Reshaping Education

Reshaping Education is a podcast that hosts top entrepreneurs and CEOs that are innovating to make education more accessible and affordable for all.

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Ana Lorena Fabrega
Chief Evangelist at Synthesis
Austen Allred
Co-Founder & CEO of BloomTech
Ryan Craig
Author of Disrupting College & A New U
Michael B. Horn
Author of Choosing College
Dickie Bush
Founder, of Ship30for30
Gagan Biyani
Co-Founder of Udemy and CEO of Maven

Institutions today are much farther ahead than they were over a decade ago.  They’re really looking to adopt technologies to improve the way they’re teaching and working.  We’re seeing a lot lower barriers on wanting to adopt new technologies. In fact, many schools are actually taking the lead and want to start looking at new technologies to figure out the best ways to engage with their students.

Michael Chasen

Founder of Blackboard & CEO of

We have a huge spreadsheet where any time someone submits a homework assignment we update the spreadsheet. And every two weeks we look through the spreadsheet and we create an aggregate score of engagement based on how many homework assignments they submitted, how many zoom minutes have they attended, how engaged are they on Circle (our community platform) etc. And for the bottom 20% of people or those who haven't done anything at all, we send them a little nudge. We see you haven’t posted. Is there anything we can do to help?

Ali Abdaal

Part-time YouTuber Academy

Achieving good student outcomes is less about teaching technical content and more about harnessing their motivation and inspiration to do something.

Harsh Patel

Former CEO of Galvanize, Maker Square, and Hack Reactor

And I think that's what really builds continuity and engagement over time: is making the community stronger…From there, I think the gold standard for education is personalized learning at scale.

Laura Holden

Ops & Community Manager at Skillful