December 2008 Archives

IBM is sponsoring a "Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award". The deadline for application is midnight, February 27, 2009. More information about applying for the award and previous winners can be found on the OpenEd Practices web site,
You can also find a rubric (PDF) for evaluating your Sakai-based course for the award.

The slides for Gary Gigliotti's December 3rd presentation on "Best Practices in Assessment" are now available.

The Division of Continuous Education and Outreach (DCEO) is holding a workshop in Hybrid and Online courses, specifically in how to use the eCollege/eCompanion system. For those not familiar with eCompanion, it is a tool similar to Sakai but uses a more structured approach that is particularly well suited to fully-online courses.

Here is the invitation to the workshop from Richard Novak:

Dear Colleagues,

In response to the increasing interest by faculty and departments in online and hybrid course development, the Division of Continuous Education and Outreach (DCEO) has scheduled additional workshop presentations on "An Introduction to Hybrid and Online Course Development". We will present an overview of issues related to hybrid and online courses, using the eCollege course management system, including course design and development, and online teaching strategies. Examples from some very successful existing courses will be demonstrated.

On the New Brunswick campus, there will be two sessions on Tuesday, December 16. The first will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The same session will be repeated again at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Public Safety Building, Room 205B, at the Corner of George Street and Commercial Avenue, with parking in the adjacent deck (

The sessions are free. Lunch is provided at noon – stay after the morning session or come early for the afternoon session.

Reservations are required. Please send an email to please replace "brokenmail" with to sign up for one of these two sessions. Please feel free to contact me directly with questions.

-Richard Novak

Dr. Richard J. Novak
Associate Vice President for Continuous Education & Distance Learning
Rutgers University Continuous Education and Outreach
85 Somerset St Rm 300 (Geology Hall) New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
voice>(732)932.0613; FAX>(732)932.2588; ( please replace "brokenmail" witth

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