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From a new cohort graduating from Information Technology Academy or Blend@UW to an extra learning technologies launching in Learn@UW, there’s always something going on at DoIT Academic Technology. Check back regularly to stay updated!

 


TRAD’s Work Supports Farmers Market Across the State

Thu June 29, 2017

A College of Letters & Science June 2, 2017, article titled “Harvesting data to grow farmers markets” featured Metrics + Indicators for Impact (MIFI), an online toolkit designed by UW-Madison researchers to help farmers market managers gather and interpret data. As part of the MIFI initiative, Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) developed a portal…

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ITA Honors Class of 2017

Tue June 6, 2017

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, 37 high school students were honored for completing UW-Madison’s Information Technology Academy (ITA), an initiative to provide intensive technology and college preparatory support to diverse and low-income students. All 37 students in this year’s graduating class were admitted to college. Fifteen of them gained admittance to UW-Madison, of whom fourteen…

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An ITA Tradition: Senior Send-Off

Fri June 2, 2017

As the Information Technology Academy (ITA) Class of 2017 students prepare to graduate the program, they took part in the Senior Send-Off. At this annual tradition, students share their post-high school plans, a favorite ITA memory and a few words of wisdom for younger students in the ITA programs. For the seniors, the short talks…

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Team Members Shine at T&L Symposium

Tue May 23, 2017

On May 17, 2017, many DoIT Academic Technology team members joined colleagues for the annual Teaching & Learning Symposium to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, and explore new teaching and learning strategies. Blaire Bundy, Service Leader of Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC), served on the planning committee for the event, which DoIT AT helped sponsor.…

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SLTC Presents on Curricular Transformations at OLC Innovate

Tue May 16, 2017

One of the goals of our Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC) service is to share best practices and approaches to curricular transformation with local, regional national audiences. In an attempt to further disseminate our methods and techniques, our team members, Blaire Bundy and Ron Cramer, recently led an interactive conference session at Online Learning Consortium…

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ITA Students Make Video Games for Nuestro Mundo Elementary

Fri May 5, 2017

On April 25, 2017, Information Technology Academy (ITA) took ITA Madison Student Ambassadors to Nuestro Mundo Elementary School for a Technology Road Show. The annual event aims to engage younger students through technology-based projects, and it is an opportunity to expose the elementary school community of students, teachers, and administrators to ITA’s program and mission.…

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New Program Helps Instructors Teach Effectively in Canvas

For instructors and teaching assistants working in Canvas, Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a new program designed to help make high-quality teaching easier for instructors. The Faculty Engagement team developed the program to include four in-person workshops, with multiple sessions of each workshop offered between May 15, 2017 and June 2, 2017. Each of the…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Groups in Canvas with Andrea Porter

The May 5, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored peer learning tools in Canvas. Andrea Porter shared how she used the Canvas Groups tool to facilitate peer-to-peer learning in her Pharmacy course. In a 150-student blended course, students are divided into groups of 3 to complete group-specific course assignments including reflections using the discussions area of Canvas as well as…

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ITA Students Inspired by Silicon Valley Trip

Tue May 2, 2017

Over their April spring break, Information Technology Academy (ITA) students traveled California’s Silicon Valley to complete a week-long study tour of a region known for technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Ten ITA Madison students and one student from ITA’s Tribal Technology Institute (ITA-TTI), toured major technology companies, including Adobe, Cisco, Google, intel, Intuit, and Zendesk. At…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas SpeedGrader with Laura Grossenbacher

Thu April 27, 2017

The April 28, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored feedback tools in Canvas. Laura Grossenbacher discussed her experience using the Canvas SpeedGrader tool to give feedback to her students.  Takeaways Laura is a big believer in Canvas (just don’t start 4 days before the course! Build it over the summer.) Be incremental. Take small steps and take notes. Don’t try…

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