Despite the rapid increase in access to and use of the Internet, barriers still exist for a wide variety of users: people with disabilities, people who are aging, and people who have literacy challenges.
UW-Madison has released version 1.3 of its Mobile UW app for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches and Android mobile devices.
After just three months of operation, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment has far surpassed expectations, recording tens of thousands of particle interactions and paving the way to a better understanding of neutrinos and why the universe is built of matter rather than antimatter.
UW-Madison is launching m.wisc.edu, a web version of Mobile UW that will run on any device that can connect to the Internet.
The iPad, with it's ease of use and touch-screen technology, is catching on as a classroom tool at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
UW-Madison is planning a full-scale test of WiscAlerts, its campus emergency notification system, between 12-2 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Mobile UW from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is getting its first major upgrade.
Mobile UW, the University of Wisconsin–Madison's official iPhone app, is now available for free download from the Apple App Store.
As part of her trip to China and Taiwan, Chancellor Biddy Martin helped to inaugurate a cutting-edge videoconferencing device now available to the greater UW–Madison campus community.
Wisconsin has received a federal boost in networking capacity thanks to $32.3 million in federal grants announced today (Aug. 18) by University of Wisconsin-Extension Provost and Vice Chancellor Christine J. Quinn. UW-Extension led the grant application process.
A broad partnership of Madison-area education, health, government and nonprofit organizations, including the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been awarded $5.1 million in federal stimulus funding to expand access to computer networks for underserved communities and local agencies.
If you commute by mass transit in Madison or Chicago, Jignesh Patel can tell you, to the minute, when your bus will pull up to your stop. He can do this no matter the weather or traffic conditions.
"I have this bumper sticker that says, 'Python will save the world. I don't know how, but it will,'" says Nicholas Preston, a University of Wisconsin–Madison postdoctoral researcher.
Jan. 27, 2010
For a generation of students raised and nurtured at the computer keyboard, it seems like a no-brainer that computer-assisted learning would have a prominent role in the college science classroom.
The way we learn is changing, but schools are having trouble keeping up. While technology dominates daily life and work, it still plays a limited role in public schools filled with students who are increasingly learning outside the classroom with help from cell phones, computers and video games, says Rich Halverson, a professor of educational leadership and policy analysis and co-author of the new book “Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.”
Students continue to embrace technologies for personal use, including, more than ever, in the classroom. Well-versed before entering college, university students use a variety of new technologies to help them with their coursework.
A group of UW–Madison researchers and Thermo Fisher Scientific scientists will bring together high school students and teachers to build and use diagnostic equipment that would not be out of place in university research labs.
The second annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium, to be held July 23 and 24, will bring together science and technology researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from across the state to help them share ideas and spark new collaborations.