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  • Episode 55: A Journey from Faculty Member to Digital Learning Leader
    About Episode 55: In this episode, Tom and Kelvin are joined by Dr. Susan Wegmann as she shares her experience of transitioning from teaching online to leading digital learning for an entire institution. Listeners are encouraged to reflect upon the lessons learned from their own journeys. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 55 Show...
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  • Episode 54: “Keep It Simple Starting” with Design and Teaching
    About Episode 54: In this episode, TOPcast hosts Kelvin and Tom talk through how “starting simply”, with the essentials, in online design/teaching and then iterating over time will make for a more successful experience for all concerned. These principles hold for other kinds of digital learning implementations. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 54...
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  • Episode 53: A “Sobering” Conversation About Diversity Among Leaders of Online Learning
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    About Episode 53: Returning guest Dr. Liz Ciabocchi joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to consider the current state of diversity and inclusivity within the ranks of online learning leaders. While a sobering conversation to be sure, this episode is filled with data and optimism. This episode was recorded in front of...
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  • Episode 52: Higher Ed’s “Third Wave of Digital Leaders”
    About Episode 52: In this episode, Tom and Kelvin are joined by Dr. Casey Green who shares his decades long observations about the evolving nature of leadership in higher ed’s technology-mediated teaching and learning initiatives. A key theme is the sustainability of our digital learning efforts. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 52 Show...
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  • Episode 51: How Can We Make Textbooks More Affordable for Students?
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    About Episode 51: Textbook affordability is important to students, parents, policymakers, and online education professionals. Reducing the functional cost to students of course materials is a complex challenge. In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin discuss one multifaceted strategy for meeting this challenge. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 51 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via...
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  • Episode 50: Conveying Online Quality: One Way to Better Inform Stakeholders
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    About Episode 50: Providing evidence of quality assurance efforts for online education goes a long way toward addressing the concerns of stakeholders, novices, and naysayers. In this episode, Dr. Deb Miller joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to share the details of one state’s system-wide approach to better conveying evidence of online...
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  • Episode 49: “You’re Making Me Crazy!” How to Improve Online Education
    About Episode 49: In the fifth season kick-off, hosts Kelvin Thompson and Thomas Cavanagh reflect on what makes them crazy about the field of online education and what online practitioners might do to remedy the situation. This is a great episode to share and discuss with colleagues inside and outside the...
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  • Episode 48: Equal Access to Education: A Conversation with Dr. Chuck Dziuban
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    About Episode 48: Access to education is not equal across all demographics. What might we do about that? In this episode, rockstar scholar Dr. Chuck Dziuban joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss equity and the affordances of digital learning. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 48 Show Notes: Kelvin Thompson, Charles Dziuban, and Thomas...
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  • Episode 47: Engaging in Engagement Research for Online Students
    About Episode 47: In this episode Kelvin and Tom are joined by Dr. Tawnya Means and Dr. Meridith Bergeron as they consider the value of engagement, especially for students who have online-only experiences with their institutions through online programs. Means and Bergeron share details about a current research project in which...
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  • Episode 46: Empowering Humans Through Learning Analytics
    About Episode 46: In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom note the student success benefits of learning analytics initiatives and consider thoughtfully the appropriate roles for human decision-making in such initiatives. Students, faculty, advisors, and administrators are just some of the humans who can be empowered by analytics. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode...
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  • RIA # 180: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Dane Skinner on Forecasting and Data Dashboards
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    Dane Skinner On this episode, Mary Ellen is joined by Dane Skinner, a Research Analyst for Ecampus at Oregon State University. Prior to this position, Dane worked as a Data Scientist for the Oregon State Lottery. He completed his Masters in Math and Masters in Statistics at Oregon State University in...
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  • RIA # 179: Dr. Natalie Pope on Researching Young Caregivers
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    Dr. Natalie Pope On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Natalie Pope, the Otis Endowed Professor in Gerontology & Intergenerational Social Work and Director of Doctoral programs in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. In 2010 Dr. Pope received her Ph.D. in Social Work at the...
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  • RIA # 178: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill on Indigenous & Two-spirit Studies
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    Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill On this episode, Katie is joined by Qwo-Li Driskill, a (non-citizen) Cherokee Two-Spirit and Queer writer, activist, and performer also of African, Irish, Lenape, Lumbee, and Osage ascent. They are the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems (Salt Publishing, 2005) and the co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection...
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  • November 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our November 2019 preview clips! Transcript (.docx) Show Notes To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the “Research in Action” podcast: Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu Voicemail: 541-737-1111 If you listen to the podcast...
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  • RIA # 177: Dr. Laura A. Pasquini on Researching Support Structures for Learning
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    Dr. Laura A. Pasquini On this episode, Katie is joined by Laura Pasquini, a seasoned learning designer, curious learner, and active investigator. As an early career scholar-practitioner, Dr. Pasquini’s teaching and research explores mentoring experiences, networked practices, online communities, student support/advising, digital professional identity development, and open online learning environments. She consults...
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  • RIA # 176: Dr. Margy Thomas on Developmental Editing
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    Dr. Margy Thomas On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Margy Thomas, the founder of ScholarShape and the creator of the Build Your Story-Argument program. Margy founded ScholarShape in 2013 as an academic editing and writing consultation service, and through her years of helping hundreds of scholars develop their book...
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  • RIA # 175: Dr. Sharla Berry on Cultivating Community Online
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    Dr. Sharla Berry On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Sharla Berry, an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. Her research explores education technology in K-20 contexts. She has published several peer-reviewed articles exploring how students and faculty cultivate learning communities in online programs....
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  • RIA # 174: Dr. Emily Contois on Food Studies
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    Dr. Emily Contois On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Emily Contois, an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at The University of Tulsa. Her book, Diners, Dudes, and Diets: Gender and Power in U.S. Food Culture and Media, will be published with The University of North Carolina Press in 2020. It...
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  • October 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our October 2019 preview clips! Transcript (.docx) Show Notes To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the “Research in Action” podcast: Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu Voicemail: 541-737-1111 If you listen to the podcast...
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  • RIA # 173: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Stephania Fregosi on Data and Methods in Sustainability Research
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    Stephania Fregosi On this episode, guest host Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto is joined by Stephania Fregosi, Sustainability Analyst at Portland Community College. In her role, Stephania completes greenhouse gas inventories, the Sustainability, Tracking, and Rating system report, does research, and provides other support for the college. She earned her Master’s...
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  • Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout—It’s Demoralization
    A few years ago, after more two decades in the classroom, Chrissy Romano-Arribito began to experience something that may sound familiar to a lot of teachers: burnout. Or not burnout, exactly, but demoralization. Experts like Bowdoin College education chair Doris Santoro, author of the book “Demoralized,” note that as systemic...
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  • The Latest Innovation in Student Retention at Colleges: 'Food Scholarships'
    College kids have a reputation for seeking out free food, and that's why any student organizer knows that ordering pizza is a good way to lure folks to a meeting. But for many students, hunger is a more serious problem. Many campus leaders are trying new ways to address the...
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  • What Happened to the '$100 Laptop' Project?
    Back in 2005, one of the biggest stories in tech was a push by a group of MIT professors to build a $100 laptop and give them to children in schools around the world. It was presented as a feel-good story that no one could object to. The story of...
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  • Speed Demons: How Quantum Computing Could Change Education
    Computing experts love speed races, and there’s an ongoing battle to build the fastest computer on earth. Usually the overall trend follows what’s known as Moore’s Law, with the speed of the fastest computer doubling every 14 months or so. But last week saw the announcement of a new kind...
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  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Culturally Responsive Teaching
    In 1995, NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris became the first African American to perform a spacewalk, and he has spent more than 18 days in space. Today, he's the CEO of NMSI, the National Math and Science Initiative, which runs programs designed to boost the number of STEM teachers. We...
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  • A ’Golden Age’ of Teaching and Learning at Colleges?
    Researchers are making new discoveries these days about how people learn, and some of those findings are making their way onto campus, in the form of new teaching practices. That has Matthew Rascoff, associate vice provost for digital education and innovation at Duke University, excited about the possibility to make...
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  • The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.
    What does it mean to be a good citizen? That question is complicated by today's digital environment, since today's kids—and adults too—live in both online and offline worlds. EdSurge sat down with one of the foremost experts on helping navigate these issues: Marialice Curran, founder and executive director of the...
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  • Can a Sitcom Teach Philosophy? Meet a Scholar Advising 'The Good Place'
    Today we’re talking about teaching using popular culture, and we’re focusing on a quirky TV comedy called The Good Place. The show is led by Michael Schur, who previously wrote for The Office and Parks and Recreation. But there’s an unusual person in the writer’s room of The Good Place—an...
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  • The Challenge of Teaching News Literacy
    This week on the podcast we’re talking about news literacy, and the challenge of teaching students to navigate the relentless flow of information they get through social media and websites and YouTube and ... podcasts. Our guest, Peter Adams, has years of experience working with students like Luquin, first as...
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  • Bonus Episode: How Choosing College is Like Buying a Milkshake
    What happens when a popular theory of market research used by fast-food restaurants (to do things like improve their milkshakes) is applied to the process of choosing a college? We talked to Michael Horn, co-author of a new book that does just that. But does it make sense to bring...
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  • Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout—It’s Demoralization
    A few years ago, after more two decades in the classroom, Chrissy Romano-Arribito began to experience something that may sound familiar to a lot of teachers: burnout. Or not burnout, exactly, but demoralization. Experts like Bowdoin College education chair Doris Santoro, author of the book “Demoralized,” note that as systemic...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 180: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Dane Skinner on Forecasting and Data Dashboards
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    Dane Skinner On this episode, Mary Ellen is joined by Dane Skinner, a Research Analyst for Ecampus at Oregon State University. Prior to this position, Dane worked as a Data Scientist for the Oregon State Lottery. He completed his Masters in Math and Masters in Statistics at Oregon State University in...
    Read more »
  • The Latest Innovation in Student Retention at Colleges: 'Food Scholarships'
    College kids have a reputation for seeking out free food, and that's why any student organizer knows that ordering pizza is a good way to lure folks to a meeting. But for many students, hunger is a more serious problem. Many campus leaders are trying new ways to address the...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 179: Dr. Natalie Pope on Researching Young Caregivers
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    Dr. Natalie Pope On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Natalie Pope, the Otis Endowed Professor in Gerontology & Intergenerational Social Work and Director of Doctoral programs in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. In 2010 Dr. Pope received her Ph.D. in Social Work at the...
    Read more »
  • What Happened to the '$100 Laptop' Project?
    Back in 2005, one of the biggest stories in tech was a push by a group of MIT professors to build a $100 laptop and give them to children in schools around the world. It was presented as a feel-good story that no one could object to. The story of...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 178: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill on Indigenous & Two-spirit Studies
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    Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill On this episode, Katie is joined by Qwo-Li Driskill, a (non-citizen) Cherokee Two-Spirit and Queer writer, activist, and performer also of African, Irish, Lenape, Lumbee, and Osage ascent. They are the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems (Salt Publishing, 2005) and the co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection...
    Read more »
  • November 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our November 2019 preview clips! Transcript (.docx) Show Notes To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the “Research in Action” podcast: Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu Voicemail: 541-737-1111 If you listen to the podcast...
    Read more »
  • Episode 55: A Journey from Faculty Member to Digital Learning Leader
    About Episode 55: In this episode, Tom and Kelvin are joined by Dr. Susan Wegmann as she shares her experience of transitioning from teaching online to leading digital learning for an entire institution. Listeners are encouraged to reflect upon the lessons learned from their own journeys. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 55 Show...
    Read more »
  • Speed Demons: How Quantum Computing Could Change Education
    Computing experts love speed races, and there’s an ongoing battle to build the fastest computer on earth. Usually the overall trend follows what’s known as Moore’s Law, with the speed of the fastest computer doubling every 14 months or so. But last week saw the announcement of a new kind...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 177: Dr. Laura A. Pasquini on Researching Support Structures for Learning
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    Dr. Laura A. Pasquini On this episode, Katie is joined by Laura Pasquini, a seasoned learning designer, curious learner, and active investigator. As an early career scholar-practitioner, Dr. Pasquini’s teaching and research explores mentoring experiences, networked practices, online communities, student support/advising, digital professional identity development, and open online learning environments. She consults...
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Testimonial

"The chemistry between Tom and Kelvin is fabulous. The episode sounded like a professional, seasoned radio talk show, very interesting and entertaining. The length of the podcast was great. Time flew."

Ed Garay, Assistant Director, Academic Computing, University of Illinois at Chicago (TOPcast)