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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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Workshop: Language, Culture, and Community - Online and Face-to-Face

February 3, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Margaret Merrill, our Learning Technology Teaching Assistant, recently facilitated a lively and stimulating conversation with Italian 102-204 instructors on best practices for integrating online communication in their face-to-face language classes. Read more »

Workshop: Introduction to Collaborative Sites for Learning Language, Literature, and Culture

April 9, 2010 by Chad Shorter

L&S Learning Support Services announces a brown bag workshop on Collaborative Sites specifically aimed at instructors (factuly, staff, TAs)  of language, literature, and culture courses. 

Wednesday April 14     
12 pm

254 Van Hise

 

 

Please contact Chad Shorter -- chad@lss.wisc.edu
-- to indicate that you would like to attend. Read more »

SEALang.net: For learners of Southeast Asian Languages

January 27, 2010 by Sue Weier

Students of Southeast Asian languagues will want to visit the The Southeast Asian Languages Library
at http://www.sealang.net/library.  It is highly recommended as an excellent set of online dictionaries for mainland Southeast Asian languages.  This website provides "bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, monolingual text corpora, aligned bitext corpora, and a variety of tools for manipulating, searching, and displaying complex scripts." Read more »

LSS Welcomes Antonella Caloro

October 29, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Antonella Caloro

L&S Learning Support Services is happy to welcome Antonella Caloro back to LSS!

Antonella will be managing the LSS InfoLab in Van Hise Hall and providing desktop computer support to faculty and staff in Van Hise and surrounding buildings. Antonella previously worked at LSS as a Project Assistant and Lab Intern. Read more »

Instructor Training for Audacity Audio Software

September 28, 2009 by Chad Shorter

LSS will provide a training workshop for instructors on Audacity, an audio recording and editing software, Friday 2 October at 10 a.m. in Van Hise 259A.

10:00-10:30 -- Basic technical training on how to record and edit.
10:30-11:00 -- Discussion about effective usage for instruction. Read more »

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 »

Vodcasts Help Students Understand Wide Variety of Spoken Norwegian

March 4, 2009 by Peggy Hager

Peggy Hager

In this article Peggy Hager, Senior Lecturer in Norwegian in the UW-Madison Department of Scandinavian Studies, explains how and why she developed vodcasts for use in her third semester Norwegian classes.
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Science: Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions

February 4, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Thinking about using clickers in your classroom? Wondering if peer discussion really helps students increase understanding? Then you’ll want to check out Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions published in Science on January 2, 2009. Read more »

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 »

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