Episode 7: Carol Dweck Says Theory of Educational Mind-Set Is Often Misunderstood
The Stanford professor responds to critics and shares some of her latest ideas about how to help students push forward when they have setbacks.
11 May 2016
Episode 5: Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture
Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.
27 Apr 2016
Episode 4: Why This MIT Dean Is Leaving Her Job to Start a New Kind of University
Christine Ortiz explains how her radical project was sparked by interdisciplinary body-armor research and some time spent on a technology-free retreat.
20 Apr 2016
Episode 12: You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.
Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.
24 Aug 2016
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Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, argues A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University.
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Episode 3: Tyler Cowen Says Online Professors Should Think Like Bloggers
The economics blogger and George Mason University professor says the distinction between universities and non-university educators is “crumbling.” Just look at his Marginal Revolution University.
13 Apr 2016
Episode 11: Are MOOCs Forever?
Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.
14 Jul 2016
Episode 8: Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy
A prominent critic of education technology has a new podcast, where she deconstructs what she calls the “Silicon Valley narrative.”
18 May 2016
Episode 9: Why Georgetown's Randy Bass Wants to 'Rebundle' College
Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.
25 May 2016
Episode 6: This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact.
Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.
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