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PowerPoint: record narration

PowerPoint: converting presentation to Flash video using iSpring Free When you want to share PowerPoint presentations with your students, you have a few different options. This tip sheet outlines how to convert the presentation to a Flash movie, which you … Continue reading

Posted at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 13, 2014, by in Microsoft Office

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

Sakai: Copy course site for new semester

Sakai: copy course site for new semester Log into Sakai with your Rutgers NetID and password at In general, the easiest way to re-use a complete site is the Duplicate Site method. This will copy everything in the site, except for student … Continue reading

Posted at 1:48 p.m. Aug. 7, 2014, by in Getting Started, Sakai

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

Rutgers–Camden’s inaugural eLearning Conference

On April 29, 2014, the Teaching Matters and Assessment Center and Department of Instructional Design & Technology came together to host Rutgers-Camden’s inaugural eLearning Conference. The conference featured brief faculty presentations, during which faculty members shared their experiences in moving … Continue reading

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