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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…

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…

Participants in a Active Learning Community workshop.
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…

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This summer's Active Learning 101 session is set for August 28th on Busch Campus. In addition to being required for faculty using our Active Learning Classrooms for the first time, AL 101 is a great opportunity to gain a grounding in the fundamentals of this exciting approach to teaching. The half-day workshop includes a review of active learning pedagogy, guidance on creating activities, demonstrations of helpful classroom technology, and a conversation with instructors who have been using active learning in their classes. You can learn more and register on the…

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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,…