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Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

Research in Action is a weekly podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education from experts across a range of disciplines. Episodes are posted weekly and include guest interviews and occasional solo episodes. Guests are from a range of higher education institutions and share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods as well as their personal experiences as researchers; research and writing practices; organizational and productivity strategies; and much more. Some weeks, bonus content is also posted. Research in Action is hosted by Dr. Katie Linder, the research director for Oregon State University Ecampus. Show notes with information regarding topics discussed in each episode, as well as the transcript and instructor guide for each episode, can be found at the Research in Action website at ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast. The Research in Action podcast is a resource funded by Oregon State University Ecampus – ranked one of the nation’s best providers of online education with more than 40 degree programs and over 1,000 classes online. Learn more about Ecampus by visiting ecampus.oregonstate.edu. This podcast is produced by the Ecampus Multimedia team.
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Jun 27, 2016

Bonus Clip: Collaborations between COIL and External Partners [00:00-4:28]

In this bonus clip, Brad shares more information about collaborative relationship development between COIL and external partners in the larger distance education community.

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

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Jun 27, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Brad Zdenek, the Innovation Strategist for the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University, where he is responsible for initiating, directing, conducting, analyzing and reporting on the Center’s projects, research, and evaluation activities. Brad earned his B.A. in Secondary Education at Flagler College in Florida and taught middle school Social Studies in North Carolina prior to joining Penn State. While at Penn State, Brad worked with the Regional Educational Laboratory program leading a team in developing and delivering professional development opportunities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region focused on bridging scientifically valid research, policy, and practice. Brad is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership at Penn State. His research interests include professional development and adult learning, educational ethics, and the integration and diffusion of educational technology.

Segment 1: Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) [00:00-11:07]

In this first segment, Brad shares about his work at the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) and some of the research and development projects funded by COIL.

Segment 2: Creating institutional research agendas [11:08-21:45]

In segment two, Brad and Katie discuss creating research agendas tied to institutional mission, the benefits and challenges of institutional research agendas, and how this research differs from individual research agendas.

Segment 3: Disconnect between needs and capacity for research in HE [21:46-34:19]

In segment three, Brad shares his thoughts on the disconnect between research needs and capacity for research in higher education and shares his ideas for making better research connections across disciplines, units, and institutions.

Bonus Clip: Collaborations between COIL and External Partners [00:00-4:28]

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Jun 20, 2016

On this episode, I talk about strategies for successfully drafting and implementing a five-year plan for your research and writing. As always, I would love to hear from listeners about whether you create multi-year research plans and how you implement them. Please also share any other helpful tips you have for planning your research pipeline. Contact the podcast via Twitter @RIA_podcast, by emailing riapodcast@oregonstate.edu, or by calling the Research in Action voicemail line at 541-737-1111.

Segment 1: Strategies to brainstorming the next five years [00:00-9:58]

In this first segment, Katie talks about the challenges of drafting a five-year plan and offers suggestions for how to brainstorm what you might want to include for both your personal and your professional development.

Segment 2: Drafting a plan with realistic goals & concrete, actionable tasks [9:59-19:38]

In segment two, Katie discusses how to create SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) action items associated with the goals in your five-year plan and offers an example of one of her own goals broken down.

Segment 3: Revisiting and revising your five-year plan [19:39-28:07]

In segment three, Katie shares some strategies for how to implement your five-year plan once it’s drafted, how often to check-in, and when to make revisions.

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the “Research in Action” podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Jun 13, 2016

Bonus Clip: Why you should expand your 2-page data management plan [00:00-3:39]

Jun 13, 2016

On this episode, I’m joined by Steve Van Tuyl, the Digital Repository Librarian at Oregon State University, where he manages the university’s institutional repository, ScholarsArchive@OSU, and participates in providing research data services to students and faculty. Prior to his work at OSU, Steve was a Data Services Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University and a Reference Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh. In a previous life, Steve was a Biologist with the USDA Forest Service, conducting research on disturbance impacts on forest carbon cycling.

Segment 1: Data management basics [00:00-11:06]

In this first segment, Steve and Katie talk about the components of data management and some best practices for data storage.

Segment 2: Writing data management plans [11:07-22:01]

In segment two, Steve and Katie discuss requirements and best practices for writing data management plans.

Segment 3: Open science [22:02-33:50]

In segment three, Steve shares some his thoughts on the “open science” movement.

Bonus Clip: Why you should expand your 2-page data management plan [00:00-3:39]

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the "Research in Action" podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Jun 6, 2016

Bonus Clip: Choosing the Right Journal and Dialogic Journaling [00:00-8:41]

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Jun 6, 2016

On this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Dannelle Stevens, a professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Portland State University. Dr. Stevens has written several books including Tenure in the sacred grove: Issues and strategies for women and minorities from Suny Press and co-edited with Joanne Cooper, Introduction to rubrics from Stylus Press and co-authored with Antonia Levi, and Journal-keeping: How to use reflective writing for teaching, learning, professional insight and personal change from Stylus Press also co-authored with Joanne Cooper. Dr. Stevens earned her doctorate in educational psychology from Michigan State University. Before her work in higher education, she also previously taught middle school and high school social studies, language arts, and special education for 14 years across four school districts and three states.

Segment 1: The role of journaling for researchers [00:00-11:29]

In this first segment, Dannelle and Katie talk about the different benefits of journaling for researchers including organizing reflections and notes and “mining” ideas for future projects.

Segment 2: Tips and suggestions for a successful journaling practice [11:30-17:55]

In segment two, Dannelle and Katie discuss some journaling logistics such as indexing practices for journaling, whether journaling needs to be done regularly, and some ways to start journaling if you are a beginner.

Segment 3: Strategies for keeping a research journal & digital journaling [17:56-32:35]

In segment three, Dannelle and Katie share some of the ways that they use their journals in ways that are directly related to their research and whether digital journaling can have the same benefits as hard-written reflection.

Bonus Clip: Choosing the Right Journal and Dialogic Journaling [00:00-8:41]

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Jun 6, 2016

Take a listen to our preview clips for June 2016.

Katie also gives a final call for contributions to our first call in episode!

We hope you’ll let us know the thing you wish you had known about research from the beginning.

Call our voicemail line at 541-737-1111 to leave a message that might be featured on the show.

You can also share the thing you wish you had known by tweeting @RIA_podcast or emailing riapodcast@oregonstate.edu.

Responses are due by June 30.

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

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