Classroom Technology Blog

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The ALC Community is pleased to announce its first summer meet up on Wednesday August 9th from 12-1:30pm . The Active Learning Community is a network of Rutgers faculty and staff who use or support active learning. This meet up is a casual opportunity to touch base with other community members over lunch. We will meet at the conference room (room 145A) in the atrium area of the College Ave. Student Center food court. Look for a door of the eating area with an ALC sign on it. Feel free to bring lunch or pick something up in the student... Continued
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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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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
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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
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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

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