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L&S Learning Support Services News

Welcome Brian Deith

October 14, 2008 by Bruno Browning

We are delighted to welcome Brian Deith to the LSS staff.

Brian comes to us from the School of Journalism and will be joining our instructional technology consulting team.

We've enjoyed working with Brian in his old role and are looking forward to collaborating with him in his new one and to the new things we'll be able to offer L&S departments using Brian's skills.

Stay tuned for more information on those.

Only Fourteen Weeks Left!

September 8, 2008 by Bruno Browning

It's been quite an adventure getting ready for this semester, but we're all excited to see things off to a good start and are looking forward to what's coming up.

We have some great new people working with us this academic year, some great new software to work with and tell you about, and more. You'll be hearing about this from us as the semester goes on.

In the meantime, best wishes from LSS for a great semester.

Fall Hours at Learning Support Services

August 28, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

The LSS Office (279 Van Hise) is open 7:45 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

The AV Pool (275 Van Hise) will open on Tuesday, September 2. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm.

The Learning Lab (259 Van Hise) will open Wednesday, September 3. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, and Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Read more »

New Van Hise Instructor Guide Available

August 28, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

A new guide for instructors teaching in Van Hise Hall is now available from L&S Learning Support Services.

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 »

LSS Contributes to Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates

July 7, 2008 by David Macasaet

L&S Learning Support Services recently provided workshops in support of a new program called Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates. The training, called Digital Storytelling with Audacity, prepared faculty and instructional staff to produce user-generated audio stories that illustrate underrepresented or neglected cultural, intellectual, and political aspects of Islam and Muslims. Read more »

Learning Lab Reopens While Construction Continues

June 20, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

The LSS Learning Lab has reopened. The old ceiling has been removed and will be replaced with a new ceiling.

We expect the Learning Lab to remain open during construction, though some areas may temporarily be blocked off.

The ceiling in the adjacent computer lab (259A) is currently being installed and will reopen on or before June 25.

LSS Learning Lab Temporarily Closed

June 18, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

Mold has been discovered in insulation above the ceiling in the LSS Learning Lab and adjacent computer lab (room 259A). Both labs will be closed while ceiling material is being removed and will reopen as soon as it is safe to reenter those areas.

A new ceiling will be installed in both the Learning Lab and 259A. We expect the Learning Lab to remain open during construction, though some areas may temporarily be blocked off. Read more »

The LSS Summer Guide

June 12, 2008 by Doug Worsham

One of the best things about teaching at UW-Madison is the wide array of support options available for instructional technology, media production, and technical support. Read more »

Summer at Learning Support Services

May 27, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

Did you know that L&S Learning Support Services is open all summer long?

Not only are LSS staff available to assist with summer and fall courses, but also items from the AV Pool and media collection are available for reservation and checkout (even when the AV Pool and Learning Lab are closed!)Summer hours are listed below. Read more »

LSS Collaborates on Global English Course

May 16, 2008 by David Macasaet

L&S Learning Support Services recently completed a pilot course, the Global Spread of English, with University of Wisconsin-Madison English Professor Jane Zuengler. LSS provided the training and support that allowed students to create multimedia assignments and then share content online. Read more »

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