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Effective Teaching on a Shoestring
Marie-Pierre Huguet

Abstract: Have you ever considered teaching from home? In an academic environment that promotes research, service, and teaching, how do we maximize limited time and resources to do it all? What are some of the strategies, tools, and resources available to us on campus? In this second installment of RAMP-Up T.E.A.S, we shift our focus to the classroom. After a brief overview of the resources available to us, such as the course development team, Multimedia Services, Library, and LMS Support, we will discuss some of the tools, techniques, and technologies that exist. These include course design models, learning management systems, synchronous and asynchronous tools, Web 2.0 technologies (such as podcasting, blogs, and wikis), media creation tools, and assessment tools, such as IDEA.


The following are direct links to resources available on this site:

  • Course Development
    • Course Development Template - PDF
    • Selecting Technologies - PDF
  • Syllabus
    • Syllabus Checklist and Designing a Learning-Centered Syllabus- PDF
    • From the CD site - HTML shortcut
  • Web2.0 Tools
  • Media Creation
  • HTML Editors






The Course Development team has been supporting Rensselaer faculty since 2001. They provide instructional design support to faculty who want to integrate the RPILMS or emerging technologies into their face-to-face classroom, or who are involved in teaching distributed courses for the EWP distance program. Throughout the year, they offer a wide variety of brown bag sessions, workshops, and seminars.

Marie-Pierre Huguet, Ph. D.
Senior Course Developer
Undergraduate Education
Low Center 4211
X 6325




CIUEThe Anderson Center Innovation in Undergraduate Education is dedicated to improving undergraduate education through the deployment of new pedagogical methods and innovative uses of technology. Since its inception, the Anderson Center has served as an incubator for curriculum reform by supporting faculty involvement in educational computing, developing new techniques and facilities for interactive learning, and sponsoring cutting edge research on the assessment of learning outcomes. http://www.ciue.rpi.edu/

Brad Lister, Ph. D.
Center for Innovation in Undergraduate Education
Low Center 3119




MM services



To request Production and Video Services Support for departmental or course projects, go to this page to fill out and submit a request form. All forms will be reviewed by the Assistant Director for Production and an email confirmation sent to the requestor with the name of the production representative assigned to the project.

Evelyn Smith
Production and Video Services, subdivision of DotCIO MultiMedia Services
DCC 133


IT Operations

A unit of DotCIO, Information Technology Operations is responsible for Rensselaer: Audio Visual Services (Equipment Repair, Service and Installs, Equipment Reservations) CATV Plant, DotCIO Computer Operations Center, Machine Shop, Video Services (Production Support, Video on Demand)


To request a course, report a problem, or learn more about the RPILMS.

Theresa Sommer
Web Learning Consultant
RPILMS Administrator
CII 3147




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