The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast)

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

  • Episode 164: Student Success Coaching Online
    Dr. Jenny Sumner joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to discuss the growing role “coaching” plays, especially online, in centering students and their success within our higher ed work.
TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast
TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast
Thomas Cavanagh & Kelvin Thompson

Hosted by Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson, the Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast) takes a fun and informative look at the various trends, best practices and technologies in the realm of online education.

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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. – Read More

Dr. Kelvin Thompson

Image of Dr. Kelvin ThompsonA popular speaker and facilitator, Dr. Kelvin Thompson regularly addresses groups throughout the US on topics related to online/blended learning and educational technology while he serves as the Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation at the University of Louisville (UofL). Dr. Thompson has collaborated on the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past 24 years. – Read More