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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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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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May 7, 2014
This month's program on The Pulse features an interview with Ray Henderson, chairman of In the Telling, a documentary instructional company.
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.
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.
December 10, 2013
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Brad Koch, vice president for Product Management at Blackboard Learn.

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