100 episodes

Hosted by Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson, the Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast) takes a fun and informative look at the various trends, best practices and technologies in the realm of online education.

TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast Thomas Cavanagh & Kelvin Thompson

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    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Hosted by Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson, the Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast) takes a fun and informative look at the various trends, best practices and technologies in the realm of online education.

    Episode 91: Intermodal Learning

    Episode 91: Intermodal Learning

    About Episode 91:







    Redesigning courses from one modality to another was a rushed necessity in the early days of remote instruction, and it might be an expectation of some administrators post-pandemic. Join hosts Tom and Kelvin as they unpack what listener Jerry Dougherty has termed “intermodal learning.”







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    Coffee Links







    * Cafe La Rica from CLR Roasters, Miami, FL* CLR Roasters’ Industrialized Process







    Content Links







    * “Intermodal Freight Transportation”* “SCORM Explained 101: An introduction to SCORM”* ObojoboNext (UCF’s open-source learning object development platform)* From Wayne Hodgins: “The Future of Learning Objects”* HASTAC’s Cathy Davidson: “If We (Profs, Teachers) Can Be Replaced by a Computer Screen, We Should Be!”







    Just for Fun Pop Culture Links 







    * “Vulcan Salute” Alien Greeting* Mork and Mindy (1970/80s TV show)* “Nanu-Nanu” Alien Greeting* TV Shows Featuring Shipping Containers







    Extra Special Feature







    * Video Version of This Episode! (Includes "socially distanced" recording by Tom and Kelvin)

    • 29 min
    Episode 90: The Job to Be Done Online is Increasing Opportunity

    Episode 90: The Job to Be Done Online is Increasing Opportunity

    President Gregory Fowler of the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to discuss distinctive ways that our individual institutions can innovate to create opportunities for unique groups of students by meeting them where they are. For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s07e90/

    • 35 min
    Episode 89: 7 Slogans to Save Online Learning

    Episode 89: 7 Slogans to Save Online Learning

    In this Season 7 opener, Tom and Kelvin try out seven slogans intended as rallying cries to capture succinctly the aspirational goals of high quality online education and to serve as antidotes to widespread mischaracterizations post-pandemic. For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s07e89/

    • 30 min
    #7 – S06E74 – “TOP” 7 Episodes of TOPcast Past

    #7 – S06E74 – “TOP” 7 Episodes of TOPcast Past

    The MOST downloaded episode from Season 06. Currently, that episode is Episode 74: “Connecting the Dots: ‘Lessons for Leadership’” with guest Dr. Shubha Kashyap. You can find this episode wherever you’re listening to this message or online at the following direct url: http://bit.ly/topcast_s06e74. Whether you’ve heard it before or not, give a listen to this time capsule from when Episode 74 was released in September of 2020.

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    #6 – S06E72 – “TOP” 7 Episodes of TOPcast Past

    #6 – S06E72 – “TOP” 7 Episodes of TOPcast Past

    Currently, the SECOND-most downloaded episode from Season 06 is Episode 72: “Pro Tips on Vocal Care for Faculty” with guest Dr. Richard Zraick. You can find this episode wherever you’re listening to this message or online at the following direct url: http://bit.ly/topcast_s06e72. Whether you’ve heard it before or not, give a listen to this time capsule from when Episode 72 was released in August of 2020.

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    Episode 88: “It Really Always Comes Back to Design”

    Episode 88: “It Really Always Comes Back to Design”

    Guest Shannon Riggs joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss her book “Thrive Online” and a key principle that, when pursuing quality, regardless of online, blended, synchronous, or in-person course modality, “it really always comes back to design.” For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s06e88/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

AmyC-G ,

Coffee and collegiality

Tom and Kelvin are delightful to listen to as they share a cup of coffee that Kelvin always manages to connect somehow to the topic they are discussing that episode. They have insightful conversations, often with guest speakers from the field of online learning and education, that are also entertaining. I especially enjoy the addition of video to the more recent episodes. Overall, a charming and educational podcast that fosters collaboration and connection for educators, designers, and administrators in online teaching and learned.

VeroSteve ,

Fantastic Blend from a Single Origin

What a great source of information and inspiration for those who educate from a distance. Thank you Kelvin and Tom for the witty repartee and relevant information. You are a great origin for a wide range of topics that blend together for a very well spent half hour!

Beachfam ,

Not alone

Many thanks to Kelvin and Tom for helping those of us who are in the field feel a little less alone in our work. It’s lovely to know that they are there, and so helpful to get their advice as well as connections to useful resources. Keep up the great work!

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