The OIRT Blog: Instructional Technology

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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Many higher education institutions, including Rutgers, have seen a big push towards making websites and course content accessible.  This is due, in part, to intensifying scrutiny by the federal government but also because more and more studies are showing that measures taken to ensure that content is accessible help EVERYONE learn better. Recently Oregon State […]

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