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LSS News - February 2011

Teaching Media Literacy in Times of Protest: A Conversation with Professor Greg Downey

February 24, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Last week, while scanning through updates by UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students on Twitter, our social media team noticed a particularly compelling update from Professor Greg Downey:

Twitter Status update by Greg Downey @gjdowney: "Threw out my video games lecture; instead used J201 this morning to talk about critical media literacy in times of protest. #wiunion"

Not able to attend this Journalism 201 class ourselves, we interviewed Professor Downey to find out how the discussion went, and to get his tips on critical media literacy at a crucial time in Wisconsin history. Read more »

Audio and Video Transcription Available

February 24, 2011 by Jonathan Klein

Having a transcript of your instructional audio and video files can improve and enrich your student's learning experience. Read more »

Infolab: Flip Cameras and H2 Audio Recorders!

February 8, 2011 by Lauren Kruse

Grab a Flip Camera for easy movie-making
Need to record audio? Use an H2!

With a seemingly constant flow of people in and out of the room, the Van Hise Infolab, room 464, has become a “go-to” spot for many of UW’s students and faculty. Whether printing an assignment for class, checking the latest news updates, or simply avoiding the cold temperatures outside, the Infolab has a lot to offer its customers. In addition to housing 45 dual boot computers, equipment is available for checkout. Awesome!

A complete list of all equipment available can be found at the Infolab’s website, however, two great pieces of equipment need a little more attention and rental-lovin’ from our customers. Read more »

Server Outage Corrected

February 7, 2011 by Bruno Browning

The servers outage we experienced last week has been rectified, and services should again be functioning normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We will still need to do some follow-up with certain account-holders, who will be contacted directly.

Addresses which were affected by the outage but which should now be working correctly are: Read more »

Workshop: Language, Culture, and Community - Online and Face-to-Face

February 3, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Margaret Merrill, our Learning Technology Teaching Assistant, recently facilitated a lively and stimulating conversation with Italian 102-204 instructors on best practices for integrating online communication in their face-to-face language classes. Read more »

LSS Closed Until February 3

February 1, 2011 by Lisa Jansen

snowflakeAll LSS offices, labs and facilities are closed until Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Equipment, DVDs, tapes, and other items due on February 2 may be returned February 3. No fines will be assessed.

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