the power of data and artificial intelligence. Before we let the tech get ahead of us, we want to examine the human centered nature of these decisions.  Co-hosts Jason Morales and Emily Kotecki will bring you conversations with leaders in the field about how they are fostering innovation in their organizations. Ideate will be released the first Monday of each month and can be found wherever you listen to your podcasts. The first full episode drops Monday April 4. 
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March 22, 2022