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Instructor Seminar Series: Principles and Practices of Integrating Technology and Teaching

September 15, 2011 by Theresa Pesavento

L&S Learning Support Services and DoIT Academic Technology invite you to join us for the seminar series Principles and Practices of Integrating Technology and Teaching. Read more »

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

April 5, 2011 by Doug Worsham

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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 »

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 »

Keeping Current on Campus with Twitter

April 26, 2010 by Doug Worsham

This article, like so many others you'll read about Twitter, starts like this:

At first, I just didn't get it, but now, I use Twitter as a learning and productivity tool almost every day.

Why the change? A big part of the story was learning that Twitter is an effective way for me to keep tabs on campus news, conversations, and events. Read more »

Two Workshops: WiscChat and Delivering Video for a Teaching Portfolio

November 24, 2009 by Chad Shorter

L&S Learning Support Services announces two separate workshops:  one on WiscChat and another on delivering video in a Teaching Portfolio.

WiscChat
Thursday 3 December
11 AM - 12 PM
College Library 2257

Delivering Video in a Teaching Portfolio
(Quicktime Pro and iDVD)
Friday 4 December
1-2 PM
Digital Media Center -- 425 Henry Mall
(Room 1240 of the Biotechnology center)

Seating capacity is limited and registration is required. Read more »

New Web Survey Hosting Service

November 11, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

UW-Madison faculty, staff and students can now create web surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports using Qualtrics Survey Hosting Service. The best part is that there is no cost to UW-Madison faculty, staff and students! The service is being subsidized by UW-System.

The new service includes: Read more »

Instructor Training for WiscChat

October 23, 2009 by Chad Shorter

Note:  This workshop will be offered at a later date.  Please watch for further announcements.

L&S LSS presents a workshop open to instructors in the College of Letters & Science on WiscChat, an instant messaging service that can be utilized simply with a web browser or with a chat client. 

Both workshop sessions are identical and will cover hands-on technical
skills as well as a discussion of possible uses, advantages and
limitations of the tool (e.g. instruction, online office hours, student
collaboration, pandemic planning, etc.). Read more »

LSS Consulting Supports CREECA Digital Stories

October 15, 2009 by David Macasaet

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LSS recently provided production support to CREECA (Center for
Russia, East Europe & Central Asia)
  for a series of audio lectures
and "digital stories". The audio content is part of Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates, a
new-media initiative that seeks to challenge misconceptions and
stereotypical perceptions about Islam and Muslims worldwide. 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 »

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