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LSS Launches New Social Media Campaign: LSS Bridge

October 27, 2014 by Maddy Horan

 

This week, the Learning Support Services social media team will be launching a new campaign to carry out the LSS mission of connecting and supporting teaching and learning through technology. The campaign, LSS Bridge, hopes to create a forum to share some of the best practices of L&S instructors who are using technology in the classroom and showcase innovative UW-Madison teaching and learning.  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 »

Meet the LSS Social Media Interns!

November 11, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The LSS Social Media Interns making great stuff happen online at UW Madison

Have you ever wondered who is behind the snappy updates and useful links we send out through the LSS Twitter account and Facebook page?
Wonder no more! It's Lauren Kruse and Meena Zia, our creative and prolific Social Media Interns. Read more »

Anatomy of a Tweet

August 18, 2010 by Sara Nagreen

The Twitter T

Twitter is a micro-blogging service.  It is restricted in size, only 140 characters.  In the same way you might put out a blog post about something or other that you’ve noticed or want to discuss, other people use their mobile devices to “tweet” a sentence with a link. 

The “blog” descriptor is misleading.  It’s a lot more like a bookmark sharing service like Google Buzz or del.icio.us or digg.  It gives you a way to share insightful links and commentary quickly with people who have agreed to follow you, which is a lot like “friending” in Facebook. Read more »

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