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Instructor Seminar Series: "Fostering Online Discussions" on November 17

November 3, 2011 by Theresa Pesavento

Instructor Seminar Series: "Fostering Online Discussions" on November 17

L&S Learning Support Services and DoIT Academic Technology invite you to join us for the seminar series Principles and Practices of Integrating Technology and Teaching.

"Fostering and Implementing Online Discussions: Strategies and Tips," the third seminar in the series, will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 2pm-3pm in 7191 Helen C. White. Theresa Pesavento (Learning Support Services) and Chad Shorter (DoIT Academic Technology) will present along with Todd Goddard (English Department) and Jonathan Klein (Learning Support Services). This seminar will also be streamed live online and to 294 VH. We will soon be sharing more details via our website, Facebook, and Twitter about how to join this stream, so check back with us for more information!

In "Fostering and Implementing Online Discussions," we will discuss various techniques, pedagogical goals, and web-based resources that instructors can use to incorporate online discussions into their teaching. Two case studies of courses that have successfully used online discussions will guide our session.

Our last seminar, "Undiscovered Treasures," which Theresa Pesavento and John Thomson (DoIT Academic Technology) co-presented on October 13th, shared the latest and greatest UW Madison learning technology tools, sites, and services that will get you excited about incorporating technology into your classroom. For more information on "Undiscovered Treasures, " please see (and share) our news story and watch our wrap-up video (shot in the L&S LSS studio with the LSS Media Services team: David Macasaet and Jonathan Klein).

See the attached schedule for upcoming seminar topics, and check back at for date and time updates. Email to be added to the seminar series email list to get automatic updates and seminar news. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend the "Fostering and Implementing Online Discussions" seminar. We hope to see you there!

Principles and Practices of Integrating Technology and Teaching, a year-long seminar series for instructors of all levels, explores the practical intersection between technology and teaching, presents various applications for technology in and out of the classroom, and addresses the concerns, questions, and possibilities of teaching with technology.

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