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Academic and Research Computing
Academic and Research Computing provides computing services and assistance for faculty, students and staff in support of Rensselaer’s educational and research mission. ARC consists of Consulting and Research Computing, Help Desk Services, Educational Technology Services, the Campus Computer Store, and Rensselaer Computer Repair. Some of their responsibilities include: administering the Mobile Computing Program, maintaining the Help Desk and providing consulting services for the campus, software licensing services, providing consulting for researchers and administering the Numerically Intensive Computing service, maintaining the registrar-scheduled computer classrooms, and deploying software for all public computing sites.

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The Anderson Center for Innovation in Undergraduate Education
The Anderson Center 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.

Production and Video 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 person assigned to the project.

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)

Rensselaer LMS Information and Help Pages


Blended Instruction


Achieving Success in Internet- Supported Learning in Higher Education: Case Studies Illuminate Success Factors, Challenges, and Future Directions
By Rob Abel

Blended Learning

Blended Learning

Blended Learning and Business Change
By Michael Brennan

Blended Learning: Choosing the Right Blend

 Blended Learning Models
By Purnima Valiathan

Blended Learning - What is it and where might it take us?
By Richard Voos

Classroom Teaching Changes in Web-Enhanced Courses: A Multi-Institutional Study

 Face-to-Face vs. Cyberspace: Finding the Middle Ground

Going Web-Based? Helping School Administrators Make Informed Choices About Web-Based Courses
By Patricia B. Campbell; Lesley K. Perlman ; Earl N. Hadley 

Hybrid (Blended) Learning - EDUCAUSE

NSW Department of Education and Training

PEDAGOGY for Blended Instruction: A Primer

Strategies for Building Blended Learning
By Allison Rossett; Felicia Douglis; Rebecca V. Frazee

The emerging contribution of online resources and tools to classroom learning and teaching

Teaching Tips Index

Virtual Teaching in Higher Education: The New Intellectual Superhighway or Just Another Traffic Jam?
by Jerald G. Schutte

What is a Good Lesson?

White paper - Blended Learning - Blend it like Beckham!



Accessible Webpage Design: Resources
By Axel Schmetzke
This site was created to promote awareness about the need for accessible web design and to steer those who wish to learn more about the topic into the right direction.

The Business Benefits of Web Standards
By Tristan Nitot
This article discusses how adhering to web standards, and leaving behind proprietary markup and technologies, can contribute to a company's business goals.

Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
This document is an appendix to the W3C "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0". It provides a list of all checkpoints from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, organized by concept, as a checklist for Web content developers.

Designing Standards-Based Instruction
By Jim Burke
This PDF document provides an outline to follow when designing for standards-based instruction.

Developing with Web Standards: Recommendations and Best Practices
By Roger Johansson
This document explains how and why using web standards will let you build websites in a way that saves time and money for the developer and provides a better experience for the visitor. Also discussed are other methods, guidelines and best practices that will help produce high-quality websites that are accessible to as many as possible.

Standards for Quality Online Courses
The OID standards encompass four categories: Technology Standards (primarily involved with the functionality and appropriateness of the technology) Usability Standards (deals primarily with function as it pertains to promoting an optimal learning environment) Accessibility Standards (ensure that courses which must or should be accessible meet the minimum requirements for accessibility) and Instructional Design Standards (ensures that all necessary components of successful instruction are present)

Web Style Guide, 2 nd Edition
This book is for all those who wish to publish durable content on the Web. Durable content is not guided by trends; good design will withstand the test of time, whereas trends quickly become frivolous. Success in Web design goes beyond technology and fashion. To create Web sites that endure you need only to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively to your readers.





Last updated - 03/19/08