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

    • Education
    • 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 100: Managing Change and Growth in Online Initiatives

    Episode 100: Managing Change and Growth in Online Initiatives

    In this episode, Dr. Sasha Thackaberry joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to discuss change management strategies for leading online initiatives. For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s07e100/

    • 33 min
    Episode 99: The Importance of “Faculty Voice and Faculty Valuing” in Online Education

    Episode 99: The Importance of “Faculty Voice and Faculty Valuing” in Online Education

    While specialists in online education, such as instructional designers and administrative leaders, help carry out online courses and programs strategically, it is the faculty whose voice, wisdom, and human connections make online learning successful. In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom discuss the importance of this faculty voice and valuing. For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s07e99/

    • 32 min
    Episode 98: “I Don’t Ever Want to Do [Online] Again!”

    Episode 98: “I Don’t Ever Want to Do [Online] Again!”

    Guest Ryan Rogers joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss the experiences of K12 students during remote instruction and the challenges higher education institutions face in re-setting incoming first year students’ expectations of actual online courses. For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s07e98/

    • 36 min
    Episode 97: Finding the Right Mix of Modalities at Your Institution

    Episode 97: Finding the Right Mix of Modalities at Your Institution

    In this episode, join hosts Kelvin Thompson and Tom Cavanagh for a discussion of the factors affecting institutions’ pursuit of the mix of course modalities that is best for them. Online, blended, hybrid, and in-person courses are all part of the mix. For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s07e97/

    • 31 min
    Episode 96: 25 Years of “Conscientious, Methodical Research”

    Episode 96: 25 Years of “Conscientious, Methodical Research”

    Renowned guest Dr. Patsy Moskal joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to share key insights from 25 years of conducting research studies and impact evaluation on digital teaching and learning. Grounding our work in this robust body of literature is especially important as we seek to distinguish intentional online learning from ad hoc remote instruction. For show notes and interaction opportunities, please visit: http://cdl.ucf.edu/topcast-s07e96/

    • 32 min
    Episode 95: Return to Campus Work. Or Not.

    Episode 95: Return to Campus Work. Or Not.

    About Episode 95:







    Join hosts Kelvin and Tom for a consideration of the range of options for post-pandemic work being considered across higher education. As online education professionals, if we can’t figure out how to do this well, who can?







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    Coffee Links







    * San Julian’s Hills Coffee







    Content Links







    * From Inside Higher Ed: “A Remote Work Continuum Framework”* From Inside Higher Ed: “On Moving the Online Learning Team to a Remote Work Environment” (3 Questions for Karen Pedersen, Dean of Kansas State University Global Campus)      * From Inside Higher Ed: “Reimagining Higher Education for the Age of Flexible Work”* In The Chronicle of Higher Education: “At Some Colleges, Remote Work Could Be Here to Stay” * In The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Would You Quit to Keep Remote Work?” * From EdScoop: “As University Campuses Reopen, Remote Work Could Take Many Forms” * TOPcast Episode 85: “Blended Is the Future. (And It's Not Just Courses)”







    Extra Special Feature







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

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

metro3947 ,

Invaluable to my professional development

I work at a small college where I’m the only instructional designer. I wear many hats and have to keep up to date with current issues. This podcast helps me with that and be efficient with my time. These episodes are very timely and help guide me to scholarly work to help me understand the best options for us. Thank you for producing these!!

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!

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