UW Madison Launches Kaltura: New Video Platform for Teaching and Learning

by Catherine Stephens 2. October 2014 13:46

This Fall, UW Madison offers a new media platform integrated with the Learn@UW suite of tools designed to host video for teaching and learning. Kaltura Mediaspace allows faculty, staff and students to record and upload video to Mediaspace, a web based media gallery.

Check out the following help articles and tutorials that descibe the new service:

For more information about Kaltura, contact the DoIT Help Desk.   In additon, MERIT staff provide help and support for video production.  Contact Jim Jonas for instructional support; Clark Thompson for video production, or Catherine Stephens for instructional design support and help with linking Kaltura with Desire2Learn or Moodle.



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MERIT Sponsors Open Forum Oct 7 (RITI grant call)

by Catherine Stephens 1. October 2014 15:03

Join us ! on October 7th from Noon-1pm for an open forum brown bag lunch where SoE faculty, staff and special guests share experiences, inspiration, examples of innovative and creative approaches to teaching with technology tools.

The forum is offered to support the SoE Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grant call.

Goals for the Oct 7th event include:
   •    Share inspiration and examples from the SoE community
   •    Foster and encourage creative ideas for innovative approaches to teaching using technology
   •    Facilitate a shared discussion to draw out challenges and resources available
   •    Share resources for consulting, design help and professional development
   •    Kick off and share RITI grant, with opportunity to ask questions

Place:  336 Teacher Education Building (225 N. Mills Street)
Dessert and soda provided

Questions?  Please contact Dan Jacobsohn or Catherine Stephens


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Dance In Video Expands Content

by Vince Jenkins 1. October 2014 10:00

** Dance In Video now includes a new product, Dance In Video II, with expanded content. 

Dance in Video I & II has 900+ hours of video of complete dance performances, documentaries and interviews.  They provide a foundation for the study of dance in many forms: modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. Companies include the Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Kirov Ballet, Compañía Nacional de Danza and Merce Cunningham.  Interviews and documentaries with performers and choreographers include Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine, Trey McIntyre and Saburo Teshigawara.

Type: Images and Sound
Time-span: 1950s to current
Language(s): ENGLISH
Publisher: Alexander Street Press
Availability: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Libraries for Extensive Assistance: Mills Music Library.

Grants for Elementary & Secondary Education (WEB ACCESS at MEMORIAL LIBRARY ONLY)




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Office 365 Migration Update

by Jason Erdmann 29. September 2014 14:27

In September, the Morgridge Center For Public Service became the first School of Education group to migrate to UW Madison's new Office 365 email and calendar platform.  The migration was performed by both DoIT and MERIT IT staff and students working with the MCFPS staff and students.  As the first migration for the SoE, we had many learning moments, but at the end of the day everyone looked on the migration as a success.

Currently, we have MERIT and Arts Institute scheduled to migrate to this new email and calendar solution.  As we complete migrations, we will be looking to see who the next logical group is to migrate, and we will initiate conversation with those departments at that time to discuss options and scheduling.  Once we have agreement to work with a department on the migration, a series of meetings will follow and training will be offered.  We will communicate more specifics with you at that time so that we can be sure to be giving you the latest information on the current state of the migration.

Please contact Jason Erdmann, MERIT Senior IT Consultant with any questions. 


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Current Issues in the MERIT Professional Collection

by Vince Jenkins 29. September 2014 13:20

The Education of Michelle Rhee [DVD]

PBS, 2013


     Rhee, Michelle

     School administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography

     Educational change -- Washington (D.C.)

     Educational leadership -- Washington (D.C.)

Prof  LA 2317.R45 E38 2013

Overcoming Student Apathy: Succeeding with All Learners, by Jeff C. Marshall.

2nd edition

Rowman & Littlefield, 2014


     Motivation in education

     Students with social disabilities

Prof LB 1065 .M337 2014

Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies, edited by Mark Gura.

First edition

International Society for Technology in Education, 2014


    Language arts -- Computer-assisted instruction.

    Computers and literacy

Prof LB 1576.7 .T415 2014

Can Pop Culture and Shakespeare Exist in the Same Classroom?: Using Student Interest to Bring Complex Texts to Life, by Kristine Gritter, Kathryn Schoon-Tanis, and Matthew Althoff.

Routledge, 2014

Series: Eye on education


     Language arts (Secondary)

     Popular culture

Prof LB 1631 .G775 2014

Leading Schools in an Era of Declining Resources, by J. Howard Johnston and Ronald Williamson.

Routledge, 2014

Serires: Eye on education


     Educational leadership -- United States

     Education -- United States -- Finance

Prof LB 2805 .J638 2014

Digital Networking for School Reform: The Online Grassroots Efforts of Parent and Teacher Activists, edited by Alison Heron-Hruby and Melanie Landon-Hays.

First edition

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Series: Digital education and learning
          Palgrave pivot


     Educational change -- Technological innovations -- United States

     Internet and activism -- United States

Prof LB 2822.82 .D54 2014


Inequalities in the Teaching Profession: A Global Perspective, edited by Marie-Pierre Moreau, Reader in Education, University of Roehampton, UK.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014


     Minority teachers

     Discrimination in education

Prof LB2 832 .I54 2014

Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, and Parents, by Franklin P. Schargel.

Routledge, ‡c 2014.


     Schools -- Safety measures

     School violence -- Prevention

Prof LB 2864.5 .S33 2014

Alleviating Bullying: Conquering the Challenge of Violent Crimes, edited by Ashraf Esmail.

University Press of America, Inc., ‡c [2014]

Series: Issues in black education series


     Bullying in schools

     Bullying -- Prevention

Prof LB 3013.3 .A45 2014


Test Fraud: Statistical Detection and Methodology, edited by Neal M. Kingston and Amy K. Clark.

Routledge, ‡c 2014

Series:  Routledge research in education


     Cheating (Education) -- Prevention -- Methodology.

     Cheating (Education) -- Prevention -- Statistical methods.

Prof  LB 3609 .T47 2014   


College Now!: What Needs to be Done to Give Urban Students a Real Path to Success, by Scott Mendelsberg.

Teachers College Press, 2014


     Urban youth -- Education -- United States.

     Students with social disabilities -- Education -- United States

     Academic achievement -- United States

Prof  LC 5131 .M45 2014

Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice, edited by Na'ilah Suad Nasir and others.

Teachers College Press, 2014

Series: Multicultural education series


     Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Secondary)   

     Educational equalization

Prof QA 135.6 .M3861 2014


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New Video Resources to Support Adoption of Qualitative Data Software

by Catherine Stephens 11. September 2014 11:06

As the new year begins, MERIT is pleased to share 3 new introductory videos by our Qualitative Research Data Consultant Christian Schmieder designed to support adoption of QDA Tools and Software for teaching, learning and research.  New topics include:

PART 1: General Functionality (12 minute video)
Christian talks about the general functions of QDA software: organizing data, annotating data, searching through data, coding and displaying data.

PART 2: The Academic Discourse around QDA Software (12 minute video)
Christian talks about the discourse around QDA software, and about common hopes and fears connected with using software in qualitative research.

PART 3: Choosing QDA Software (8 minute video)
Christian introduces tips and tricks for choosing the right software package for your project.

We welcome your feedback. Contact Christian and let us know if the videos help you thinking about QDA software, and  whether they provide help to support qualitative research and adoption of tools for teaching, learning, and research.

In October, Christian shares two lecture presentations on common QDA packages (NVIVO, MAXQDA, Dedoose, ATLAS.TI) this October. You will find more information about the presentations here: http://website.education.wisc.edu/qdatools/services/upcoming-workshops/



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