1. UW-Platteville instructor finds innovative way to deliver criminal justice course during COVID-19 crisis

    Photo of a dock being used as a virtual teaching crime scene for UW-Platteville forensics students

    During the COVID-19 crisis, University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty and staff have risen to the challenge by adapting and designing novel ways of realigning course delivery to ensure students continue to receive an outstanding, rigorous education, including hands-on learning experiences. One instructor who developed an innovative way is Dan Román, lecturer of forensic investigation at UW-Platteville, who modified […]

  2. UW-Stout online labs in computer networking keep students on track

    Photo of UW-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans

    University of Wisconsin-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans misses seeing his professors and fellow students while studying computer networking and information technology this semester. UW-Stout is using alternative learning methods because of the COVID-19 virus. However, his CNIT laboratory class moving to an alternative learning method went smoother than the Roberts resident expected and had some added benefits to […]

  3. Teaching from afar: UW-La Crosse finds creative ways to engage students remotely

    Photo of Colin Belby, associate professor of Geography, taking students on a virtual field trip to Bohemian Valley near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Belby uses a GoPro to record labs for his Earth Surface Processes and Landforms class.

    Masks made from paper bags. Outreach to local nonprofits. Remote connections to cutting-edge software. This is how some UW-La Crosse faculty are engaging their students in remote or online formats in the age of COVID-19. “Teaching online takes months of planning and preparation, and we had to make the change in just a couple weeks,” […]

  4. UW-Stevens Point is cooking up something special for students

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point instructor Deborah Tang, teaching cooking through online videos

      When COVID-19 took her food and nutrition students out of their kitchen classroom, a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty member brought her kitchen to them. Senior Lecturer Deborah Tang has been cooking up videos in her own kitchen since the end of March to share with the 12 students in her Introductory Foods class. […]

  5. UW-Madison spinoff releases latest educational game – aimed at teaching fractions

    Art Director Alexander Cooney creates environments for an upcoming Filament game. Photo by David Tenenbaum

    A Madison maker of educational games has just published Diffission, a visual game to teach fractions to middle schoolers without the pain of the traditional “skill and drill.” The software will generate up to one billion shapes, and users will have to build fractions from them, says Filament Games CEO Dan White. “It’s very tactile, and imparts […]

  6. UW-Parkside mobile app speeds process of sharing emergency information

    Ready Badger App developed by UW-Parkside students

    Emergency managers from across southeastern Wisconsin were on hand April 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the debut of a mobile app designed to speed the process of gathering and sharing emergency information. Working with county emergency managers, the App Factory at UW-Parkside developed Ready Badger. According to Dr. Derek Riley, UW-Parkside assistant professor […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee creates free app to help families and libraries encourage children to read

    Read the “Poky Little Puppy” to your toddler 58 times? Now there’s an app to track that. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Waukesha County public libraries collaborated on a free app for parents to track books read to their children. The app supports the popular “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program offered by libraries nationwide. The […]

  8. Getting the Rift: UW-Stout students use virtual reality technology for game prototypes

    Students use the Oculus Rift in the Game Design and Development computer lab during winter term classes Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Students in the game design and development program will once again travel to L.A. to present their projects to the Jim Henson Company. This time, they are working with the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality display.(UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — Virtual reality technology became a reality during winter break for 16 students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Students in the Interactive Environments class worked with the cutting-edge device Oculus Rift as they developed ideas for two video games. The three-week Winterm class, in the new Bachelor of Fine Arts in game design and […]

  9. Oscar Mayer partners with UW-River Falls to improve animal welfare

    UW-River Falls girl holds pig

    The Oscar Mayer brand today announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues. The program will train the next generation of animal welfare leaders, including farmers, scientists, processors and veterinarians. The goal is to find solutions that are right for the environment and animals and sustainable for […]

  10. UW-Parkside: Strong partnership builds new web presence for Town of Somers

    David Sieraski at UW-Parkside

    SOMERS – When web visitors access www.somers.org they find a well-designed, easy-to-navigate site that conveys important information about the town of Somers, a community of more than 10,000 residents in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, and home to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Not long ago, those same visitors may have been challenged to find information […]