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The EdSurge Podcast

The EdSurge Podcast

A weekly podcast about the future of education, featuring insightful conversations with educators, tech innovators and scholars, hosted by EdSurge's Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters.

You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music or wherever you listen.

Latest Episode:

Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19

Information literacy has long been hard to teach—let’s face it, the landscape of online platforms changes so fast these days. And during this COVID-19 pandemic, it can seem harder than ever to sort out reliable information from falsehood, rumor and conspiracy. This week we're talking to two experts working to help educators and others sharpen their info literacy and critical thinking skills.


Bonus Episode:

What a Global 'Corona Diaries' Project Reveals About Education During the Pandemic

There's a new global effort called Corona Diaries. This simple but elegant website invites visitors to record a short audio clip answering one of three prompts: How was your day? How has your life changed? Or What’s troubling you right now? Even though people could talk about any aspect of their lives during COVID-19, a large percentage of the clips come from either parents struggling to homeschool their kids while schools or closed, or educators trying to make sense of this time.


Share Your Story

If you’re teaching a class online for the first time, or suddenly taking a class online, or helping lead an institution through this crisis, we hope you’ll share a short one- or two-minute anecdote or observation about how that is going.What does it look and feel like to live through this time in higher education? Are you having trouble getting online to get to class? Just open the voice memo app on a smartphone, record a short message and email it to jeff@edsurge com. Please do keep it short, and share a moment that surprised or challenged you. We’ll compile some of them for a future episode of our weekly podcast.


Check out our most popular episodes of 2019 here. And look for new episodes every Tuesday.

Past episodes

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Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19

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Do Selective Colleges Favor the Rich and Work Against the American Dream?

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A First-Gen College Student Talks ‘Fauxmencement,’ Loan Debt and Advice for Educators

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What a Forgotten Instructional Fad From the ‘60s Reveals About Teaching

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Reading, Writing and ... AI Literacy? Conrad Wolfram Wants to ‘Fix’ Math Education

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Parents Are Getting More Involved in Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?

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This Professor Known for Viral Videos Is Actually Camera Shy. Here’s How He Overcame It.

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Did Students Learn As Much During Remote Online Instruction?

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Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching

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Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice

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How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos

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Studying While Financially Stressed During COVID-19

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What a Global ‘Corona Diaries’ Project Reveals About Education During the Pandemic

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One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

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A Challenge For Remote Teaching During a Pandemic: Making Classes Feel Relevant

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What Will K-12 Schools Look Like Post-Coronavirus?

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How a Preschool for At-Risk Children Is Prioritizing Mental Health During COVID-19 Closures

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Scenes From College Classes Forced Online By COVID-19

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‘Let Yourself Off the Hook’: Advice for Teachers and Parents During COVID-19

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How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

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Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors

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How Education Is Becoming the Front Lines for Debating the Role of Algorithms

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What Does Inclusive Teaching Look Like?

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Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology

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How ‘Dialogue’ Can Create Empathy in a Divided Classroom

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Why Talking About ‘Screen Time’ Is the Wrong Conversation

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A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

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Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

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How Stretching to Pay for College Is Altering Middle Class Life

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Can Teaching ‘Hope’ Revive Democracy?

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When a Homecoming Video Raises Questions About Campus Diversity

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Teaching Students How to Live a Good Life

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Why Music Education Is More Than Learning How to Play

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

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When College Becomes a Benefit of Employment

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Algorithms are Changing Low-Wage Work. What Educators Should Know About Life ‘On the Clock.’

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Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout — It’s Demoralization

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The Latest Innovation in Student Retention at Colleges: ‘Food Scholarships’

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What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?

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Speed Demons: How Quantum Computing Could Change Education

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Improving STEM Education (and What Space Is Really Like)

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A ’Golden Age’ of Teaching and Learning at Colleges?

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The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.

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Can a Sitcom Teach Philosophy? Meet a Scholar Advising 'The Good Place'

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The Challenge of Teaching News Literacy

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How Choosing a College Is Like Buying a Milkshake

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The Fight to Preserve—and Teach—African-American History

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A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

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Satirical Takes on Higher Ed and Why They Matter

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Should Schools Teach the Scientific Method? New Book Says Maybe Not

11 MONTHS AGO

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The New Jim Code? Race and Discriminatory Design

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Can Anyone Be an Inventor? Why MIT’s Invention Education Officer Says Yes

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Loophole—or Fraud? How Far Parents Go to Save on College

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How to Bring ‘Mastery Learning’ to the Classroom

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Diving Deeper Into What 6 Million Syllabi Say About Higher Education

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Behind the Story: When Online Tutors Witness Child Abuse

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Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’

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What ‘Impact Investing’ Means in Education

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Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

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What It’s Like Navigating the Strictest Student Privacy Law in the Country

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Can Work Be Dignified in an Automated World?

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Transgender Students Are Still at Risk, But Schools Can Help

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Better Representation in Artificial Intelligence Starts Early

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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How Goddard’s New President Plans to Save His Struggling Experimental College

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Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight

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Adult Students Have Moved Into the Mainstream. How Can Colleges Adjust?

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Teachable Moments: What We Learn When We Teach

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The Fast-Changing and Competitive World of Grad Degrees

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Is The SAT Secure? What the College Board Is Doing to Respond to the Admissions Scandal

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Teachable Moments: Reaching Students Through Technology

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Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech Is Part of the Problem

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Working to Bring Diversity to Tech is a ‘Trek for a Lifetime’

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Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

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The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’

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Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

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The Science of Empathy: What Researchers Want Teachers to Know

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Is Teaching an Art or a Science? New Book Takes a Fresh Look at ‘How Humans Learn.’

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?

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As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

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How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

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How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’

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