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Episode 186 | Celebrating 4 years of SLL (Part II)

Episode 186 | Celebrating 4 years of SLL Part II Noon Eastern | March 23, 2024 with guests Shirley Eadie, Khendum Gyabak & Aakash Sethi In this episode we celebrate 4 years of Silver Lining for Learning and we are joined by some of our previous guests to catch up with them and to just have a...

Episode 185 | Celebrating 4 years of SLL

Episode 185 | Celebrating 4 years of SLL. 11 AM Eastern | March 16, 2024 with guests Pasi Sahlberg, Ariadne Trapote & Lin Lin Lipsmeyer. In this episode we celebrate 4 years of Silver Lining for Learning and we are joined by some of our previous guests to catch up with them and to just have a...

Episode 184 | Designing Future-Ready Learning Spaces

Note time: March 9, 2024. 10 AM Eastern (8:30 PM in India) Brief introduction: Join us as we delve into the transformative world of educational spaces with Prakash Nair, AIA and Dr.Parul Minhas, whose pioneering work is reshaping the way we think about learning environments. Extended Introduction:...

Episode 180 | Can Technology Transform Education in Southeast Asia?

This episode will run February 10, 2024 at 10 am EST. Can Technology Transform Education in Southeast Asia? with Manos Antonisis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report UNESCO, Mary Burns, Expert in technology and author of the thinkpiece for the 2023 GEM Report, and John Arnold S. Siena,...

The Power of Students: Voice and Research by Students

We have come to a time that students have been gradually recognized and accepted as purposeful, intentional, active, and capable individuals rather than simple recipients of instruction. Increasingly more schools and organizations have developed programs that advocate and promote student voice and...

Episode 172 | The Rapid Expansion and Impact of The Digital School

This episode will run October 28, 2023 at Noon eastern. The Rapid Expansion and Impact of The Digital School (TDS) with Dr. Waleed Al-Ali, Secretary General, TDS; Dr. Fuzan Al-Khalidi, Strategy and Organizational Development Advisor, TDS; and Dr. Lesley Snowball, Educational Director, TDS From the...

Episode 169 | Transformations Shaping Education in the MENA Region

This Episode will air at 11 am EDT on Saturday October 7th Transformations Shaping Education in the MENA Region (Middle East & North Africa) with Shireen Yacoub (Istidama Consulting),  Elyas Felfoul (Qatar Foundation/ WISE), and Rami Qubain (PWC) In this episode, we navigate the intricate...

Episode 164 | Leading-Edge Immersive Learning in Higher Education

This Episode will air at 12 pm EDT on Saturday August 26th Leading Edge Immersive Learning in Higher Education with Marcy Drummond, Greg Heilberger, and Jonathon Richter The hype and promise of immersive learning such as virtual reality or augmented reality has been around for decades. Immersive...

Episode 162 | The Art & Science of Learning Engineering

August 12, 2023 Noon Eastern Danielle McNamara, Scotty Craig, and Rod Roscoe join the SLL Team to discuss the emerging field of learning engineering—and discuss innovative methodologies to optimize educational experiences and leverage technology for improved learning outcomes. Learning engineering...

Episode 154 | EdTechBooks for this EdTech Age

Episode #154. Saturday June 10, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am Eastern As Martin Weller argued in his insightful free and open book nearly a decade ago, we educators find ourselves in a battle for open. Many of us are contributing to the battle for openness by publishing in open access journals or making...

Episode 152 | Pondering the Future of OER and Open Education

Episode #152. Saturday May 27, 2023, 11:00 noon Eastern The notion of open educational resources (OER) as well as opencourseware (OCW) sprung up on April 4, 2001 when Charles Vest, President of MIT, declared let’s make education free and put all our courses on the internet for people to browse and...

Episode 151 | Seeking Educational Equity in World conflict Zones

Date / Time: May 20, 2023, 8 PM (Eastern); 5 PM AZ; 10AM Sunday Melbourne introduction: Education is typically considered a human right but for 450 million young people living in conflict zones around the world, schooling is an early casualty of war. Online education provides opportunity and hope...

Episode 145 | 3rd Year Anniversary Show: The Future of Education

Episode 145. Saturday March 25, 2023, 12:00 noon Eastern What is the future of education? Thousands of people have been pondering that since the start of the pandemic three years ago. The guests and hosts at Silver Lining for Learning (SLL) have been pondering that since March 21, 2021. In this...

Episode 144 | Celebrating 3 years of SLL with the Podcast Crew

Celebrating 3 years of Silver Lining for Learning with the Podcast Crew, Toks Bakare, Lea Anne Daughrity, Ragini Lall, Annie Nam, March 18, Noon Eastern In this episode of SLL, we are celebrating 3 years of the series with Toks Bakare, Lea Anne Daughrity, Ragini Lall, and Annie Nam. They call...

Happy New Year!

SLL will be off for the rest of December. We will be back on January 7, 2023. Till then have a great break and Happy New Year!

Episode 133 | Reinventing Public Education, Post Pandemic

Silver Lining for Learning Episode #133 | December 17, 2022 | 5:30 PM Eastern The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE | crpe.org) is a research organization at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. CRPE researches classrooms, schools, and systems to identify the...

Episode 132 | The civics of technology

A few months ago, a website started popping into my twitter feed. Scholars and colleagues I know and respect were linking to this website called Civics of Technology. And when I visited the site, I immediately understood why. The people behind the website were addressing issues and questions that...

Episode 131 | Find a Place for Stanford’s Code In Place

Episode 131 | Saturday December 3, 2022, 5:30 pm Eastern Life is filled with challenges and adventures. Imagine teaching over 10,000 students in a single class. Sounds quite daunting, doesn’t it? Now what if those learners come from 120 different countries with their unique cultural norms,...

Episode 130 | 21st Century Learning in an Indian Context

Episode 130 | 11 AM Eastern This is the third of three episodes that we are devoting to education in India. As we had said in the introduction to the first of this series (#123 and #129), with 1.4 billion people, 27% of whom are under 15, India has significant educational needs. Its multilingual,...

Episode 129 | Student-centered learning in an Indian context

Introduction to the episode: Note special time 11 AM Eastern This is the second of three episodes that we are devoting to education in India. As we had said in the introduction to the first of this series (#123), with 1.4 billion people, 27% of whom are under 15, India has significant educational...

Bonus episode | SLL goes to AECT

Silver Lining for Learning received two awards at the recently convened AECT conference in Las Vegas. Curt Bonk and I were at the conference to receive the awards. We were also asked make a presentation at the conference. Two different versions of the video of that presentation are given below...

Episode 121 | Active Learning…Space: The Final Frontier

Episode #121. Saturday September 17, 2022, 5:30 pm Eastern Abstract Gigantic rocket ships and innovative telescopes are lifting out to space to explore the great unknown. The consensus view since the first airing of Star Trek in September 1966 was that outer space presented humankind with the...

Episode 116 | Taking a Venture into Eduventures

Episode #116. Saturday August 6, 2022, 5:30 am Eastern Abstract In this episode of Silver Lining for Learning (SLL), we take a look at current challenges faced by higher education administrators by talking to one of the leading education research and advisory entities, Eduventures (about). Attend...

Episode 115 | Rethinking Creativity: Race, Culture, and Education

Creativity has grown to become one of the most important concepts in education in the 21st Century. However, much research and thinking about creativity remain in the traditional framework developed in the 1950s. Creativity and entrepreneurship education has also been limited for the elite, the...

Episode 113 | Addressing the Digital Divide: The Story of Oakland

When COVID-19 forced schools to offer remote learning, access to computing devices and the Internet became a significant issue for many children. Although digital divide had been talked about before the pandemic, remote learning made it a paramount issue for schools, teachers, and students....

Episode 111 | K-12 Expansion into Higher Education

The episode will air on June 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM Eastern. K-12 schools, especially those known for their own unique educational philosophies and pedagogies, have been working on preparing their own teachers and spreading their philosophies and pedagogies through their own graduate schools. Recent...

Episode 110 | Big Data in Education: The Promise and the Peril

  This Episode will air at 5:30 pm EDT on Saturday June 18th Big Data in Education with Avriel Epps-Darling, Andrew Ho, and Katina Michael A large amount of learning happens in digital environments that can preserve data about every click, scroll, and touch. These data can support powerful...

Episode 105 | QualityMatters.org on Quality Matters

Episode #105. Saturday May 7, 2022, 5:30 pm Eastern COVID appeared, a pandemic arose, the world was impacted, and education delivery for the majority of the world pivoted to online environments - a place where Quality Matters (QM) has worked for the last 15 years to improve the quality of online...

Episode 103 | Don’t Just be Savvy, be World Savvy!

Episode #103. Saturday April 23, 2022, 4:00 pm Eastern (3:00 pm Central)  In this increasingly diverse and globally connected world, global education and exchange opportunities are increasingly vital. Enter World Savvy which is a national nonprofit that works with educators and community leaders...

Episode 102 | Strategies for Scaling to Achieve Educational Impact

This Episode will air at 5:30 pm EDT on Saturday April 16th Strategies for Scaling to Achieve Educational Impact with Harvard Professors Monica Higgins and James Honan This session will focus on the challenges and opportunities for scaling innovations in the education sector in a context of...

Episode 100 | Special Episode Celebration with surprise guests

Episode 100 | Special Episode Celebration with surprise guests - 5:30 PM Eastern Silver Lining for Learning, Episode 100: Celebrating 100 episodes with guests Dodzi Amemado, Lydia Cao, Gerald Fussell, John Heffernan, Robert Nelson, Priyank Sharma & Danty Yin https://youtu.be/B1_7b5sRwRs...

Episode 99 | Mechanisms for Achieving Educational Visions

This Episode aired at 5:30 pm EDT on Saturday March 26th Mechanisms for Achieving Educational Visions with Drs. Barbara Means and Jeremy Roschelle Where will the field of EdTech be in 5 years, globally? Our guests work at Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization that works across the...

Episode 96 | Transforming Schools to Personalize Education

Personalization of learning has become a major goal of educational transformation. But very few schools have actually achieved true personalization, which Yong Zhao calls personalizable education in his book Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children. Personalizable education...

Episode 95 | The view from the Dean’s office

This episode will air on February 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM EST It is clear that the field of education faces significant challenges today. We live in a world that is increasingly interconnected even while national and global tribalism tears it asunder. A world that is riven by systemic inequities and...

Episode 82 | Life and Learning in the Metaverse

This Episode will air at 5 30 pm EDT on Saturday November 6th Life and Learning in the Metaverse, with Adam Seldow and Monica Arés from Meta The metaverse is envisioned as the successor to the mobile internet — a set of interconnected digital spaces that lets you do things you can’t do in the...

Episode 78 | Designing the Next Education Workforce

Designing the Next Education Workforce with Brent Maddin and Krista Adams The default one-teacher-one-classroom model of schooling is unsustainable for most educators. As a result, our education system does not reliably deliver quality learning outcomes and experiences for nearly enough people,...

Episode 72 | STEM Education, in and out of school

August 21, 5:30 PM Eastern with Guests Mary Jo Madda (Google) and Chelsea Roebuck (Elite Education) Episode Description We need to better understand how formal and informal learning environments respectively address the needs and/or fail to prepare Black, Latino/Hispanic, and native/indigenous...

Episode 63 | Let children play with Pasi Sahlberg & Alex Harper

Play is considered essential for child development but there is always a strong desire to teach children. Increasingly, children have lost the freedom, time, and space for play. They are under more adult supervision. They are taught more formal academic content. In this episode we have...

Episode 59 | It’s Time to be Inclusive and Include UDL

Episode #59. Saturday May 22, 2021, 2:30 pm EDT Episode Abstract: Have you heard colleagues talk about University Design for Learning (UDL) and wonder what it is? Are you charged with developing training in your organization or institution related to UDL? Perhaps you are interested in developing...

Episode 56 | Welcome to the Wonderful World of Openness

Episode #56. Saturday May 1, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT Episode Abstract: This show will explore evolving notions of openness in the field of education. David Wiley, Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning, has been a leader in the open education movement for over two decades. If an...