Spotlight

Workshop
Between the Digital Classroom Services technology workshops and the regular meetings of the Active Learning Community, there are several opportunities to develop your teaching in the spring. Throughout the semester, DCS is offering workshops on Poll Everywhere, the use of media in classroom presentations, and how-to sessions focusing on DCS classroom systems and using Mac computers. The monthly meetings of the Active Learning Community offer faculty an opportunity to brainstorm ways to enrich the classroom experience through collaboration, engagement, and other activities. This semester's topics focus on preparing students to do group work, using active learning in lectures, and assessing... Continued
Loree
This spring, Rutgers-New Brunswick takes a big step forward in how students attend class. With the introduction of two Synchronous Lecture Halls, students in ten courses were able to choose between two classrooms on two different campuses when registering for those classes. That is because these new lecture halls allow students and instructors in one room to see, hear, and interact with the people in the other classroom. Beginning in the fall, Wright Lab Auditorium on Busch and Loree Hall 024 on... Continued
Allison Road Classroom 105
DCS continues to upgrade Rutgers-New Brunswick classrooms with our new, standard system. Over winter break, three classroom were outfitted with new technology. Allison Road Classrooms 105 and 107 on Busch Campus are now equipped with Digital Classroom Podiums. Foran Hall 191, on Cook/Douglass, has been upgraded with a Digital Classroom Flip-Top, the small-room version of the podium. Both systems provide instructors with modern presentation and collaboration tools for their classes. ... Continued
Tech point winners
DCS's student workers are central to the daily support we provide faculty. Our Support Specialists test, clean, deliver, and unlock equipment so they are ready for use by Rutgers-NB faculty. When faculty need assistance, students are often the first to respond by fielding calls, remotely troubleshooting issues, and providing in-person assistance. Every semester we honor our... Continued
Weingart
Last Sunday's Rutgers Today featured a story on New Brunswick's newest active learning classrooms. The article provided readers with an introduction to new spaces in the Rutgers Academic Building and Tillett Hall along with the impact they have had on teaching and learning thus far. The story also shined a spotlight on the Active Learning Community that has formed to help faculty teach in these new spaces, while quoting two of its members about their experience.... Continued

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