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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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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.
September 18, 2012
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Mark Max, vice president of Blackboard Analytics for Learn, exploring how students, faculty members and campus leaders use the system.
August 9, 2012
In this month's edition of The Pulse podcast, Rod Murray discusses highlights from the annual Blackboard World 2012 gathering, including information on its new products, services and applications.  
July 9, 2012
In this month's edition of The Pulse podcast, Rod Murray discusses how to manage your social media portfolio with the help of "If This Then That," as well as Apple's new podcast app.
May 31, 2012
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features a conversation with Mary Ann Gawelek, provost of Seton Hill University, discussing how her institution's iPad experiment -- begun in 2010 -- has fared.

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