The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast)

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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

Check the Latest Episode

  • TOPcast Meet-Up: Tom & Kelvin Engage Their Listeners

    Watch as Tom and Kelvin conduct their first ever live TOPcast meet-up. Join both of them as they meet some of their listeners, address questions, and talk about their experiences with TOPcast.Read More »
  • Episode 29: Designing Better Blended Learning

    About Episode 29: Blended learning is still around and going strong! Tom and Kelvin are joined by blended learning expert Dr. Norm Vaughan as they consider, from a faculty perspective, how to partner for better-designed blended learning. Episode 29 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter Coffee Links … Continue reading "Episode 29: …Read More »

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Meet the Hosts

Dr. Thomas Cavanagh

Dr. Thomas CavanaghDr. Thomas B. Cavanagh is the Vice Provost for Digital 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

Image of Dr. 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 nineteen years.
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