TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast


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TOPcast is One Year Old!

With twelve monthly episodes under its belt, TOPcast is celebrating its one year anniversary and launching Season 02! Our most popular episodes have been numbers 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8, but we love them all. (If you're looking for a place to start check out one of these popular episodes.)

In the first year of its release, TOPcast has seen over 4,000 accesses from all over the world! Thanks for listening!

World map of 4,000+ TOPcast accesses
World map of 4,000+ TOPcast accesses












Some of our listeners have shared their favorite moments from Season 01. Hear favorite 20 second clips submitted via Clammr(click the "Clammrs" tab on the new page), or check out some of the highlights from Season 01 shared via the Twitter hashtag #TOPcastS01.












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About TOPcast

The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast), hosted by Dr. Thomas Cavanagh and Dr. Kelvin Thompson, is a monthly podcast for online and blended learning professionals conducted over a shared cup of coffee. Share with the hosts your thoughts on past episodes or ideas for new episodes via email (, or join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #topcastnow. Follow us on Twitter at @topcastnow.

What Others are Saying

A cross between professional development session and meeting friends for coffee, TOPcast offers engaging conversation about online education. Tom Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson team up to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor with an audience that can then move the discussion, and archived resources, forward with their local colleagues. Thank you for connecting us all through relevant topics, our common concerns, and my favorite caffeinated beverage!
Dr. Melissa A. Venable (Inside Online Learning Blog)Education Writer/

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Meet the Hosts

Dr. Thomas Cavanagh

Tom CavanaghDr. Thomas B. 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.
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Dr. Kelvin Thompson

kelvin ThompsonA popular speaker, Dr. Kelvin Thompson regularly appears throughout the US while serving 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 in UCF’s College of Education & Human Performance. Kelvin has collaborated on the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past seventeen years.
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