The New Professor is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Ryan Straight, an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Arizona. With his guests he explores what it means to be an educator and a learner in the current changing landscape of higher education, along with various related (and sometimes not-so-related) topics.
Season four publishing now!
Dr. Ryan Straight
In episode 46, Ryan takes a deep dive into sleep, how it impacts our thinking and our work, how important it is for students, and how to get not just more but better sleep.
In episode 40, Ryan takes a break from summer vacation to talk about… summer vacation, the psychology of vacations, and instructional time throughout the year.
In episode 39, it’s all about self-reflection and some tools, exercises, and tips to do it honestly.
In episode 38, Ryan speaks to four wonderful people — Kate Sonka, Tina Rettler-Pagel, Keegan Long-Wheeler, and Veronica Armour — about their work and experience that led them to the OLC Innovate 2019 conference in Denver. Four for the price of one! (Which is $0.)
In episode 37, Ryan fights the urge to complain and instead focuses on a few of the things he loves about online education. Also, there’s toast.
In episode 36, Ryan briefly discusses why sometimes producing nothing is better than producing something. Also irony.