In Professor Duncan Carlsmith's introductory physics classroom, smartphones are dropped, thrown and strapped to pendulums, and the data from their sensors is used to teach principles of physics.
When the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference was launched in 1985, “distance education” meant sending VHS tapes to students through the mail. The tools may have changed, but the mission remains the same for the 35th annual conference.
Raimey is believed to have been the first African-American woman to graduate from UW–Madison. And that is just the beginning of her story, as we continue our series UW Women at 150.
Matt Bowman has guided some 3,500 students through the demanding course of organic chemistry — a requirement for many majors. His warmness, energy and humor have won him fans.
The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love at the Overture Center for the Arts.
The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."
Familiar faces from across campus are coming together to provide new opportunities to support teaching and learning under an administrative structure that will deepen partnerships and collaboration between established programs.
Drawing on current research, the Distance Teaching & Learning conference will explore technology-enabled teaching environments, including virtual reality and multimedia.
Participants will learn innovative teaching strategies as well as how to collect data on how well these approaches are in their own classrooms.
Lisa Andresen is teaching science for the first time this year with the help of two WEI educator institutes she attended.
The Delta Program has helped to prepare hundreds of UW–Madison graduate students for faculty positions in STEM fields.
Several programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2017 edition of the magazine's “Best Graduate Schools.”