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Anatomy of a Tweet

August 18, 2010 by Sara Nagreen

The Twitter T

Twitter is a micro-blogging service.  It is restricted in size, only 140 characters.  In the same way you might put out a blog post about something or other that you’ve noticed or want to discuss, other people use their mobile devices to “tweet” a sentence with a link. 

The “blog” descriptor is misleading.  It’s a lot more like a bookmark sharing service like Google Buzz or or digg.  It gives you a way to share insightful links and commentary quickly with people who have agreed to follow you, which is a lot like “friending” in Facebook. Read more »

Richie Sanchez Interns at LSS

July 15, 2010 by Mary Prochniak

Richie Sanchez portrait

Richie Sanchez, Madison Memorial class of 2012, recently completed a three week internship at LSS as part of the Information Technology Academy (People Program).  Richie has been a member of the People Program since 6th grade, following the footsteps of his older brother, who found the technology and college-like experiences invaluable in his school work.   Read more »

Get Creative this Summer with Free Online Courses

June 29, 2010 by Doug Worsham

Want to do some creative learning this summer? Read more »

New DVDs Available

June 22, 2010 by Mary Prochniak

LSS has recently acquired DVDs in the following languages and topics: Read more »

Summer session AV Equipment now in Van Hise 259

June 15, 2010 by Chad Shorter

L&S Learning Support Services provides Audio-Visual equipment for instructional purposes to all Van Hise and L&S instructors.  During the 2010 Summer Session, that equipment is available in Van Hise 259. 

Van Hise 259
June 14 - August 6

Available equipment: Read more »

Van Hise Summer Instructor Guide Available

June 7, 2010 by Lisa Jansen

L&S Learning Support Services has created a guide for instructors teaching in Van Hise Hall this summer.
Van Hise Hall is one of the largest classroom buildings on campus and
hosts instructors from every UW-Madison school and college. The
one-page guide is intended to provide a quick overview of the
facilities and services available in the building, including: Read more »

Teaching & Learning Symposium -- May 19-20

May 14, 2010 by Chad Shorter

Several LSS staff will be participating in the 2010 Teaching & Learning
May 19-20 at the Pyle Center.

One of our own staff members -- Chad Shorter, LSS Learning Technology TA
-- will be teaming up with Professor Julie Allen, Scandinavian Studies,
for their presentation: Integrating Online Learning in Face-To-Face
. They will discuss principles they have learned that
contribute to a successful implementation of Collaborative Sites in an
L&S course.

The annual Teaching & Learning
Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, post-docs, and
grad students to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments,
discuss new pedagogy, and explore themes of mutual interest in a
community dedicated to enriching the learning experience on campus. This
year’s Symposium will provide answers to the question: What are next
steps YOU can take to improve your teaching, and the learning of your
students here at the UW–Madison? Read more »

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)

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