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Join us on Wednesday May 22nd for the Rutgers Active Learning Symposium.  Now in its third year, RALS is an all- day event designed to highlight cutting-edge research, novel approaches, exciting case studies and more relating to the use of active learning in higher education. Along with several sessions led by faculty and staff from Rutgers and beyond, the centerpiece of the day will be a presentation and workshop from this year's visiting expert, Dr. Idaykis Rodriguez. Ida will join us from Florida International University, where she teaches and studies active learning as part of the STEM Transformation Institute. Registration is free,…

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Rutgers-New Brunswick's Immersive Synchronous Lecture Halls (ISLH) have just begun their third year of use. In that time, thousands of students have been able to attend a class taught on another campus without boarding a bus. That is because the ISLHs use state-of-the-art cameras, audio equipment, and space design to create the experience of being in one room, even if half of the students and the instructor is miles away. In our new video profile, created by the…

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Mark your calendars, the date is set for this year's Active Learning Symposium. This annual event, hosted by the Active Learning Community, will run all day on Wednesday May 22nd in Richard Weeks Hall. This year's keynote speaker will be Research Professor Idaykis Rodriguez of Florida International University. Ida will speak form her experience studying, creating, and…

Attendees at an Active Learning Community event
This semester, the Active Learning Community is offering up three monthly workshops designed to help attendees explores various aspects of teaching and learning. Corey Ptak, from the Learning Centers, will help you development formative assessment for use in the classroom. Mary Emenike & David Goldman, from the School of Arts & Sciences, will explore various ways of overcoming some of…

A New Look for a New Year We've begun 2019 with a digital makeover. Both the DCS Newsletter and web site have undergone major changes. Among the improvements to dcs.rutgers.edu, visitors to the site will enjoy a new responsive design that makes it easier to browse the site on any device. Among many accessibility-related improvements, those using screen readers will be better able to navigate our pages. Finally, a new method for shooting our classroom panoramas allows us to not only shoot quicker and more accurate photos, but let us create our first panoramic classroom video, which now greets visitors to our home page. Check out all the…