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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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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.
October 10, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast turns its gaze inward -- with Pulse host Rodney B. Murray interviewed by the Podcast Academy's Jenny Brewster about the history and technology of The Pulse podcast.
September 9, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast examines what the future holds for flipping the classroom. This is the second of a two-part series on the Horizon Report.
July 11, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what's on the horizon in digital learning instruction. In it, Rodney B. Murray, the host of The Pulse, discusses some of the trends in eLearning teaching and technology.
June 5, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse features an interview with Dina Leytes, who chairs the intellectual property and new media practice at Philadelphia's Griesing Law firm. In the interview, she discusses some of the copyright and ownership issues related to online higher education.

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