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The Pulse

“The Pulse” is Inside Higher Ed's monthly technology podcast, produced by Rodney B. Murray, executive director of the office of academic technology at University of the Sciences. Murray earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining USciences, he 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. Murray has become a recognized expert in this area, producing his own podcast on educational technology since 2006.

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August 29, 2018
This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features a look at a university's conversion from one version of Blackboard's learning management system to another.
August 8, 2018
This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Julia Winter, CEO and founder of Alchemie, whose student success platform incorporates commercial game design into learning tools. In the discussion with Rodney B. Murray, host of the Pulse, Winter explains how Alchemie's Epiphany platform helps students learn, among other things, by manipulating electrons.
June 28, 2018
This month's edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Alastair Adam, co-CEO of FlatWorld, a digital textbook publisher.

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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.  
December 11, 2012
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Scott Nadzan, director of marketing and sales for Ensemble Video, discussing how the video content management system is customized for use in higher education.
October 11, 2012
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Karl Okamoto and Emily Foote of ApprenNet LLC, discussing the use of its online platform to help lawyers provide apprenticeship-style information to younger counterparts.

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