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Visit us in Dwinelle 117 (Level D). Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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We catalyze innovation by bringing together faculty, researchers, graduate students, and service providers to share ideas, connect across disciplines, and inspire advances in teaching, learning, and research.

2018 teaching and research resource fair

Join us April 12 for our 2nd annual Teaching and Research Resource Fair!

(aka the AIS-palooza)

Connect with service providers and academic partners from across campus to learn about resources that are available to all UC Berkeley instructors and researchers (faculty, graduate students and teaching staff). Schedule a consultation to improve your teaching, learn about exciting new tools to engage students and speed grading, secure your research data, create more inclusive classrooms, and more.

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April 19th: Teaching With and About VR/AR 

Join us for a cross-campus discussion on the promise and pitfalls of VR/AR in relation to teaching and learning, and find out what's happening in different pockets of campus.

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Panel discussion

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Lightning talks, demos, reception

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In-person support for Calnet 2-step

Staff from Campus Shared Services and the CalNet team will be available at the times below to assist faculty with setting up two-factor authentication for their CalNet account. 

Monday, March 26

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 12
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

To find out more about the CalNet 2-step, with instructions for getting started on your own, visit the CalNet website. A complete list of in-person support locations and times is also available.

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Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Effectiveness

Is lecturing good or bad? According to Todd Zakrajsek from UNC-Chapel Hill, it depends. There are good and bad ways to do anything and no one-size-fit-all approach to teaching. Watch a video  of Todd's presentation, recorded live in the AIS on February 7, 2018.

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U.C. Berkeley faculty, staff, and students all have free access to thousands of online coursese and videos covering software, technology, business, and creative skills through the online learning platform. 

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Our DIY Media Studio, fully equipped with professional video production equipment, is free for instructors to use. Learn more.

Come for a tour (Fridays, 10:00 a.m.) and get oriented to our programs and services.

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117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D), UC Berkeley

DIRECTIONS:  The Academic Innovation Studio is located in Dwinelle Hall on Level D. We're at the south end of the building; turn left as you enter using the main (Dwinelle Plaza) entrance.