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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.

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August 21, 2015
This month's edition of "The Pulse" features Rodney Murray's impressions from BB World 2015, Blackboard's annual user group meeting.
July 23, 2015
This month's edition of "The Pulse" features an interview with Mark Strassman, senior vice president for industry and product management at Blackboard. He discusses the company's new user experience, known as Ultra.
June 10, 2015
This month's edition of Inside Higher Ed's monthly technology podcast features a discussion with John Baker, CEO of D2L, about the new version of the company's learning platform, Brightspace, which incorporates adaptive learning, among other features.

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April 30, 2015
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Greg Golkin, head of platform innovation at Echo360.
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.

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