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Building a Classroom Without Walls with Ai Addyson-Zhang

College professor turned entrepreneur, Ai Addyson-Zhang talks about how social media transformed her life and why she wants to change education as we know it.

Guest Biography

Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang is an educator and an entrepreneur. She received her MA and Ph.D. in Communication from Syracuse University and the University of Maryland. Ai is the founder of Classroom Without Walls, an alternative school for entrepreneurship. As an Adobe Education Leader, Ai is passionate about incorporating social media and creative technologies to enhance student learning and to acquire skills that help them become future-ready. Ai’s work has been featured in Forbes, Inside Higher Education, Pearson Education, and Mark Schafer’s book among others. Ai hosts a weekly live streaming show, in which she interviews leading social media and digital marketers such as Seth Godin. Ai additionally contributes to Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Ai is also a HubSpot Academy Instructor. Ai frequently speaks at academic and industry conferences including VidCon, Social Media Week Lima (the largest social media marketing conference in the midwest, and others.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Ai redefined her identity from professor to become an entrepreneur
  • Ai's views on weaknesses in our educational system today and what new approaches might have a larger impact
  • Why no school can provide the personalization that kids need so parents need to be involved

Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/119

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