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EdTech CEOs and Selling to Higher Education

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Todd Hand sits down with Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin, and John Knific, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Wisr, to discuss the changes they’ve seen as executives in education technology companies selling into higher education. What does the 2020 school year look like for higher education? What are these education technology companies doing to help their customers during these times?

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What To Expect At The New Virtual EdTech Week 2020

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Todd Hand sits down with Ash Kaluarachchi, Co-Founder,  and Jonathan Harber, Chairman and Co-Founder of Started, Inc. John Gamba, Entrepreneur in Residence & Director of Innovative Programs, and Michael Golden, Executive Director and Senior Fellow, of The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of The Center of Education Reform to discuss the upcoming EdTech Week, which has now become a virtual event. In this conversation, we learn how this event is different from the past, as well as how much as changed from the original plans in order to provide the best and most attainable event for attendees. This event, now free to all attendees, has something for everyone. To learn more about this year’s event, and to register, please go to https://edtechweek.com.

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Investment In High Education and The Pandemic

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Bradley Palmer, Chairman of Palm Ventures, and John Semel, Chief Strategy Officer of Zovio, Inc., sit down with Todd Hand to talk about the intricacies of investment in higher education during a global pandemic. The current pandemic has accelerated some of the issues they’ve seen in higher education previously. They discuss the potential for the perceived ROI of higher education to drastically change enrollment rates for the 2020 school year. There is a continued conversation regarding the ever-growing skills gap that we are facing in America that will only be accelerated during this time of mass unemployment and remote learning. Bradley and John give their thoughts on which companies and schools have the most promise and growth on the other side of this.

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The Changing Focus of Education Foundations In The Pandemic

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Joseph Wise, CEO of ERDI, and Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA talk with Todd Hand about K-12 School Districts and how this is currently the biggest upheaval K-12 education has ever experienced. Joseph and Chris discuss how their companies are planning for after the pandemic, as well as what questions school districts are asking. How can will teachers bridge learning gaps in September? Will September be normal? How can we get wifi and edtech into the hands of more students? All this and more in the latest episode of the Knowledge Leaders Podcast.

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K-12 School Districts and The Current Crisis

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Joseph Wise, CEO of ERDI, and Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA talk with Todd Hand about K-12 School Districts and how this is currently the biggest upheaval K-12 education has ever experienced. Joseph and Chris discuss how their companies are planning for after the pandemic, as well as what questions school districts are asking. How can will teachers bridge learning gaps in September? Will September be normal? How can we get wifi and edtech into the hands of more students? All this and more in the latest episode of the Knowledge Leaders Podcast.

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How Can Learning and Development Companies Help During and After The Pandemic?

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Grant Ricketts and Ed Cohen discuss how learning and development companies can help corporations and schools during and after the current pandemic with Todd Hand. They discuss the missed opportunities for schools and corporations to utilize their L&D departments to ease into the transition of remote learning and working. Will L&D departments have a rebrand at the end of this crisis? Are the current issues with remote learning and working a technology issue or a people issue? The answers to these questions and more in Todd Hand’s latest conversation.

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Higher Education and The Pandemic with Tom Slagle and Zack Shah

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Listen to Todd Hand’s conversation with Zach Shah, Managing Director and Head of Education Services at Lincoln International, and Tom Slagle, CEO of Rasmussen College, where they discuss the potential for higher education institutions to explore a more skills-based curriculum to meet the changing needs of students and employers, post pandemic. They also discuss what we can learn from schools who made the investment in online learning before the crisis and how that is allowing them to not only survive, but also expand their offerings.

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Education Inequity and How The Current Crisis Has Highlighted It

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Todd Hands speaks with Jamie Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, and Lesli Rotenberg, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of Education Children’s Media and Education at PBS. It’s part of a series of talks Todd Hand is having with the brightest minds in education on the current and future state of learning. This particular conversation does a deep dive into the inequities in technology and education resources that have been revealed during the current crisis. Jamie and Lesli discuss how a variety of free educational resources, including those from PBS, can support “at home” learning, and help close the technology gap.

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K-12 Education Delivery After The Pandemic with Elizabeth Chou & Jamie Candee

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K-12 will never be the same after the pandemic. Todd Hand sits down with Jamie Candee, CEO at Edmentum and Elizabeth Chou, Investor at Leeds Equity discuss the current challenges facing K-12 and what the Summer and Fall might look like for the 40 million schoolchildren in the U.S. This conversation is the second in-depth podcast in our series which is designed to keep education executives and investors informed and connected in these uncertain times.

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The Future Impact on The Education Industry with John Katzman and Robert Lytle

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Todd Hand discusses the current state of affairs of the education industry with John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners, Inc, and Robert Lytle, Global Head of Education Practice of EY-Parthenon. They answer questions regarding where they see the education space moves forward, and this pandemic has impacted the industry. Katzman and Lytle discuss the differences between online learning and remote learning, as well as why and how schools, both K-12 and Higher Education, need to better both their online and remote learning programs.

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