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Summer at Learning Support Services

June 4, 2012 by Lisa Jansen

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.

To contact a specific LSS staff member, see our staff directory. Have a great summer!

Hours

  • LSS Main Office (279 Van Hise) 262-1408
    Open all summer, Monday-Friday, 8 am-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm.
  • LSS AV Pool (Note summer location: 259 Van Hise) 262-1678
    Open June 18-August 10, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm.
  • LSS Learning Lab (259 Van Hise) 262-1678 / 262-7759
    Open June 18-August 10, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm.
  • LSS InfoLab (464 Van Hise) 262-4575 / 262-3004
    Open June 18-August 10, Monday-Friday, 11 am-4 pm

Workshop Take 2: Ideas for Teaching in Computer Classrooms

April 20, 2011 by Margaret Merrill

Due to continued interest in this topic, we will be hosting another iteration of our brown bag workshop on ideas for teaching in networked computer classrooms, like those on the second floor of Van Hise. All faculty, TAs, and instructors are invited.

Friday April 22
2-3pm
250 Van Hise
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LSS Computer Classroom Gets Makeover

January 26, 2010 by Lisa Jansen

LSS recently upgraded the computer
classroom in room 274 Van Hise Hall. The laptops are gone and have
been replaced with:

 

  • Mac minis capable of running both Mac
    and Windows programs
  • 22" LCD monitors
  • better web cameras

Slideshow: Authentic, Intercultural, Professional Communication in Prof. Janet Caulkins' French 313

March 24, 2009 by Janet Caulkins

Students enrolled in French 313: Professional Communication and Culture in the Francophone World had a once in a lifetime experience when their professor Janet Caulkins introduced them to Dr. Pascal Baudry. Baudry is author of Français et Américains, l’autre rive, an influential text on culture and communication. Using a transatlantic video connection, he welcomed the students into a castle in the Loire Valley where they practiced their French communication skills and had a lively discussion about French Culture.

This slideshow illustrates how Professor Caulkins uses simple tools to bring authentic voices into the classroom, provide students with opportunities to apply their skills, and bring course content to life with compelling and challenging cross-cultural experiences. Read more »

Projecting from a laptop

January 15, 2009 by Doug Worsham

AV Pool Help Chat - Get Help Now!Setting up

  1. Start with the computer off
  2. Plug in all the cables
  3. Turn on the projector.
  4. Once the projector fan starts running, turn on your computer.

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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 »

Chat: Tips for use in the classroom

December 16, 2008 by Doug Worsham

A great chat, like any lesson, requires some planning beforehand, some good decisions during the class, and a little help from your friends at each step along the way. After observing a number teachers lead successful chats, we’ve compiled this list of tips on both teaching and technology, to help you make your chat sessions great. 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 »

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