November 2023 – resource radar

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November resource radar

This month, a curated list of higher educational podcasts on topics we are keeping on our radar.

Indigeneity & Antiracist Teaching 

Podcast: The Higher Education Anti-Racist Teaching (H.E.A.R.T.) Podcast 
Date: May 05, 2021 
Length: 43:12 

Dr. Sandy Grande from the University of Connecticut and Dr. Chris Nelson from the University of Denver join us in this episode to discuss notions of collectivity, community, and grounding our work about those around us. Given our guests’ critical and indigenous perspectives, we are also called to deepen our understanding of the centrality of relationships in antiracist teaching.   

When pop culture meets academia 

Date: Jun 14, 2023 
Podcast: Campus by Times Higher Education 
Episode: 185 
Length: 49:00 

In this episode of the Campus podcast, Michael Dennin, a professor of physics and astronomy in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, talks about using superheroes (and zombies) to bring the dynamics of physics into the classroom.  

The second guest is Liz Giuffre, a senior lecturer in communication, teaching music and sound design, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Liz is also a music commentator, founding journal editor, archivist, podcaster, blogger and author – her latest book is Kylie Minogue’s Kylie, co-written with Adrian Renzo.  

Maturing the core work of online education  

Podcast: Teaching online podcast TOPCast 
Date: June 19, 2023  
Episode: 140 
Length: 29:42 

Guest Neil Mosley joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss ways to gauge and foster maturity in how institutions carry out learning design, the core work of online education. 

Design for Learning, with Jenae Cohn 

Podcast: Teaching in Higher Ed 
Episode: 486 
Date: October 5, 2023 
Length: 39:46 

This episode is a conversation with Dr. Jenae Cohn, a co-author of the book Design for Learning, User Experience in Online Teaching and Learning. Dr. Jenae Cohn, the executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at UC Berkeley, writes and speaks about teaching and learning for international audiences. 

Weighted Judgments: The Unspoken Bias in Higher Ed 

Podcast: Higher Ed Rewired 
Episode: season 5, episode 1 
Date: October 6, 2023 
Length: 23:38 

In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into an often-silent challenge faced by plus-sized students in the realm of higher education. Despite more than two-thirds of adults in the US being over a size 14, there exists an underlying bias against students based on their body size, overshadowing their academic achievements. From unsettling findings at Cal State Long Beach and Mt. St. Vincent, revealing stereotypes about GPA perceptions and team collaboration preferences, to tangible obstacles like inaccessible campus resources, the gravity of the situation is undeniable.  

Understanding and Evaluating Online Course Accessibility 

Podcast: Limed: Teaching with a Twist 
Episode: Season 2, Episode 3 
Date: November 20, 2023 
Length: 1:01:36 

Rafael da Silva teaches e-learning design and development courses at Boise State University. As an instructional designer, Rafael is passionate about ensuring his course materials are accessible to his students.  

In this episode, Ann Gagné, Senior Educational Developer from Brock University, Clare Mullaney, Assistant Professor of English at Clemson University, and Vanessa Truelove, Masters of Higher Education graduate student at Elon University, share some useable tips to make your classes more accessible and other ideas to help you self-assess accessibility features of your teaching. While Rafael’s context is a distinctly online and asynchronous setting, our panel’s advice extends across teaching settings and encourages teachers to make small changes and work toward continual growth. 

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