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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 »

Using Games in the Language, Literature and Linguistics Classroom

January 26, 2009 by Barbara Bird

Games and simulations offer the opportunity for students to learn
through meaningful activity. Join us on Thursday, Jan 29 at 2:30 pm in 259A Van Hise
for an introduction to using games in the language, literature and linguistics classroom. Read more »

Job Openings at LSS

January 23, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

LSS is now accepting applications for a Media Production Program Assistant .

All Student Lab Attendant positions have been filled.

Applications for the Media Production Program Assistant must be submitted on or before February 2, 2009 to ensure consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

Overflow Crowd Witnesses History in Van Hise Hall

January 21, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Crowd gathering to view the inaugurationOn January 20, 2009 Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America. Several campus buildings, including Van Hise Hall, provided space where students, faculty and staff could gather and view inaugural events. Read more »

2009 Horizon Report Lists Six Technologies of Interest to Learning-Focused Organizations

January 21, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Horizon Report 2009 CoverWant to know what’s on the horizon for teaching and learning technology? Take a look at the 2009 Horizon Report. It lists six technologies which will impact the choices of learning-focused organizations in the next year, two to three years, and four to five years. Read more »

A New Website for a New Year

January 20, 2009 by Bruno Browning

On January 9, 2009 we launched a new
website, with a new look and what we hope people will find to be
improved functionality. The site features a new theme, and
navigation informed in part by usability research conducted by
UW-Madison libraries. The homepage has shifted to include frequently
changing news and events. Users can subscribe to news content via

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Grammar Boring? Not in French 311

January 14, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Photo #1: Students and instructor engaged in debateWhen Janet Caulkins selected Jacqueline Ollivier and Martin Beaudoin’s Grammaire Française (4th ed.) for French 311: Advanced Composition and Conversation, she knew it would be an excellent text for an intensive grammar review. Read more »

LSS Welcomes Barbara Bird

January 8, 2009 by David Macasaet

Barbara is a PhD student in the SLA (Second Language Acquisition) program, and has an MA in Italian literature. Barbara has taught Italian for several years here at UW- Madison. Read more »

New in the InfoLab - Fall 2008

November 24, 2008 by Sue Weier

The L&S Learning Support Services InfoLab (464 Van Hise Hall) now has 50 dual-boot MacBooks which run both Windows and MacOS. Read more »

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