The Edtech Podcast: Bridget Burns

#114 – how universities can focus on providing a better student experience

What’s in this episode?

This week’s podcast features a recording from this year’s SXSWEDU where I interviewed general all-round Duracell bunny Bridget Burns of the University Innovation Alliance. Bridget spoke to me about how universities can focus on better student experience, value and access through better collaboration, and fewer ‘walled-garden’ approaches. If you’re familiar with JISC in the UK, you may be reminded of some similar methodologies, though I’d love to hear your thoughts as usual! So get tweeting, emailing, or send in a VM for inclusion. 


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  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Bridget Burns, Executive Director for University Innovation Alliance | Website | Twitter | LinkedIn 


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