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Instructor Seminar Series: "Building in the Basics" wrap-up

September 23, 2011 by Theresa Pesavento

Theresa Pesavento and Chad Shorter in the L&S Learning Support Services Studio

The first seminar in the Principles and Practices of Integrating Technology and Teaching series took place on Wednesday, September 21st and was a great success! Read more »

New Tool Helps Instructors and Students Create Case Scenarios and Critical Readers

April 5, 2011 by Doug Worsham

CSBCR Builder Icon

Several of us here at LSS have been trying out a new tool called Case Scenario Critical Reader Builder (CSCR Builder), that was developed by the Engage program in conjunction with the UW-Madison Writing Center, College of Letters and Science and the School of Pharmacy. Read more »

Saving and Moving iMovie ‘09 Projects

March 21, 2011 by David Macasaet

iconIn today’s world, the concept and practice of saving and moving digital documents is commonplace and simple. For many, “Save” is second nature. However, when it comes to working with video, the notion of portability is not as simple, and quite the contrary, it’s complexities can sidetrack or hobble video assignments. Read more »

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Digital Media Assignment

March 2, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Invitation to the Biology 151 Digital Media Assignments Showcase

Last semester, LSS consultants worked with instructors across the College of L&S to plan student produced Digital Media Assignments, from science tutorials and mini-documentaries, to digital stories and film critiques.

In this article, we'll walk through a few of our most important take-aways, focusing on Kerry Martin's Biology 151 Honors section. In this course, students created a diverse set of cellular biology and genetics tutorials, and then published their work on their own YouTube channel. We'll also illustrate each of these tips with a video - some of which were used in the planning process, and others that were produced by students in the class.

Ready for the tips? Here's the first five: Read more »

Teaching Media Literacy in Times of Protest: A Conversation with Professor Greg Downey

February 24, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Last week, while scanning through updates by UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students on Twitter, our social media team noticed a particularly compelling update from Professor Greg Downey:

Twitter Status update by Greg Downey @gjdowney: "Threw out my video games lecture; instead used J201 this morning to talk about critical media literacy in times of protest. #wiunion"

Not able to attend this Journalism 201 class ourselves, we interviewed Professor Downey to find out how the discussion went, and to get his tips on critical media literacy at a crucial time in Wisconsin history. Read more »

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 »

12 L&S instructors receive Engage DMA Awards

August 23, 2010 by Doug Worsham

12 L&S instructors recently received DoIT Engage Awards to explore Digital Media Assignments (DMA) in their classes. These instructors will work closely with consulting staff and campus librarians to plan innovative multimedia assignments, from short documentaries and digital stories, to scientific tutorials and digital research proposals. Read more »

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)

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 »

Collaborative Sites Taking Off in L&S Courses

March 24, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The Collaborative Sites platform has been customized to serve several courses

As the pilot program for Collaborative Sites continues
to grow, L&S instructors are exploring new ways to foster online
interaction in their courses.

This semester, L&S instructors using Collaborative Sites created a
wide range of online interactions for their students, including: Read more »

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