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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
    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: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list...
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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
    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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  • Episode 43: “What’s Going On Down There at UCF?” A Case Study in Change Management for Digital Active Learning
    About Episode 43: Managing change is part of the business of leading innovation in online/digital learning. Sometimes we make mistakes. In this episode of TOPcast, hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson share lessons learned from a recent controversial case study in change management at UCF’s College of Business. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF,...
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  • Episode 42: Designing for Synchronous Online Learning
    About Episode 42: While “traditional” online education relies on asynchronous experiences, there are specific contexts in which synchronous online learning is best for students. In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin discuss how and when to make the most of real time options. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF, RTF] Episode 42 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis...
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  • Episode 41: Big & Good: Will the Iron Triangle Allow for Both?
    About Episode 41: Conventional wisdom has it that small is good, but is this true? Can institutions of higher education be both big and good? In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin revisit the “iron triangle” construct as they explore the tensions inherent in pursuing both scale and quality. Podcast Recording Download Transcript:...
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  • Episode 40: “Boost Your Online Program Enrollment with this One Tip!” (aka Marketing of Online Programs)
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    About Episode 40: “Marketing,” as a concept, rankles some in academic circles, but it is increasingly key to the work of online education. In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom are joined by marketing guru Courtney Borton to consider best practices in the marketing of online programs. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF, RTF] Episode...
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  • RIA # 160: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Dr. Stephen Jenkins on Academic Advising Online
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    Stephen Jenkins On this episode, guest host Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, is joined by Stephen Jenkins. Stephen is the Interim Executive Director of University Housing and Dining Services at Oregon State University. He has 18 years of experience in higher education student affairs at several institutions. Stephen recently completed his Doctorate...
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  • RIA # 159: Dr. Reeves Shulstad on Biographical Research
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    Dr. Reeves Shulstad On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Reeves Shulstad, an Associate Professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She is a musicologist and is currently working on a book about microtonalist composer and early music performer Tui St. George Tucker. She...
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  • RIA # 158: Dr. Steven Camicia on Democratic Education
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    Dr. Steven Camicia On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Steven Camicia, an associate professor of social studies education at Utah State University. His research focuses on curriculum and instruction in the areas of perspective consciousness and social justice as they relate to critical democratic education. The term “critical” modifies...
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  • RIA # 157: Dr. Liz Gross and Amber Sandall on Social Listening
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    Dr. Liz Gross On this episode, Katie is joined by two guests: Dr. Liz Gross is a data-driven researcher and scholar who specializes in creating entrepreneurial social media strategies in higher education. Her professional super power is to embolden colleges and universities and help them launch modern market research strategies using social...
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  • May 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our May 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 via iTunes,...
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  • RIA # 156: Dr. Kevin Rose on Organizational Citizenship
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    Dr. Kevin Rose On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Kevin Rose, an assistant professor of organizational leadership and learning at the University of Louisville. Before beginning his faculty role, he worked in various training and development areas including executive education and small business development. He is active in organizations...
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  • RIA # 155: 3-year Anniversary Episode Part 3
    Transcript (.docx) Show Notes Segment 1: Research lessons from past guests [00:00-16:10] In this first segment, Katie talks with past guests about the research lessons they have learned in the past year. In this segment, the following resources are mentioned: RIA # 99: Dr. Jesse Stommel on Founding a Journal RIA # 104: Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball...
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  • RIA # 154: 3-year Anniversary Episode Part 2
    Transcript (.docx) Show Notes Segment 1: Research lessons from past guests [00:00-16:55] In this first segment, Katie talks with past guests about the research lessons they have learned in the past year. In this segment, the following resources are mentioned: RIA # 57: Dr. Carole Sargent on Publishing in Top Journals RIA # 65: Dr. Micky Lee...
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  • RIA # 153: 3-year Anniversary Episode Part 1
    Transcript (.docx) Show Notes Segment 1: Research lessons learned [00:00-16:27] In this first segment, hear some research lessons learned from our past guests. In this segment, the following resources are mentioned: RIA # 10: Dr. Dannelle Stevens on Journaling Best Practices Zotero RIA # 18: Dr. Tara Gray on Publish & Flourish  RIA # 20: Dr. Ana Spalding...
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  • RIA # 152: Dr. Mary Jane Curry on Multilingual Scholars
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    Dr. Mary Jane Curry On this episode, Katie is joined by Mary Jane Curry, an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Curriculum at the Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester. She has co-authored or co-edited six books, including Global Academic Publishing: Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies...
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  • Better Representation in Artificial Intelligence Starts Early
    Artificial intelligence is changing things—or, the people who are building the algorithms and technologies behind artificial intelligence are. And one of the challenges with bias in Artificial Intelligence tends to come down to who has access to these careers in the first place, and that's the area that Tess Posner,...
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  • How Goddard's New President Hopes to Save the Struggling Experimental College
    Bernard Bull has long been a champion of experimental higher ed models. And one of his biggest inspirations throughout his career has been a tiny college in Vermont called Goddard College. And one day Bull got offered a dream job as president of Goddard. But there was one catch. As...
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  • Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight
    In the last few years, terms like “whole child” and “social-emotional learning” have become buzzwords. But behind the buzzwords are programs, often led and managed by schools, that take into account all the different things a child needs to be able to learn and grow, even if those things reach...
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  • Adult Students Have Moved Into the Mainstream. How Can Colleges Adjust?
    Hollywood comedies like last year's Life of the Party portray adult students as fish out of water in higher education. But the reality is that these students are in the majority these days, often taking online programs or new offerings designed to serve them. We talk with Marie Cini, president...
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  • Teachable Moments Part 4: What We Learn When We Teach
    Teaching isn’t a simple one-way exchange. Often there are lessons to be learned from the very act of teaching, whether it’s an instructor finding new ways to reach—or not reach—students, to watching students grow before your eyes to discovering what makes collaborative learning so successful. Those are some of the...
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  • The Fast-Changing and Competitive World of Grad Degrees
    There’s a boom in the number of grad degrees and certificates being awarded these days, especially as more colleges have moved to offer degrees online. And these degrees are now offered in different shapes and sizes, and in some cases at the faction of the price of in-person degrees. To...
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  • EXTRA: Is The SAT Secure? What the College Board Is Doing to Respond to the Admissions Scandal
    The college admissions scandal, which the FBI codenamed Varsity Blues, has raised questions about the fairness and validity of the admissions process as a whole, and specifically about whether the SAT is as secure as it should be. EdSurge sat down with Jeremy Singer, president of the College Board, the...
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  • Teachable Moments Part 3: Reaching Students Through Technology
    It’s easy to think of the ways that technology can make humans feel alienated or alone. But technology has also brought people—and teachers and students—together in new ways that have inspired learning. This is the third episode of a four part series about why teachers teach called “Teachable Moments.” We'll...
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  • Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech is Part of the Problem
    Writing is more important than ever, but today’s students are lousy at it. And John Warner, an author, book columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and longtime writing instructor, has some ideas about why that is, and how to fix it. EdSurge talked with Warner recently about his sometimes surprising ideas...
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  • Teachable Moments Part 2: Teaching In and Out of the Classroom
    It’s often said that teaching and learning doesn’t always take place in the classroom. And the same is true for educators, whose teaching philosophies can be shaped by lessons that come from being a parent or coach, traveling abroad, or advancing into a new role. That was the case for...
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  • RIA # 160: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Dr. Stephen Jenkins on Academic Advising Online
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    Stephen Jenkins On this episode, guest host Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, is joined by Stephen Jenkins. Stephen is the Interim Executive Director of University Housing and Dining Services at Oregon State University. He has 18 years of experience in higher education student affairs at several institutions. Stephen recently completed his Doctorate...
    Read more »
  • Better Representation in Artificial Intelligence Starts Early
    Artificial intelligence is changing things—or, the people who are building the algorithms and technologies behind artificial intelligence are. And one of the challenges with bias in Artificial Intelligence tends to come down to who has access to these careers in the first place, and that's the area that Tess Posner,...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 159: Dr. Reeves Shulstad on Biographical Research
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    Dr. Reeves Shulstad On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Reeves Shulstad, an Associate Professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She is a musicologist and is currently working on a book about microtonalist composer and early music performer Tui St. George Tucker. She...
    Read more »
  • How Goddard's New President Hopes to Save the Struggling Experimental College
    Bernard Bull has long been a champion of experimental higher ed models. And one of his biggest inspirations throughout his career has been a tiny college in Vermont called Goddard College. And one day Bull got offered a dream job as president of Goddard. But there was one catch. As...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 158: Dr. Steven Camicia on Democratic Education
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    Dr. Steven Camicia On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Steven Camicia, an associate professor of social studies education at Utah State University. His research focuses on curriculum and instruction in the areas of perspective consciousness and social justice as they relate to critical democratic education. The term “critical” modifies...
    Read more »
  • Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight
    In the last few years, terms like “whole child” and “social-emotional learning” have become buzzwords. But behind the buzzwords are programs, often led and managed by schools, that take into account all the different things a child needs to be able to learn and grow, even if those things reach...
    Read more »
  • RIA # 157: Dr. Liz Gross and Amber Sandall on Social Listening
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    Dr. Liz Gross On this episode, Katie is joined by two guests: Dr. Liz Gross is a data-driven researcher and scholar who specializes in creating entrepreneurial social media strategies in higher education. Her professional super power is to embolden colleges and universities and help them launch modern market research strategies using social...
    Read more »
  • May 2019 Preview Clips
    Take a listen to our May 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 via iTunes,...
    Read more »
  • 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...
    Read more »
  • Adult Students Have Moved Into the Mainstream. How Can Colleges Adjust?
    Hollywood comedies like last year's Life of the Party portray adult students as fish out of water in higher education. But the reality is that these students are in the majority these days, often taking online programs or new offerings designed to serve them. We talk with Marie Cini, president...
    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)