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call for proposals: Online & Hybrid Learning Conference in NB

Hosted by COHLIT of the NB Division of Continuing Studies, this annual conference meets January 14 and 15, 2015 in Newark and New Brunswick. From the website: Attracting hundreds of attendees each year, the popular conference serves as a cross-disciplinary … Continue reading

Posted at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2014, by in News

Finding online video for teaching

Rutgers Libraries offer a great resource called Online Video at Rutgers which will give you the lowdown on how to add streaming video resources to your course site. The page gives a set of resources for finding free online video, … Continue reading

Posted at 8:05 a.m. Sept. 8, 2014, by in News

Digital Teaching Fellows present 8/20/14

Following up on intensive two-day workshops in May, thirty-five selected Rutgers-Camden faculty members will be presenting their newly-redesigned courses over the course of several presentation days. Please join us for the first of these events: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 124 … Continue reading

Posted at 12:41 p.m. Aug. 14, 2014, by in News

MIT researches online lectures: just “chunking” is not enough

These qualities improved online lectures for students: brevity (viewers tune out after six minutes) informality (professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium) lively visuals (rather than static PowerPoint slides) fast talkers (the most engaging professors spoke 254 … Continue reading

Posted at 11:44 a.m. Aug. 12, 2014, by in News

Student polling applications

Student polling applications allow all students to participate in class anonymously. One common form of student polling is through the use of clickers. However, students often have complaints about using clickers: they may forget to bring them to class, it … Continue reading

Posted at 3:27 p.m. Aug. 7, 2014, by in News

Grading online discussions

Online discussion forums were a popular topic at the inaugural eLearning Conference this past April, most likely because they are a tool you can use whether you’re teaching face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses, as long as you’re utilizing Sakai or … Continue reading

Posted at 3:27 p.m. Jan. 18, 2012, by in News
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