The OIRT Blog: Pedagogy

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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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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