The new normal: app-based education and pivoting in times of crisis
Season 2 of the Apps, Games, & Insights podcast kicks off with Babbel’s Elliot Rayner and John Quintana. They share their knowledge on app-based language learning, and talk about how the new normal is disrupting the delivery of all types of education. They also talk to our hosts Tamzin Taylor and Dirk Primbs about how learning a new language is about more than memorization and gamification, and how Babbel is transforming and adapting to a new future for education. As always, expect insights, learnings, and laughs.
Elliott spent seven years working at the adidas global HQ specializing in product marketing and innovation. He developed innovative performance products for the 2010 Football World Cup and the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He also spent three years in Amsterdam leading the creation and development of ASICS global running apparel and creating sustainable products for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He is constantly exploring new opportunities to combine his passions in innovation, storytelling, and sustainability.
John Quintana is Head of Guide at Babbel, the popular online language learning service. At Babbel, John leads product innovation efforts in connected, cross-platform learning experiences. He brings his own background in education, digital innovation, and design thinking to amplify the learning expertise that Babbel is so well-known for and to apply the machine learning expertise they are starting to build. Prior to joining Babbel, John led brand management at Tatcha and worked on various product launches for Google, Motorola, and Anhueser Busch, as agency strategist. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.