Monday, December 05, 2011

RPP #98: Mathematica: Interview with Andy Dorsett

  • Interview: Andy Dorsett, Academic Key Account Manager, Wolfram Research
    • Mathematica is billed as the world's ultimate application for computations, a development platform integrating computation into workflows, moving from initial ideas to deployed solutions
    • View interactive Demonstrations in life science and other domains
    • Run Wolfram Alpha on mobile devices
    • Download the CDF (Computable Document Format) Player to view Mathematica interactive documents  
  • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    • The Christmas Season by Devo Spice, a comedy rapper from New Jersey who has become one of the most popular artists on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show.
Duration: 23:47

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

RPP #97 ePortfolios: Interview with Trent Batson

Trent Batson
Duration: 31:00

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

RPP #96 Terribly Clever Blackboard Mobile: Interview with Aaron Wasserman

  • Interview: Aaron Wasserman, Director, Blackboard Mobile
    • Aaron is one of the founding members of Terriblyclever Design. Terriblyclever worked with Stanford to conceptualize iStanford, a suite of iPhone, Blackberry, and mobile web applications for fellow students. In 2009 they were acquired by Blackboard and Aaron now leads the new Blackboard Mobile division. We'll try to answer the questions:
      • what is Blackboard Mobile?
      • which platforms are supported?
      • what are the benefits to an institution?
      • why is a native app better than a web app?
      • can you customize apps for your platform?
      • what’s on the future road-map for Bb Mobile?
  • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    • "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Blake Morgan. His licensed cover of the Paul McCartney classic has topped the charts on the iTunes Music Store. 
Duration: 22:49

Friday, September 02, 2011

RPP #95: Moodlerooms: Interview with CEO Lou Pugliese

  • Interview: Lou Pugliese, Chairman and CEO, Moodlerooms, Inc.
    • Moodle: a “free” course management system that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
    • Moodlerooms, Inc.: a hosting and support company for users of Moodle.
  • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    • "Ain't No Reason" by Brett Dennen - featured on several TV shows including "House", "Scrubs" and "Grey's Anatomy"
Duration: 25:17

Thursday, July 21, 2011

RPP #94: ConnectYard: Interview with CEO Donald Doane

  • Interview: Donald Doane, CEO, ConnectYard Inc.
    • ConnectYard a centralized social media communications platform that seamlessly integrates Facebook, Twitter and video as well as text messaging with popular Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard, to better engage students and expand overall institutional communication.
    • "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage" by Robert Lund of the Funny Music Project
Duration: 15:42

Thursday, June 23, 2011

RPP #93: Interview with Dr. Mark Nestor on Panopto Lecture Capture

  • Interview: Dr. Mark Nestor, Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Panopto Focus Lecture Capture
    • Lecture capture systems offer important benefits: an alternative when students miss class; an opportunity for content review; and content for online course development
  • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    • "California Dreamin" by The Mamas and The Papas
Duration: 21:36

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

RPP #92: Interview: Ray Henderson on Blackboard Learn - Part 2

  • Interview: Ray Henderson, President of Blackboard Learn
    • Learn about Blackboard's ePortfolios offerings, and
    • Open Database Inititative
    • Open-source competition
Duration: 21:03

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

RPP #91: Interview: Ray Henderson on Blackboard Learn - Part 1

Ray Henderson
  • Interview: Ray Henderson, President of Blackboard's teaching and learning division, Blackboard Learn
    • Hear about the key differences for faculty between Angel and Blackboard 9.1
    • Hear about Blackboard's future direction, including
    • How the purchase of iStrategy relates to Blackboard Outcomes

Duration: 21:23

Thursday, March 10, 2011

RPP #90: The Future of Copyright Fair Use

  • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    • "Don't Be Long: The Beatles v Elken", a Beatles "Blue Jay Way" mashup by Elken, a 60's influenced band from Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 20:21

Thursday, February 03, 2011

RPP #89: Social Media in Education

  • Interview:  Brian Hughes, Associate Director of Design, Publishing, and Service at Teachers College's Library of Columbia University. We address the questions...
    • What are the best ways to use social media for novice faculty?
    • Has it been shown that using social media improves learning?
    • What is the best way to prepare faculty to use social media for teaching?
  • Podsafe music selection from Music Alley
    • "From the Beginning" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from their "Then & Now" Live 1998 Album
Duration: 23:38

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

RPP #88: Wimba, Elluminate and Blackboard Collaborate

    • Learn about industry leading tools for synchronous and asynchronous learning. Matthew discusses Wimba Classroom, Pronto and Wimba Voice and how these products and Elluminate will be combined in the upcoming Blackboard Collaborate, due this summer.

Duration: 21:42