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The New Technologist

A podcast from the Instructional Technology Consulting team at Learning Support Services, with guests and contributors from across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, offering up insights and discussion about teaching and learning with technology.

September 07, 2017

Podcast Transcript (text version)

Kyle Johnson, Learning Support Services TA, interviews Mary Prochniak about the Digital Media Library that she curates. Mary is also responsible for digitizing media for teaching-related needs. The two discuss Mary’s long tenure in LSS, along with the services that are provided for faculty and TAs within the College of Letters and Science. LSS’s large foreign film collection is also highlighted, which is available to all students, staff, and teachers.

April 01, 2013

Steel Wagstaff (LSS) talks with Takako Nakakubo (East Asian Languages & Literature) about a very successful active learning assignment she has used in a Japanese language course that she teaches. They discuss instructional design, what students learned from the assignment, and the insights that these student projects gave her into the benefits of using active learning in her teaching. This podcast was initially produced for the Special Topics in Teaching with Technology course.

April 01, 2013

Steel Wagstaff (LSS) continues his conversation about active learning in blended and online courses with Greg Downey (Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Studies) and Brad Hughes (UW-Madison Writing Center). Brad and Greg detail several practical ideas for incorporating active learning into blended and online courses, with a special emphasis on writing and reflection activities. This podcast was initially produced for the Special Topics in Teaching with Technology course.

April 01, 2013

Steel Wagstaff (LSS) talks with Greg Downey (Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Studies) and Brad Hughes (UW-Madison Writing Center) about how their experiences with blended and online courses have impacted their views of student engagement, the importance of active learning, and the power of connection. This podcast was initially produced for the Special Topics in Teaching with Technology course.

March 25, 2013

Steel Wagstaff (LSS) talks with Janet Batzli (Biocore), David Baum (Botany), and David Zimmerman (English) about active learning strategies and practical ideas for large lecture courses and laboratory settings. This podcast was initially produced for the Special Topics in Teaching with Technology course.

March 18, 2013

In this special video podcast, Steel Wagstaff (LSS) interviews UW undergraduate Bill Costello about his active learning experiences as a student and learns to make a charcoal drawing of a lightbulb with hands-on instruction from Bill. The film was photographed and edited by David Macasaet (LSS) and was initially produced for the Special Topics in Teaching with Technology course.

March 18, 2013

In this episode, Steel Wagstaff (LSS) continues his discussion with Jim Brown (English), Mary Claypool (French and Italian), and Beth Fahlberg (Nursing) about active learning, focusing specifically on practical ideas to engage beginning learners or novices. This podcast was initially produced for the Special Topics in Teaching with Technology course.

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