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EdSurge Podcast

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A weekly podcast about the future of learning and the intersection of technology and education. Join host Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters as they sit down with educators, tech innovators and scholars for frank and in-depth conversations.

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A weekly podcast about the future of learning and the intersection of technology and education. Join host Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters as they sit down with educators, tech innovators and scholars for frank and in-depth conversations.

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35 Ratings
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Keeping Up

By O's MiMi - Jan 16 2019
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Love listening to this podcast while working around the house!

Timely edtech topics

By mr6424 - Sep 13 2017
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Informative talks on educational technologies, and the people who use them.

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
1
1
0
2

Keeping Up

By O's MiMi - Jan 16 2019
Read more
Love listening to this podcast while working around the house!

Timely edtech topics

By mr6424 - Sep 13 2017
Read more
Informative talks on educational technologies, and the people who use them.
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EdSurge Podcast

Latest release on Jan 21, 2020

All 250 episodes from oldest to newest

How Stretching to Pay for College Is Altering Middle Class Life

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In an usual study on student debt, NYU anthropologist Caitlin Zaloom sat down with more than 160 people—students and parents—and got them to open up their financial books and talk about the toll of paying for college. We talked with Zaloom about what surprised her most from her research, what she thinks should be done, and how she has changed her thinking about saving for college for her own young children.

Jan 21 2020

25mins

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Can Teaching 'Hope' Revive Democracy?

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A new book argues that hope is something that can be taught, and that it is the key to countering today's heightened polarization and cynicism. We sat down with the author, Sarah Stitzlein, a professor of education at the University of Cincinnati, to hear how her own attempts to teach hope have made an impact, and her advice on how to approach the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Jan 14 2020

22mins

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When a Homecoming Video Raises Questions About Campus Diversity

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A two-minute video made by students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison was meant to promote school spirit and campus unity during homecoming festivities a couple months ago. But some students had a very different reaction as they watched scene after scene of students working and playing around campus, where almost every one of the students shown was white. It's a telling example of issues going on around the country when it comes diversity on campuses—and the struggle to create a climate where diverse populations feel at home on campuses.

Jan 08 2020

22mins

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Encore Episode: How Far Parents Will Go to Save on College

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Parents are giving up custody of their kids to get need-based college financial aid. That was a headline in August in ProPublica Illinois, and it got people talking once again about the madness around college admissions. In comments on the ProPublica article and in other online forums, though, plenty of people chimed in expressing sympathy for these Chicago-area parents, calling their move a clever solution to an overwhelming challenge facing their children. To these commenters, the real problem is the high cost of college and what they see as unfair rules around how much parents are expected to contribute.

Dec 31 2019

16mins

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Teaching Students How to Live a Good Life

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When people think of education, they often picture content knowledge in subjects like reading, writing or arithmetic. But there’s a growing interest in bigger questions—like whether schools, colleges or job-training programs teach the social and emotional skills people need to make it in today’s complex world. For our final podcast of the year, we get philosophical, looking at ideas of what a good life looks like.

Dec 24 2019

16mins

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Why Music Education Is More Than Learning How to Play

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If you were fortunate enough to have music education in school, what were those classes like? Musicians and music educators alike say that learning music is so much more than just playing an instrument, or learning about your favorite artists. It’s a window into other disciplines and life skills, and teaches you how to learn and get along.

Dec 17 2019

17mins

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

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It's well-known that podcasting is huge these days. But you might not realize how many educational podcasts are out there. By educational, we mean shows that promise to teach listeners some super-focused topic, like a specific period of history or an academic discipline. Today we’re digging into this growing subculture of educational podcasting, and look at how educators are using these podcasts in formal classes, in ways that make a unique contribution to their teaching.

Dec 10 2019

21mins

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When College Becomes a Benefit of Employment

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These days working at a fast-food restaurant or other service-industry job often comes with a new benefit—a college education. Well, more employers, including big-names like Starbucks and McDonalds, are offering tuition-assistance to workers, or even letting them take courses for free. This is part two of our two-part series asking how well these education-as-a-benefit programs work? And who do they work for?

Dec 03 2019

29mins

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How Algorithms are Changing Low-Wage Work

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A growing number of fast-food restaurants have added free or heavily-subsidized college education options for their workers. But how well do these new benefits work in practice? And what kinds of people do they best serve? In the first of a two-part series, we look at how tech is changing low-wage work—and what one author sees as obstacles to these new education-as-a-benefit programs.

Nov 26 2019

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Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout—It’s Demoralization

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A few years ago, after more two decades in the classroom, Chrissy Romano-Arribito began to experience something that may sound familiar to a lot of teachers: burnout. Or not burnout, exactly, but demoralization. Experts like Bowdoin College education chair Doris Santoro, author of the book “Demoralized,” note that as systemic pressure, such as top-down initiatives or punitive evaluation systems, crowd out teacher autonomy, they feel they can no longer tap into what “makes their work morally good.”

Nov 19 2019

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