Fall Semester Library Reserves due by August 14th
July 27, 2015
SoE Faculty, TAs, and Instructional Staff: Please note that reserves requests for the Fall Semester are due at MERIT Library by August 14th, 2015 in order to be available at the start of the semester. EReserves appear online as part of a web resource called "Library Course Pages". Within the MyUW portal, students will find EReserves, along with library resources posted by library instruction staff. "Library course pages" are intended to be collaborative between faculty and library staff, and serve as a web vehicle to post both EReserves and library instruction resources online. Contact Jim Jonas with questions about posting library instruction resources for students. Keep the following in mind when submitting Reserves requests: -- Provide complete citations for items being placed on electronic reserves. We need the author & title of the book/journal, copyright date and copyright holder. For books, you can simply photocopy the title page and (usually) the back of the title page, which gives the copyright information. If you need assistance in identifying the citation for these materials, please ask MERIT Library reference staff for assistance. -- If you would like items ...
MERIT Welcomes Felipe Gacharná
September 1, 2015
MERIT is pleased to announce that Felipe Gacharná has joined MERIT as our Web Developer and Consultant. Felipe comes to MERIT from the Madison Metropolitan School District where he supported an array of web services. He is also a UW-Madison alum and has worked in DoIT’s IT Academy program. Felipe joined the MERIT staff in early July.
Fall 2015 MERIT Workshop Schedule
August 21, 2015
MERIT will be offering a variety of drop-in workshops during the Fall 2015 semester. Our workshops are designed to support teaching and learning with technology, with a focus on the needs of School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Sessions are open to the greater UW campus and community as well. No registration is required, we invite you to attend! Topics this semester include: Designing Online Discussions for Critical and Creative Engagement Basics of Website Editing With Sitefinity Basics of Website Editing With WordPress Managing your Citations with Zotero Interactive Whiteboards Act 31 Resources Personal Privacy in the Digital Age Google Apps for the Classroom Designing and Printing Posters with PowerPoint
Now Hiring – Computer Lab Consultant
August 20, 2015
MERIT is hiring a full time Computer Lab Consultant. For the full position vacancy listing, and directions for how to submit your resume, please see PVL #83691. This position works in MERIT (Media, Education Resources, and Information Technology), a vibrant service unit with a collaborative team of technologists, librarians and media professionals that steward the School of Education's Information Environment. Through ongoing leadership in the adoption of emerging technologies, MERIT empowers members of the School of Education community and its partners to achieve excellence. This position reports to the Assistant Director for IT in MERIT.
MERIT Joins Campus Laptop Check-out Program
August 4, 2015
Dual-boot, Mac Laptops will be available for check out from the MERIT Help Desk, located in MERIT Library, beginning Monday, August 4th, 2015. MERIT joins 18 other locations on campus where UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff can check out laptops. As part of this campus-wide laptop check-out program, those seeking a dual-boot, Mac laptop will find locations, availability, and policies online. There is no fee for check-out, and individuals may check laptops out for three days, up to 20 times per semester. Two forms of ID are required. Summer hours for the MERIT Help Desk are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
MERIT Support for Teaching and Learning
July 28, 2015
MERIT is gearing up for a new academic year, and ready and poised to support teaching and learning across the School of Education. MERIT provides a range of services from instructional design and education technology consulting, library services and collection development, equipment for check out, teaching lab spaces, course related instruction, drop in workshops, library reserves, graphic design, media and classroom support, Knowledge Base, Help Desk and IT support. We recognize the broad and diverse needs across the SoE and work closely with faculty and staff to meet those needs. We help identify key partners in the SoE, such as Education, Outreach and Partnerships, WCER, and other campus groups - including DoIT academic technology and the Division for Continuing Studies. Please contact Catherine Stephens to learn more about MERIT services and tools available for teaching and learning. Catherine can help identify tools that best match course goals and objectives, provide help as you adopt and learn new tools, and help you connect with other MERIT, SoE, and campus partners. We look forward to working with you.
Support for Learn@UW Suite of Tools
UW Madison provides two Learning Managements Systems - Desire2Learn, and Moodle. Moodle is a common LMS found in area schools, and provides flexible design options for instructors. Tools unique to Moodle include a wiki space for class use, and extended tools for group work and student collaboration. Desire2Learn continues to be a widely used LMS across the School of Education and brings the ability to post course content online, drop box folders for submitting assignments, discussion forums, and assignment based instructor feedback. UW Madison provides free workshops at the beginning of each semester to help instructors learn to use and explore the Learn@UW Suite of Tools. Catherine Stephens provides guidance and instructional design support for both Desire2Learn and Moodle; please contact Catherine to arrange a time to meet.
September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm