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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: kbAdmin

Fri February 16, 2018

In the February 16, 2018 Active Teaching Lab, Michel Wattiaux shared how he uses the kbAdmin tool in small enrollment, flipped classroom courses. To dive deeper into this topic, follow along with Michel’s lesson plan and work through the session’s activity sheet.  Takeaways: Teaching is about students, not the instructor or the discipline. A course website offers…

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Active Teaching Exchange Recap: What does a “hybrid course” really mean?

Thu February 15, 2018

In the February 15, 2018 Active Teaching Exchange, Erica Halverson shared lessons learned in transitioning a face-to-face course to an online medium and pedagogical approaches to creating a model for a hybrid course. Takeaways: In a hybrid course, students meet both online and in the physical classroom. Erica presents material as podcasts, and uses a…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas Tools, Google Community

Wed February 14, 2018

In the February 14, 2018 Active Teaching Lab, Lalita du Perron shared how to build online learning communities. Participants gained strategies for developing the digital classroom space, welcoming students, and personalizing learning through the use of announcements, welcome videos, introductory discussion forums, and small group work. See Lalita’s slides and the session’s activity sheet for…

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Bundy, Jorn and Miller Present at ELI Annual Meeting

Mon February 12, 2018

DoIT Academic Technology team members presented, networked and explored new developments in teaching and learning with technology at this year’s EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting. Held in New Orleans from January 29-31, 2018, the meeting featured presentations by Blaire Bundy, Service Leader of Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC), Linda Jorn, DoIT AT Director, and…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Ultra Conference

Fri February 9, 2018

At the February 9, 2018 Active Teaching Lab, Karla Ausderau shared how she uses Ultra Conference for office hours, synchronous discussions, and guest speakers. Explore the options in Ultra Conference with the session’s activity sheet. Takeaways: Karla started using Ultra Conference for online classes and liked it so well that she expanded to face-to-face courses…

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First Learning Analytics Event Focuses on Pattern

Thu February 8, 2018

The Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative and DoIT Academic Technology are pleased to present a series of events on learning analytics, beginning with the first event on Wednesday, February 21 in Union South, from 12:00-1:00pm. Register for Learning Analytics: Using Pattern to Log Course Activities. This event will feature two UW-Madison instructors and their experiences incorporating…

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Active Teaching Exchange Recap: Calibrated Peer Review

Calibrated Peer Review is an online tool that enables peer evaluation of written materials. In the February 8, 2018 Active Teaching Exchange, John Moore shared his experience using the tool for chemistry lab reports and how his process can be adapted for other written assignments. Follow along with John’s slides and the Exchange notes. Takeaways: Explain…

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ITA Collaborates with Campus Partners to Launch New Online Application

Tue February 6, 2018

For the first time, applicants to DoIT AT’s Information Technology Academy (ITA) programs can submit materials through a user-friendly online application system developed in partnership with the Division of Continuing Studies and the Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE). Applications to join ITA during the 2018-2019 year are due by 5 p.m. on…

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Meet the Trainers of Software Training for Students

Mon February 5, 2018

Free in-person technology workshops and one-on-one project support make Software Training for Students (STS) a popular resource on campus. But one of the best things about STS is that undergrads and grad students receive this help from fellow Badgers. Pavan Kemparaju and Ellen Light are two of the friendly faces that create a welcoming atmosphere…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas on iPad

Fri February 2, 2018

At the February 2, 2018 Active Teaching Lab, Miguel Garcia-Gosalvez demonstrated how he uses Canvas on an iPad. Two different Canvas-related iPad apps offered by Instructure allow users to capture the portability and flexibility of a mobile device without losing the features and capabilities of Canvas on a regular computer. Takeaways: Top-of-the-line technology isn’t required…

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