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Limed: Teaching with a Twist is a podcast that plays with pedagogy. Each episode features the voices and ideas of diverse faculty, staff, and students who workshop our guest’s real challenges and opportunities for their classrooms. The show is produced in collaboration with the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University and was created and developed by Matt Wittstein, an Associate Professor of Exercise Science. New episodes release on the third Monday of every month.

Want to learn more? Contact Matt (mwittstein@elon.edu).

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KAPOW! Comic Strip Conversations 

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 6 This month, we talk with Lynette Carlson, who has created comic strips to help her athletic training students discuss topics like identity and bias. Associate Professor of Human Service Studies, Vanessa Drew-Branch,…

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Show Credits

Matt Wittstein – Creator and developer

Matt Wittstein is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at Elon University and a live-in faculty member for one of the university’s residential neighborhoods (The Oaks and Park Place Neighborhood). His scholarly and professional interests include music and movement; inclusive and equitable teaching in STEM; mentoring undergraduate research; and learning and student development beyond the classroom. As an avid podcast listener, Matt is excited and hopeful that Limed: Teaching with a Twist will open up thoughtful conversation about our teaching practices and connect educators with people and resources to keep their classrooms fun, energized, and full of deep learning.

Dhvani Toprani – Producer

Dhvani Toprani is Assistant Director of Learning Design and Support at Elon University with a PhD in Learning, Design, and Technology. She believes in technology’s ability to transform teaching and learning if we learn to effectively collaborate with and around it. Her research focuses on integrating technology in learning environments to promote collaboration, design thinking, and other higher-order thinking skills. Her work at Elon University focuses on building digital fluency among university’s faculty and staff to support the design of technology enabled learning environments. 

Music and Art

Themes and music composed and produced by Kai Mitchell, Elon University Music Production and Recording Arts class of 2024. Kai produces music and releases it across streaming platforms with the producer’s name KVI. You can follow Kai on Instagram @theofficial_kvi.

Show art was created by Jennie Goforth, managing editor for the Center for Engaged Learning.

The Center for Engaged Learning uses Rev to create transcripts for each episode.

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Fostering Diverse Cultural Identities 

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 5 Tugçe Aldemir recently transitioned into an Assistant Professor position at Texas A&M University in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture. As an international faculty member from Turkey, she is especially aware…

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PodCases: Using Podcasts to Enhance Case Study Pedagogy

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 4 Justin Shaffer teaches Anatomy and Physiology, among other Biomedical and Chemical Engineering courses at Colorado School of Mines. He introduces the idea of PodCases, using popular podcasts to engage his students with…

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Understanding and Evaluating Online Course Accessibility

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 3 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 for his students. In this…

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Try A Claim Game

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 2 William “Quayd” Snell teaches Rhetoric, Argumentation, and other writing courses at Sinclair Community College and Wright State University. Over the years, he has developed the “Try a Claim Game,” a board game…

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Preparing Students to be Literate and Critical AI Users

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 1 Jessica Gisclair, an Associate Professor of Strategic Communications, is wrestling with how artificial intelligence might change her teaching practices. She is optimistic that educators can leverage AI as a tool to enhance…

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Refresh! Course Construction: Bridging the Academy

Limed: Teaching with a Twist – Episode 12 In this episode of Limed: Teaching with a Twist, intern Jeremiah Timberlake checks in with Katherine Fox from Season 1, Episode 6, “Course Construction: Bridging the Academy.” Jeremiah and Katherine talk about…

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Refresh: Demonstrating Knowledge Using Oral Assessments

Limed: Teaching with a Twist – Episode 11 In this episode of Limed: Teaching with a Twist, Matt Wittstein follows up with Mark Burnham from Season 1, Episode 8, “Demonstrating Knowledge Using Oral Assessments.” Matt and Mark discuss Mark’s experience…

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Refresh: Place-Based Learning Along the Duwamish

Limed: Teaching with a Twist – Episode 10 In this episode of Limed: Teaching with a Twist, host, Matt Wittstein follows-up with Dr. Ben Machado from Season 1, Episode 3 “Place-Based Learning Along the Duwamish.” Matt and Ben have a…

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Bite-Sized Learning to Support Young Professionals

Limed: Teaching with a Twist – Episode 9 Jon Chesky, Senior Project Manager at L.F. Jennings, Inc., teaches within their Developing Young Professionals program. Faced with the challenge of engaging adult learners in a short-form workshop session, Jon asks our…

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Demonstrating Knowledge Using Oral Assessments

Limed: Teaching with a Twist – Episode 8 Mark Burnham wants to help his students get more practice and feel psychologically more prepared for their oral graduation examinations in Emerson and Henry College’s biology program. He is already planning to…