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As we head into summer, here is an update on some of the spring semester's highlights and upcoming opportunities to develop your teaching during the summer session. Active Learning Boot Camp Recap Our second annual Active Learning Boot Camp, held on May 16th, brought together Rutgers faculty, staff, and visiting guests for a day-long dive into all things active learning. Over the course of presentations, talks, workshops, panels, and exercises, guests explored how to utilize collaborative learning to enhance the classroom experience for Rutgers students. You can access our Boot Camp recap, learning more about the Active Learning…

Here is the latest DCS news following an eventful conclusion to the spring semester and the beginning of a busy summer. New DCS Pilots Announced At the 2016 DCS Showcase, our Instructional Technologists demonstrated four exciting teaching tools that we will be piloting with Rutgers faculty over the 2016-17 academic year. We tossed around the CatchBox, a throwable microphone that can be used to encourage dialogue in large classrooms. We demonstrated Kaltura, a video recording tool that can be used to capture lectures…

With the start of the summer session, DCS is unveiling new portable equipment, new workshops, and more. DCS Showcase Wrap Up Unplugging from the Podium on May 6th. We discussed new pilot technologies that can be used by faculty to control the podium remotely, project wirelessly, video conference, and engage students through mobile devices. Couldn't make it? No problem. Check out our Showcase Recap page to read about the topics covered and decide if you would like to participate in a pilot program for your upcoming class. New Wireless Devices Available Among the topics covered at our Showcase were new…

A new semester brings more improvements to Rutgers classrooms, new online resources for our podium users, and upcoming spring events. Read on for more information: 5 Classrooms Upgraded Over the Winter Break During the break, DCS installed brand new podiums in five classrooms. Lucy Stone Hall Rooms B267 and B269 are now equipped with Digital Classroom Podiums (DCPs). Science & Engineering Research Center…

Welcome back to the start of another academic year! DCS has been busy upgrading classroom technology, preparing fall workshops, and more. Here are the highlights: Digital Classroom Podiums Installed in 31 Classrooms This summer, we passed the century mark. One-hundred and nineteen classrooms are now equipped with Digital Classroom Podiums (DCPs) - our new, standard classroom system. Our Technical Services & Operations