Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bringing Enhanced Podcasts to Life!

Today I had the honor of presenting a workshop for educators at the University of San Francisco. The topic was enhanced podcasting. We learned how to use Garage Band (iLife06) and iMac (iWeb) for enhanced podcasting production and publication. Enjoy a part of the workshop!

You may view the enhanced podcast: How to bring an enhanced podcast to life at:


Thursday, March 09, 2006

An Interview With Dr. Patricia Busk: Professor, School of Education, University of San Francisco

This morning I had the opportunity to go back to the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and meet with my former professor, Dr. Patricia Busk. As a graduate student I had the good fortune to take many courses with Dr. Busk, and it is an honor to interview her today. Listen to Dr. Busk share her views of the challenges facing higher education in the United States and what some of the solutions to the challenges might be during this century.

Thank you Dr. Busk for giving me the opportunity to interview you and share with the audience your ideas!

Friday, March 03, 2006

University of San Francisco Faculty Development Seminar

On March 2, 2006, Professors Ray Schroeder and Burks Oakley presented the art of podcasting, academic implementation of enhanced podcasting and 'Ed-Cast' (a collaborative grant-funded academic podcast repository: http://www.ed-cast.org). These leaders were so kind to step in on my behalf and present my slides during a period of illness. Thank you Burks and Ray! Your presentation was wonderful!

My PowerPoint slides for this presentation are located at http://onlinelearningupdate.com/enhancedpod2.htm

Monday, February 06, 2006

A Podcast For Anna and Her Friend

From the University of San Francisco, School of Nursing...a special request from my colleague and friend, Anna Kwong. It has been a few months since my last podcast. What can I say? The holidays and semester break beckoned me to be with family and friends while taking a rest after a long and hectic semester. But, stay tuned...an interview with Dr. Patricia Busk, Professor in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco is right around the corner!

Friday, December 02, 2005

A Skype Interview With Professor Ray Schroeder, Director of OTEL, University of Illinois Springfield

Ray Schroeder is Professor Emeritus of Communication and Director of the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning (OTEL) at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and Faculty Associate at the University of Illinois Online. He has taught more than two dozen online classes. As Director of Technology-Enhanced Learning he is dedicated to faculty development and pedagogical support of the online initiative. As Faculty Associate, Schroeder is engaged in the formation of online learning policy for the University of Illinois. He is a Sloan Consortium Distinguished Scholar in Online Learning 2002-2003 and the recipient of the 2002 Sloan-C award for the “Most Outstanding Achievement in ALN by an Individual.”

For more information about the Schroeder & Maag collaborative international academic podcast repository, "Ed-Cast," point to the UIS Ed Tech page:

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Podcasting: A New Medium for a New Voice in Healthcare Education

I had the pleasure to present last weekend at the 11th Sloan-C Asynchronous Learning Network meeting in Orlando, Florida. It was a great conference and the awards ceremony was remarkable becuase it honored leaders and visionaries in online education. I am posting the presentation I gave on the use of podcasts in higher education with an emphasis on healthcare.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Dina Silverthornee: Nurse Educator and Doctoral Student at USF School of Education

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last week I had the good fortune to meet and converse with Dina Silverthorn, Nurse Educator and Doctoral student. Dina attends the University of San Francisco's School of Education while teaching full time in the school of nursing at USF. Dina gives us some special insights into nursing education and the balance she sets out to achieve as teacher, student and wife. Dina, thanks so much for your contributions to this ePod experment.