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Former Rutgers President Richard McCormick teaches a remote class in Rutgers Academic Building 1170.
While most face-to-face course meetings were suspended back in March, many Rutgers students may recognize a familiar background during the virtual classes. That's because Digital Classroom Services quickly converted several of its learning spaces from lecture halls designed to accommodate hundreds of students to learning studios that help faculty connect with online students from the familiar confines of a classroom. While they were designed to add a synchronous online component to in-person classrooms, our Synchronous Learning Spaces…

A camera used for video conferencing.
DCS is prepared to help faculty respond to disruptions to in-class meetings caused by COVID-19. Nearly half of our classrooms include built-in equipment that can be used to video conference, stream, or record class. Additionally DCS can deliver portable equipment to all of its classrooms. In the event that students or instructors are unable to attend face-to-face class meetings, this technology can help connect remote participants. In order to best help you prepare for any disruption, we have launched a new Academic Continuity section, with information pertaining to possible…

Nisha Kahn, Khanh Lu, Matt Wilk, Angelina Balh, and Ashley Muflam.
This year's Big Ten Student Design Challenge will include its first entry from Rutgers.  For this year's challenge, Rutgers students from all schools were invited to redesign an existing student space in the Rutgers Academic Building.  Proposals used design software to present a space that could serve the varying needs of the building's occupants, furnished with seating and accessories provided by Herman Miller.  "The A Team," comprised of Angelina Balh (SCI), Nisha Khan (Psychology), Khanh Lu (SCI & SAS) and Ashley Muflam (SCI) were declared the…

Stephen Chew
Stephen Chew, a nationally acclaimed expert on teaching and learning, will be the keynote speaker at this spring's Rutgers Active Learning Symposium, to be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Chew, a professor of psychology at Samford University, will deliver a keynote lecture as well as a workshop at the popular annual event that draws more than 100 faculty and staff from Rutgers and beyond. Trained as a cognitive psychologist, one of Chew's main research areas is the cognitive basis of effective teaching and learning. He has studied the use of examples in…

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Rutgers is participating in this year's Big Ten Student Design Challenge through which students can re-imagine and create a communal space in a campus building. Participants will create a proposal for refurbishing an area in a heavily used classroom building that is conducive to the way that students gather to study, work together, and socialize. The best submission from Rutgers will move on to compete against other Big Ten schools. The winning team at the conference level will receive $2,000 and, because the winning team's proposal will be funded and…