Distance Learning Roundtable

Join us for the January 2023 episode of the Distance Learning Roundtable: Meet our guest — Lee Gambol, Distance Learning Coordinator at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Interview date: Monday, Dec. 5, 3 pm Eastern

A Note from USDLA executive director Pat Cassella and Edu Alliance Group exec Dean Hoke — We invite you to tune in for this month’s episode of our podcast and video show, Higher Ed Without Borders, where for 30 minutes, we gain insights from industry experts.

Meet our guest: Lee Gambol, Distance Learning Coordinator at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Today’s Topic: How Lee is embracing the idea of “Backslash Forward” by celebrating the past and embracing the future of distance learning

Questions include:

  • Tell us about “Backslash Forward”
  • How did you get involved in the field of distance learning?
  • What are the benefits of taking a remote field trip to your museum?
  • What are some of the challenges?
  • How has the museum evolved in the last decade?
  • What are some of the awards you have won?
  • How did you become involved with USDLA?
  • What do you think is the future of distance learning — in particular, distance learning field trip?

About our Guest: Lee Gambol was educated at Hiram College in the early 1990s and studied Theatre Arts and Biology. Lee began her career in creative interactive education as a children’s theatre performer and puppet builder in Youngstown, Ohio.

She taught about ocean life for the former Sea World of Ohio, traveled every state east of the Mississippi performing for Mr. Wizard’s Science Assembly Programs, and spent the late 90s wrangling high-voltage electricity and liquid nitrogen onstage at the Great Lakes Science Center. Lee returned to biology as a receptionist and room technician for Lakewood Animal Hospital until hired by HealthSpace Cleveland as a Health Educator and Camp-In Coordinator.

While adapting in-house museum programs for Distance Learning, Lee got involved with the National Association of Health Education Centers’ “Grossology LIVE!”  videoconference project, serving as a content writer and general wackiness consultant. The merger of HealthSpace and CMNH in January 2007 granted her the title of Distance Learning Coordinator and the opportunity to become a certified Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor. Lee now teaches and creates videoconference programs that highlight museum research, and can’t quite believe that she works at her favorite childhood place! Learn more here: www.cmnh.org

Learn more about the Distance Learning Roundtable:

About the Show: Join us monthly to learn about the future of online education in this powerful podcast series hosted by Pat Cassella, executive director of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), and Dean Hoke, managing partner Edu Alliance.

Meet the Hosts

About Pat: Pat Cassella has been a presence within the high-tech industry for more than 30 years with leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Product Development, and Engineering. He has been involved with the USDLA for more than 15 years and is the Executive Director of the association. Pursuing his passion for engineering, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport and a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of New Haven. He has spent the past 20+ years within the IP video communications market as a sales, marketing and product architect within the Government, Education, Corporate and Medical markets. Click here to learn more: USDLA.org.

About Dean: As the Managing Partner of Edu Alliance Group located in Bloomington, Indiana, and the United Arab Emirates, Dean has decades of progressively responsible and visionary leadership roles in higher education, communications and online learning. He began his career in 1975 with Bellarmine University working in various roles, including admissions and external relations. In 1983 he entered the broadcasting field, serving as a senior executive for Public Broadcasting System stations. In 1998, he co-founded The Connected Learning Network and, in 2009, moved to the United Arab Emirates, serving in senior positions at Higher Colleges of Technology and Khalifa University before co-founding Edu Alliance in 2014. Click here to connect with Dean on LinkedIn.

Upcoming Podcasts

Previous Episodes
Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Join us for the December episode of the Distance Learning Roundtable: Meet our guest — Dr. Jennie Sanders, Vice President of Faculty Experience and Academic Services at Western Governors University based in Salt Lake City, Utah

Interview date: Nov. 21, 2022, 2pm Eastern A Note from USDLA executive director Pat Cassella and Edu Alliance Group exec Dean Hoke — We invite you to tune in for this month’s episode of our podcast and video show, Higher Ed Without Borders, where for 30 minutes, we gain insights from industry experts. Meet our guest: Dr. Jennie Sanders, Vice President of Faculty Experience and Academic Services at Western Governors University based in Salt Lake City, Utah Today’s Topic: How Western GovernorsClick here to listen to the podcast!

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Episode 1: Meet the hosts of the newest Inkandescent Radio Show — Distance Learning Roundtable, where experts gather to discuss the future of online education

October 2022: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, producer, Inkandescent Radio — Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Distance Learning Roundtable show on the Inkandescent Radio Network. As the show’s producer, I am thrilled to introduce you to the hosts of our newest program — Distance Learning Roundtable, the podcast and video show where experts gather to discuss the future of online education. Today you will meet the show’s hosts: Pat Cassella, the executive director of the United StatesClick here to listen to the podcast!

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Episode 2: Today on the Distance Learning Roundtable meet Elliott Masie, the man who coined the phrase e-Learning

A Note from the Hosts: Pat Cassella, executive director of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), and Dean Hoke, managing partner of the international organization Edu Alliance. Hello and welcome to the November episode of our monthly podcast and video show starring Elliott Masie, the founder of MASIE Innovations. Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, Elliott focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning COLLABORATIVE, which members include Amazon, Zoom, Bank of America, Subway, TheClick here to listen to the podcast!