Word cloud of keywords from project proposals. Terms that emerge as particularly important include learn, student, teach, technology, course, develop, data, science, active, digital, metacognition, and create.

ASSETT Innovation Incubator Underway

April 18, 2019

This semester we are trying something unique in ASSETT. We have plans underway to support four innovative projects for three years that are designed to improve teaching with technologies. We’re calling this our Innovation Incubator. As we looked across the campus we saw so many change initiatives underway that it...

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Teaching Tip: Insights from Academic Tech Survey

April 18, 2019

An executive summary of the findings of the 2018 Academic Technology Survey is now available on the ASSETT website. The report provides insights on which technologies students find most/least helpful, challenges faced by instructors, student and faculty preferences for device policies and modes of course communication, and more. Several questions...

Tyler Denton

ASSETT Supports Graduate Students Who Teach

April 18, 2019

Many graduate students don’t realize that they can take advantage of ASSETT’s suite of services, but they can! Take for example Tyler Denton, a PhD candidate in classics. In fall 2018, Tyler took advantage of two of ASSETT’s services: the Technology Integration Program and the Visualizing Instructional Practices (VIP) Service...

Andy Martin

Letter from the Advisor - April 2019

April 16, 2019

The ASSETT advisor position is designed to rotate among faculty members across the College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose is clear: ASSETT should be advised by different people as a means towards being more inclusive, more connected, and more responsive to the diversity of interests and pedagogical approaches encompassed...

Group photo of the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows

Meet the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows

March 28, 2019

Front row: Carrie Vodehnal (ENVS), Alina Van Nelson (FRIT), Blair Young (ASSETT), Nabilah Carlon (CHEM), Mona Attwa (ALC), Lee Roberson (MATH). Back Row: Amanda McAndrew (ASSETT), Joseph Timmer (MATH), Andy Martin (EBIO/ASSETT), Rachael Simonetta (ENGL), Eliza Smith (FRIT). Not Pictured: Michael Klymkowsky (MCDB), Becky Flowers (GEOL), June Gruber (PSYC). Congratulations...

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ASSETT Offers On-Demand Training

Jan. 25, 2019

Beginning in spring 2019, ASSETT will be offering most of our professional development opportunities on an on-demand basis. This model will permit flexibility in scheduling, customization of content to meet specific needs and interests, and more efficient use of ASSETT staff and resources. We will continue to offer ongoing, scheduled...

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Tech Spotlight: BuffsCreate Is Here!

Jan. 24, 2019

BuffsCreate is a project based on the Domain of One’s Own initiative that originated at the University of Mary Washington and has spread to several colleges and universities. It provides learners with the opportunity to take control of their digital identities while designing and hosting their own web presence. Access...

Student Technology Consultants Nicola Cave and Austin Chau provide a demonstration in class to students.

Student Fellows Are Now Student Technology Consultants!

Jan. 22, 2019

Since fall 2016, ASSETT’s Student Technology Consultants (formerly Student Fellows) have helped 30 faculty members and over 1,660 students implement classroom technology. Through the Technology Integration Program (formerly the Teaching Technology Assistance Program), they support technologies including WordPress, Esri Story Maps, Google Maps, Adobe Creative Suite, and podcasting software. The...

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VIP Service Adds a Third Protocol

Jan. 22, 2019

During the spring 2019 semester, the Visualizing Instructional Practices service will pilot the Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol (TDOP) , which places greater emphasis on instructional technology and pedagogical strategies. Housed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research , TDOP can be used to "produce robust and nuanced depictions of the...

Andy Martin

Letter from the Advisor - January 2019

Jan. 22, 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to a new semester. We hope you will make an opportunity to take advantage of the resources available for supporting education through ASSETT. I want to highlight a couple. If you are planning on engaging in some type of course development or transformation, think about...