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EdTech Speaks

Summary: Welcome to EdTech Speaks, a podcast bringing guests together to share their expertise and advice on navigating business and education in a technology driven world. From entrepreneurs to vendors, higher education to corporate leaders, we’ll uncover their perspective regarding the latest trends and technologies impacting your career or business. Got a question? EdTech Speaks! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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 011 with Autism and Disabilities Self-Advocate, Jeff Snyder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:18

EdTech Speaks welcomes a wonderful guest this week! Join us as we interview Jeff Snyder, who will be speaking on the topic of Autism and Disabilities Self-Advocacy.Jeff was born on March 27, 1989 in Providence, RI and he has lived his entire life in Seekonk, MA. In 1990, Jeff was diagnosed with Autism and ever since then, he has made it his goal to set out and achieve success in his life, on multiple levels. Today, he can claim those successes include the areas of education, long term employment, independent living, and speaking/panel engagements.Learn more and connect with Jeff here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/789957691375477https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Snyder.3562https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-snyder-71254135/https://www.instagram.com/twilightsparkle3562/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQEo59IcesCYFYc6CWdXW6g See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 010 with Corporate Video Production Expert, John Fragale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:02

On this episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast, we interview John Fragale. John is Levitate's CEO and was employee number 1 back in 2010. John is based in San Francisco and oversees Levitate's marketing, sales and production divisions. John has a deep understanding of the video production world and he's used this insight to help guide Levitate as it has grown over the last decade and ensure all of Levitate's clients receive a top-notch video and a white glove customer experience during the production of their video.He says, "The thing that really just hits home for me is all of us have a responsibility to help each other out during COVID. All of us have a responsibility to shop local, to do those kinds of things. But as business owners, we also have a responsibility to help other businesses to figure out what we can do in the short term, and to also network with them, to understand who each other is. That approach is so rewarding!"Learn more and connect with John here: https://levitatevideo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/levitatevideo/https://twitter.com/levitatevideo?lang=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/3016289/admin/https://www.youtube.com/user/LevitateMediahttps://www.instagram.com/levitatevideo/ https://www.behance.net/levitatemediainc See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 009 with Dr. Tobin, Using Technology in Higher Ed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:51

On today's episode, we invited Thomas J. Tobin to join us. Thomas, PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT, CPACC is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on quality in technology-enhanced education. His books include •Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015). •The Copyright Ninja: Rise of the Ninja (2017).•Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018).•Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020). He says, "A lot of you will know that if you want to have job security, one of the things you can look for is anybody who wants an instructional designer, an ed tech person. These days you can kind of write your own ticket because people are desperate for someone who knows the technology and who can also talk about it in plain language that other people will understand."Learn more and connect with Dr. Tobin here:www.thomasjtobin.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtomtobin/https://twitter.com/ThomasJTobin See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 008 With CASEWORX Founder, Justin Wolski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:48

Join me as I welcome Justin Wolske, founder of CASEWORX, as well as the co-founder of GRID110 and faculty at Cal State LA. His work revolves around the intersection of media, education, and technology, and his education entrepreneurship and scholarship has won awards from the Wharton School of Business, the Milken Foundation, McGraw-Hill, and beyond. He says, "As a CEO or a head of a project or head of a company, you are best served by facilitating people who are better at doing what they do than you ever could and just providing them with the vision and the roadmap to goes there. That's really what your job becomes. It's facilitating the strengths of other people."Justin's fields of expertise are content creation, media-driven pedagogies, and entrepreneurship, and he built the CASEWORX platform to better use interactive storytelling as a learning tool. He has a MFA in Film Production from UCLA and a BA in History from Indiana University, and lives in Long Beach, CA.Learn more and connect with Justin here:www.caseworx.co@Caseworx (Twitter)medium.com/caseworx (Medium) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Bonus 001: International Podcast Day with Host, Sher Downing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:34

Join us for a special bonus episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast in celebration of #internationalpodcastday! Our host, Sher Downing, shares her excitement about this unique day and how podcasting has influenced us on a global scale. You can find more resources here: www.internationalpodcastday.com. #keeplearning #edtechpodcast #edtechspeaks See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 007 With Digital Learning Innovator and Learning Strategist, Kelvin Bentley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:04

Today we welcome Kelvin Bentley from Six Red Marbles!Dr. Kelvin Bentley currently serves as the vice president of learning strategy for Six Red Marbles. He has over 20 years of experience leading online learning initiatives for two- and four-year institutions and he has served as a digital learning consultant for different schools and organizations. Dr. Bentley has received honors including being selected as a Digital Learning Fellow by the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) in 2017, a recipient of Blackboard’s 2017 Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education, and he served as a Fulbright Specialist in distance education in Medellin Colombia in 2010In this episode, we discuss: the differences that will be experienced this fall for those that have made that transition to stay fully online encourage faculty, staff and schools to have a dialogue and be vulnerable why schools keep trying new things with faculty development, but aren't hitting the mark Learn more and connect with Kelvin here:www.sixredmarbles.comhttps://www.sixredmarbles.com/faculty-success-sign-up/https://twitter.com/blacktimelordhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvin-bentley-ph-d-339412/#edtech #edtechpodcast #EdTechSpeaks See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 006 With Sher Downing, Ph.D., CEO and EdTech Strategist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:53

Join us for the newest episode of EdTech Speaks, hosted by Sher Downing, Ph.D. as she reviews guests from our podcast launch through today. Tune in for five guests speaking on a wide variety of topics, sharing their expertise and knowledge.There are 5 lessons we've learned during the pandemic: 1. We’ve learned that you can earn an education online. 2. We can be productive both with virtual meetings and remote working. 3. We have learned to shop without being in stores; the ability to select items based on pictures, descriptions and recommendations has become pivotal in how we have changed our shopping experience. This is not only for food and necessities, it will change how retail is perceived for the future.4. We need a community. Never before have we needed others for assistance, help to move forward, or even just to hear our thoughts and concerns. The personal experience has become necessary even online.5. Medical treatments such as online nurses and dialing a physician have become useful for many situations. #edtech #edtechpodcastQuick Bio: Sher Downing, PhD, has established a 30-plus year career during the evolution of online learning. Understanding the importance of connecting people, business, education and technology, she looks for ways to create relationships and establish digital connections. She is the host of podcast EdTech Speaks, exploring the navigation of business and education in a technology driven world. She is also an author and contributor to Forbes, US News & World Report, HBR Ascend and Medium.She is the Founder & CEO of Downing EdTech Consulting - where people & technology connect - providing consulting, coaching and affiliate partnerships.-       consulting for online projects from strategy to development to design services-       coaching for entrepreneurs, startups, tech professionals, anyone who is trying to expand or navigate their opportunities in the EdTech field-       affiliate partnerships with leading vendors to establish connections for client needs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 005 With Executive Career Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker, Tammy Gooler Loeb | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:46

In her 20 years as an executive career and executive coach, facilitator, and speaker, Tammy Gooler Loeb has inspired people to engage in work that is fulfilling, meaningful, and satisfying. She provides a variety of services to individual clients and businesses in a range of sectors and industries, including executive and career coaching, group facilitation, training, and speaking. This work focuses primarily on workplace communication, leadership strategies, and team development.Tammy also hosts a podcast, Work From The Inside Out, which tells the inspiring stories and practical lessons of people who have transitioned to more satisfying and meaningful work. Her expertise has been showcased in publications, such as HBR Ascend, Forbes, Fast Company, and The Boston Globe.In this week's episode, Tammy gives us some words of encouragement when she said, "I just want to reinforce that whenever you find yourself challenged or in a quandary about something, just think about the resources that are available, that might shine a light for you on what you're doing so that you can think a little more creatively about what you're trying to do."Learn more and connect with Tammy:www.TammyGoolerLoeb.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tammygoolerloeb/https://www.facebook.com/TammyGLTwitter: @tammygoolerloebIG: @tammygoolerloebbit.ly/my3tips - Free Download for Three Tips and Three Resources for Career Transition See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 004 With Salesforce MVP/Marketing Champion, Buyan Thyagarajan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:05

During today's episode of EdTech Speaks, we are joined by Buyan Thyagarajan. Buyan is a Salesforce MVP/Marketing champion specializing in Salesforce, Marketing Automation and Analytics helping Higher Ed institutions increase enrollment and retention. For the past 10 years, he has been helping Universities, Manufacturers, Financial Services and Marketing departments to increase their sales and save money using Salesforce crm, Pardot and Marketing cloud Solutions.Learn more and connect with Buyan here:www.sforcemaximizer.comTwitter- @buyan47Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/in/buyan  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 003 With Founder & CEO of MOMs, expert Stacy Abbattista | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:01

Stacy Abbattista is today's EdTech Speaks podcast guest. Stacy is mom of 8-year old triplets, so to say she has her hands full is an understatement. Her passion is to help other mommies of multiples find joy in the moment and look forward to the future. She has learned that through self-care, leaning into her community of MOMs, the support of friends and family and having gratitude even MOMs can live a more calm and confident life. She authored MOMS on the Move Journal to help other moms of multiples accomplish just that. Stacy is the Founder of Mommies of Multiples, a private online community for MOMs. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and their triplets.When asked about her purpose, she says, "I wanted to create a group where moms of multiples could come together and provide them with resources and experts and other moms without the drama, without the mom shaming, which goes along with on any level and have it be a nice, secure area to help them thrive and do this multiples thing and make it just a little bit easier."Learn more and connect with Stacy here:https://www.mommiesofmultiples.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MOMs03/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MommiesOfMultiples/Instagram: _mommiesofmultiples https://www.mommiesofmultiples.com/journal Get your 15 % discount with code: MOMS See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 002 With Family Business Consulting & Personal Brand Expert, Kris Marsh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:41

On this episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast, we interview Kris Marsh. Kris is a strategy consultant and speaker who specializes in helping family businesses build clear strategy and strong leadership teams. Her consulting business, Kris Marsh Consulting, is based in Michigan, where she resides with her husband and two children. In addition to consulting, Kris serves as an adjunct professor at Central Michigan University.During her interview, we start talking about how "the concept of EdTech is not just about the technology, it's about considering who the technology is for and what the objective is for using it."She also says, "I really know that we're going to find better ways of doing business that we would have been hesitant to use before...it is such a magnified demonstration of the power of technology."Learn more and connect with Kris here:kris@krismarshconsulting.comhttps://www.personalbrandplaybook.com/ for 10% off use code: edtech@Kris_Marsh_MBA (Twitter)linkedin.com/in/krismarsh/facebook.com/KrisMarshConsulting/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 001 With Legal Compliance Expert, Stacey Turmel, Esq. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:32

In our very first episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast, we interview Stacey Turmel, Esq. Stacey is a highly-experienced litigation attorney, advising businesses and organizations on costly compliance gaps under state and federal law including disaster loan compliance and website compliance. She considers herself a creative legal strategist with extensive experience in complex litigation management, business risk evaluation and mitigation along with web accessibility.Her parting words really struck home, "...do not think that your accessibility or website compliance is dependent on your opinion of whether or not a blind or visually impaired person will use your product. That's not the basis of the test of the law."Learn more and connect with Stacey here:www.theinternetisforeveryone.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/staceyturmel/https://twitter.com/StaceyTurmel See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 000: Introduction by Sher Downing, your podcast host | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:32

Welcome to EdTech Speaks, a podcast bringing guests together to share their expertise and advice on navigating business and education in a technology driven world. From entrepreneurs to vendors, higher education to corporate leaders, we’ll uncover their perspective regarding the latest trends and technologies impacting your career or business.I’m your host Sher Downing. I began my consulting firm, Downing EdTech, with the tag line “where people & technology connect” because I truly believe with the right strategy, results in your business and education can be impactful, progressive, and of value. I'm now ready to interview those who have new products in the EdTech space, end users who have experience testing products, and those who understand the balance between people and technology.Listen in on your favorite platform! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


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