• June 25, 2018
HCMx Radio 91: Using Communication to Enable and Support Public Education and Students

GuestDr. Ayelet Segal is the Head of Education & Research at TouchCast. She leads the educational mission and works with thousands of schools to facilitate hands-on learning in their classroom through TouchCast’s interactive video learning experiences. Dr. Segal is an international speaker and a published author, and an expert on how students learn with video. She has devoted the last 25 years exploring problems in the realm of Cognitive Psychology, Education and HCI in academia and industry. Prior to joining TouchCast, she earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Education and Technology from Columbia University as well as a Master of Arts in Interactive Media from Middlesex University in London. She published the first research on children learning with iPads and has been honored with several international awards.

HostRachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group

Topics include:

  • TouchCast’s mission of innovation and its family-oriented culture.
  • Leveraging the power of storytelling and interactivity with “smart videos”
  • Using TouchCast to promote women in tech
  • Empowering young people, especially young women
  • TouchCast Pitch: what it is and what it does.
  • Unconscious bias training; its value and impact
  • Using the smart video platform to build a production team
  • TouchCast’s social involvement in communities and helping children by supporting public education
  • And personal insights from Dr. Segal’s career

You can listen to the podcast here.

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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