Guest Shannon Riggs joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss her book “Thrive Online” and a key principle that, when pursuing quality, regardless of online, blended, synchronous, or in-person course modality, “it really always comes back to design.”

Join hosts Kelvin and Tom for a consideration of the need across higher education to collaboratively wage a campaign of accuracy to repair the damage done to the reputation of online education during the remote instruction response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hosts Tom and Kelvin discuss how to carry out a strategy of offering a higher proportion of well-designed online courses each semester. This episode is the third in a mini-series of monthly “field reports” offering collegial advice in getting through the current era of “remote teaching” necessitated by COVID-19.

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 …

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.

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.

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.