The OIRT Blog: Instructional Technology

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 […]

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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, […]

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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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There is lots to consider when teaching an online course: discussion boards, readings, grading, online office hours, giving feedback, course videos, online exams, group work, and much more.  Taking an existing course and moving it online can seem like even more of a challenge as an instructor tries to figure out how to replicate experiences […]

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The semester is coming to a close and final exams are right around the corner!  But some of you might already have next semester on your mind, especially if you are planning on teaching your first course online. Take a look at this video to hear how Political Science professor, Dan Herman, prepared to teach […]

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