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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 … Continue reading

Posted at 9:49 a.m. Oct. 4, 2016, by in News

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 … Continue reading

Posted at 8:57 a.m. May 13, 2016, by in News

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 … Continue reading

Posted at 4:47 p.m. April 14, 2016, by in News

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 … Continue reading

Posted at 12:20 p.m. June 2, 2015, by in News

Adding engagement to your online course

Engaging with students can pose a challenge in an online course, but it is perhaps the most important factor in ensuring student success. Our students report high levels of satisfaction in courses in which they feel “heard” by the professor and a part … Continue reading

Posted at 10:10 a.m. March 4, 2015, by in News, Teaching Online

Engaging students one-on-one online at Rutgers-Camden

Our own Christie DeCarolis, instructional designer at Rutgers University–Camden, along with Spanish PTL Dana Pilla, presented at the Virtual Sakai Conference 11/7/14. Watch a recording of their engaging presentation on YouTube to learn how Dana and Christie designed a robust … Continue reading

Posted at 2:47 p.m. Dec. 24, 2014, by in News
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