TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast

TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 137: Digital Learning ABCs: A Primer for Innovation and Dissemination
May 01, 2023

In this Season 9 kick-off episode, hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson get back to basics with an alphabetical primer of concepts foundational to successful innovations in higher ed digital lear

Episode 136: Online Higher Ed: Finding Ourselves in Other People’s Stories
April 17, 2023

Guest Dr. Bettyjo Bouchey joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to discuss insights gained from leading a book project compiling case studies of successful online learning organizations. Examining similarities a

Episode 135: Different Institutions, Different Methods, Same Goals
April 03, 2023

In this episode hosts Kelvin and Tom discuss the importance of institutional context in how we carry out our common work of societal transformation through online/digital teaching and learning in high

Episode 134: Self-Care and Online Education: Saying Yes, Saying No, and Why
March 20, 2023

Guest Dr. Dylan Barth joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss the benefits of "self-care" and wellbeing to our students, our organizations, and to ourselves as online education professionals. The impact

Episode 133: Professional Development Across Our Online Education Community
March 06, 2023

Hosts Tom and Kelvin explore the importance of continual growth and professional development across the various roles that make up the online education field and discuss how professional associations

Episode 132: Lessons from Leading a Remote Online Learning Team
February 20, 2023

About Episode 132: Guest Joseph Riquelme joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to discuss insights gained from leading a 100% remote online learning team that was born during the pandemic. Success strategie

Episode 131: ChatGPT: Friend or Foe?
February 06, 2023

The currently free beta version of the chatbot ChatGPT has captured the imaginations and free time of many in the field of education and elsewhere. Hosts Kelvin and Tom weigh-in on ChatGPTs place in

Episode 130: Data, DETA, Design, and More
January 16, 2023

Guest Dr. Tanya Joosten joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss findings from eight years of research data collected at the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancement

Episode 129: Education Deserts and Online Strategy
January 02, 2023

In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom discuss the concept of education deserts and how a strategic approach to online education can increase educational access in these under-resourced geographic ar

Episode 128: Strategic Imperatives from 1EdTech
December 19, 2022

In this episode, 1EdTech CEO Dr. Rob Abel joins hosts Kelvin and Tom as a guest to discuss the history and role in the online education community of the professional association formerly known as the