Archive | December, 2014

Michael Berman

Episode 068: Michael Berman – VP of Technology at California State University – Channel Islands

In this episode of the MEP, I interview Michael Berman, the Vice President of Technology at California State University – Channel Islands. He talks about the evolution and potential extinction of LMS and how that impacts the future of the university.  He also shares his thoughts on  what an ideal learning experience really looks like in the 21st century. This […]

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Vincent Forese

Episode 067: Vincent Forese, CEO of Link Systems International

In this episode of MEP, we have Vincent Forese, the President and CEO of Link Systems International. The company provides online tutoring, content development and other services in education technology. Here he talks about the company’s software products, the academic research and product development that the company has been doing, and also the failures he experienced as a business […]

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Pasi Sahlberg

Episode 066: Pasi Sahlberg on Finnish Lessons

In this episode of MEP, I interview Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish Lessons and visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Pasi talks about the Finnish education system, and we discuss what we can deconstruct to apply to the American public education system today. Guest Bio: Pasi Sahlberg is a visiting Professor of Practice […]

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William Deresiewicz

Episode 065: Reading of The Disadvantages of an Elite Education by William Deresiewicz

Today, I’ll do something different. I’ll be reading an essay by William Deresiewicz called The Disadvantages of an Elite Education that appeared in The American Scholar in June 2008. This is a great article that affected me profoundly. It’s a controversial essay about what we typically think of most prestigious universities like Yale and Harvard. […]

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