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Whether you are a college professor, corporate trainer, K12 instructor, or HR professional, digital education, remote work and eLearning are affecting you. Join virtual learning scholar & design expert, Dr. Timothy M. Stafford, Program Director for the MS program in Instructional Design and Technology at St. Thomas University as he tackles some of the issues with designing facilitating and assessing instruction in digital spaces, along with some special "rockstar” guests along the way. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support

The Virtual Instructor Podcast Timothy M Stafford, PhD

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Whether you are a college professor, corporate trainer, K12 instructor, or HR professional, digital education, remote work and eLearning are affecting you. Join virtual learning scholar & design expert, Dr. Timothy M. Stafford, Program Director for the MS program in Instructional Design and Technology at St. Thomas University as he tackles some of the issues with designing facilitating and assessing instruction in digital spaces, along with some special "rockstar” guests along the way. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support

    S2E2: 7 Must Have Tools for the Virtual Instructor

    S2E2: 7 Must Have Tools for the Virtual Instructor

    Join Dr. Tim Stafford of St. Thomas University as he "opens his toolbox," as a virtual instructor and talks about the 7 important tools that you need to be a successful virtual instructor. There are many different kinds of tools out there, and many of them do a great job, so you need to have them in your toolbox as you continue to teach in a virtual environment. You don't want to miss this episode. 

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    Infographic: 7 must-have Tools for the virtual instructor


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    S2E1: The 4 C's of Value-Added Feedback

    S2E1: The 4 C's of Value-Added Feedback

    We are back! 

    Join Dr. Tim Stafford from the MS in ID&T program at St. Thomas University as he kicks off the 2021-2022 season with the first episode of Season 2 - the 4 Cs of Value-added feedback. We have reengineered this episode to be better, shorter, and more impactful so take a listen and see what you think.  

    In online learning, providing feedback is a critical component of the job of a virtual instructor. Students do not interact the same with instructors and peers in online and digital environments, so feedback becomes an important voice and tool in the process, and so this episode goes into greater detail of how to give great feedback that will give value to your learners regardless of your industry or type of digital learning environment. 

    Thanks for listening!



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    • 10 min
    New episodes are coming soon!

    New episodes are coming soon!

    After taking a bit of a hiatus, we will be back with new episodes starting August 24, 2021. We are excited to share more information with you about becoming a "Rockstar" virtual instructor. Talk to you soon - Literally!

    Dr. Tim Stafford


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    S1E17: 2020 Wrap up - Stats, Thanks, and the Lens of Transformation

    S1E17: 2020 Wrap up - Stats, Thanks, and the Lens of Transformation

    Join Dr. Tim Stafford from St. Thomas University as he wraps up the podcast year with: 


    Stats and thanks yous - Click Here to see our Spotify stats for the year
    Future plans for the podcast and beyond
    A short proposal of looking at 2020 through the lens of transformation and not just an evolution. 

    2020 has been difficult but has given us so much opportunity, and we cannot thank you all enough for all of your support, emails, encouragement, downloads, and most of all, thank you for being rockstar virtual instructors, and instructional designers. 

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2021 find transformational success for you and your loved ones as we transition into the world of "next year.




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    • 28 min
    S1E16: Campfires in Cyberspace Part 2 - Enhancement, Obsolescence, Reversal, and Rekindling

    S1E16: Campfires in Cyberspace Part 2 - Enhancement, Obsolescence, Reversal, and Rekindling

    In this episode, Dr. Timothy M. Stafford of St. Thomas University continues with Part 2 of his three-part discussion of David Thornburg's incredibly insightful book, Campfires in Cyberspace. Dr. Stafford explores the application nature of Marshall McLuhan's framework about the implications of technology called the Tetrad. There are insightful discussions here about the impact of technology for enhancement, obsolescence, reversal, and rekindling and attempts to look at all of these things through a lens of education and educational technology. Join us for some thought-provoking ideas. 

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    • 28 min
    S1E15: Campfires in Cyberspace Part 1 - David Thornburg and McLuhan's Tetrad

    S1E15: Campfires in Cyberspace Part 1 - David Thornburg and McLuhan's Tetrad

    In his incredibly insightful book, Campfires in Cyberspace, David Thornburg explores and revisits Marshall McLuhan's framework about the applicational implications of technology called the Tetrad. In this episode, Dr. Timothy M. Stafford from St. Thomas University begins a three-part series in Thornburg's work published in 1996 about the impact of technology on education and the needs of humans for the learning process. Join us for some thought-provoking ideas. Also, be sure to download the transcript from this episode thanks to fireflies.ai. 

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