Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)

Sponsored Regional Showcases for 2011-2012


South-East Regional Showcase

On April 12th, 2013, the South-East Region of the LTDC presented a Virtual Showcase with a broad range of topics including "Engaging Students with the use of Student Response Systems", "Blending, engaging, and activating student learning" and "Best Practices in Using Social Media in the Classroom". For archives of the presentations and more details of this successful showcase, visit the webpage - http://blogs.ces.uwex.edu/showcase/

West Regional Showcase

"The Dynamic On-Line Classroom: Practices and Tools to Engage Engaging Students" is the theme of the 2nd Annual West Regional Showcase, hosted by UW-La Crosse on April 26, 2013. For more information, view the showcase's webpage.

Central Regional Showcase

UW-Stevens Point hosted the 2nd Annual Central Regional Showcase on March 13th, 2013 with the theme "Getting Real with Technology". The showcase included a keynote from Rovy Branson on "Innovation and Flexibility: Pushing the Boundaries of Higher Education" and lot of interesting presentations from faculty and designers across the UW system. For more information, view the brochure and presenter biographies.

Northwest Regional Showcase

The 2nd Annual Northwest Regional Showcase occurred on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 on the UW-Stout campus.  Over 70 people conquered the winter weather for this faculty development event!

Here is the link to the archived videos, presentations and handouts of the excellent array of presenters: http://www.uwstout.edu/lit/services/instructional/nwreginsttechshowcase.cfm


Central Regional Showcase

The UW System Learning Technology Development Council is presented a Central Regional Teaching with Technology Conference for faculty and staff as from Green Bay, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Marinette, Fox Valley, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Marathon County.. The theme wais “Solving Problems, Saving Time.”

Here is the video archive of some of the sessions: LINK


Where: UW Green Bay Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Winter Garden

When: March 16, 2012, 8:30 – 4:00



  Solving Problems (MACH 206) Saving Time (MACH 237)
9AM Leif Nelson - Academic Honesty Jennifer Buchholz/Dr. Mary Weber
10AM Evelyn Lee Pat Fellows - Email
11AM Keynote - Karyn Biasca (MACH 208)
noon Lunch (Winter Garden)
1PM Christy Brazee Karyn Biasca
2PM Steve Hill Pat Theyerl - D2L Timesavers
3PM Mary Mielke/Terese Barta Pat Fellows/James Kabrhel - iPads

Northwest Regional Showcase

The 3rd  Annual Tools for Teaching and  1st Annual Northwest Regional Showcase
Using Technology to Enhance Instruction
Friday, February 24, 2012
Davies Center
UW-Eau Claire

The Northwest Regional Showcase consists of the four UW campuses; Eau Claire, River Falls, Stout, and Superior, along with UW Colleges-Barron and Wood County. The showcase focuses on faculty and instructors who are incorporating online instructional tools and other existing and emerging technologies into their courses to ramp up student learning and engagement. We anticipate having three tracks of five sessions each throughout the day. The sessions and presenters are listed below along with the keynote information.
Keynote: Barry Dahl

"Are We Amusing Ourselves to Death?"
Based largely on the 1985 book "Amusing Ourselves to Death," by Neil Postman, this is a journey looking at some of the questions related to edutainment and the current paths that higher education appears to be heading down. Network television forever changed the seriousness of public discourse related to politics, religion, and many other areas. Has the Internet and information technology had a similar affect on education? During this presentation we will consider how technology is impacting the teaching and learning experience. Are the fears of 1984 finally coming true, or are we entering a Brave New World?
Breakout Sessions



Session Title

Alexander Basyrova


Online Homework in Mathematics: Assessment and More

Mary K. Churchill


No Money? No Budget? No Problem!: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance a Student-Centered Classroom

Mickey Fitch


The Twitter Project: Twitter and First Year Seminars

Carlos G. Garcia

Eau Claire

Develop communication skills using social media

Lynn M. Goerdt


Toward Critical Consciousness: Using Skype to Internationalize Curriculum for Meaningful Learning

Erick Hofacker
Kathryn Ernie
Sherrie Serros (UWEC)

River Falls

Flipping Classroom Instruction Through ScreenCasting

Karen G. Mumford
Joyce Johnson

Eau Claire

Use of Prezi for Class Assignments

Shelley-Rae Pehler
Cara Gallegos

Eau Claire

Hybrid Course Design—Tools for Success

April Pierson
Mary Canales
Lisa Herb
Charlotte Sortedahl

Eau Claire

Plunging into the Blog-osphere: Integrating structured blogs into undergraduate education

Daisy Pignetti


Teaching with Twitter

Cathy J.Rex

Eau Claire

Contextualizing The Surprising Adventures of Almira Paul Online: Collaborative Undergraduate Research between Campuses

Quentin Vieregge


The Geography of Technology in the ITV Classroom: Theory and Practice In Creating a Community in the ITV Composition Classroom

Matthew Vonk

River Falls

YouTubeNation: Using videos in the classroom

Jamie G. White-Farnham


Making the Most of Multimodality in an Online Course

Todd Zimmerman


Calibrated Peer Review

Central Regional Showcase

“Solving Problems, Saving Time”
Friday, March 16, 2012
UW-Green Bay

Keynote Speaker: TBA

Track 1: Solving Problems

  • Cheating
  • Engagement/active learning, etc.

Track 2: Saving T ime

  • Efficiencies
  • Practical "how-to's"

We will require participants to complete a registration. The conference will be open to the entire statestate. Long-distance travelers must provide their own hotel, transportation, etc.

Southeast Regional Showcase

The 2012 Southeast Regional Conference held at UW-Whitewater on January 11, 2012 was a success. A total of 86 attended, which included 16 speakers from UW Colleges, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Whitewater.

A myriad of active learning best practices were shared in the use of interactive activities and games, student-created video, ePortfolio, social media, and mobile technology for teaching and learning. The keynote and sessions on mobile learning and planning for the future of education was given by Dr. Curtis Bonk, an expert on active learning. Many of the comments included that there was “tons of good information” and ideas that were “very valuable and thought provoking.”

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend the 2012 UW-System Southeast Regional Conference. We hope you found inspiration and information to help promote active learning.

A special thanks to the wonderful presenters, the conference committee, sponsors, and many others who worked behind the scenes to make this conference a success.

A list of presenters along with the schedule, session recordings, and session presentations are available at: http://geturl.uww.edu/18s

If you attended and still haven’t taken the survey, please provide feedback at: http://geturl.uww.edu/182

Conference Committee:
• Karen Skibba, Conference Planning Chair, UW-Whitewater
• Pat Eaton, UW-Parkside
• Karla Farrell, UW-Colleges
• Amy Mangrich, UW-Milwaukee
• Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, UW-Whitewater

Conference Sponsors:
• UW System Learning and Technology Development Council (LTDC)
• UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center
• UW-Milwaukee Learning Technology Center
• UW-Parkside Learning Technology Center
• UW-Colleges Central IT
• UW-Whitewater College of Letters and Sciences

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Karen Skibba at skibbak@uww.edu.


West Regional Showcase

"Authentic Learning with Digital Media"
Friday, October 7, 2011
View brochure for this showcase.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lance Ford, CISCO

Sessions showcase Social Networking, Distance Education & Authentic Experiences, Mobile Media & Authentic Experiences, iPads for Learning, Google Sites, and the Criminal Justice House at UW-Platteville.

Open to faculty and instructional technology staff from all UW institutions as of September 26th, 2011.


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