IGNITE Session

Rethinking Who We Engage and How We Do It

General Session IV
Fri. 10:30am-11:15am


This IGNITE session will motivate faculty and instructional technology/design staff to provide the best possible instruction for all students, regardless of learning style or ability.  Combining the best aspects of general student engagement with principles of universal design, the fast-paced presentation will focus on the diversity of learning styles – some like to read, some like to hear, some like to do, and most like to do some combination of the above – to help the audience rethink, refresh, and reboot their teaching.


Gayle Stein
Associate Director for Instructional Technology
Rutgers University

Gayle Stein is the Associate Director for Instructional Technology within the Office of Information Technology at Rutgers University. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers, an MLS from Rutgers, an MS in Nutrition from the New York Medical College, and a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Union College. Gayle is a University Senator, member of the Institutional Research Board, and an adjunct faculty member in Rutgers’ Library and Information studies department where she teaches privacy and policy development, Introduction to Information Technology and Informatics, IT project management, IT for librarians, management of technological organizations, and disruptive IT and change management courses. She also coordinates the Information Technology and Informatics Internship Program. Gayle leads the Rutgers instructional technology group which provides faculty support for technology in teaching and learning, Sakai, video services, and assistance for faculty and students with learning and motor disabilities. She is also the newly appointed co-chair of the university’s web accessibility and accessible course materials executive councils.