TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast


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  • 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 …Read More »

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The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast), hosted by Dr. Thomas Cavanagh and Dr. Kelvin Thompson, is a monthly podcast for online and blended learning professionals conducted over a shared cup of coffee. Share with the hosts your thoughts on past episodes or ideas for new episodes via email (, or join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #topcastnow. Follow us on Twitter at @topcastnow.

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The TOPcast is an incredibly informative podcast that addresses the challenges we face in higher education around technology in teaching and learning. The podcast is sprinkled with humor and makes me wish I were sitting in the room with my own cup of coffee able to join in the conversation.
Dr. Jennifer SparrowSenior Director, Teaching and Learning with TechnologyThe Pennsylvania State University

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Meet the Hosts

Dr. Thomas Cavanagh

Tom CavanaghDr. Thomas B. Cavanagh is Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF). In this role he oversees the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of the nation's second-largest university, including program and course design, development, and assessment. In his career, Tom has administered e-learning development for both academic (public and private) and industrial (Fortune 500, government/military) audiences.
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Dr. Kelvin Thompson

kelvin ThompsonA popular speaker, Dr. Kelvin Thompson regularly appears throughout the US while serving as the Director of Online Design & Development Strategy for the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning with a faculty appointment as a graduate faculty scholar in UCF’s College of Education & Human Performance. Kelvin has collaborated on the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past eighteen years.
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