February 2019 Archives

Introducing the Swivl

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The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research recently purchased a Swivl robot that makes it easy for instructors to video record their classes for personal reflection or peer review of teaching. The device works by "following" the instructor through the room as he or she presents material while recording student and instructor audio. Not only does video-recording help improve teaching, but it can also be an incredible addition to a digital teaching portfolio or personal website. 

If you are interested in scheduling a date to borrow the device and test it out in your classrooms, please contact me at chris.drue@rutgers.edu. 

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How can you combine the tools of research/scholarship with the practice of teaching and the science of learning? In this lively workshop session, hosted by CTAAR, we will consider what teaching and learning scholarship is; what it aspires to be;  how to design effective studies; and why it matters (to you and others).  By thinking through some of its big questions as they apply to your classroom, we will make sense of what's happening in the field of pedagogy and find relevant and meaningful ways for you to integrate the lessons learned into your own published research project.

Laura Cruz is an associate research professor of Teaching and Learning Scholarship at Penn State's Schreyer Institute of Teaching Excellence. Her role is to heighten awareness of a growing body of research in teaching and learning in higher education. Cruz has worked with hundreds of faculty to develop research projects leading to presentations, publications, external grants, and advanced insight into comprehensive and disciplinary-based pedagogical practice. Her extensive publications include work in history as well as course and program design, educational technology, educational development, and emerging forms of scholarship.


Livingston Student Center

Room 202AB

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2-25Workshop


Busch Campus Center

Room 174

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


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