Rutgers Online Learning Conference

March 12, 2018
Finding the Gaps in Your Course: What to Look For and How We Can Help
Room 166

Think your course has what it takes to earn a Quality Matters certification?  This session will show you how to use the Quality Matters rubric, as well as common-sense suggestions, to help improve your course.  We will also discuss the RU Custom Review.  Available to all faculty members, this is a service that not only reviews your course, but also provides recommendations for improvement.  Finally, we will highlight some courses have been improved via the aforementioned review process.

Speaker Bio(s): 

Ismael “Izzy” Lara is a Senior Instructional Designer at the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) at Rutgers University. He has previously served as an E-Learning Support Specialist at what is now the Rutgers Behavioral Health Sciences, and also has several years of experience as a Software Engineer. In addition, he has taught courses both online and face-to-face, including “Introduction to Information Technology” and “Object-Oriented Programming.” He is also a certified Master Reviewer for Quality Matters.

John Obenchain: After earning his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and History at Indiana University, John relocated to New Jersey to take a job in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry. He enrolled in Rutgers Business School while working as a professional Chemist, and transitioned to the international business side of his company just prior to earning his MBA. When the Pharmaceutical Industry entered a troubling period of ongoing reorganization, John took the initiative to design and deliver several corporate training programs to help his colleagues stay up-to-date in the ever-changing environment. Seeking to build upon this opportunity, he began working on his Doctorate in Education at Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education. Today, John is an instructional designer at COHLIT, and has nearly completed his Doctoral Degree.

Presentation Documents: 
Ismael Lara, John Obenchain
Department Name: 
Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Event Date

RUOnlineCon 2018
12 March 2018
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

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Teaching and Learning with Technology - TLT supports Rutgers academic units University-wide in creating and delivering hybrid and fully online courses, and is heavily involved in both for-credit as well as non-credit online and hybrid education. Find out more.

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