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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 3, 2015
In the latest edition of The Pulse podcast, the host Rodney B. Murray explains why he thinks "everyone should learn to code," and offers advice on the best ways to learn.
February 20, 2015
In this month's edition, Bryan Alexander of the New Media Consortium discusses the future of higher education, the role of technology, and issues such as the Carnegie Unit and the adjunctification of the faculty.
January 30, 2015
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast offers highlights from the annual Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey (PADLA) Distance Learning Association Conference & Expo. The podcast features excerpts from presentations by a range of speakers, including Will Thalheimer of Work Learning Research, Inc. and Scott Beadenkopf, director of academic technology at Neumann University.
December 18, 2014
In the second part of an interview, Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt discusses how the company has changed the experience of its users in various ways.
December 2, 2014
In the first of a two-part interview with The Pulse's Rodney Murray, Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt discusses his company's pivot to focusing on student success.

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