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LSS News - April 2010

Keeping Current on Campus with Twitter

April 26, 2010 by Doug Worsham

This article, like so many others you'll read about Twitter, starts like this:

At first, I just didn't get it, but now, I use Twitter as a learning and productivity tool almost every day.

Why the change? A big part of the story was learning that Twitter is an effective way for me to keep tabs on campus news, conversations, and events. Read more »

No-Cost Professional Audio Recording Available

April 19, 2010 by Jonathan Klein


LSS is pleased to offer a new addition to our list of free and low cost audio recording options for L&S instructors, staff and graduate teaching assistants.  Our Zoom H4n digital audio recorder is our newest no-cost solution for self-recording podcasts and other instructional content. Read more »

Engage Awards: Excellent Opportunity to Innovate with your Students

April 14, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The Engage Awards are back with another excellent opportunity for you and your students to innovate together.

Engage offers funding and support for instructors to explore new ground with their teaching. Then, based on instructor and student surveys, Engage evaluates the results and disseminates findings to campus.

The theme for 2010-2011 is timely - Digital Media Assignments:

In a digital media assignment students demonstrate their learning of course content through the creation of multimedia learning objects using video, audio, still images and text. Examples of digital media assignments might involve students creating
short video documentaries, digital stories, audio and enhanced podcasts,
"digital essays", and other types of multimedia presentations. (adapted from the Engage website)

Workshop: Introduction to Collaborative Sites for Learning Language, Literature, and Culture

April 9, 2010 by Chad Shorter

L&S Learning Support Services announces a brown bag workshop on Collaborative Sites specifically aimed at instructors (factuly, staff, TAs)  of language, literature, and culture courses. 

Wednesday April 14     
12 pm

254 Van Hise



Please contact Chad Shorter --
-- to indicate that you would like to attend. Read more »

Workshop: Language Learning Activities with Film

April 1, 2010 by Chad Shorter

L&S Learning Support Services will conduct a brown bag workshop on language learning activities with film.  The workshop is open to all language instructors (faculty, staff, and TAs). 

Thursday April 8
Van Hise 254

Please contact Chad Shorter -- -- to indicate that you would like to attend. Read more »

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