The Why Distance Learning? podcast is for educators who are engaged with live virtual learning experiences, whether they be content providers who produce and facilitate or educators who want to complement their curriculum and learn more about the medium. We interview content providers, industry professionals, field experts and educators who love and use live virtual learning.Dive deep with Seth, Allyson, and Tami into the rapidly growing world of synchronous virtual and online education. Through in-depth interviews, explore how educators are leveraging videoconferencing, interactive virtual learning, and other education technologies like virtual field trips to revolutionize remote and distance learning. Discover the benefits and challenges of teaching at a distance. Learn how virtual engagement can enhance traditional instruction. Hear from distance learning experts using the latest EdTech tools to create unique remote learning opportunities for students and teachers alike. From content providers to administrators to EdTech entrepreneurs, this podcast reveals the human stories and innovative technologies shaping the future of virtual and online education. For anyone interested in transforming classrooms and learning through remote digital platforms, Why Distance Learning? charts a path forward.

Hosted by Seth Fleischauer of Banyan Global Learning and Allyson Mitchell and Tami Moehring of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.

Latest Episodes

#35 LIVE from ISTE: Kate Neff and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

In this most special of special episodes, Seth, Tami, and Allyson record LIVE at the ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado. As an official session at the conference, you...

#34 Social Media As a Form of Distance Learning with Heidi Clements

In this fascinating episode of the Why Distance Learning podcast, your hosts sit down with Heidi Clements, an Instagram influencer with a substantial following, to exp...

#33 The Power of Puppetry with Sara Burmenko

In this episode of the Why Distance Learning? podcast, our hosts interview Sara Burmenko from the Center for Puppetry Arts, delving into the unique world of puppetry a...

#32 Empowering Students with Disabilities through Distance Learning with Laura Loy

In this episode of "Why Distance Learning?" we explore the innovative intersections of arts education, accessibility, and distance learning with Laura Loy. Laura, a se...

#31 Dopamine, Gamification, AI and the Right Tool for the Job with Thor Prichard

In this episode we dive deep into the intersections of technology, education, and cognitive psychology with Thor Prichard of Clarity Innovations. This week, Thor Prich...

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