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  • Episode 66: Curricular Innovation, Engineering, and Adaptive Learning
    About Episode 66: Guest Dr. Euan Lindsay, director of engineering for Australia’s Charles Sturt University, joins Tom and Kelvin to talk about the role of adaptive learning in curricular innovation. Find out how students “binge at their point of need” while also getting a real world education. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 66...
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  • Episode 65: Field Report #2: Preparing for the Post-COVID Future
    About Episode 65: Hosts Kelvin and Tom ponder the long term effects of the coronavirus on higher education. This episode is the second in a mini-series of monthly “field reports” offering collegial advice in getting through the current era of “remote teaching” necessitated by COVID-19.  Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 65 Show Notes: Episode...
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  • Episode 64: Principles for Humanizing Online Education… and Remote Teaching/Learning
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    About Episode 64: Hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by guest Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock (“Brocansky”) to discuss the importance of “humanizing” education. Humanizing is important generally for the design and teaching of actual online courses/programs, but in the COVID-19 era, humanizing remote teaching/learning is imperative. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 64 Show Notes: Episode...
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  • Episode 63: Field Report #1: Making #RemoteTeaching Happen
    About Episode 63: This episode is the first in a mini-series of monthly “field reports” offering collegial advice in getting through the current era of “remote teaching” necessitated by COVID-19. Hosts Kelvin and Tom offer principles for launching and sustaining remote teaching initiatives. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 63 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via...
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  • Episode 62: DL Course Fees and the Funding of Online Education
    About Episode 62: In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by guest Dr. Tamara Powell, from Kennesaw State University, to discuss the role of course fees in funding online education. The importance of showing a return on investment is emphasized. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 62 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View...
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  • Episode 61: Beyond the Coronavirus: Continuity of Operations and Online Learning
    About Episode 61: In this episode, Tom and Kelvin consider the valuable role online education professionals can play in helping their institutions maintain or resume operations when faced with crises.  Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 61 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter Coffee Links Atomic Coffee House Blend Content...
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  • Episode 60: Growing [As] Leaders in Our Online Learning Field
    About Episode 60: Dr. Kelvin Bentley joins co-hosts Kelvin Thompson and Tom Cavanagh to discuss how our field and its leaders are growing in strategic importance. The value of strengthening personal and organizational networks is emphasized. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 60 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via...
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  • Episode 59: Online Faculty Development
    About Episode 59: Tom and Kelvin devote an entire episode to one of the pillars of successful online education programs: the preparation of faculty for online course design and teaching. Varieties of faculty development approaches are discussed. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 59 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights...
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  • Episode 58: “Fun with Regulations”
    About Episode 58: In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom learn to have “fun with regulations” as guests Russ Poulin and Cheryl Dowd from WCET provide an update on timely topics from the US higher education policy context. Russ and Cheryl’s enthusiasm for the topics is infectious. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 58...
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  • Episode 57: “Do You Want a Degree with Those Fries?” Education as an Employee Benefit
    About Episode 57: Tuition reimbursement programs have been around for many years. In this episode, though, join hosts Tom and Kelvin as they uncover how modern education as an employee benefit programs align with the aspirations of online higher education.  Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 57 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter Coffee Links Redeye Coffee Roasters Content...
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  • RIA# 185: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Dr. Kathleen Preston on Item Response Theory
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    Dr. Kathleen Preston On this episode, Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto is joined by Dr. Kathleen Preston, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Preston teaches several statistics courses including introductory, advanced, and multivariate statistics, as well as psychometrics, and structural equation modeling. She...
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  • RIA #184: Dr. David Connor on Disability Studies
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    Dr. David Connor On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. David J. Connor, a Professor Emeritus of Hunter College (Learning Disabilities Program) and the Graduate Center (Urban Education Program) of the City University of New York. He has taught in New York City for over thirty years, from high schoolers...
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  • RIA # 183: Dr. Ron Mize on Researching the Immigrant Experience
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    Dr. Ron Mize On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ron Mize, an Associate Professor in the School of Language, Culture, and Society.  He previously taught International Relations, Sociology, Latino Studies, and Ethnic Studies at ITAM (Mexico City), Humboldt State University, Cornell University, University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne, California State University-San...
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  • RIA # 182: Dr. Katie Linder with a Fond Farewell
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    Dr. Katie Linder On this episode, Katie offers a fond farewell as she transitions out of her role at Oregon State Ecampus and as the host of the “Research in Action” podcast. Transcript (.docx) Show Notes Katie’s LinkedIn profile To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future...
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  • December 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our December 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 # 181: Dr. Julie Park on Researching Race, Diversity, and Equity in Higher Education
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    On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Julie J. Park, an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research addresses how race, religion, and social class affect diversity and equity in higher education, including the diverse experiences of Asian American college students. Her new book...
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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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  • A Professor Known for Viral Videos Gives Advice for Teaching Online
    Micheal Wesch is a rare professor who is a celebrity on YouTube. He’s made education videos that have gotten more than 10 million views, and Wired magazine once gave him an award for his innovative viral videos. He is also an award-winning classroom teacher. But he hates being on camera,...
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  • Did Students Learn As Much During Remote Online Instruction?
    As this chaotic and unexpected semester comes to a close, we wanted to know how well this online teaching went, and what it felt like from the instructor point of view. Was it as good? Did the students seem to learn as much? So for this week's podcast, we talk...
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  • Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching
    Should colleges be giving students a partial refund on tuition since their campuses were forced to shift teaching online for the COVID-19 pandemic? Students around the country say yes because they say that online is not as good as what they signed up for. But is college just like any...
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  • Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice
    You've probably heard of the "10,000-hour rule" popularized by author Malcolm Gladwell, which says that it takes that much practice to gain mastery of a complex subject area. The professor who Gladwell cites as the basis of that rule, Anders Ericsson, says things are a bit more complicated than the...
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  • How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos
    In this time of pandemic, when schools and colleges have shifted teaching online to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, more and more teachers find themselves making videos for their students, and more students are turning to educational videos online. So for this week’s podcast, we decided to reach...
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  • Studying While Financially Stressed During COVID-19
    Today we’re talking to two students facing financial challenges, as part of our series about how COVID-19 is impacting education. One is an undergrad struggling to balance his studies and a precarious financial situation at home, and the other is a grad student with six-figure debt with a surprisingly upbeat...
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  • What a Global 'Corona Diaries' Project Reveals About Education During The Pandemic
    There's a new global effort called Corona Diaries. This simple but elegant website invites visitors to record a short audio clip answering one of three prompts: How was your day? How has your life changed? Or What’s troubling you right now? Even though people could talk about any aspect...
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  • One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library
    The largest library in the world is the U.S. Library of Congress, and each year it invites one teacher to serve as a Teacher in Residence. This year that's Jen Reidel, and she's been at the Library of Congress researching, writing and seeking out primary sources that K-12 teachers across...
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  • When 7 Family Members Continue Their Studies While Sheltered In Place
    One house in Massachusetts is suddenly brimming with remote learning. With seven family members all trying to keep their studies going while their schools or colleges are closed, it's an accidental experiment about how different students are reacting to emergency remote instruction....
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  • The Future of K-12 School Post-Coronavirus
    Today we’re looking at what K-12 schools could look like after social distancing is over and people reassess what they want from our school systems. To do that we talked with Simon Rodberg, who has been the principal of a charter school in DC, and is the author of a...
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  • A Professor Known for Viral Videos Gives Advice for Teaching Online
    Micheal Wesch is a rare professor who is a celebrity on YouTube. He’s made education videos that have gotten more than 10 million views, and Wired magazine once gave him an award for his innovative viral videos. He is also an award-winning classroom teacher. But he hates being on camera,...
    Read more »
  • Did Students Learn As Much During Remote Online Instruction?
    As this chaotic and unexpected semester comes to a close, we wanted to know how well this online teaching went, and what it felt like from the instructor point of view. Was it as good? Did the students seem to learn as much? So for this week's podcast, we talk...
    Read more »
  • Episode 66: Curricular Innovation, Engineering, and Adaptive Learning
    About Episode 66: Guest Dr. Euan Lindsay, director of engineering for Australia’s Charles Sturt University, joins Tom and Kelvin to talk about the role of adaptive learning in curricular innovation. Find out how students “binge at their point of need” while also getting a real world education. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 66...
    Read more »
  • Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching
    Should colleges be giving students a partial refund on tuition since their campuses were forced to shift teaching online for the COVID-19 pandemic? Students around the country say yes because they say that online is not as good as what they signed up for. But is college just like any...
    Read more »
  • Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice
    You've probably heard of the "10,000-hour rule" popularized by author Malcolm Gladwell, which says that it takes that much practice to gain mastery of a complex subject area. The professor who Gladwell cites as the basis of that rule, Anders Ericsson, says things are a bit more complicated than the...
    Read more »
  • Episode 65: Field Report #2: Preparing for the Post-COVID Future
    About Episode 65: Hosts Kelvin and Tom ponder the long term effects of the coronavirus on higher education. This episode is the second in a mini-series of monthly “field reports” offering collegial advice in getting through the current era of “remote teaching” necessitated by COVID-19.  Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 65 Show Notes: Episode...
    Read more »
  • How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos
    In this time of pandemic, when schools and colleges have shifted teaching online to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, more and more teachers find themselves making videos for their students, and more students are turning to educational videos online. So for this week’s podcast, we decided to reach...
    Read more »
  • Studying While Financially Stressed During COVID-19
    Today we’re talking to two students facing financial challenges, as part of our series about how COVID-19 is impacting education. One is an undergrad struggling to balance his studies and a precarious financial situation at home, and the other is a grad student with six-figure debt with a surprisingly upbeat...
    Read more »
  • Episode 64: Principles for Humanizing Online Education… and Remote Teaching/Learning
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    About Episode 64: Hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by guest Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock (“Brocansky”) to discuss the importance of “humanizing” education. Humanizing is important generally for the design and teaching of actual online courses/programs, but in the COVID-19 era, humanizing remote teaching/learning is imperative. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 64 Show Notes: Episode...
    Read more »
  • What a Global 'Corona Diaries' Project Reveals About Education During The Pandemic
    There's a new global effort called Corona Diaries. This simple but elegant website invites visitors to record a short audio clip answering one of three prompts: How was your day? How has your life changed? Or What’s troubling you right now? Even though people could talk about any aspect...
    Read more »

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)