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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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  • Episode 45: A Case for Consortia: Learning with Unizin
    About Episode 45: In this episode, co-hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by Unizin’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jill Buban, to discuss the importance of institutional consortia in advancing higher education’s aspirational innovation goals that benefit students. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 45 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of...
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  • Episode 44: The Intertwined Futures of Online and Digital Learning
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    About Episode 44: Join hosts Tom and Kelvin as they discuss the intertwined futures of online learning and digital learning. How we frame our work and where we invest our innovation efforts will have at least some bearing on where our futures lead. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 44 Bonus Content Audio Recording: Interactions...
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  • RIA # 171: The ECRU on Team-based Research
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    Dr. Katie Linder On this episode, Dr. Katie Linder, Director of Research for Oregon State University Ecampus, is joined by the Ecampus Research Unit team to discuss logistics and tools used to conduct team-based research projects. Transcript (.docx) Show Notes Would you like to incorporate this episode of “Research in Action” into your course? Download...
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  • RIA # 170: Dr. Larry Rosen on Technology and the Brain
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    Dr. Larry Rosen On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Larry Rosen, Professor Emeritus and past chair of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist recognized as an international expert in the “Psychology of Technology.” Over the past 30-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues...
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  • RIA # 169: Dr. Helen Kara on Research Ethics
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    Dr. Helen Kara On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Helen Kara, Director of We Research It Ltd, who has been an independent researcher since 1999 and writes and teaches on research methods. She is the author of Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide (Policy Press, 2015)....
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  • September 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our September 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 # 168: Dr. Paul Eaton on Post-Qualitative Inquiry
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    Dr. Paul Eaton In this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Paul William Eaton, an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. Paul’s research interests include inquiries into digital technologies in education and human identity~subjectification~becoming; digital pedagogy and learning; postqualitative, complexivist, and posthumanist inquiry; and curriculum theorizing-philosophy in the...
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  • RIA # 167: Dr. Juliet Watson on Researching Gender-based Violence
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    Dr. Juliet Watson In this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Juliet Watson, the Deputy Director of the Unison Housing Research Lab and the Senior Lecturer in Homelessness in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Australia. Juliet has extensive research, teaching, and practice experience in the...
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  • RIA # 166: Dr. Jay Dillon on Alumni Giving and Identity
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    Dr. Jay Dillon On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Jay Le Roux Dillon, a social scientist and founder of Alumni Identity Fundraising Consultants. His research and consulting practice help institutions identify ideal alumni donors through the lens of social psychology and data science. Dr. Dillon was previously director of alumni...
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  • RIA # 165: Sarah Vojnovich on Reseaching Corals
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    Sarah Vojnovich On this episode, Katie is joined by Sarah Vojnovich, a Master’s student in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Oregon State Unviersity. Sarah carries out infection studies with a bacterium, called Vibrio coralliilyticus, that infects corals and causes tissue necrosis by the release of a toxin. Current studies are typically...
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  • August 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our August 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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  • July 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our July 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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  • The Fight to Preserve African-American History
    For this week’s podcast, we’re looking at the role that African-American scholars and teachers have played in preserving the history of slavery and its aftermath, which in so many ways is still not widely known and appreciated. We talk with scholars who helped mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival...
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  • A Bored Student Hacked His School's Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?
    This week we’re talking about cybersecurity at schools—and how secure—or in some cases how vulnerable—the tech systems in school systems are. At the center of our story: Bill Demirkapi, who managed to bust into two key student information systems of his high school, then tried to tell the edtech companies...
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  • Satirical Takes on Higher Ed and Why They Matter
    What is your favorite satirical take on higher education? Maybe Jane Smiley’s "Moo." Or Don DeLillo’s "White Noise"? Or it could be Rodney Dangerfield’s "Back to School." Let’s face it, there almost endless works of fiction poking fun at academic life. As the summer ends and we head into the...
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  • Forget the Scientific Method — Why We May Be Teaching Science All Wrong
    What if teaching the scientific method in schools is giving students the wrong idea about how rigorous work is done by scientists? That’s the unusual hypothesis being made by John Rudolph, an education professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of “How We Teach Science: What's Changed, and Why...
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  • The New Jim Code? Race and Discriminatory Design
    People have a tendency to treat technology and big data as neutral, sterile and immune to mortal failings. Yet the digital tools we use at schools, jobs and home don’t simply fall from the sky—humans produce them. And that means human biases can and do slip right into the algorithms....
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  • Can Anyone Be an Inventor? Why MIT’s Invention Education Officer Says Yes
    When you hear the word “inventor,” you might think of household names like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, or the Wright brothers. But today, there are plenty of young inventors whose names you’ve never heard of—not yet, anyway. These are middle and high school students who have developed solutions to...
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  • Mixed Reactions to the Latest College Admissions Scandal
    Parents are giving up custody of their kids to get need-based college financial aid. That was a headline last week in ProPublica Illinois, and it got people talking once again about the madness around college admissions. In comments on the ProPublica article and in other online forums, though, plenty of...
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  • How to Bring ‘Mastery Learning’ to the Classroom
    One of the most popular topics these days in education is mastery learning—the idea that the pace of a class should match what each student is ready to learn, as a way to ensure they’re really grasping material. But it can be hard to show educators what mastery learning looks...
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  • What 6 Million Syllabi Reveal About Higher Education
    What if you could map every book and article assigned in college courses around the world and see which authors are making the most impact? A project run out of Columbia University is working to do just that. It’s called the Open Syllabus Project, and this month its leaders released...
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  • Bonus Episode: When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse
    Online tutoring is big business—especially for a growing number of companies that connect native English-speaking teachers with children in China for live video lessons. These services can work really well as second jobs teachers in the U.S., who can wake up early and get in a couple of hours of...
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  • The Fight to Preserve African-American History
    For this week’s podcast, we’re looking at the role that African-American scholars and teachers have played in preserving the history of slavery and its aftermath, which in so many ways is still not widely known and appreciated. We talk with scholars who helped mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 171: The ECRU on Team-based Research
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    Dr. Katie Linder On this episode, Dr. Katie Linder, Director of Research for Oregon State University Ecampus, is joined by the Ecampus Research Unit team to discuss logistics and tools used to conduct team-based research projects. Transcript (.docx) Show Notes Would you like to incorporate this episode of “Research in Action” into your course? Download...
    Read more »
  • A Bored Student Hacked His School's Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?
    This week we’re talking about cybersecurity at schools—and how secure—or in some cases how vulnerable—the tech systems in school systems are. At the center of our story: Bill Demirkapi, who managed to bust into two key student information systems of his high school, then tried to tell the edtech companies...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 170: Dr. Larry Rosen on Technology and the Brain
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    Dr. Larry Rosen On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Larry Rosen, Professor Emeritus and past chair of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist recognized as an international expert in the “Psychology of Technology.” Over the past 30-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues...
    Read more »
  • Satirical Takes on Higher Ed and Why They Matter
    What is your favorite satirical take on higher education? Maybe Jane Smiley’s "Moo." Or Don DeLillo’s "White Noise"? Or it could be Rodney Dangerfield’s "Back to School." Let’s face it, there almost endless works of fiction poking fun at academic life. As the summer ends and we head into the...
    Read more »
  • 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...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 169: Dr. Helen Kara on Research Ethics
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    Dr. Helen Kara On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Helen Kara, Director of We Research It Ltd, who has been an independent researcher since 1999 and writes and teaches on research methods. She is the author of Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide (Policy Press, 2015)....
    Read more »
  • September 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our September 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 »
  • Forget the Scientific Method — Why We May Be Teaching Science All Wrong
    What if teaching the scientific method in schools is giving students the wrong idea about how rigorous work is done by scientists? That’s the unusual hypothesis being made by John Rudolph, an education professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of “How We Teach Science: What's Changed, and Why...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 168: Dr. Paul Eaton on Post-Qualitative Inquiry
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    Dr. Paul Eaton In this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Paul William Eaton, an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. Paul’s research interests include inquiries into digital technologies in education and human identity~subjectification~becoming; digital pedagogy and learning; postqualitative, complexivist, and posthumanist inquiry; and curriculum theorizing-philosophy in the...
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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)