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RPP #113: Flip Your Classroom with iPad & Apple TV (Video)

2013-06-27 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

iPad/Apple TV Pilot Program (What Apple TV brings to Education) Rod presents an abbreviated version of a talk given at the International Association for Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) at St. Andrews University in Scotland on June 8 and 10, 2013 Learn how iPad and Apple TV can be used in innovative ways in class to facilitate the “flipped” classroom.
References AirSketch  - www.qrayon.com/airsketch/  Apple TV - www.apple.com/appletv/ DropBox - www.dropbox.com Keynote - www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/ Learning Catalytics - learningcatalytics.com Panopto - www.panopto.com Reflector - www.reflectorapp.com  ShowMe - www.showme.com TurningPoint - www.turningtechnologies.com …

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RPP #112: Citrix Online: Interview with Max James

2013-05-15 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview: Max James, National Sales Manager for Education at Citrix Online  We discuss their various web conferencing products: GoToMeeting GoToWebinar  "Online Meetings Made Easy" GoToTraining New features and functions: HD Faces Blackboard and Moodle integration Recording and Hosting Other Citrix products: GoToSchool Podio ShareFile Podsafe Music Selection  New Age Piano: "Lines Build Walls" by Ehren Starks Duration: 22:31 …

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RPP #111: LabPaq: Interview with Dr. Jim Brown

2013-04-26 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview: Dr. Jim Brown of Ocean County College Dr. Brown & LabPaqs We discuss how faculty can teach lab courses online. LabPaq by Hands-On Labs - kits for online lab courses SoftChalk - create, manage and share eLearning content Dr. Brown recommends these resources: Presentation at USciences Capstone “Field Trip” Experience Teaching Science Totally Online Using Skype as a Tool to Teach Online
Podsafe Music Selection Drive Away by Matthew Ebel
Duration: 27:05 …

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RPP #110: ShowMe iPad Handwriting Capture

2013-03-27 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Handwriting Capture I explore several ways to capture your voice and handwriting for that learning module you want to create for your flipped classroom or MOOC. Here are links to the solutions mentioned: Solution Comparison Spreadsheet iPad Solutions Airsketch Penultimate ShowMe PC & Mac Solutions Livescribe Smart Pen Smartpodium Monitor Wacom Tablet Autodesk Sketchbook Recording and Sharing MyLivescribe Panopto ShowMe Also mentioned Camtasia GiMP GoSmart Stylus for iPad Inkscape iPad Jot Touch 4 Stylus Kahn Academy ScreenFlow Podsafe Music Selection  "Fuzzy Freaky" by David Byrne from "The Visible Man" CD
Duration: 19:30

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RPP #109: Undercover Student: Interview with Gwen Burbank

2013-02-26 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: Gwen Burbank, Curriculum Manager/Instructional Technology Specialist for the MBA program at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. Gwen is also a member of the Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association (PADLA.org) Gwen went undercover as a MBA student in St. George's synchronous online program. We discuss: key educational management issues instructional design factors  teaching techniques helpful in keeping students engaged and honest "the good, bad and ugly" of synchronous online learning Podsafe Music Selection from Jamendo "Woods of Chaos" by Rob Costlow - New Age Piano" Duration: 30:55 …

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RPP #108: Mediasite: Interview with Sean Brown

2013-01-18 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview: Sean Brown, Vice President of Education at Sonic Foundry. Sean has over 17 years of product management and education business development experience at IBM, Apple and Oracle before coming to Sonic Foundry in 2002. He is a past president and board member of the Hopkins Foundation for Innovation in Education. We discuss their Mediasite product including: lecture capture in the classroom their new product that supports personal recording at the desktop faculty and student acceptance new uses including flipping the classroom support for mobile devices including iPad Podsafe Music Selection from Music Alley "Winter Moon" by Rhonda Lorence - from the new age viola album "Winter Moon" Duration: 29:08 …

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RPP #107: Ensemble Video: Interview with Scott Nadzan

2012-11-28 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview: Scott Nadzan, Director of Marketing & Sales for Ensemble Video. Ensemble Video is like an institutional YouTube with the flexibility and controls required in higher education.  We answer the questions: What is video content management? How is it used? What formats are supported? Why isn’t Youtube good enough? Does it work with my LMS? Can you use it for iTunes U videos and GoToMeeting recordings? Podsafe Music Selection "A Passage of Life" by Kitaro Duration: 25:46 …

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RPP #85: Apple iPad and Driving Online Learning Enrollment

2012-10-09 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News Facebook Apps for eLearning - Here is a list of 20 facebook apps for educational use  'Horizon Report' Highlights 6 Technologies to Watch in Education - The open-content movement now joins mobile computing as the two trends most likely to enter mainstream learning in the next year, says the report (40 page PDF), from the New Media Consortium and Educause

Repositioning Higher Education: Factors Driving Online and Blended Program Enrollment - by Kristen Betts, Kenneth Hartman, and Carl Oxholm III, Drexel University Because of the recent economic downturn, higher education must re-examine and reposition itself to meet new and emerging challenge Learning on Demand (29 page PDF) - This Sloan Survey of Online Learning reveals that online enrollment rose by nearly 17 percent from a year earlier

Apple iPad - Apple's new tablet computer with an unfortunate name ScrollMotion to Develop iPad E-Books for Major Publishers - ScrollMotion will make textbooks compatible with the new Apple iPad for four major publishers Diagnosing the Tablet Fever in Higher Education - Tablet-style computers bring classroom collaboration and push the adoption of electronic textbooks Create Your Own iPhone or Android App in Minutes With iSites - iSites is a new service that take an RSS feed and quickly transform it into an iPhone, iPad or Android app

Podsafe Music Selection from IODA Promonet  "As The Wind Blows" by Kitaro

Duration:  26:35 …

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RPP #83: E-Readers: Are We There Yet? Interview with Scott Beadenkopf (Part 2)

2012-10-09 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News The Complete Guide to Google Wave - Google Wave is a new web-based collaboration tool that's notoriously difficult to understand. This guide will help... Purdue U Brings Social Networking to the Classroom - Some professors--especially those who teach in large lecture halls--have come to embrace social networking as an instructional aid.... Diigo - Like Delicious and Digg but better, with web highlighting, sticky notes, and annotation. Interview (Part 2) on E-Readers with Scott Beadenkopf, Director of Academic Technology at Neumann University:  Amazon Kindle
Sony E-Reader Plastic Logic
E-Ink - originator of electronic ink technology used in most e-book readers
Barnes & Noble Nook Podsafe Music Selection from the Music Alley "Winter Moon" by Rhonda Lorence - from the new age viola album "Winter Moon" which was nominated for four Lifestyle Music Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Duration: 26 min …

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RPP #103: Managing Your Social Media

2012-10-08 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

News from the Podosphere New Podcasts App from Apple liberates audio and video podcasts from iTunes with a dedicated app for iOS Integrating your Social Media IFTTT (ifttt.com) - "If This Then That", a free service that allows your social media portfolio to inter-operate and save you time. For example, earn how to automatically Tweet each time you post to your blog. Other sites mentioned bit.ly blogger.com facebook.com linkedin.com     pipes.yahoo.com ping.fm twitter.com Podsafe Music Selection from Magnatune "Run" from the new age piano album "Lines Build Walls" by Ehren Starks Duration: 14:38 …

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RPP #106: ApprenNet: Interview with Karl Okamoto & Emily Foote on LawMeet MOOC

2012-10-08 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview with Karl Okamoto and Emily Foote, co-founders of ApprenNet LLC.

Online LawMeets® leverage the ApprenNet platform to bring a community of lawyers together in order to foster knowledge sharing without the high costs that traditional apprenticeships entail. Online LawMeets offer the ability to scale significant predictors of skills acquisition, including: observation, social capital and mentorship. They answer the questions: What is a traditional law ‘Meet’ What is a MOOC? How do you use a MOOC to simulate an apprenticeship? How does LawMeets work? Can anyone use ApprenNet?
Podsafe Music Selection from the Music Alley Air on G String by J.S. Bach performed by UK’s Brunswick Duo Duration: 22:39

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RPP #105: Blackboard Analytics for Learn

2012-09-05 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview with Mark Max, Vice President of Blackboard Analytics (formerly iStrategy) Blackboard Analytics for Learn combines the data from Blackboard Learn with student and course attributes from the student information system to create reports and dashboards. We discuss how this product is used by students, faculty and leadership, for example: Students: How do I measure up to my peers? Faculty: How can I easily find students who are at-risk? Leadership: Who are the most innovative instructors?
Podsafe Music Selection from the Music Alley "Stress" (song and flash animation) by highly caffeinated Jim Infantino of the band, Jim's Big Ego. Duration: 23:25 …

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RPP #104: Blackboard World 2012 Wrap-Up

2012-07-27 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Blackboard Corporate Keynote Wrap-Up Blackboard CEO, Michael Chasen, opened the corporate keynote and announced... Project XP: xpLor - XP stands for "cross-platform" and Lor stands for "learning object repository". Finally a way for faculty content experts to share and consume modular learning objects. Ray Henderson, CTO and President of Academic Platforms, discussed recent advances and the future roadmap for Learn  ConnectTxt - new 2-Way SMS Platform  Bb Learn Service Pack 8 - improved global navigation, assessment insight, item analysis, and more  Bb Analytics for Learn - new dashboards for improved decision making Bb Collaborate v12 - improves Learn integration, including grade book, and mobile delivery Bb Social - social learning coming in the fall for FREE with Community module Katie Blot, President of Global Services Division, presented new professional services aimed at expanding program and course development, marketing, and student lifecycle support.  Kayvon Beykpour, General Manager of Blackboard Mobile showcased new capabilities in Blackboard Mobile Learn and Mobile Central Mobile Central maps now include augmented reality Mobile Learn now includes mobile assessments Usage and analytics are now available Push notifications for students Podsafe Music Selection from Magnatune Concerto No. 2 in G Minor (Summer) by the American Baroque Orchestra. The full CD "The Four Seasons by Vivaldi" is available at magnatune.com

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RPP #102: Seton Hill's iPad Experiment

2012-07-27 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost, Seton Hill University on "An iPad2 for Everyone". This is a follow-up with Dr. Gawelek, who I interviewed back in September 2010 (RPP# 87) just as they were about to launch their trend setting iPad program. I asked: Why did you provide both iPads and Macbook Pros to students? Did you “flip” your classrooms? How is your faculty adjusting to this new paradigm? Did you save on printing costs? How about iBook Author or other e-textbook programs? What lessons did you learn? How do you gauge the success of the iPad program?
Links to resources mentioned: Collect, organize, and share ideas on the iPad Corkulus  Popplet Inkling - interactive textbooks for iPad Blackboard Mobile Learn Touchfire -  iPad Screentop Keyboard
Rod's Delicious iPad Bookmarks Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" performed by Jane Aubourg, a solo electric violinist using digital effects Duration: 28:45 …

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RPP #93: Interview with Dr. Mark Nestor on Panopto Lecture Capture

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview: Dr. Mark Nestor, Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Panopto Focus Lecture Capture Lecture capture systems offer important benefits: an alternative when students miss class; an opportunity for content review; and content for online course development
Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "California Dreamin" by The Mamas and The Papas Duration: 21:36 …

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RPP #92: Interview: Ray Henderson on Blackboard Learn - Part 2

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: Ray Henderson, President of Blackboard Learn Learn about Blackboard's ePortfolios offerings, and Open Database Inititative Open-source competition Blackboard Resources Blackboard Learn Blackboard Learn: On Demand Learning Center Ray Henderson's Bb Blog Rod's Annotated Bookmarks on Blackboard

Podsafe music selection from Music Alley  "Midnight" by singer/song writer Adrina Thorpe from the album “Halflight & Shadows” Duration: 21:03 …

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RPP #91: Interview: Ray Henderson on Blackboard Learn - Part 1

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Ray Henderson Interview: Ray Henderson, President of Blackboard's teaching and learning division, Blackboard Learn Hear about the key differences for faculty between Angel and Blackboard 9.1 Hear about Blackboard's future direction, including How the purchase of iStrategy relates to Blackboard Outcomes Blackboard Resources Blackboard Learn Blackboard Learn: On Demand Learning Center Ray Henderson's Bb Blog Rod's Annotated Bookmarks on Blackboard
Podsafe music selection from Music Alley Kiss This! (Hey IRS)" by Robert Lund of the Funny Music Project, a parody of Faith Hill's "This Kiss"
Duration: 21:23 …

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RPP #90: The Future of Copyright Fair Use

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Excerpts from the Educause Live! Program on "The Future of Fair Use" by Steve Anderson, PhD, Director, Media Arts + Practice Ph.D. Program and Assistant Professor of Interactive Media, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California Copyright Fair Use Resources Rod's Annotated Bookmarks on Fair Use Creative Commons Critical Commons - for Fair & Critical Participation in Media Culture Center for Social Media Fair Use Evaluator Digital Millennium Copyright Act Title 17 of the United States Code § 107 Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "Don't Be Long: The Beatles v Elken", a Beatles "Blue Jay Way" mashup by Elken, a 60's influenced band from Dublin, Ireland Duration: 20:21 …

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RPP #95: Moodlerooms: Interview with CEO Lou Pugliese

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)



Interview: Lou Pugliese, Chairman and CEO, Moodlerooms, Inc. Moodle: a “free” course management system that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. Moodlerooms, Inc.: a hosting and support company for users of Moodle.
Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "Ain't No Reason" by Brett Dennen - featured on several TV shows including "House", "Scrubs" and "Grey's Anatomy" Duration: 25:17

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RPP #94: ConnectYard: Interview with CEO Donald Doane

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: Donald Doane, CEO, ConnectYard Inc. ConnectYard a centralized social media communications platform that seamlessly integrates Facebook, Twitter and video as well as text messaging with popular Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard, to better engage students and expand overall institutional communication. Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage" by Robert Lund of the Funny Music Project Duration: 15:42

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RPP #96 Terribly Clever Blackboard Mobile: Interview with Aaron Wasserman

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: Aaron Wasserman, Director, Blackboard Mobile Aaron is one of the founding members of Terriblyclever Design. Terriblyclever worked with Stanford to conceptualize iStanford, a suite of iPhone, Blackberry, and mobile web applications for fellow students. In 2009 they were acquired by Blackboard and Aaron now leads the new Blackboard Mobile division. We'll try to answer the questions: what is Blackboard Mobile? which platforms are supported? what are the benefits to an institution? why is a native app better than a web app? can you customize apps for your platform? what’s on the future road-map for Bb Mobile? Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Blake Morgan. His licensed cover of the Paul McCartney classic has topped the charts on the iTunes Music Store.  Duration: 22:49

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RPP #97 ePortfolios: Interview with Trent Batson

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Trent Batson Interview: Trent Batson, Executive Director of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning. A Survey of the Electronic Portfolio Market Sector: Analysis and Surprising Trends The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning Post Secondary Electronic Standards Council The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)
Pearson's Open Class LMS Podsafe music selection from Magnatune Vivaldi: Concerto No. 3 in F Major “Autumn” (Allegro movement) by the American Baroque Orchestra. The full CD "The Four Seasons by Vivaldi" is available at magnatune.com Duration: 31:00 …

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RPP #98: Mathematica: Interview with Andy Dorsett

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Interview: Andy Dorsett, Academic Key Account Manager, Wolfram Research Mathematica is billed as the world's ultimate application for computations, a development platform integrating computation into workflows, moving from initial ideas to deployed solutions View interactive Demonstrations in life science and other domains Run Wolfram Alpha on mobile devices Download the CDF (Computable Document Format) Player to view Mathematica interactive documents   Podsafe music selection from Music Alley The Christmas Season by Devo Spice, a comedy rapper from New Jersey who has become one of the most popular artists on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show. Duration: 23:47 …

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RPP #99: GoingOn: Interview with CEO Jon Corshen

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: Jon Corshen, CEO of GoingOn GoingOn has developed an innovative academic social networking platform, enabling students, faculty, and administrators to more effectively connect, collaborate, and learn. We discuss: Beginnings at University of Pennsylvania Use as messaging tool and ePortfolio  LMS Integration Contrast with Facebook, Twitter, Ning and others and more
Podsafe music selection from Magnatune Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in G Minor “Winter” (Allegro movement) by the American Baroque Orchestra. The full CD "The Four Seasons by Vivaldi" is available at magnatune.com Duration: 28:37 …

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RPP #100: TaskStream: Interview with Courtney Peagler

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: Courtney Peagler, Vice President of Strategic and Business Development, TaskStream Educators and students use their Learning Achievement Tools (LAT) to plan learning activities, assess student performance, and demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes. Institutions use the customizable Accountability Management System (AMS) to support continuous improvement projects and manage accountability processes at a macro level.
Other Podcasts on ePortfolios RPP #99: GoingOn: Interview with CEO Jon Corshen RPP #97: ePortfolios: Interview with Trent Batson
Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "Too Long" by Yael Naim, the acclaimed singer/songwriter from Israel, from her album Yael Naim. She gained fame when her song “New Soul” played during Apple's Macbook Air ad campaign Duration: 27:23 …

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RPP #101: Starfish Retention Solutions: Interview with David Yaskin

2012-07-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Interview: David Yaskin, CEO and Founder of Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc. Learn about the Starfish enterprise student success and retention platform. We discuss Starfish CONNECT and Starfish EARLY ALERT, how they interface with the LMS and SIS, and how you can measure your return on investment.
Podsafe music selection from Magnatune Concerto No.1 in D Major (Spring) - First Movement by the American Baroque Orchestra. The full CD entitled "The Four Seasons by Vivaldi" is available at magnatune.com
Duration: 26:49 …

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RPP #80: Lecture Capture in a Nutshell and E-Learning News

2011-10-12 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)




Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News
Blackboard Pledges to Follow Open Standards - Blackboard’s Ray Henderson, pledges that the company will do more to follow industry software standards.Need to Learn Medicine? There's an App for That - The Medical College of Georgia is providing free health science education apps for their students.Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching &Learning - Dr. Alec Couros addresses social networking and education: open courses, control of knowledge, pedagogy, creative commons, and more.
I'll Take My Lecture to Go, Please - A new study suggests a "clear preference" among undergraduates for lecture capture.
Lecture Capture in a Nutshell
Overview of lecture capture
Lecture capture systems offer three important benefits: an alternative when students miss class; an opportunity for content review; and content for online course development.
Resources on lecture captureLecture Capture Feature Comparison Chart - Features of Accordent, Echo360, Mediasite, Panopto, Tegrity and Wimba
7 things you should know about Lecture Capture (2 page PDF from Educause)Previous interviews with lecture capture vendors:
RPP #62: PanoptoRPP #63: TegrityRPP #71: Echo360RPP #72: WimbaRPP #77: MediasiteView Rod's "lecture capture" bookmarksPodsafe Music Selection from Music Alley
"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Blake Morgan who has worked with Lenny Kravitz, Lesley Gore, Phil Ramone, and others. This licensed remake of the McCartney classic has topped the charts on the iTunes Music Store.
Duration: 17:36

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RPP #89: Social Media in Education

2011-02-03 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Social Media Resources Rod's Annotated Bookmarks for over 80 Social Media links Faculty Social Media Survey by Pearson Learning Pressible: Columbia University's Social Network for Educational Content Vialogues: Columbia University's Social Media site for Video Interview:  Brian Hughes, Associate Director of Design, Publishing, and Service at Teachers College's Library of Columbia University. We address the questions... What are the best ways to use social media for novice faculty? Has it been shown that using social media improves learning? What is the best way to prepare faculty to use social media for teaching? Podsafe music selection from Music Alley "From the Beginning" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from their "Then & Now" Live 1998 Album Duration: 23:38 …

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RPP #88: Wimba, Elluminate and Blackboard Collaborate

2011-02-01 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)



Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News Follow Rod's e-learning news sources and his Delicious bookmarks
Interview:  Matthew Wasowski, Senior Manager of Customer Programs, Blackboard Collaborate Learn about industry leading tools for synchronous and asynchronous learning. Matthew discusses Wimba Classroom, Pronto and Wimba Voice and how these products and Elluminate will be combined in the upcoming Blackboard Collaborate, due this summer.
Podsafe music selection from Ioda Promonet Laura Sullivan plays "Pachelbel For The Potomac" from "Pianoscapes For The Trails Of North America"
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Amazon MP3

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RPP #87: Special iPad in Education Edition

2010-09-22 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)



Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News Rod's Delicious iPad Bookmarks - Links to more than 20 sites that were viewed in preparation for this podcast

Interview: Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost, Seton Hill University on "An iPad for Everyone" - Dr. Gawelek tells us about their Griffin Technology Advantage Program and how they prepared their faculty and IT infrastructure to handle iPads and MacBook Pros for all their incoming students.

iPad Apps for Education - selected iPad Apps faculty and students might find useful GoodReader - read and store Office docs and PDF files The Elements: A Visual Exploration - the periodic chart comes alive Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards - navigate through 324 fully annotated images Molecules 3D - manipulate 3D renderings of molecules; download more from the protein databank iTunes U on iPad - free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks and more for students CourseSmart eTextbooks for iPad - rent electronic textbooks

Podsafe Music Selection from Music Alley "New Soul" by Yael Naim, the acclaimed singer/songwriter from Israel, from her album Yael Naim. 'New Soul' gained fame as the music played during Apple's Macbook Air ad campaign.
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RPP #86: What Has Google Done? Free Google Voice for Students and more!

2010-05-17 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)


Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News YouTube - What Would Google Do? - blogging pioneer Jeff Jarvis reverse-engineers Google to discover forty clear and straightforward rules to manage and live by... Integrating Google Apps with Blackboard - digitalteacher from the Google Apps community shares 12 ways teachers integrate Google Apps with their Blackboard courses... Google Rolling Out Richer Web Apps - Google Docs can now handle large spreadsheets with performances that "feel like desktop applications"... GLADINET - Bringing the Cloud Closer to You -  drag and drop folders or an entire drive to quickly transfer thousands of files to Google Docs, Windows Live SkyDrive, or Amazon S3... Google SketchUp  - free software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like and also add them to Google Earth... YouTube Launches Auto-Captions For All Videos - speech recognition automatically transcribes what’s said in a video... Google Voice Service  - provides a phone number, free of charge. Inbound calls are forwarded to other phone numbers of the subscriber... Google Buzz - Twitter-like micro-blogging tools linked to your Gmail contacts... Branching surveys and self-grading quizzes in Google Forms / Google Docs - ask a question, and route survey participants to different survey pages and questions based on their answers... The Google Apps Update Blog - you can subscribe to this feed to learn about the latest improvements to Google Apps
Google Voice for Students! - late breaking news! All students get a free Google Voice phone number!
Podsafe Music Selection Comcast Connection Blues by Derek K. Miller from Music Alley
Duration:  16:37

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RPP #82: E-Textbooks: Are We There Yet? Interview with Scott Beadenkopf

2010-04-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Note: This is a standard audio-only mp3 podcast.
See RPP #82EP above for Enhanced Podcast.

Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News Internet Archive: A Future for Books - BookServer is an open system to find, buy, or borrow books, just like search to find Web sites. An E-Textbook Program Aims to Benefit Students and Professors - Professors create digital textbooks bringing prices down from their average cost of $100 to a much more moderate $15. Embracing Electronic Textbooks - Electronic textbooks offer convenience for professors, who can easily review a new textbook online, then make a quick decision to include it in a course.
Interview on E-Textbooks with Scott Beadenkopf, Director of Academic Technology at Neumann University
CourseSmart - benefit from instant access to the largest single source of electronic textbooks available anywhere Connexions - a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses and books Flat World Knowledge - books by leading experts, rigorously reviewed and developed to the highest standards are free to read online
Podsafe Music Selection from the Podsafe Music Network "Stress" (song and flash animation) by highly caffeinated Jim Infantino of the band, Jim's Big Ego. Buy at Amazon Duration: 23:25 …

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RPP #81: Interview: Dr. Alec Couros on Social Networks in Teaching and Learning

2010-04-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)



Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News Campus Technology 2009 Presentations
7 Textbook Publishers Move to Electronic Format
Interview with Dr. Alec Couros, professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Open Thinking - his professional blog Social Media and Open/Networked Learning - his open course
Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching & Learning - his recent keynote at the University of Delaware
Podsafe Music Selection from Music Alley "New Soul" by Yael Naim, the acclaimed singer/songwriter from Israel, from her album Yael Naim. 'New Soul' gained fame as the music played during Apple's Macbook Air ad campaign. Duration: 29:13

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RPP #84: Season's Greetings and a Happy 2010

2009-12-23 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year from Rod's Pulse Podcast
Podsafe Holiday Music Selections from Music Alley "The Christmas Season" by Sudden Death - combines hip hop beats with what Dr. Demento calls "some of the funniest hip hop lyrics I've ever heard" "Jingle Bells" by Natalie Brown - soulful vocalist/songwriter with a dynamic, multi-ocatave vocal range "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Twisted Sister - yes, that hard rock group from the '70s "A Soldier's Christmas" by Jay Goeppner - a Chicago singer/songwriter who has shared his message of peace and love in the style of his hero, John Lennon "If Every Day Were Christmas" by Podsafe for Peace - Buy the song for 99 cents and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF
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RPP #82EP: E-Textbooks: Are We There Yet? Interview with Scott Beadenkopf

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Bonus Enhanced Podcast formatted for viewing in iTunes or iPods.
See RPP #82 post below for details.

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RPP #79: Livescribe Pulse Smartpen Review and E-Learning News

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning NewsHigherEd Camp Philly - follow-up and link to their Ning community siteDoes Google Wave Mean the End of the LMS? - The Chronicle is asking whether Blackboard can be replaced by WordPress. How about Google's Wave as a replacement for the LMS?
Blind Search - What happens when you remove the branding from Google, Yahoo and the new Microsoft "Bing" search engines?
Livescribe Pulse SmartpenReview
This computer in a pen records audio while you take notes on special "dot paper". Play back the audio by tapping on your hand written notes, dock the pen to recharge and simultaneously sync to your PC, and share notes and audio."Pencasts" are a great solution for student note taking and faculty who want to describe and animate difficult concepts.
See my demo Pencast on Podcasting:
Pencast on Podcasting by Rod Murray
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Podsafe Music Selection from the MusicAlley by Mevio (aka Podsafe Music Network) "Summertime" by Brother Love - one of the most popular tracks on the network Duration: 13:09

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RPP #78: News from the Podosphere and Blackboard Buys Angel

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

[Click title to listen to Podcast now.]Picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning NewsHigherEdCamp Philly - higher education technology unconference on June 6 at the University of Pennsylvania
Online Education in the United States - from the Sloan Consortium
YouTube EDU - Google launches higher ed YouTube site
Wolfram Alpha - computational knowledge engine from maker of Mathematica
These Lectures Are Gone in 60 Seconds - microlectures encourage active learning, says developer David PenroseText Message (SMS) Polls and Voting - alternative to expensive audience response systemsBlackboard Brings LMS App to iPhone - get alerts, read learning content on the goBlackboard Buys Angel Learning Report from the 2009 Angel Users Conference in Chicago
Angel Learning CEO, Christopher Clapp, explains the reasons for joining with BlackboardBlackboard CEO, Michael Chasen, introduces the new Blackboard Learning CEO, Ray Henderson, former Angel VP
Podsafe Music Selection from Jamendo "Woods of Chaos" by Rob Costlow - New Age Piano Buy at Amazon

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RPP #77: Interview: Mediasite by Sonic Foundry and Podsafe for Peace

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Rod's Picks from Podcaster Guide and E-Learning NewsOxford English Dictionary new word: podcasting n.Odiogo creates text-to-speech podcast from RSS feeds
Short and Sweet: Technology Shrinks the Lecture
Interview with John Pollard, Technical Product Manager, Sonic Foundry
Features and benefits of the Mediasite class capture system Web-enhanced learning: online lectures, distance learning, continuing educationEnable students to review complicated material repeatedly at their convenienceIntegrate with course management systems, like BlackboardMediasite Holiday Presentation Catalog Podsafe Music Selection from the Podsafe Music Network "If Every Day Were Christmas" by Podsafe for Peace - Buy the song for 99 cents and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF
Duration: 30:31

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RPP #74: Interview with Dr. Ken Hartman on National Distance Learning Week

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

[Click title above to play podcast or right-click to download] Rod's Picks from Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News Podcasting Helps Bump NPR’s Site Traffic Up 78% In One YearWhat Was Sarah Palin's First Pet's Name? Lessons Learned About E-Mail SecurityTh…

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RPP #73: Interview: SoftChalk LessonBuilder and Jim Boggia

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

News from the PodospherePodcamp Philly Can a Small Podcast Endeavor Make Any Money? - The Handy Guys: Brian Peppel & Paul ShaneVideo & Podcast Optimization for Search - Liana "Li" Evans of Search Marketing Gurus Ariel Publicity-Music & Podcast…

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RPP #72: Blackboard World Interview: Wimba Collaboration Suite, and more Yael Naim

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Rod's Picks from Podcaster Guide & E-Learning NewsThe Power of Wikis in Higher Ed - Interview of Stewart Mader who discusses use of the wiki as a teaching toolGoogle Insights for Search - new Google tool to research search terms such as 'podcasting' u…

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RPP #71: Blackboard World Interview: Mark Jones of Echo 360, and Blake Morgan

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Rod's Podcaster Guide & E-Learning News Live streaming for the iPhone on the way Why podcasting never killed the radio star in China Drexel University Online announces the launch of its new blog, e-Insights Podcamp Philly, the New Media Unconference,…

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RPP #70: Blackboard World Interview: Blending Blackboard and Second Life, and Podsafe Summertime

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

News from the Podosphere Blackboard World '08 - Las Vegas, July 15-17, 2008 Rod's Podcaster Guide & E-Learning NewsLively - Google's new Second Life killer Knol - Google's new Wikipedia killer Blending Blackboard and Second Life Interview with Mauri…

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RPP #69: Interview: Elluminate Learning Suite and More Kitaro

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

News from the PodosphereBlackboard World '08 - Las Vegas, July 15-17, 2008 Rod's Podcaster Guide & E-Learning News Interview with Gary Dietz, Product Marketing Manager, Elluminate, Inc. Elluminate LiveRealtime collaboration for K-20 educationFREE vRo…

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RPP #68: Better Chemistry through E-Learning and more Yael Naim

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

News from the PodosphereDr. Ken Hartman (Drexel University) wins USDLA Award Interview with Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor of Chemistry and E-Learning Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel University Drexel CoAS E-Learning Blog Drex…

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RPP #67: The CaffiNation Podcast Interview and Stress

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

News from the Podosphere Top 12 Free University Podcasts - from LearnOutLoud.com Skip the Tuition: 100 Free Podcasts from the Best Universities in the World - from the Online Education Database The CaffiNation Podcast - Interview with Paul Rj Muller, Pod…

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RPP #66: Desire2Learn Interview and New Soul

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

New Interview Recording SetupSkype - make calls over the Internet to other Skype users free of charge and to landlines and cell phones for a feeZoom H4 Handy Recorder - puts a remarkable amount of recording power in the palm of your hand Desire2Learn - I…

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RPP #65: Night Kitchen Interactive Interview and Bohemian Financial Rhapsody

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

Night Kitchen Interactive - Interview with Juan Leon, Senior ConsultantNight Kitchen Interactive is an award-winning interactive design studio providing elearning, interactive exhibits, and marketing communications solutions for corporations and non-prof…

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RPP #64: Kryterion Webassessor and Podsafe New Age Viola

2009-10-30 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

News from the PodosphereIgnoring Web 2.0 Will Cost You - Article from CIO Magazine Kryterion Webassessor - Interview with Pam Cabalka, Executive Vice President, Kryterion (www.kryteriononline.com) Learn about Webassessor, Kryterion's scalable and integrat…

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RPP #76: Interview with Dr. Bobbe Baggio on Learning Meta-Trends

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Rod's Picks from Podcaster Guide and E-Learning NewsWhy Google Lively FailedCan You Operate as a Virtual Being?PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association (PADLA) Meeting Presentation A…

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RPP #75: Interview with Dr. John Flores of the United States Distance Learning Association

0000-00-00 :: rod@rodspulsepodcast.com (Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.)

[Click title above to play podcast or right-click to download]Rod's Picks from Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News7 Real Reasons Why iPhone Is a Smash Hit Twitter Fastest-Growing Social Networking Site Case Settled: Google To Become BooksellerInterview wi…

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