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.

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 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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