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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…

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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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We are very happy to announce several upcoming events for faculty and staff interested in active learning. These sessions offer a chance to explore collaborative teaching methods that seek to increase student engagement with content and one another. For more information on a particular event and to register, please click on a link below.  Stay tuned. More spring and fall workshops will be announced soon. Tue 10/8, 1-2pm in TIL 118 and online - How to…