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NEW!!! E-Text for Grad Student Professional Development

November 16, 2016 by Lane Sunwall

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Developing Your Web Presence

University and private-sector employers are increasingly utilizing the internet to vet potential employees. Thus cultivating a web presence that is professional, informative, and positive, is increasingly essential to securing employment after graduate school. There are a number of steps for establishing a "professional web presence." These range from simply taking down public pictures of you at the last party all the way to curating your own website. Lane Sunwall, Ph.D. Read more »

NEW! A Grad Student Guide to Campus Resources for Teaching

January 26, 2016 by Lane Sunwall

As graduate instructors we are all inundated with training, instructional tips, and suggestions our first semester of teaching. Much of this information is then forgotten in the madness that is the first week of class. Flash forward a few weeks into the semester: we’ve already settled into a teaching rut, and are flailing about for new ideas to keep our students engaged. Fear not! You can break free from your instructional malaise using those very University of Wisconsin support services you may have forgot after the conclusion of your introductory training sessions. Read more »

Introduction to LSS Handout

January 14, 2016 by Lane Sunwall

Missed out getting a copy of the LSS handout at TA orientation? Here's where you go to discover all the great things we do here!

German Poster Exhibit

November 30, 2015 by Mary Prochniak

An exhibition on the 25th anniversary of German reunification will be on display in the L&S Learning Lab (Van Hise 259) starting this Wed. afternoon (Dec. 2) until Friday, Dec. 11.  Jeanne Schueller, UW German Department, is coordinating the exhibit.  

A timeline (in English) tracing the fall of the Wall to German unity can be found by clicking the link below.  Read more »

"Mailbox Update" phishing email

November 23, 2015 by Sue Weier

There's nothing like a campus-wide phishing email to enliven a Monday afternoon.  Today, the TechZone began receiving messages from many faculty and staff regarding a suspicious email.  The email is titled "University of Wisconsin-Madison Mailbox Update" and appears to be hitting much of campus. The message is not legitimate, so we wanted to warn everyone to be careful where they click. 

Note the following interesting parts of thie email: Read more »

Features

Theresa Pesavento interviews Van Hise instructors to collect their idea sources

How do you find new ideas for teaching and learning?

On Facebook: find out where Van Hise instructors get new ideas for their teaching and then share your own!

An example Collaborative Site featuring the "Reading Response" tool.

Knowledge Building with Collaborative Sites

Collaborative Sites support online collaboration, interaction, and knowledge building.

Rm. 274 Van Hise is one of three computer labs available for instructional use b

Van Hise Rm. 274 Computer Lab

Rm. 274 Van Hise is one of three computer labs available for instructional use by L&S timetable courses.

How iPads can be used to integrate media production in higher education

Mobile Media Production in Instructional Design

David Macasaet describes how iPads can be used to integrate media production in higher education.

Learning Lab

The L&S Learning Lab has the largest collection of foreign language films on campus. It is also a great place to study.

Theresa Pesavento interviews Van Hise instructors to collect their idea sources
An example Collaborative Site featuring the "Reading Response" tool.
Rm. 274 Van Hise is one of three computer labs available for instructional use b
How iPads can be used to integrate media production in higher education

Hours

The LSS main office (279 Van Hise) is generally open from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All LSS facilities (offices and labs) are closed Saturday and Sunday.

Please Note: During the Fall 2016 semester, the AV Pool and Learning Lab are housed together in room 215.

  
Fall 2016 (Sept 5 - Dec 15)
  
LEARNING LAB (Rm. 215) Open Close
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
 

AV EQUIPMENT POOL 
(Rm. 215)

Open Close
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
  
INFOLAB (Rm. 464) Open Close
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m.

Equipment returns: InfoLab equipment due one hour before closing.
VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS
All LSS facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 24) and will have limited hours during Finals Week.

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