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LSS News - February 2009

Free LSS Workshops: Videotaping lessons for teaching portfolios

February 27, 2009 by Barbara Bird

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Recording your teaching for a class? Need to create a portfolio of teaching videos before you go on the job market? LSS will present a free, two-part workshop series on how to videotape your class and compile the video. These workshops are open to all TAs in the College of Letters & Science. Other L&S faculty and instructional staff are also welcome to attend. Read more »

Group Explores Future of Grassroots Video at UW-Madison

February 23, 2009 by David Macasaet

As digital video production has matured, just how does
"grassroots video" for instruction function on the University of
Wisconsin-Madison campus? A team from the University of Wisconsin's
General Library, the School of Medicine and Public Health, DoIT
Academic Technology, the School of Education-Instructional Media
Development Center, and L&S Learning Support Services, researched
the question of grassroots video over the summer of 2008. Read more »

What's New in Media Services

February 17, 2009 by David Macasaet

Apple MonitorThe LSS video production lab now has two copies of Apple's Final Cut Express 4. "FCE" allows users much more control over the video editing process, including support for many layers of audio and video, professional trimming tools, and the ability to import iMovie projects. Read more »

Science: Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions

February 4, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Thinking about using clickers in your classroom? Wondering if peer discussion really helps students increase understanding? Then you’ll want to check out Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions published in Science on January 2, 2009. Read more »

Art on Display in the LSS Learning Lab

February 2, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Laura Hyunjhee KimIf you’ve recently visited the LSS Learning Lab in 259 Van Hise, you may have noticed some colorful new additions to the walls. Laura Hyunjhee Kim, a UW-Madison junior majoring in art, has been invited to display her work in the first-ever Learning Lab student art exhibit. Read more »

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