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LSS Contributes to New Media Initiative

June 26, 2009 by David Macasaet

L&S Learning Support Services recently helped produce a series of short digital audio stories for Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates.

In the first short story of the series, Talant Mawkanuli, a prominent linguist of Central Eurasian Turkic languages and an accomplished dombra player, talks about the connection between music and Islam in Central Asia and the sound and feeling of the Koran.

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Learning beyond the classroom with iTunes U

June 16, 2009 by Doug Worsham

iTunesU Homepage - University of Wisconsin Madison

University Communications' recent launch of iTunesU for UW-Madison offers a great new platform for instructors to share instructional media with their students as well as with a wide audience outside the walls of campus classrooms.

One of the first features on the new site, Personalidades, shows how an iTunesU podcast can serve UW-Madison students and at the same time bring the work of the University to people throughout Wisconsin and around the world. Read more »

Audacity: Record and edit audio

December 17, 2008 by Doug Worsham

Audacity is a powerful and free audio recording and editing application. It is a great tool for producing your own instructional audio and podcasts and for helping your students produce audio recordings for class projects. 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 »

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 »

Explore Podcast Potential with Podcasting Plus Grant Program

November 15, 2006 by Doug Worsham

Building on the success of the current round of podcasting grants, DOIT’s Engage program is once again offering to help instructors experiment with audio learning and podcasting. Their next set of grants will focus on "enhanced podcasts" which are audio podcasts that can incorporate still images, video, chapter markers, and web links. Read more »

Podcasting Grants Perfect for Language Teachers

November 10, 2005 by Doug Worsham

This semester DOIT’s Engage program is awarding grants for instructors that integrate podcasts into their classes. Each grant provides $800 plus help from instructional technology staff. Better yet, the grant application is quick and easy. Read more »

Record, Edit, and Play!

September 16, 2005 by Doug Worsham

Record, Edit, and Play!

Creating your own audio materials with Audacity

Thursday, September 22, 3:30 PM.250 Van Hise Read more »

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