CollabTalk Podcast | Episode 54 with Frances Valintine


For Episode 54 of the CollabTalk Podcast, the conversation focused on the importance of digital fluency, and how technology has impacted – and continues to impact – the future of education, both for children and adult learners. You can listen to the podcast above and follow me using your favorite app, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or the iHeartRadio app. Be sure to subscribe!

Joining me on this podcast:

  • Frances Valintine (@francesvnz) / TwitterFrances Valintine (@francesvnz), an education futurist, strategist, and researcher, and the founder and CEO of both The Mind Lab (, a school “created to address the imbalance of what children were learning at school and the skills that the future requires by introducing them to collaborative, creative, hands-on digital discovery and problem-solving,” and Tech Futures Lab (, a graduate school and institute dedicated to the development of people, planet and policy. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions for social innovation and diversity, Frances is known for her commitment to working to improve the outcomes for the next generation through contexualising education delivery and content in the 21st Century. [LinkedIn | Wikipedia]

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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.