The OIRT Blog: Pedagogy

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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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 […]

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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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Any new teaching strategy comes with challenges, but don’t despair…we’ve got answers! The latest Active Learning Community workshop offered a host of ideas, solutions, and tips to help with frequent questions and challenges associated with incorporating active learning into the classroom. Read on for some frequently asked questions and advice on how to deal with […]

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