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Research in Action

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 for each episode, can be found at the Research in Action website at ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast. There are several ways to connect with the Research in Action podcast. Visit ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast to post a comment about a specific episode, suggest a future guest, or ask a question that could be featured in a future episode. You can also offer feedback about Research in Action episodes or share research-related resources by contacting the podcast via Twitter @RIA_podcast using the hashtag #ria_podcast or emailing riapodcast@oregonstate.edu. Finally, you can call the Research in Action voicemail line at 541-737-1111 to ask a question or leave a comment. 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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Nov 28, 2016

Bonus Clip: Research on Networks [00:00-11:04]

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Nov 28, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Julie Risien, who manages operations and programs at the Center for Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University. Her work focuses on campus-wide initiatives including building a network to improve research impacts and managing transdisciplinary STEM research programs. She serves as an advisor to the OSU office of research development and the NSF-funded Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education; Julie is also a steering committee member on the NSF-funded National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Julie's background in research planning and administration includes 10 years at OSU with Oregon Sea Grant and the Institute for Natural Resources. Her background also includes many years working for non-profit organizations including the Environment Now Foundation and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Pacific Islands. Julie has a Masters of Science in Marine Resource Management from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU and is currently working on her PhD in Environmental Sciences.

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Segment 1: Broader Impacts [00:00-14:35]

In this first segment, Julie defines the concept of "broader impacts" and talks about where the concept originated.

Segment 2: OSU Research Impacts Network (ORIN) [14:36-27:58]

In segment two, Julie shares about a campus initiative at Oregon State University to support broader impacts.

Bonus Clip: Research on Networks [00:00-11:04]

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Nov 21, 2016

Bonus Clip: Common Misconceptions About Book Editors and Publishing [00:00-06:23]

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Nov 21, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by David Brightman, a senior editor with Stylus Publishing LLC where he helps authors put research into practice. Previously, Davis was a lead editor with the Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education book series. David has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Professional Certificate in Publishing from the UC Extension.

Segment 1: What does a Book Editor Do? [00:00-10:57]

In this first segment, David describes his role and shares how book editors are different from journal editors.

Segment 2: What does a Book Editor Look For? [10:58-22:54]

In segment two, David shares what book editors look for in successful book proposals.

Segment 3: Higher Education and the Public [22:55-36:02]

In segment three, David discusses the responsibility of scholars to connect with the public.

Bonus Clip: Common Misconceptions About Book Editors and Publishing [00:00-06:23]

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:

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Nov 7, 2016

Bonus Clip #2: How to Tame Your PhD [00:00-4:10]

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Nov 7, 2016

Bonus Clip #1: Inger's Research on Academic Blogging [00:00-4:22]

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Nov 7, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Inger Mewburn, a researcher, specializing in research education since 2006. She is currently the Director of Research Training at The Australian National University where she is responsible for co-ordinating, communicating and measuring all the centrally run research training activities and doing research on student experience to inform practice. Inger also runs a popular blog, The Thesis Whisperer, and writes scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research student experiences, with a special interest in the digital practices of academics. She is a regular guest speaker at other universities on publishing, writing, social media and presentation skills.

Segment 1: The Thesis Whisperer blog [00:00-09:25]

In this first segment, Inger shares how the The Thesis Whisperer blog came to be.

Segment 2Building and Supporting Researcher Communities [09:26-19:28]

In segment two, Inger shares about how she came to be a research educator and some of the services she offers as the Director of Research Training at The Australian National University.

Segment 3: Strategies for Maintaining a Strong Writing Pipeline [19:29-31:49]

In segment three, Inger shares some of her tips for maintaining a strong and active writing pipeline.

Bonus Clip #1: Inger's Research on Academic Blogging [00:00-4:22]

Bonus Clip #2: How to Tame Your PhD [00:00-4:10]

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:

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Nov 7, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by two guests, Tom Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson.

Dr. Tom Cavanagh is Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF). In this role he oversees the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of the nation's second-largest university, including program and course design, development, and assessment. In his career, Tom has administered e-learning development for both academic (public and private) and industrial (Fortune 500, government/military) audiences. A regular presenter at academic and industry conferences, he is an award-winning instructional designer, program manager, faculty member, and administrator. In 2014 he was named an Online Learning Consortium Fellow. Tom's research interests include e-learning, technical communication, and the societal influence of technology on education, training, culture, and commerce. He is also an award-winning author of several mystery novels and a co-host of Topcast: The Teaching Online Podcast.

Dr. Kelvin Thompson serves as the Director of Online Design & Development Strategy for the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning with a faculty appointment as a graduate faculty scholar within UCF's College of Education & Human Performance. He has collaborated on the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past eighteen years. Dr. Thompson oversees CDL's strategic initiatives, including accessibility activities, and he developed the BlendKit Course open courseware as part of UCF's Blended Learning Toolkit. His personal research interests center on how interaction affects learner engagement. Kelvin regularly addresses groups throughout the US on topics related to online/blended learning and educational technology and he also co-hosts TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast available on iTunes. Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University, and an MA in instructional systems technology and an Ed.D in curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Florida.

Segment 1: Why is Reading Research Important? [00:00-11:31]

In this first segment, Tom and Kelvin describe why keeping up with the research in their field is a priority.

Segment 2: How Are We Finding Things to Read & Organizing It? [11:31-22:09]

In segment two, Kelvin and Tom share how they find and collect the items that are on their to-read piles.

Segment 3: Strategies for Finding Time to Read [22:10-34:24]

In segment three, Tom and Kelvin share some of their tactics for squeezing reading into busy schedules.

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:

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Nov 7, 2016

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