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Dr. Stephen Chew will join us from Sanford University.
Join us for a day of presentations, workshops, panels, and more sessions related to active learning. The Rutgers Active Learning Symposium (RALS) serves as the Active Learning Community's once-a-year opportunity to come together with one another and guests to share teaching principles and practices in this exciting area. This years RALS will be on Monday May 23rd, entirely online and feature a keynote presentation and workshop from Dr. Stephen L. Chew. Dr. Chew has been a professor of psychology at Samford University since 1993. Trained as a cognitive…

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We are very pleased to share the date for this year's Rutgers Active Learning Symposium (RALS). RALS will be held virtually on Monday, May 23rd. It will feature presentations, workshops, panel discussions, poster sessions, and - new to this year - a lightning round in which presenters will have five minutes to share on a topic related to active learning. The first step in building the 2022 Rutgers Active Learning Symposium is hearing from you. If you would like to lead a session, please complete a RALS Proposal Form to let us…

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Has it been a while since you've entered a classroom? Have you joined Rutgers in the last year and half and never set foot on campus? You're not alone. As you return to Rutgers, DCS is here to help you get ready to use your classroom technology. We have prepared thirteen sessions to give you multiple opportunities to learn the basics of using your room's equipment or explore more advanced topics, including active learning and synchronous instruction. To learn more about each topic and to register, click on a topic below.…

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Registration for the 2021 Rutgers Active Learning Symposium (RALS) is now open. This year’s all-virtual RALS will be held on Wednesday May 19th from 9am-3:30pm.  We are very excited to announce Flower Darby as the 2021 Rutgers Active Learning Symposium keynote presenter. Flower celebrates and promotes effective teaching in all class formats to include, welcome, and support all students as they learn and succeed. Flower speaks, writes, presents and consults on teaching and learning theory and practice…

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Beginning this spring many courses will use DCS's Synchronous Spaces to teach Converged classes comprised of in-person and remote students. In addition to the adjustments required to teaching remotely, Converged teaching requires that faculty engage both types of students simultaneously. Beyond helping faculty technically operate Synchronous Spaces, we work with them to help them tackle the challenges presented by Converged teaching. As part of this effort, we have launched a new page devoted to…