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DigiPub podcast launches 2nd season of interviews

  • 1.  DigiPub podcast launches 2nd season of interviews

    Posted 05-18-2018 12:16
    The DigiPub podcast, produced by the Harvard Digital Publishing Collaborative, explores the spectrum between content and its audiences and communities – everything from content to business to technology in the worlds of media and publishing.  The second season of interviews just released -- episode blurbs and links are below.  You can also find the podcast on Apple iTunes and Google Play.

    Episode 2.1
    Conversations from LearnLaunch 2018: edTech Start-ups AdmitHub, Authess, and Choosito
    Pressures to bring affordability and relevance to education are driving fascinating innovation within educational publishing. Open education resources promise affordability. Personalized learning experiences promise relevance. Authentic assessments promise an accurate measure of competence. These trends are made possible by developments in AI. How exactly does this technology underpin these important developments in education? Does AI technology improve the content curation, educator, and learner experiences? What is the interplay between content and AI? DigiPub host Sue Brown of Macmillan Learning met with several edTech innovators at LearnLaunch's 2018 Across Boundaries Conference to turn over these questions. This episode features conversations with Paul Crockett, of Authess, Andrew Magliozzi, of AdmitHub, and Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki, of Choosito. In the post-interview panel discussion, Sue is joined by Jack Cashman, of the Harvard Alumni Association, Laura Linnaeus, of Macmillan Learning, and Denis Saulnier, of Harvard Business Publishing; they talk about the learner audience and the influence technologies may have on the learning experience.


    Episode 2.2

    Conversations from LearnLaunch 2018: Instructional Design with the Online Learning Consortium and Entangled Solution's Michael Horn

    Designing online courses to accommodate personalized learning pathways is more possible using educational technologies. But how do publishers and instructors ensure these learning experiences are engaging and accessible? How does technology's much-needed disruption to education balance against practical concerns of ensuring strong learner outcomes? What contributions do instructional designers and learning scientists make when implementing digital tools into the learning experience? DigiPub host Sue Brown had the opportunity to consider these questions while at LearnLaunch's 2018 Across Boundaries Conference. This episode brings you two of those conversations with learning design practitioners as well as education visionaries. First, Jennifer Rafferty and Elisabeth Stuckland, of the Online Learning Consortium discuss instructional design, the OSCQR rubric, and the OLC's Workshops. In the second part of this episode, Michael Horn shares his perspectives among many things, the importance of quality content to support learner-centered educational experiences. In the post-interview panel discussion, Sue is joined by Jack Cashman, of the Harvard Alumni Association, Laura Linnaeus, of Macmillan Learning, and Denis Saulnier, of Harvard Business Publishing; they talk about the learner audience and the influence technologies may have on the learning experience.

    Episode 2.3
    Leveraging Software Industry Tools for Authors and Publishers with Andrew Savikas
    What can publishing production and editorial teams learn from how software developers work?  Software engineers work all day with text, and often collaborate in ways that require intuitive yet powerful methods of collaboration and version control -- all traits they share in common with many aspects of the traditional publishing content workflow. DigiPub host Denis Saulnier gets insights on this from Andrew Savikas, former CEO of Safari and former O'Reilly executive who ran the Tools of Change for Publishing conferences. Andrew gives an overview of how these tools work and the value they bring to the publishing process, and also gives specific tool recommendations for publishing professionals interested in experimenting with them. In the post-interview panel discussion, Denis is joined by Sue Brown of Macmillan Learning, Jack Cashman of the Harvard Alumni Association, and Laura Linnaeus of Macmillan Learning, who engage in a brief panel reaction to the interview, including how it resonated with their various endeavors in publishing.

    Episode 2.4
    The Traverse between Digital Media and Publishing with Vanessa Golembewski
    Are digital media companies publishing companies? Why do some companies shy away from the terms? How useful is a degree in publishing anyways? To find out, DigiPub host Laura Linnaeus talks with Vanessa Golembewski, Writer/Producer at NBCUniversal, comedian, and Moth storyteller. Vanessa takes us on the journey through her career from textbook editorial assistant to video producer to comedy writer. She tells us about what it was like to serve as the face of her brand at Refinery29, how she ended up starring in some surprising places, how gender proportions affected her career, and how some surprising content went viral. In the post-interview panel discussion, Laura is joined by Denis Saulnier of Harvard Business Publishing, Jack Cashman of the Harvard Alumni Association, and Sue Brown of Macmillan Learning who engage in a brief panel reaction to the interview, including how it resonated with their various endeavors in publishing.

    Episode 2.5
    Defining Fair Use with Kyle Courtney: What Is It and How Do We Use It?
    Fair use is a complicated topic for publishers, full of myths and misunderstandings, but it's a crucial concept for publishers to understand in a fast-changing digital world. Digipub host Jack Cashman talks to Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor for Harvard University, who breaks down what exactly Fair Use is, how to define it, how to use it, and how to defend it. In the process, he busts a few Fair Use myths that won't seem to die and reminds us that it's safe to sing the Happy Birthday song again. In the post-interview panel discussion, Jack is joined by Denis Saulnier of Harvard Business Publishing, Laura Linnaeus of Macmillan Learning, and Sue Brown of Macmillan Learning who engage in a brief panel reaction to the interview to discuss how they've managed fair use and copyright issues in the past.

    Episode 2.6
    From HarvardX to Harvard Business Analytics:  Effective Online Learning with Stefan Esposito
    From academia to custom educational publishing to MOOCs to paid online programs, Stefan has seen it all. DigiPub host Laura Linnaeus talks with Stefan Esposito, Program Director for the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP) and former Fellow and Manager of Instructional Development for HarvardX, about effective learning, the price of an online education, retention, and the sea of data that encompasses it all. In the post-interview panel discussion, Laura is joined by Denis Saulnier of Harvard Business Publishing, Jack Cashman of the Harvard Alumni Association, and Sue Brown of Macmillan Learning who engage in a brief panel reaction to the interview, including how it resonated with their various endeavors in publishing.

    Episode 2.7
    Publisher Partnerships: B2B Solutions in Digital Transformation with Ixxus' Steffanie Ness  
    Mobile, web, print. Readers want to read in multiple modalities. Meeting readers where they want to experience content is one aspect of publishing's "digital transformation." Challenges such as cost control and speed to market lead publishers to digital transformation in operations. How can do content management solutions drive faster digital transformation, and set the stage for innovation? Why is reinventing workflow so important to digital transformation? How can publishers drive the most value from their service providers? In this episode, DigiPub host Sue Brown talks with Ixxus' Steffanie Ness about specific steps publishers can take to achieve digital transformation -- and satisfy the need for product innovation while achieving operational savings. In the post-interview panel discussion, Sue is joined by Jack Cashman, of the Harvard Alumni Association, Laura Linnaeus, of Macmillan Learning, and Denis Saulnier, of Harvard Business Publishing; they talk about the learner audience and the influence technologies may have on the learning experience.

    Episode 2.8
    The Digital Frontier with Tim O'Reilly
    In this wide-ranging interview, Digi*Pub host Jack Cashman talks with Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media about how publishers should think strategically in the face of digital disruption and about the platform dynamic of publishing as a whole. The discussion touches on DRM, Open Source, subscription versus ad based models, and other publishing models on the Internet. Then they dive into some of the ideas that Tim writes about in his book, WTF: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us, and discuss how we have a collective choice on how we think about and how we use technology and what the next wave of innovation should look like. In the post-interview panel discussion, Jack is joined by Sue Brown, of Macmillan Learning, Laura Linnaeus, of Macmillan Learning, and Denis Saulnier, of Harvard Business Publishing; they talk about the idea of publishing as a platform and the need to create value for both the creator and consumer and wonder about what comes next.

     



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    Denis Saulnier
    Managing Director, Product Design and Delivery
    Harvard Business Publishing
    Watertown MA
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