The OIRT Blog: Instructional Technology

Have you ever heard students complaining about having to travel off their main campus for just one class? A large percentage of our students have a similar gripe which is why RU decided to create the Synchronous Lecture Halls.  Currently there are two of these learning spaces on the New Brunswick campus, located in the […]

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Two students enroll in the same program, at the same university. Student A completes all of her coursework. Student B also completes all of her coursework, but also maintains a leadership position in a student organization, works in a research lab, and completes an internship. And yet, at the end of their final semester, both […]

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For the last 14 years, the New Media Consortium has issued an annual Horizon Report, detailing six key trends, six significant challenges, and six technologies that it predicts will soon impact colleges and universities. Over the past few years we have witnessed the vast impact that technology has had in Higher Education which is why […]

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It’s often easier than you think to incorporate unique, effective, and interactive online activities into your class.  In the video below, Nat Clymer, a part-time lecturer at the School of Communication & Information, discusses how working with an instructional designer helped him reimagine his Photojournalism course and taught him new ways to use Sakai. For example, by […]

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VoiceThread and Kaltura are two media creation tools that are offered here at Rutgers. Before the introduction of Kaltura last summer, VoiceThread was really the only option for faculty who wanted to include some sort of multimedia in their courses. Now, Kaltura allows for easier media creation and management; yet, there are still use cases […]

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