LSS filmmaker David Macasaet's film selected for 2014 WI Film Festival

The 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival selections were recently announced, and amongst the chosen was “The Round Barns of Vernon County,” a short documentary directed by L&S Learning Support Services’ very own David Macasaet. David, LSS Media Services Coordinator and Senior Instructional Technology Consultant, co-produced the documentary with fellow UW-Madison and LSS alumnus Shahin Izadi. The documentary will be screened at this spring’s festival, scheduled for April 3-10, 2014.

New Sterling Hall Collaborative Learning Classrooms

Active learning classrooms are gradually being added to buildings around campus, which is exciting news for those instructors who would like to explore teaching in a more collaborative learning environment instead of a traditional lecture hall. Space Management has designed three new spaces in Sterling Hall that will be available starting in Spring 2014 Each Sterling Hall Collaborative Learning Classroom (CLC) has six teaching and learning pods
(large tables with moveable seating).

Teaching with Technology Website

In 2011, L&S Learning Support Services’s Instructional Technology Consulting team created a faculty development workshop series, which began as face-to-face sessions before transitioning into an innovative, non-credit, online-only self-registration course in Desire2Learn for the 2012 academic year. …

Developing your Professional Web Presence

In today’s digital age, the internet is a screening tool of choice for
employers, grant committees, potential students, and others. Taking proactive steps to ensure
that the online material potential employers and funders find is professional
and advances your career is not only recommended, it’s becoming
increasingly essential.

Distinguished Teaching Awards: L&S recipients

Here at L&S Learning Support Services, we work with many Letters and Sciences faculty members who, every day, strive to be the most effective instructors. We are pleased to announce that some of these L&S  professors are being recognized for their incredible effort and work. On March 19, ten UW-Madison faculty members chosen by the UW-Madison Teaching Awards Committee will receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. Recipients of the awards are “faculty members whose teaching is of such quality that it merits recognition and award.”

Active Learning online workshop starts March 11th

We invite you to our fourth online workshop session, Active Learning, starting Monday, March 11th!

L&S Learning Support Services is excited to bring you our 2012-2013 online workshop series that explores various special topics in teaching with technology. Through self-paced Learn@UW sessions that span 3-4 weeks, we will provide resources, activities, and discussion forums for each topic.

Your Security Checklist

The more time I spend on my computer, the more concerned I get about security. Luckily, improving security on your computer isn’t difficult. Here are some guidelines to keep your workstation safe.

Locking down UW Data

Everyone is concerned about privacy and safety these days.  We shred records and forms with personal information.  We lock our doors, password protect our files, and rarely walk alone at night  We’re careful when we answer our phones, texts, and email.  We’re all acutely aware of the issues of identity theft, keeping us alert and cautious.