Breakout Session III

Breakout Session III
Thursday 1145- 1245

How Biochemistry online students learned by creating claymation and rap videos (and other stories about online course development)

This session outlines a semester-long course development process involving a partnership between a Biochemistry professor and an Instructional Designer.  Dr. Kyle Murphy and Ismael Lara will provide a general overview with particular emphasis on engagement and academic integrity.  Topics to be discussed include self-guided learning, peer group interactions, and approaches to integrating student creativity into the course.

Ismael Lara
Rutgers University

Kyla Murphy
Rutgers University

Ismael Lara is a Senior Instructional Designer for the Office of Instructional and Research Technology (OIRT) at Rutgers University. He has previously served as an E-Learning Support Specialist at the former University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ (now Rutgers Biomedical and 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 Peer Reviewer for Quality Matters.

Kyle Murphy is a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers University.  Dr. Murphy is the sole lecturer for Introductory Biochemistry at the School of Biological and Environmental Science at Rutgers.  He has taught this course in hybrid, fully online and in face-to-face versions.  The incorporation of technology and art into biochemistry are at the heart of his teaching.  In addition to teaching this course, Dr. Murphy leads undergraduates in research opportunities in the laboratory with a focus on cancer progression.