Updates from UW – Stout

Learning Technology Services (LTS) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is currently exploring several new lecture capture system options. At present, LTS uses ECHO 360; however, LTS is seeking a scalable solution to replace ECHO 360 to meeting the expanding needs of distance education faculty and students.

UW-Stout is also investigating and piloting the use of video for student assignments. This investigation has sparked a number of new workshops designed to assist faculty with the exploration and experimentation of student-created videos. In addition, Adobe Premiere Pro was added to all Stout student laptop images for fall 2010. The Multimedia Team in LTS, as a result, is reviewing practices that are FERPA compliant and easy to use for hosting the student videos.

Lastly, several summer institutes will be offered to Stout faculty in August to aid them in the enhancement of their teaching practice. Institutes include two Assessment Institutes, facilitated by Dr. Barbara Walvoord, and an Applied Humanities Institute, facilitated by Dr. Svetlana Nikitina. Additionally, a New Instructor Workshop will be offered to welcome and prepare all new instructors to the Stout campus in August.

Submitted by Jamison Olson