ClassCast Podcast

Ep.058 -- Iman Ghanizada -- The Certs Guy: Google Certifications, Decentralizing Learning, & the Future of Education

March 01, 2021 Ryan Tibbens Season 2 Episode 58
ClassCast Podcast
Ep.058 -- Iman Ghanizada -- The Certs Guy: Google Certifications, Decentralizing Learning, & the Future of Education
Show Notes

ClassCast Podcast Ep.058 features Iman Ghanizada, aka "The Certs Guy," a young star at Google, newly published author, and former student of host Ryan Tibbens. Iman shares ideas about his new book, Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect: All in One Exam Guide, about how technology can improve education, and how people must maintain strong morals and respect if they truly want to live good lives and serve others. Tibbens taught Iman in 9th grade English during his first year as a teacher, so the episode begins with a little catching up but quickly moves on to focus on Iman's goals of mentorship, representation, and personal development.  If you are interested in how technology is reshaping our world, how young leaders are building networks to support others, or even how to get certified as a Google Cloud Architect, this episode is for you. 

Table of Contents (highlights*) 

  1. 0:00-5:13 -- 9th Grade English
  2. 5:13-10:55 -- Why Write and Teach? *
  3. 10:55-17:47 -- The Purpose of Education
  4. 17:47-24:59 -- How the Internet Decentralizes Learning *
  5. 24:59-31:25 -- Morality in Tech
  6. 31:25-37:34 -- Blockchain: Decentralizing Education
  7. 27:34-43:39 -- Certificates vs Degrees
  8. 43:39-46:12 -- Communication: The Value of Schooling
  9. 46:12-56:42 -- Iman's Ideal School *
  10. 56:42-1:08:53 -- The Certs Guy: How to Think, Help Others, Increase Representation, & Advance Careers *
  11. 1:08:53-1:15:23 -- Iman's Recommendations & Wrap-Up


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