Peergrade’s David Kofoed Wind on peer assessment, edtech and teaching

Peergrade’s David Kofoed Wind on peer assessment, edtech and teaching
David is founder and CEO of Peergrade, a Danish edtech startup which facilitates peer assessment. He tells us how the product is inspired by his teaching experience at Technical University of Denmark.
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My job in higher ed: Ayalla Ruvio, Broad College of Business, MSU

My job in higher ed: Ayalla Ruvio, Broad College of Business, MSU
Ayalla is Assistant Professor of Marketing at MSU’s Broad College of Business. She explains what marketers can learn from consumer behaviour and how she hopes to help more women to enter HE.
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Bringing pen pals into the digital era: an interview with Bili founder Charlie Foot

Bringing pen pals into the digital era: an interview with Bili founder Charlie Foot
Charlie Foot is the founder of Bili, a learning app which pairs together language learners in different countries. He explains how his experience as a secondary school French teacher has informed the app
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The Edtech Podcast’s Sophie Bailey on innovation, podcasting and Web Summit

The Edtech Podcast’s Sophie Bailey on innovation, podcasting and Web Summit
Sophie Bailey tells us about The Edtech Podcast and what people can expect from her networking event at Web Summit.
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My job in higher ed: Dr. Matthew Lynch, academic and author

My job in higher ed: Dr. Matthew Lynch, academic and author
Matthew is Dean of Syphax School of Education, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Union University. He tells us how teaching across all age groups has given him a broad perspective of education and why he founded The Edvocate.
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Innovating educators: Tomi Alakoski, Executive Director of Me & MyCity

Innovating educators: Tomi Alakoski, Executive Director of Me & MyCity
Finland’s Me & MyCity occupies a unique space in education. It’s a miniature town where children learn about micro- and macro-economics through role-play. The 12 and 13 year olds who visit the learning environment are each allocated a job for the day, such as CEO of the post office or customer assistant at a logging company. They’re tasked with a series of objectives they have to work with their co-workers to complete, earning a virtual salary to spend at the town’s scale versions of local businesses. The programme has over 20 partner businesses including Helsinki Art Museum, Nokia and Samsung.
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Stories Teachers Share: the podcast of true classroom tales

Stories Teachers Share: the podcast of true classroom tales
A recent episode of the new podcast Stories Teachers Share featured a former student reading from his middle-school journal, recalling how a teacher provided companionship and support at a time it was sorely needed. It’s an honest and poignant account of how a teacher made a real difference to the course of their pupil’s life, retold a decade and a half after the entry was written. What really makes the episode is that the teacher himself is on the line, listening to the recording and ready to reconnect with his former student.
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Secret Teacher: weekly dispatches from the UK education system

Secret Teacher: weekly dispatches from the UK education system
Every week, anonymous teachers from schools across the UK write about the highs, lows, struggles and rewards of their job for a series which arguably offers the most realistic picture of the UK education system available to outsiders. The Guardian’s Secret Teacher began in 2012 and provides honest accounts (often brutally so) detailing what it is to work in UK primary and secondary schools, offering precise observations and connecting them to the wider state of the national education system. 
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My job in higher ed: Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London

My job in higher ed: Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London
Les’ new book Academic Diary chronicles his 25 years in higher education in the form of a journal spanning the academic year. He tells us about the writing process and his bond to the south-east London university where he’s served as both student and professor.
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New York lessons: a word with Sam Davol, co-founder of The Uni Project

New York lessons: a word with Sam Davol, co-founder of The Uni Project
Sam Davol co-founded The Uni Project, a nonprofit which brings a pop-up learning experience to public space across New York, with his wife Leslie. We discuss how the Uni has developed over its five years of existence and how his experience as a member of The Magnetic Fields has informed the project.
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