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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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.
September 18, 2012
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Mark Max, vice president of Blackboard Analytics for Learn, exploring how students, faculty members and campus leaders use the system.
August 9, 2012
In this month's edition of The Pulse podcast, Rod Murray discusses highlights from the annual Blackboard World 2012 gathering, including information on its new products, services and applications.  
July 9, 2012
In this month's edition of The Pulse podcast, Rod Murray discusses how to manage your social media portfolio with the help of "If This Then That," as well as Apple's new podcast app.

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