Higher Education Webinars

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.


September 29, 2015
This month's edition of "The Pulse" features an interview with Michelle R. Weise, executive director of Southern New Hampshire University's research and development arm, discussing the prospect of technological disruption in higher education.
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.


November 15, 2011
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features a conversation with Trent Batson, executive director of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning, discussing e-portfolios and other topics.
October 18, 2011
The October edition of The Pulse features a discussion with Aaron Wasserman, one of the founders of Terriblyclever Design who now leads the new Blackboard Mobile division.
September 9, 2011
The September edition of The Pulse features a conversation with Lou Pugliese, chairman and CEO of Moodlerooms Inc., which provides hosting and support for Moodle, the open source course management system.
July 28, 2011
The July edition of The Pulse features a conversation with Donald Doane, CEO of ConnectYard Inc., a social media platform that integrates with learning management systems.
June 29, 2011
The June 2011 edition of The Pulse features a conversation with Mark Nestor, associate provost and chief information officer at University of the Sciences, discussing Panopto's lecture capture system.


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