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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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January 21, 2016
This month's edition of “The Pulse” podcast features a recent presentation made by Alex Freeman, one of the authors of the annual Higher Education Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium.
December 10, 2015
This month's edition of the Pulse podcast presents an interview with Don Kassner, CEO and president of ProctorU, a remote proctoring service. In the interview, Kassner explains how universities use his company's services and the reliability of the biometrics ProctorU uses, among other topics.
November 3, 2015
The new edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Paul Freedman, CEO of ApprenNet, Inc., a learning platform that uses videos to build skills.

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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.
April 11, 2012
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features a conversation with David Yaskin, CEO and founder of Starfish Retention Solutions, discussing the company's student success and retention services.

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