Events

Symposium logo
This day-long event, the successor to the annual Active Learning Boot Camp, is a day of discussions, presentations, poster sessions, and workshops relating to various topics in active learning. Practitioners of active learning at Rutgers and other institutions will delve into different approaches to collaborative learning, share insights from their experiences, and explore different teaching techniques.  The centerpiece of the day will be a keynote presentation and workshop from Dr. Kimberly Tanner of San Francisco State University. Dr. Tanner, a neurobiologist by training, founded the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, which explores how students learn science and... continued
DCS systems
As you get your syllabus and materials together for upcoming classes, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the technology you will be using during the semester. To best afford faculty the opportunity to learn about and test their classroom’s technology, Digital Classroom Services holds workshops during the weeks before and after classes begin. These workshops are held near classrooms that have each of the four types of DCS technology you may find in your classroom: the Digital Classroom Podium, Digital... continued
Dan Bello
This workshop is designed for instructors using DCS systems with built-in Macs and anyone else who would like to learn the basics of using an Apple computer. Digital Classroom Services will introduce you to the basics of Mac's operating system, including the dock, desktop, and finder. We will also discuss how to use popular applications that you may have used in Windows but not on Macs, such as Word, and PowerPoint. Finally, we will show you different ways you can access your presentation material via a USB drive or over the web. We will provide you with a Mac... continued
Active Learning 101 logo
This half-day session will explore the fundamentals of active learning. Instructional Designers will discuss the pedagogic underpinnings of collaboration-based learning that should inform course design, class management, and more. Instructional technologists will introduce you to the classrooms and technology that can enhance your teaching. Finally, conversations with colleague and staff who are both new to and versed in active learning will help you build valuable relationships and learn from the experience of other faculty. Sessions Introduction to Active Learning: An overview of the pedagogic underpinnings of active learning. Activity Design: A guide... continued
Active Learning 101 logo
This half-day session will explore the fundamentals of active learning. Instructional Designers will discuss the pedagogic underpinnings of collaboration-based learning that should inform course design, class management, and more. Instructional technologists will introduce you to the classrooms and technology that can enhance your teaching. Finally, conversations with colleague and staff who are both new to and versed in active learning will help you build valuable relationships and learn from the experience of other faculty. Sessions Introduction to Active Learning: An overview of the pedagogic underpinnings of active learning. Activity Design: A guide... continued