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LSS News - October 2009

How-to guides from L&S LSS

October 30, 2009 by Doug Worsham

Since the launch of our new website in early 2009, L&S Learning Support Services has greatly expanded our collection of online how-to guides. Read more »

LSS Welcomes Antonella Caloro

October 29, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Antonella Caloro

L&S Learning Support Services is happy to welcome Antonella Caloro back to LSS!

Antonella will be managing the LSS InfoLab in Van Hise Hall and providing desktop computer support to faculty and staff in Van Hise and surrounding buildings. Antonella previously worked at LSS as a Project Assistant and Lab Intern. Read more »

Workshop: Taking Video for a Teaching Portfolio

October 28, 2009 by Chad Shorter

L&S LSS will offer a workshop for L&S instructors on strategies for taking video of classroom instruction for inclusion in a teaching portfolio. 

Friday 6 November
1:00-2:00 PM
Van Hise 294

The workshop is designed to cover suggestions for the types of classroom moments that are particularly advantageous for a portfolio and how to make the best of a one-camera shoot.  In addition, there will be a brief hands-on guide to the shoot and share camcorders available in the AV Pool with a discussion of their advantages and potential shortcomings. Read more »

Instructor Training for WiscChat

October 23, 2009 by Chad Shorter

Note:  This workshop will be offered at a later date.  Please watch for further announcements.

L&S LSS presents a workshop open to instructors in the College of Letters & Science on WiscChat, an instant messaging service that can be utilized simply with a web browser or with a chat client. 

Both workshop sessions are identical and will cover hands-on technical
skills as well as a discussion of possible uses, advantages and
limitations of the tool (e.g. instruction, online office hours, student
collaboration, pandemic planning, etc.). Read more »

LSS Consulting Supports CREECA Digital Stories

October 15, 2009 by David Macasaet

CREECA Logo

LSS recently provided production support to CREECA (Center for
Russia, East Europe & Central Asia)
  for a series of audio lectures
and "digital stories". The audio content is part of Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates, a
new-media initiative that seeks to challenge misconceptions and
stereotypical perceptions about Islam and Muslims worldwide. Read more »

Macbook VGA adapters available

October 14, 2009 by Sue Weier

The LSS InfoLab has acquired seven Mini DVI-VGA adapters to connect a Macbook to a projector.  The adapters will work with the Macbooks available for check out in the LSS InfoLab, but must be checked out separately.  You can also check out an adapter to use with a personal Macbook.  Please verify the type of connection that you need for your personal Macbook - this adapter will not work with all Macbooks or Macbook Pros. 

LSS Welcomes Chad Shorter

October 5, 2009 by Doug Worsham

Chad Shorter - Learning Technology Teaching Assistant

L&S Learning Support Services is pleased to welcome Chad Shorter as our first Learning Technology Teaching Assistant.

Chad is a dissertator in the Italian department, and brings eight years of teaching experience to the position, having taught Italian language courses at Brigham Young University, the University of Virginia, and here at UW Madison. Read more »

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