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Engage Awards: Excellent Opportunity to Innovate with your Students

April 14, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The Engage Awards are back with another excellent opportunity for you and your students to innovate together.

Engage offers funding and support for instructors to explore new ground with their teaching. Then, based on instructor and student surveys, Engage evaluates the results and disseminates findings to campus.

The theme for 2010-2011 is timely - Digital Media Assignments:

In a digital media assignment students demonstrate their learning of course content through the creation of multimedia learning objects using video, audio, still images and text. Examples of digital media assignments might involve students creating
short video documentaries, digital stories, audio and enhanced podcasts,
"digital essays", and other types of multimedia presentations. (adapted from the Engage website)

Using Games in the Language, Literature and Linguistics Classroom

January 26, 2009 by Barbara Bird

Games and simulations offer the opportunity for students to learn
through meaningful activity. Join us on Thursday, Jan 29 at 2:30 pm in 259A Van Hise
for an introduction to using games in the language, literature and linguistics classroom. 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 »

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