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Episode 51: How Can We Make Textbooks More Affordable for Students?

7/1/2019
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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 Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter Coffee Links The Beginner’s Guide...

Duration:00:21:02

Episode 50: Conveying Online Quality: One Way to Better Inform Stakeholders

6/3/2019
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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 quality.

Duration:00:20:31

Episode 49: “You’re Making Me Crazy!” How to Improve Online Education

5/6/2019
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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 field.

Duration:00:22:22

Episode 48: Equal Access to Education: A Conversation with Dr. Chuck Dziuban

4/1/2019
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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 Cavanagh recording TOPcast episode 48 in the studio. Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter...

Duration:00:20:29

Episode 47: Engaging in Engagement Research for Online Students

3/4/2019
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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 listeners may participate.

Duration:00:19:52

Episode 46: Empowering Humans Through Learning Analytics

2/4/2019
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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.

Duration:00:22:43

Episode 45: A Case for Consortia: Learning with Unizin

1/7/2019
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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.

Duration:00:19:45

Episode 44: The Intertwined Futures of Online and Digital Learning

12/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:09

Episode 43: “What’s Going On Down There at UCF?” A Case Study in Change Management for Digital Active Learning

11/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:48

Episode 42: Designing for Synchronous Online Learning

10/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:03

Episode 41: Big & Good: Will the Iron Triangle Allow for Both?

9/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:43

Episode 40: “Boost Your Online Program Enrollment with this One Tip!” (aka Marketing of Online Programs)

8/6/2018
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“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 how to best market online programs.

Duration:00:43:34

Episode 39: Introducing the Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit

7/2/2018
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Preparing faculty to successfully teach online can be challenging and lonely work, especially if you are a part of a small team of instructional designers. In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom unveil a set of free, open-licensed resources designed to make online faculty development easier and less lonely.

Duration:00:17:34

Episode 38: Storytelling and Empathy in Online Education

6/4/2018
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In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by Angela Gunder and Jessica Knott to consider the powerful humanizing and empathy-building roles storytelling can play in online education. Tools and frameworks for incorporating story in courses, mentoring, and professional development are discussed.

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 37: 6 Deadly Sins of Online Teaching

5/7/2018
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Online faculty are at the heart of successful (and unsuccessful) online courses. Hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson explore several of the ways online instructors can make or break courses through their online teaching practices.

Duration:00:22:55

Episode 36: Finding Online Learning Leaders: “Fredericksen’s List”

4/2/2018
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What do we know about online learning leaders? Hosts Kelvin and Tom are joined by Dr. Eric Fredericksen who is now the “keeper of the list” of 1500+ disparate online learning leaders of US higher education institutions after conducting two recent research studies into their roles, preparation, and priorities.

Duration:00:20:26

Episode 35: Blending Our Way to “A Whole New Level of Student Success”

3/5/2018
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In this episode, hosts Kelvin Thompson and Thomas Cavanagh share the details of a strategic blended learning course redesign initiative with the potential to impact student success at an institutional scale.

Duration:00:25:23

Episode 34: Research and the Instructional Designer

2/5/2018
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Hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by returning guest Dr. Katie Linder to discuss the research preparation and engagement of instructional designers through the lens of a recent study Katie has released. Additional resources for conducting and applying research are also suggested.

Duration:00:29:26

Episode 33: Academic Integrity Online: Addressing Criticisms

1/8/2018
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In this episode, Tom and Kelvin discuss the myths and realities of online academic integrity while reflecting upon the most effective ways to respond to critics. Remote proctoring, authentic assessment, ethics, Pokemon, and more!

Duration:00:27:07

Episode 32: Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning

12/4/2017
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Hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by the Campus Computing Project’s Dr. Kenneth C. Green to discuss his recent work with provosts related to innovation in college and university teaching-and-learning through digital learning initiatives.

Duration:00:33:59