Active Learning News

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DCS's latest schedule of workshops is out with six sessions being offered over the summer. Along with old favorites, the summer slate includes a new workshop covering Solstice wireless display sharing. Solstice is a method of sharing images from devices that is available in several DCS classrooms. It can be used by instructors who wish to project materials from anywhere in the classroom, without needing to be connected at the podium. It can be used by students to... Continued
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The 2017 Active Boot Camp brought together Rutgers faculty to discuss and engage with all things active learning. This second annual event, hosted in the new active learning spaces of the Rutgers Academic Building, gave guests a chance to attend talks, participate in workshops, and network with one another to advance their use of active learning. The highlight of the day was a keynote presentation from Dr. Maryellen Weimer of Penn State University. In her interactive discussion, Dr. Weimer invited guests to think about how, when, and why to use active learning in their teaching. During a round robin session, attendees... Continued
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Registration is now open for the 2017 Active Learning Boot Camp. The Boot Camp is your chance to explore active learning at Rutgers and beyond. There will be workshops relating to course design, an introduction to active learning spaces and technology, faculty panels, and tables providing information on resources that can aid your use of active learning. The highlight of the day will be a keynote presentation from Dr. Maryellen Weimer, Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning at Penn State University. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Boot Camp is open to all members of the Rutgers community. For a detailed agenda and registration information, please visit the... Continued
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Registration is now open for the Digital Classroom Services 2017 Showcase, on May 3rd from 9:30-11:00am. Our Instructional Technology team uses this annual event as an opportunity to show off the latest and greatest in classroom technology. We highlight tools that can enhance your teaching that are available for you to use at Rutgers-New Brunswick. This year, we will provide updates on last year's pilot technologies - including the CatchBox throwable microphone, Kaltura lecture capture, and Solstice wireless display sharing - and demonstrate our newest learning spaces, the... Continued
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