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Please take a moment to read this brief update and consider my request for your input….
The Teaching, Learning, Technology Madison Advisory Group (TLT-MAG) began meeting this academic year as one of several campus groups charged with making recommendations to leadership about UW-Madison’s learning technology systems, tools and support. ComETS is fortunate to have an opportunity to participate. During the group's last few meetings, I’ve served as the ComETS representative. TLT-MAG is now set to meet at the end of next week to consider and adopt a set of principles that will guide the group in it's advisory role.
I’d very much like to hear from you if you have thoughts, comments, or questions on either the attached set of principles, or TLT-MAG in general. Please email me at email@example.com. When the group convenes, I’d like to have a diverse array of perspectives from the ComETS community. Also, please stay tuned for further updates. I hope to use future opportunities to foster good dialogue within the ComETS community.
We are looking forward to your joining us for yet another great Teaching Academy Summer Institute!
Wikipedia assignments connect your course to the world outside of the classroom. They transform a traditional writing assignment into one that engages students with an authentic writing experience, while boosting digital and information literacy, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of research methods. By writing for Wikipedia, students practice fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking. All the while, they’ll be making a meaningful contribution to a free knowledge resource used by millions of people around the world.
Join the Teaching with Wikipedia Webinar: Tuesday, March 17, 11-11:30 am (CST), online
If you can't make this webinar, come to the Active Teaching Lab* this week, where Tom Dubois is sharing how he has used Student-created Wikipedia content as an assignment in his classes. Friday 8:30–9:30am Middleton Building, room 120. Send your faculty!
Since 2011, Wisconsin DPI has had a license to use Google Apps for education. As of 2013, almost 2300 schools used them. This means most incoming UW-Madison students are familiar with Google apps. Are you?
Here's how to become familiar — try out the Teach.Talk. Google+ community.
- Did you just read an excellent article that you wish your colleagues would read? Share it with others on campus who are trying to learn Google+ communities!
- Communicate who you are, and what drives your passion for teaching and learning by filling out a profile.
- Learn more about your colleagues by reading about them.
- Support lightweight campus communication about teaching and learning by acknowledging (+1) others' posts.
- Add to the richness of the conversation with your own comments and reactions, and by sharing similar or conflicting articles and thoughts.
- try out the space in order to learn it!
The more you know, the better you'll help improve teaching and learning at UW-Madison.
Theme: Accelerate Active Learning
Event site: https://tlsymposium.wisc.edu/
Submission forms: https://tlsymposium.wisc.edu/call.htm
- approaches that change the learning environment of traditional classrooms by rethinking the role of engagement, research, or technology;
- learning innovations that span disciplines;
- collaborations that enable us to be more effective and efficient;
- student engagement in new modes of learning that augment and enhance their educational experiences; or
- models that improve learning outcomes and academic achievement for all students.
Faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals to lead a session or present a poster.
Proposed presentations should be 60 minutes long and feature clear plans for the audience to participate in the session. Posters submissions should have a clear purpose and connect to the symposium theme. Presentation and poster submission forms are at: https://tlsymposium.wisc.edu/