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ComETS is sponsoring a session for members to learn about the Canvas Learning Management System pilot project that is just underway at UW-Madison. 
 
Join your ComETS colleagues and UW Canvas pilot project manager Bethany Gordy for an overview and discussion about the Canvas pilot. Bethany’s presentation will highlight key goals for the pilot and provide an overview of the pilot structure. The session will also provide opportunity for participants to ask questions. Details for the event are as follows:

What: UW Canvas Pilot Information Session
When: Thursday, Dec. 11 from 11:00-noon   
Where: Media Studio B, College Library (Room #2252B)
            inside the Computer & Media Center, 2nd floor

There's an opening for a tenurable or tenure track faculty to provide leadership and contribute to the Division of Continuing Studies' expertise in adult teaching and learning, continuing education, and distance learning.

Professor of Adult Teaching & Learning
UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies
Applications are due October 8, 2014. For a full description of the position and how to apply, please go to: http://go.wisc.edu/n03l2d

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Virtual Health Adventures in Second Life


Draxtor Depres has produced another insightful video narrated by Sandy Winkler of Nova Southeastern University and the work being done for people adjusting to life with prosthetics.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igl4X8vI0js

Screen Capture from video about Virtual Health Adventures

Virtual Health Adventures has sought help from Virtual Ability who also have a dynamic presence in Second Life at Virtual Ability Island with many weekly events related to living as a differently abled person.

The website for Virtual Ability, Inc. is http://www.virtualability.org/  

Opening for Instructional Technologist with Division of Continuing Studies
Do you believe in the Division of Continuing Studies mission of advocating for and engaging lifelong learners? Do you want to work in a supportive and innovative environment, with a team of professionals? Then look no further.  The Division of Continuing Studies is seeking an Instructional Technologist, who is part of the Educational Innovation team working to increase online professional master's degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates. Educational Innovation is a coordinated effort to create a sustained campus environment that maintains and enhances student learning while improving capacities and generating new resources. Areas of responsibility for this position include online course content development, course revision, instructor support, and innovative technology application. Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology or other closely related field, is required, as well as one to three years of experience developing online content. Applications are due September 10th, 2014.

For a full description of the position and how to apply, please go to: http://go.wisc.edu/if8zg7 Equal Opportunity Employer

We have a job opening at Continuing Studies. Join us to create Distance Education courses, certificates and more. Get to be part of the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning which had its 30th anniversary last week.  You can enjoy a Storify of the conference at:

http://sfy.co/fpj0

Mike Kern

Instructional Designer/Instructional Technologist

UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies (DCS)

Are you interested in joining a team of outstanding professionals to engage lifelong learners through high-quality and innovative programs and services?We are seeking an instructional designer/technologist to work with faculty and staff developing blended and online courses primarily within the Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD) unit. DEPD prepares educators for online teaching and leadership roles through online courses, certificates, and participation in the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. You would also develop online/blended courses for a variety of other units in the DCS Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies (LAAS).

The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and instructional materials development. A Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in educational technology, instructional design, education/curriculum development or related discipline preferred.

This position is based in Madison, WI. Applications are due by September 2nd,, 2014.

For a full description of the position and how to apply, please go to: http://go.wisc.edu/mg7tc5
Equal Opportunity Employer

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