LabChatsApr 19, 2021
S2:E2 William Bork: Cooperating Across Universities for Student Success (Part 2)
Continued conversation with William Bork who shares his experience with SEISMIC–a new way to approach foundational STEM courses. William discusses how multiple universities share data to better understand how decisions may affect student success metrics. Learn more: www.seismicproject.org
S2:E1 William Bork - Consolidating Data Across Campuses (Part 1)
We're kicking off Season 2 with William Bork who shares his experience with SEISMIC–a new way to approach foundational STEM courses. William talks about collecting data across multiple universities and the complexity of consolidating data from non-uniform data streams. This is part one of a two part series. Learn more: www.seismicproject.org
S1:E33 Season 1 recap. We will be back in mid-November with season 2!
Episode 33 is a recap of some of the conversations we were able to have in season 1 of LabChats. We look forward to returning in mid-November with season 2!
S1:E32 What LabStats data is used for.
In this episode of LabChats, we cover various things that can be done with data collected by LabStats customers. We discuss hardware, software, student success, student satisfaction and how things have changed in the pandemic.
S1:E31 Christian Hayes: How a homegrown solution became a market-leading product.
Christian Hayes joins LabChats to share the story of what prompted him to put together a homegrown solution to collect computer usage data and how he needed to completely redesign it to eventually evolve into what LabStats is today.
S1:E30 Alex Collins - The evolution of 3-D printing
Alex Collins shares the evolution of 3-D printing from the first printer he built in his home to what options are available on the market today.
S1:E29 Michael Horn - Motivations for Choosing a College
Michael Horn discusses the 5 general motivations used by students when picking a college or university. Which ones can the schools use to increase enrollment and provide better value to their students?
S1:E28 Ben Hambelton - Skunkworks Part 2
We finish the conversation with Ben Hambelton sharing his experiences around working outside of normal channels to drive the progress of IT resources on campus. We pick up on how to build adoption for new IT initiatives on campus.
S1:E27 Ben Hambelton - Skunkworks of IT Part 1
Ben Hambleton, from Skunkworks of IT, joins us to talk about the evolution of IT from the 1970's to 2010's and how improving tech was used to improve teaching. Part 1 of a 2 part interview.
S1:E26 Suddenly Online
Suddenly Online is an article outlining a study of 1,008 college students' experience beginning a semester onsite and finishing it online. What challenges did they face and how did they rate the experience?
S1:E25 LabChats in Review
We revisit conversations with Ray Pastore, Joe Way, Joe May, Angela Neria, Missy Borter, Troy Taysom, and Andrew Comrie with clips from prior episodes.
S1:E24 Adam Durfee - Bridging theory and practical application
Adam Durfee has founded and built a program using students to run a marketing agency hired by well-known businesses looking for a fresh perspective. The results? 100% job placement, a self-funded program, and plans for growth in the future.
S1:E23 Dr. Joe May - Enrolling in a job vs. enrolling in school
As Chancellor of Dallas College Dr. Joe May is a driving force behind bridging the gap between employer needs and training programs that connect the dots to create a pathway to a career. We also discuss why consolidating seven campuses into one institution was a necessary move.
S1:E22 Andrew Comrie - University budgets demystified
Andrew Comrie joins to discuss university budgets and what budgetary constraints are along with some of the common misconceptions about the flow of money on campus. To read his book, you can download it for free. https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/1293
S1:E21 Sky Kauweloa - Hosting eSports Competitions
Sky Kauweloa joins us to discuss hosting an on-site Overwatch competition at the University of Hawaii, and talks about how eSports is becoming part of the culture on college campuses.
S1:E20 Pardeep Kullar - Building an online ed program
Pardeep Kullar shares her experience building Kullar College as a fully online executive education institute. She shares the skills that they provide and some of the challenges they faced along the way. www.kullar.com
S1:E19 Joe Way - Progress in A/V
Joe talks about how we have advanced education, universal design, and student satisfaction by using proper A/V resources.
S1:E18 Eric Handler - Running a virtual conference
Eric Handler helped put together a successful virtual conference for 2021 with the unique challenges that the year presented. He discusses how things went and what he's looking forward to for SIGUCCS San Diego in 2022. www.siguccs.org
S1:E17 Ryan Craig - How colleges can adapt
Ryan Craig joins to discuss how colleges and universities are not providing the education and training that students will need for their first job. Until alternatives exist that fulfill the need and enrollment are impacted, they are not likely to make the changes that employers need. gapletter.com @ryancraigap
S1:E16 Susan Zvacek - Digital Natives and Other Myths
Susan Zvacek has been involved with higher education since 1999 with experience in designing programs. She shares her insights on "digital natives" as well as learning models and how to study how we learn. She also discusses the teaching pyramid and how we should not focus on one learning style.
S1:E15 Troy Martin - Adapting to a distance-learning mindset
Troy Martin is the CIO of BYU-Pathway Worldwide, and utilizes a learning management system designed to serve students in over 145 countries. He shares his unique perspective on how the pandemic will shape the future of distance learning.
Full Tech Talk available at labstats.com.
S1:E14 Angela Neria - Using data to strategically reduce spending
Angela Neria is the CIO of Pittsburg State University who used data to identify wasted funds and create a plan to save $900k while simultaneously improving the student experience.
Full Tech Talk available at labstats.com.
S1:E13 Houston Griffith - LabMan conference updates
Houston Griffith is organizing the upcoming LabMan conference, and shares about the challenges of scheduling a conference around ongoing Covid-19 disruptions.
S1:E12 John Felushko - Using existing data to answer new questions
John Felushko is the Product Manager at LabStats who explains how bringing data streams from different sources together in analytics tools can answer new questions.
S1:E11 Missy Borter - Tech support for unfamiliar equipment
Missy Borter, of Indiana University Northwest shares how to provide support for unfamiliar equipment during the pandemic.
S1:E10 Houston Griffith - Keeping pace with changing student needs
Houston Griffith, of Virginia Commonwealth University discusses how campus management has changed over the years and how IT professionals can keep pace with changing student needs.
S1:E9 Hale & Boyd - Students’ perspective on campus tech
Juniors at Utah State University, Larissa Hale and Zachary Boyd share about their experiences with campus computer labs, remote classes and how campus activities were disrupted by the pandemic.
S1:E8 Dr. Ray Pastore - Tech that draws students to campus
Dr. Ray Pastore of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington shares how and why computer labs can be re-envisioned as computer lounges to encourage students to stay longer.
S1:E7 Ana Thompson - Migrating from accommodation to universal design
Ana Thompson, of the University of Washington, Bothell, discusses the difference between accommodation and universal design. Resources in a variety of ways can make the difference between student success and struggle.
S1:E6 Dr. Stephen Taysom - Remote and online classes are not the same thing
Dr. Stephen Taysom is a professor at Cleveland State University who discusses the challenges with remote education.
S1:E5 Linda Jacobson - Budget cuts will continue long after the pandemic
Linda Jacobson is a Senior Writer for The 74, who discusses how the budgetary impact of the pandemic will continue long after the students return to campus. Only time will tell what education gap has occurred and the resources needed to close it.
S1:E4 Troy Taysom - The SolarWinds incursion and data security
Troy Taysom has over a dozen years working in network positions and is currently a lecturer at Utah Valley University. He discusses privacy, data protection and network security.
S1:E3 Dr. Ray Pastore - How data can impact esports
Dr. Ray Pastore is an Associate Professor and Esports Program Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He shares how IT teams can support new or existing college esports programs and how esports will evolve in higher education.
S1:E2 Eric Kelderman - The election’s impact on higher education
Eric Kelderman is a Senior Reporter for the Chronicle, who shares his insights about how the results of the election are likely to impact higher education.
S1:E1 Thomas Tobin - What the pandemic has done to universities
Thomas Tobin, one of EdTech’s 2020 Dean’s List: 30 Higher Ed IT Influencers, shares his insights on how educators can become better instructors. He also dives into budget cuts and the ongoing impact of the pandemic.
S1:E0 Intro to LabChats
LabChats is a weekly interview series podcast sponsored by LabStats. Join us each Monday for a new discussion with technology and education professionals and thought leaders to hear their insights and experiences relating to the past, present, and future of technology and education. We will discuss current events, industry trends, how challenges have been managed and what challenges may be coming down the road. Whether you are in the C Suite or a newly minted ed-tech professional, we’ll give you something to think about.
Some of the topics of discussion we will cover in the coming months are “Why does the network security guy never have a sense of humor in the leadership meetings?” “What are the consequences in education from national election results?” “What has changed in the last year that students will expect and demand to be kept in the coming years?” “Why is eSports the new Wild Wild West, and how is that likely to play out long term?”
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