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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!

 


Active Teaching Lab Recap: OER-Adding Interactivity

Fri November 8, 2019

On November 8, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed methods to enhance digital materials and acquainted themselves with Pressbooks interactivity options such as H5P and Hypothesis plug-ins. The focus was on design tips, comparing sample formats, and identifying conceptual hurdles that you might encounter along the way. To get started with OER Interactivity,…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Teaching the Google Generation (II)

Wed November 6, 2019

On November 6, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed conceptual pedagogical challenges posed by the “Google Generation.” The focus was on how new(er) generations of students influence adoption and use of specific technologies to enhance the learning environment while at the same time complicating it. Takeaways Ask students what tech they’re using and…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Effective Peer Learning

Fri November 1, 2019

On November 1, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed strategies and applications for more effective peer learning. The focus was on tips and strategies for designing course activities that encourage peer interaction while also meeting personal learning goals. Takeaways Learn from others: Ask instructors and colleagues about their previous experiences and consider which…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Learning Analytics

Wed October 30, 2019

On October 30, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab continued the discussion on learning analytics (LA). The focus was on tips and strategies for using Canvas Analytics and other analytics options to improve your teaching and course design. Takeaways Course Design: LA can inform instructional design decisions with data on how students interact with…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Evaluating Learning (II) — Rubrics and Grading Feedback

Fri October 25, 2019

On October 25, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed strategies for evaluating student learning. The focus was on tips and strategies for designing rubrics to align with course learning outcomes. Takeaways Learn from others: Ask students about their previous experiences in different courses! Ask colleagues for their best quiz tips!  Rubrics remind both graders…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Piazza

Wed October 23, 2019

On October 23, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed best practices for implementing Piazza. The focus was on how to organize and apply different settings to manage the flow of messages to-and-from students. Takeaways Create a Risk-Free Environment. Designed “so every student can have that opportunity to learn from her classmates. Whether she’s…

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Linda Jorn receives EDUCAUSE Leadership Award

Fri October 18, 2019

Linda Jorn, associate vice provost for learning technologies and DoIT director of Academic Technology, is this year’s recipient of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award for her visionary contributions to academic technology, collaborative skills, scholarship, and commitment to mentoring. “I have always believed in the power of technology to connect us as human beings, collaborate on a…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Personalized Learning (II)

On October 18, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed strategies and examples of Personalized Learning. The focus was on sharing examples, best practices, and how digital resources best align to offer students personal learning paths. Takeaways Scaffold student workflow: Set clear benchmarks and deadlines for students; encourage regular meetings with you or TAs…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: OER & Pressbooks

Wed October 16, 2019

On October 16, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed the design and implementation of Open Educational Resources, specifically Pressbooks. The focus was on sharing examples, best practices, and how digital resources best fit the needs of modern classrooms. Takeaways Contact the DoIT Help desk to request a consultation from the Learn@UW-Madison team to get started!…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Students’ Tech Choices (II)

Fri October 11, 2019

On October 11, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab gathered to reflect again on students’ technology choices. The focus was on which applications and programs students choose to supplement their learning, as well as collaborate with their peers. Takeaways Ask your students! Create on-going discussions [Canvas, Piazza] to share effective learning technology ideas/resources with the…

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