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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 »

10th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium

May 7, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

Celebrating 10 Years, 1999-2008Several LSS staff will be participating in the 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium May 21-23 at the Pyle Center.

The annual Teaching & Learning Symposium brings together all of us—faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students—to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, discuss new teaching pedagogy, and explore themes of mutual interest. Read more »

Supporting Group Collaboration in Your Courses

May 6, 2008 by Doug Worsham

With a new DoIT Engage award program and an innovative new LSS service, now is a great time to explore how instructional technology tools can support and expand the role of group collaboration in your courses.DoIT's Engage Adaptation Award is focused on working with UW-Madison instructors to assess and evaluate technology-enhanced collaborative group work to develop best practices for instructional use. Read more »

Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age: An Arts and Humanities Research Symposium

April 15, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

On Friday, May 2, 2008, the UW-Madison Libraries and the Office of the CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology are co-sponsoring a symposium related to projects that utilize or study the impact of digital technology in the arts and humanities. Read more »

New Associate Director for LSS

April 8, 2008 by Bruno Browning

As of the first of April (no foolin'!), LSS has a new Associate Director, one well-known to people around the College and around the campus: Lisa Jansen.

Lisa's ten years at LSS and her experience at Cooperative Extension before that have prepared her well for her new job, and I'm very much looking forward to working with her in it.

I hope you'll join me in congratulating Lisa: it was no small accomplishment to be the successful candidate among thirty-odd applicants from a couple of different continents, and I hope she's as proud of that as we are to have her.

Forum for Students: Culture of Sharing

March 31, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

If you’re into making YouTube videos or sharing music with friends, then this event is for you! On Saturday, April 12, 2008, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are sponsoring Culture of Sharing, a forum for students covering a variety of issues related to the culture of sharing made possible by the technologies of the Internet. Read more »

Students Check Out Foreign Language Films, Thanks to a Little Help from Some Friends

March 26, 2008 by Mary Prochniak

Thanks to a series of grants from Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, the LSS Learning Lab in 259 Van Hise offers a growing collection of world language DVDs for check-out by students. Read more »

AV Pool New Acquisitions: Camcorders

March 14, 2008 by David Macasaet

Learning Support Services recently streamlined the video camera checkout process for faculty and instructional staff.

Beginning spring semester 2008, faculty and instructional staff in the College of Letters and Science will be able to check out a variety of digital video cameras directly from Learning Support Services' AV Pool.

For convenience, digital video tapes and tripods are available for check-out as well.

Camcorders are especially popular for teacher self-evaluation and lecture capture. Read more »

LSS Welcomes New Staff

March 6, 2008 by David Macasaet

Learning Support Services is pleased to announce the addition of Marcelo Fraga as LSS's new Media Production Assistant. Read more »

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