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Episode 25: But FIRRST…. Lead Innovation!

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. … Continued

Episode 22: Better Together: Diversity in Online Education

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 … Continued

Episode 21: Accessibility: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

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] … Continued

Episode 20: Professional Development Through Podcasting

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: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View … Continued

Episode 17: Researching “Questions of Consequence”

About Episode 17: Most of us like knowing that “someone” is doing research that validates our work. In this episode, Tom and Kelvin are joined by guest Dr. Charles Graham, prolific researcher of technology-mediated teaching and learning, as they discuss … Continued

Episode 14: The Problem with Quality: Consensus vs. Connoisseurship

Perceptions of quality (high and low) are a perennial problem in online education. What is quality? Who decides? What if others disagree? Should majority rule? What about expert knowledge? Join Tom and Kelvin in wrestling with these questions and more in this on-location episode.

Episode 13: The MOOC Gets a Toddler Check-Up

  About Episode 13: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been in the news for a few years now (at least the xMOOC variety). It is probably well past time that the xMOOC receives a “toddler check-up!” Join hosts Kelvin … Continued

Episode 12: The LMS: Past, Present, and Future

  About Episode 12: The Learning Management System (LMS) is often indistinguishable from online education in the minds of the uninitiated. In this episode,  join hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson as they examine where the LMS has been, where … Continued

Episode 11: Getting to the Goal of Going Textbook Free

  About Episode 11: Join hosts Kelvin Thompson and Thomas Cavanagh as they discuss making higher ed more affordable for students with their guest Dr. Karen Vignare. (Second episode in an occasional mini-series on “the iron triangle” of cost, access, … Continued

2015 OLC TOPcast Live Bonus Content

2015 OLC TOPcast Live Bonus Content View the story “TOPcast Live! + Engagement Campaign” on Storify TOPcast Episode 7: The “Delicate Dance” of Leaders: Shaping the Future of Online Learning was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2015 … Continued

Episode 6: Understanding the Coming CBE R/Evolution

About Episode 6: In this episode, join hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson as they discuss online competency-based education (CBE) in its various forms. Tom and Kelvin consider whether CBE is evolutionary, revolutionary, or both as higher education institutions innovate … Continued

TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast

Check Out the Latest Episode of TOPcast TOPcast EpisodesEpisode 25: But FIRRST…. Lead Innovation!May 1, 2017About 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 … Continued