The Cloud Episode 5: Featuring Paul Way, Computer Science Professor of The Crossroads School
Cloud Friend! Hello, Aaron Mangal here, host of The Cloud Radio show. Thanks so much for your interest in The Cloud and Network Remedy.
This production was created to increase your understanding of IT services and The Cloud. We hope you enjoy it.
Network Remedy is the sponsor of the show and is an IT consulting firm, Managed Services and Cloud Hosting Provider based out of San Jose, CA in Silicon Valley. This show is recorded live in partnership with OC Talk Radio and its owner Paul Roberts who is also a co-host as the voice of the curious common man.
In this episode, we interviewed Paul Way, Computer Science professor of the crossroads school. We discuss edupreneurship, technology, education and how this is being transformed by emerging technologies like the Cloud.
In addition, we discuss the role of teachers in the modern time as well as challenges we in preparing ourselves and the next generations for this current and future digital age.
Biography of Guest
Paul Way is an entrepreneur, technologist and computer science professor at the Crossroads independent school in Santa Monica.
After listening to today’s episode you will learn:
- What Edupreneurship is
- How young is too young to be an entrepreneur
- Why its beholden to us to empower children early
- A brief explanation of the Virtual Reality Expo in Irvine
- How youth has a big involvement in emerging technology
- How moving into the Information Age is going to yield mind blowing inventions
- About the Internet of Things and the role it plays in society
- How education is going beyond the typical campus environment
- Why blended learning is a new amalgamation of technology and education
- How free online education is disrupting the traditional system
- The value of schools, classrooms and teachers in a world of The Cloud
- Why we need a populace that is aware of their own potential versus being informed
- The role of teachers to act as mentors and curators of information
- How Khan Academy emerged and became what it is today
- How the nature of education needs to change
- How creating students that are informed engaged civic citizens
- Whether or not our current curriculum are sufficient for the needs of the future
- All the reading in the world doesn’t replace expertise
- The challenges of tooling up our career skills for the future
- Focus is paramount in the age of information overload
- Having people to contact for help is critical for learning
- How the 60’s idealism Hippy era of learning and helping each other out is coming back
Further Reading and Resources
Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org/
Coursera – https://www.coursera.org/
Edx – https://www.edx.org/
1150 Free online courses – http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
Academic Earth – http://academicearth.org/
Udemy – https://www.udemy.com/courses/
Crossroads School for Arts and Science – http://www.xrds.org/
Socal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo – http://www.socalvr.com/
Internet of Things – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things
The IoT is bigger than anyone realizes – http://www.wired.com/insights/2014/11/the-internet-of-things-bigger/