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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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  • Episode 56: “The Last Mile:” Getting STEM Online
    About Episode 56: Many of us in online education have struggled to implement online course design in STEM disciplines. In this episode, hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson discuss reasons for this disconnect and how we might work together to innovate and cross the chasm to benefit students. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode...
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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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  • 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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  • How a Preschool for At-Risk Children Is Prioritizing Mental Health During COVID-19 Closures
    Last fall, EdSurge wrote about a specialized preschool program in Ohio for kids who have experienced severe trauma. These are kids who depend on wraparound services such as meals, transportation and mental health services. So when the coronavirus hit and Ohio's governor closed schools, this program had to scramble to...
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  • Bonus Episode: Scenes From College Classes Forced Online by COVID-19
    With college campuses across the country shut-down due to COVID-19, teaching has suddenly moved online. For many students and instructors, this is the first time they've done online learning. So how is it going? We talked with students and professors to hear what their experiences look and feel like so...
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  • ‘Let Yourself Off the Hook’: Advice for Teachers and Parents During COVID-19
    The new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to set in this week, as schools across the country have closed and shifted to online learning. This week on the podcast, EdSurge spoke with Christine Elgersma, a senior editor of social media and learning resources at the nonprofit Common Sense...
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  • How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries
    We’ve been doing a lot of coverage this month of schools and colleges closing and shifting online to try to finish out their semesters amid this pandemic. And of course, libraries that are being forced to shut their doors are trying to shift online too. To get a sense of...
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  • Bonus Episode: Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. How Can Professors Manage?
    Every day, a new batch of colleges announces that in-person classes are closed and teaching will shift online to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. So EdSurge asked our teaching advice columnist, Bonni Stachowiak, to offer a quick primer for teaching online. We also talk to her...
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  • How Education is Becoming the Front Lines for Debating the Role of Algorithms
    Even though SXSWedu was cancelled, we pressed on with our planned session—recorded remotely rather than in person. We talk to researchers and students confronting how algorithms are being applied in educational settings....
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  • Bonus Episode: Healing the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis
    On this bonus episode of the EdSurge Podcast we’re talking about the youngest victims of the opioid crisis. They’re preschoolers whose parents or caregivers misuse pain killers, or have moved on to addictions to heroin or other street drugs as a result. One expert called these kids “America’s lost children.”...
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  • What Does Inclusive Teaching Look Like?
    How can teachers keep any racial or cultural bias they might have out of their classrooms, and make sure every student feels equally valued? To tackle that big question, we talked to Justin Reich, the host of a new podcast about teaching that comes out of MIT. The podcast is...
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  • Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology
    Dave Eggers is best known for his best-selling books, including The Circle and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. But he's also an education advocate, having helped start a series of unusual writing centers around the country. For this week's podcast, we talked with Eggers about his thoughts on the...
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  • How ‘Dialogue’ Can Create Empathy in a Divided Classroom
    In many classrooms these days, student discussion can grow so heated that passion threatens to overwhelm productive conversation. And in today’s highly polarized atmosphere, when a comment taken out of context can go viral on social media, the consequences of an out-of-control conversation can be severe. But there’s another option....
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  • How a Preschool for At-Risk Children Is Prioritizing Mental Health During COVID-19 Closures
    Last fall, EdSurge wrote about a specialized preschool program in Ohio for kids who have experienced severe trauma. These are kids who depend on wraparound services such as meals, transportation and mental health services. So when the coronavirus hit and Ohio's governor closed schools, this program had to scramble to...
    Read more »
  • Bonus Episode: Scenes From College Classes Forced Online by COVID-19
    With college campuses across the country shut-down due to COVID-19, teaching has suddenly moved online. For many students and instructors, this is the first time they've done online learning. So how is it going? We talked with students and professors to hear what their experiences look and feel like so...
    Read more »
  • ‘Let Yourself Off the Hook’: Advice for Teachers and Parents During COVID-19
    The new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to set in this week, as schools across the country have closed and shifted to online learning. This week on the podcast, EdSurge spoke with Christine Elgersma, a senior editor of social media and learning resources at the nonprofit Common Sense...
    Read more »
  • How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries
    We’ve been doing a lot of coverage this month of schools and colleges closing and shifting online to try to finish out their semesters amid this pandemic. And of course, libraries that are being forced to shut their doors are trying to shift online too. To get a sense of...
    Read more »
  • 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...
    Read more »
  • Bonus Episode: Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. How Can Professors Manage?
    Every day, a new batch of colleges announces that in-person classes are closed and teaching will shift online to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. So EdSurge asked our teaching advice columnist, Bonni Stachowiak, to offer a quick primer for teaching online. We also talk to her...
    Read more »
  • How Education is Becoming the Front Lines for Debating the Role of Algorithms
    Even though SXSWedu was cancelled, we pressed on with our planned session—recorded remotely rather than in person. We talk to researchers and students confronting how algorithms are being applied in educational settings....
    Read more »
  • Bonus Episode: Healing the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis
    On this bonus episode of the EdSurge Podcast we’re talking about the youngest victims of the opioid crisis. They’re preschoolers whose parents or caregivers misuse pain killers, or have moved on to addictions to heroin or other street drugs as a result. One expert called these kids “America’s lost children.”...
    Read more »
  • What Does Inclusive Teaching Look Like?
    How can teachers keep any racial or cultural bias they might have out of their classrooms, and make sure every student feels equally valued? To tackle that big question, we talked to Justin Reich, the host of a new podcast about teaching that comes out of MIT. The podcast is...
    Read more »
  • 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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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)