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Dr. Rob Reynolds of TEL Education discusses the future of higher education.

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Dr. Rob Reynolds of TEL Education discusses the future of higher education.

    Education Futures Podcast 34: Dr. Karen Ferguson, Salem University

    Education Futures Podcast 34: Dr. Karen Ferguson, Salem University

    “We talk a lot about grit in higher education. Grit only goes so far if you’ve never experienced success and grit only goes so far if you have no idea what to do next. What this partnership does is it teaches them what to do next. It gives them confidence.”
    In this interview, Dr. Rob Reynolds talks with Dr. Karen Ferguson, Provost and VP of Enrollment at Salem University, about the challenges and opportunities in serving non-traditional and rural students.  Dr. Ferguson discusses her own educational journey as a non-traditional student, and what access to education really means.

    Salem University: www.salemu.edu

    • 42 min
    A Discussion with TEL's Director of Curriculum, Brooke Heard

    A Discussion with TEL's Director of Curriculum, Brooke Heard

    Careers often take a winding path. TEL's Director of Curriculum knows this first-hand. Brooke Heard took the helm of TEL’s Curriculum department earlier this year and is helping the non-profit organization find options that meet students where they are. 

    In this conversation with Executive Director Rob Reynolds, they discuss some of the reasons why TEL is adding options such as course bundles and certificates to meet the needs of employers and adult learners.

    • 19 min
    A Discussion With Dr. DeWayne Frazier from Iowa Wesleyan University

    A Discussion With Dr. DeWayne Frazier from Iowa Wesleyan University

    Being poor should not be a barrier to education. 
    Dr. DeWayne Frazier grew up in rural Appalachia. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school, much less go to college. Even before becoming a higher education administrator, he understood the importance of education. And he knows first-hand the extra hurdles poverty can create during a student’s academic journey.
    In this podcast episode, Dr. Frazier talks about his passion for making education accessible for any student who wants it. As the University Provost at Iowa Wesleyan University, Dr. Frazier outlines what the school is doing to help all students reach their goals of a college degree. 

    • 30 min
    A Discussion with Dr. Dalene Fisher of Oklahoma Wesleyan University

    A Discussion with Dr. Dalene Fisher of Oklahoma Wesleyan University

    “This is directly from [OKWU President] Dr. Dunn: 'Educating the head, but also the heart, the hands, and the habits.' So this is the thought of educating the whole person. That can't just be something that is done outside of the classroom, where the professor is in charge of the head and we'll let other people in the university deal with all these other aspects. It has to be integrated into our pedagogy, and integrated into how we are interacting with the students.”

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University is working to put the student -- the whole student -- in the center of education. In this podcast, Dr. Rob Reynolds talks with Dr. Dalene Fisher, Assistant Provost, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor of English, about how educating the whole person goes beyond the four years they are earning a bachelor’s degree. They discuss the importance of dual credit for students in high school as well as internships and mentorship during and after college graduation.

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University: https://www.okwu.edu/
    OKWU Prep: https://www.okwu.edu/academics/prep/

    • 27 min
    A Discussion with Dr. John Morrison of TEL Education

    A Discussion with Dr. John Morrison of TEL Education

    "That's exactly where I see asynchronous learning going. It's not necessarily capital A asynchronous. It's maybe lowercase a [asynchronous] with some support from the institution where the student enrolled."

    Dr. John Morrison is TEL's Director of Product Vision, helping our teams coordinate our products and services while also growing and expanding what we offer to schools. In this interview with TEL's Executive Director, John shares why he is so passionate about helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds and how he's helping TEL grow.

    • 28 min
    A Discussion with Don Kassner of MonitorEdu

    A Discussion with Don Kassner of MonitorEdu

    “Our goal really from the beginning was to administer the test, to make sure it is a fair test and that all students were operating under the same ruleset. It wasn't about catching cheaters. People have this idea that people online cheat more than they do in the classroom. And that's just not true from my experience. If you provide the proper supervision and replicate or make it comparable to the classroom, you're going to see students put in their best efforts. Truth of the matter is, it's a very, very small percentage of people who actually cheat.”

    In this podcast, Dr. Rob Reynolds talks with Don Kassner, President of MonitorEdu, the third-party proctoring service that TEL uses for our courses. They discuss how online proctoring has evolved with technology, and why live proctoring can provide a better experience for the student and the school. 

    MonitorEdu: https://monitoredu.com/

    • 27 min

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