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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 »

International Channels available on DATN

September 24, 2009 by Chad Shorter

The Digital Academic Television Network (DATN) now provides several international channels for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff.  All users can access the channels at and can view broadcasts on computers with a wired connection -- not by a wireless internet connection -- anywhere on the UW-Madison campus (including university housing). Read more »

Final Cut Pro 6: Editing video

July 15, 2009 by David Macasaet

Final Cut Pro is Apple's professional video editing software. Available in LSS's Video Production Lab, Final Cut Pro is in many ways easier to work with than its consumer-level counterparts.

The following Quicktime video clips take the user through the process of editing a classroom language demo in typical fashion: trimming the beginning and end, adding text, transitioning between clips, and fading video. Read more »

Learning beyond the classroom with iTunes U

June 16, 2009 by Doug Worsham

iTunesU Homepage - University of Wisconsin Madison

University Communications' recent launch of iTunesU for UW-Madison offers a great new platform for instructors to share instructional media with their students as well as with a wide audience outside the walls of campus classrooms.

One of the first features on the new site, Personalidades, shows how an iTunesU podcast can serve UW-Madison students and at the same time bring the work of the University to people throughout Wisconsin and around the world. Read more »

April 1st Streaming Event: Dante in Ireland

April 1, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Vintage Postcard from IrelandProfessor Emeritus Christopher Kleinhenz recently shared important new research about Dante Alighieri in a videotaped lecture now available online from L&S Learning Support Services. The lecture reveals new details about Dante's sojourn in the
Emerald Isle in the early 14th century and the decisive impact this visit had on world literature. Read more »

New mini video cameras in the L&S AV Pool: Kodak Zi6

March 30, 2009 by Doug Worsham

Kodak Zi6The Kodak Zi6, a highly portable, easy to use video camera, is now available for checkout in the L&S AV Pool. We're excited to see the many ways instructors will use these cameras to support teaching and learning. Read more »

LSS Welcomes Shahin Izadi

March 18, 2009 by David Macasaet

ShahinLearning Support Services is happy to welcome Shahin Izadi as LSS's Media Production Project Assistant.

Shahin is a PhD student in the Philosophy Department, and has taught
philosophy for several years at UW-Madison.  He has an MA in
philosophy, and is currently writing a dissertation on well-being in
childhood. 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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Free LSS Workshops: Videotaping lessons for teaching portfolios

February 27, 2009 by Barbara Bird

barb teaching

Recording your teaching for a class? Need to create a portfolio of teaching videos before you go on the job market? LSS will present a free, two-part workshop series on how to videotape your class and compile the video. These workshops are open to all TAs in the College of Letters & Science. Other L&S faculty and instructional staff are also welcome to attend. Read more »

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