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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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March 15, 2011
The March 2011 edition of The Pulse features an interview with Steve Anderson, director of the Media Arts + Practice Ph.D. Program and assistant professor of interactive media at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He discusses the prospects of a more rational future for fair use in publishing and teaching.
February 8, 2011
The February 2011 edition of The Pulse features an interview with Brian Hughes, associate director of design, publishing and service at Teachers College's Library at Columbia University. He discusses the best ways to get faculty members comfortable with using social media in teaching.
January 10, 2011
The January 2011 edition of The Pulse features an interview with Matthew Wasowski, senior manager of customer programs at Blackboard Collaborate. He discusses Wimba Classroom, Pronto and Wimba Voice, and how these products and Elluminate will be combined in the upcoming Blackboard Collaborate, due this summer.
September 22, 2010
Sept. 2010: Mary Ann Gawelek, provost at Seton Hill University, talks with Rod Murray about the Pennsylvania institution's Griffin Technology Advantage Program and how university officials prepared their faculty and IT infrastructure to handle a program that gave iPads and MacBook Pros to all their incoming students.
May 17, 2010
ay 2010: Rod Murray discusses a set of new developments from Google and Google Apps.

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