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Sometimes we get so bogged down in how a tool works that we forget to ask ourselves if we’re using it effectively. When we are new at using something, like Sakai, we’re more interested in learning HOW to use the tool rather than asking ourselves if we’re using it to its fullest potential.  The Lessons tool in […]

This video gives you a glimpse of the work that goes into creating a quality online course.  Professor Rudy Bell from the Department of History talks about the unique aspects and opportunities of teaching online. Professor Bell has taught numerous courses online, such as The History of Rutgers (with Professor Paul Clemens), History and the News, […]

The Learning Centers offer Learning Assistants to work with faculty in order to create collaborative and active learning environments. Learning Assistants can be embedded into lectures, labs, recitations, or lead supplemental study groups.  This innovative new program engages undergraduates in classroom teaching and learning while also developing their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The RU […]

You may have heard about Kaltura (especially since we can’t stop talking about it!). Kaltura is a media creation and management tool that was introduced to RU last summer. It’s really taken off – it’s used heavily by faculty and staff to create multimedia. We’re thrilled that people have embraced the technology and we’re here […]

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