The Pulse

The Pulse

Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus. His goal is to provide the teaching and learning platforms and services that will move USciences forward in classroom learning, hybrid and distance education. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining USciences, Rod created the Office of Academic Computing and taught pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University, where he helped bring about significant advancements in the areas of instructional technology, e-learning application development, and Jefferson’s Internet presence. At USciences, he promotes the latest e-learning technologies, including Web 2.0 applications, social media, blogs, wiki's, e-portfolios and podcasts. He has become a recognized expert in this area, producing his own podcast on educational technology since 2006.

April 8, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Charley Miller, head of product at TouchCast, a new video production software.

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February 18, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Claudia Reuter, founder and CEO of SchoolChapters, which produces the Pruvalu electronic portfolio. Reuter discusses how colleges and universities are using Pruvalu and ePortfolios for assessment, accreditation and other purposes.
January 9, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Ohio State University's Matthew Stoltzfus, whose General Chemistry course enrolled more than 100,000 iTunes U students in its first year.

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May 21, 2013
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Max James, national sales manager for education at Citrix, which provides GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and other products that some colleges use for academic and administrative purposes.  
May 7, 2013
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Jim Brown of Ocean County College, discussing tools that can help faculty members teach lab courses in online settings. Brown and the host of the Pulse podcast, Rodney B. Murray, discuss services such as Labpaq by Hands-On Labs and SoftChalk.
April 4, 2013
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast explores various services that can be used to embed voice or handwriting into a learning module for a flipped classroom or massive open online course. The host, Rodney B. Murray, discusses the pros and cons of the possible solutions.
March 7, 2013
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Gwen Burbank, an administrator at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, who went undercover as an M.B.A. student in the university's online program. She discusses what she found -- "the good, bad and ugly" of synchronous online learning.
January 23, 2013
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Sean Brown, vice president of education at Sonic Foundry, discussing how the company's Mediasite video platform facilitates lecture capture and campus event webcasting.  

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