Join Us for Our First Ever Virtual Coffee Date! Join Tom & Kelvin during their first online TOPcast Meet-Up. This live event will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 12:00pm-1:00pm (US EDT; UTC -4). You can help shape the (informal) agenda by responding to the following brief poll: http://bit.ly/polltopcastmeetup. How Do I Join in …

About Episode 27: Humanizing online learning is arguably more important than ever as new technologies enable greater scale, efficiency, and personalization. Tom and Kelvin are joined by Dr. Bonni Stachowiak in thoughtfully exploring the human element in online teaching and learning. Download Transcript [PDF, RTF] Episode 27 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete …

About Episode 26: For online education to remain relevant and viable, we must give attention to the voices of our students. In this episode, Kelvin and Tom are joined by UCF student Alex deCurnou who shares his story of being an online student at three different institutions. Download Transcript [PDF, RTF] Episode 26 Show Notes: …

About Episode 25: Keeping up with rapidly-emerging online education trends while simultaneously attending to the responsibilities of daily operations is challenging. In this episode, join hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson as they offer heuristics to help in leading innovation. Download Transcript [PDF, RTF] Episode 25 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list …

About Episode 24: Online education is a global phenomenon with a worldwide reach. But we often think about it provincially. In this episode, join hosts Kelvin Thompson and Thomas Cavanagh and guest Alexandra Pickett to consider the value and logistics of adopting an international perspective in our work. Episode 24 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via …

About Episode 23: Join Tom and Kelvin as they identify principles useful in addressing questions and assumptions of those outside of online education. Think of this as articulating a value proposition or making an elevator pitch. This episode contains a segment from The Tavis Smiley Show with grateful permission. Episode 23 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis …

About Episode 22: Kelvin and Tom are joined by guests Ke’Anna Skipwith and Lamont Eddins from EDUCAUSE’s Diversity in IT Constituent Group to discuss diversity and inclusivity within online education, specifically among students, faculty, and instructional designers. Episode 22 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter Beverage Links …

About Episode 21: Ensuring the accessibility of content and interactions by all learners must be a priority for online education professionals. In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin consider the ongoing, multi-faceted challenge of facilitating accessibility. Download Transcript [PDF, RTF] Episode 21 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via …

About Episode 20: In this episode, Tom and Kelvin, supplemented by members of a recent conference panel, consider how podcasting can be a vehicle for receiving and creating professional development opportunities. Episode 20 Show Notes: Please find various show notes and resources below. Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter …

About Episode 19: Instructional designers are central to the success of online/blended education. But IDs play a variety of roles, some in possible conflict. In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin are joined by guest Dr. Katie Linder as they discuss these roles and consider how to resolve the tension between scholarship and practice. Download …