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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 »

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 »

10th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium

May 7, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

Celebrating 10 Years, 1999-2008Several LSS staff will be participating in the 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium May 21-23 at the Pyle Center.

The annual Teaching & Learning Symposium brings together all of us—faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students—to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, discuss new teaching pedagogy, and explore themes of mutual interest. 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 »

Forum for Students: Culture of Sharing

March 31, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

If you’re into making YouTube videos or sharing music with friends, then this event is for you! On Saturday, April 12, 2008, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are sponsoring Culture of Sharing, a forum for students covering a variety of issues related to the culture of sharing made possible by the technologies of the Internet. Read more »

Training and Support for TAs Using Instructional Technology

February 14, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

For Teaching Assistants in the College of Letters & Science, instructional technology training and support is just an email or phone call away. Below is a list of campus departments that provide free services to TAs.

L&S Learning Support Services
LSS provides a variety of services free to all L&S faculty and instructional staff. We offer one-on-one consulting for any project involving use of instructional technology, including: Read more »

Wikis and Blogs - What’s the difference?

June 15, 2007 by Doug Worsham

Over the past couple of weeks, at the T&LS, at the TASI, and in consultations and conversations with faculty and staff around campus, people have been thinking and talking a lot about wikis and blogs, and wondering what these tools can do to support effective teaching and learning. 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 »

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