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  • Open educational resources (OER) and affordable textbooks

    On September 30, 2016, Rutgers University Libraries announced an initiative called the Open and Affordable Textbooks project (OAT). What does this mean for Rutgers? The article explains: As a member of the Open Textbook Network, Rutgers joins a select group of institutions across the country – including other members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance – that ... Continue reading
  • Sakai 11 now up!

    You’ll notice immediately that Sakai has changed… check out that modern look! For more information, see: Our own Rutgers-Camden IDT Sakai 11 page Office of Instructional & Research Technology’s Sakai 11 blog posts All Rutgers-Camden instructors are always welcome to contact IDT at 856 225 6090 or We can help with Sakai, eCollege, Canvas, or any other instructional ... Continue reading
  • Paying attention to detail in course design

      Last week, I attended the Northeast E-Learning Consortium’s annual conference. One of the sessions that stood out in particular discussed the use of game elements in course design to increase student engagement and motivation, also known as gamification. [Note that this session was not about game-based learning, which involves playing games in a course. Read about the differences between ... Continue reading
  • Responding to a Nobel Laureate’s education plea

    Stanford Professor Carl Wieman compares the college lecture to medieval bloodletting, an outmoded solution that never worked in the first place. Instructional Design & Technology is here to save the day! We can help you reinvigorate your classes with active learning—and help you measure the improvement this makes to your students’ success. Call us at 856 225 6090 or ... Continue reading
  • How do students use recorded lectures?

    1) to understand difficult concepts; 2) to deal with time conflicts; and 3) to focus when they’re best able… Rutgers University–Camden faculty can choose to record any or all of their classes with a quick online sign-up. Just login with your NetID and follow the prompts at RUCams classroom recording. Presented at Open Apereo 2015 in Baltimore, by Stephen ... Continue reading

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