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Innovations in Learning Team: Academic Staff Distinguished Service Award

Published: August 26, 2020

By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

Maggie Loney, Hannah Ingram, Steve Schlecht, and Linda Wawiorka represent the Innovation in Learning team, a hybrid of Campus Technology Services and the Teaching and Learning Center. The team consists of instructional technology specialists, instructional designers, and a media specialist.

Linda Wawiorka acts as Instructional Technology Manager, while Maggie Loney is the team’s Instructional Designer. Hannah Ingram works as Instructional Technology Specialist, and Steve Schlecht provides Canvas & Media Support. The Innovations in Learning team supports all facets of online learning at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The Innovations in Learning team supports courses created at UW-Parkside from the early stages of development all the way through to the finished product.

The team provides a number of services, including instructional design support, such as formative assessment for courses, interactive learning integration, pedagogical workshops, and individual consultations. Some of the consultations they’ve offered include “How to Utilize Canvas in Your Course” and “What Third Party Tools Can Work for You.” The team is also up to date on the latest campus technology and is always ready to assist faculty and staff with integrating this technology into classrooms, workshops, and meeting. This includes training in Canvas, Kaltura, Blackboard Collaborate, and more. The team also has a variety of tools to make online content stand out, be interactive, and make courses engaging. With their video production and visual media tools and know-how, they have helped faculty and staff create more engaging and accessible courses.

Congratulations, Linda, Maggie, Hannah, and Steve!

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