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December 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House Pictures

December 19th, 2014|Categories: News|

Thank you for coming to ICS's 2014 Fall Open House on Tuesday, November 18th! Two Open House attendees chat while in one of our Active Learning Labs (312). With flat screen monitors and reconfigurable pods, the room is perfect [...]

September 10, 2014

Web Conferences in Action

September 10th, 2014|Categories: Learning Design & Training, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Invigorate your web conferences with active learning Active learning keeps students engaged, increases knowledge retention, and helps instructors reach higher-level learning outcomes. Best of all, active learning is fun! This guide gives you practical examples of active learning strategies designed [...]

Flip your classroom with help from ICS

September 4th, 2014|Categories: Flipped Classrooms, Learning Design & Training, News|Tags: , , , |

Thought about creating a flipped classroom but not sure how to get started? Already implemented the flipped classroom model and looking for ways to improve? ICS can help. First off, what is flipped learning? Flipped learning can be exemplified in [...]

July 31, 2014

6 tips for creating professional online video

July 31st, 2014|Categories: Instructional Media Services, News, Video Recording, Videos, Webcast|Tags: , , , |

You don’t have to be the greatest filmmaker of all time to influence a large audience with moving images. ICS can help you create a video masterpiece to post online for the world to see! ICS offers myriad resources for [...]

June 30, 2014

ICS offers myriad resources for creating professional online video

June 30th, 2014|Categories: About ICS, Digital Media Development, ICS, Instructional Media Services, News, Video Recording|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you aware The Pyle Center houses not just one, but three professional video recording studios? ICS offers its clients the opportunity to create professional videos at a fraction of the cost charged by public production companies. Whether you want [...]

May 27, 2014

7 tips for engaging learners with flipped classrooms

May 27th, 2014|Categories: Flipped Classrooms, Learning Design & Training, News|Tags: , , , |

Educators are flipping traditional learning on its head with a new learner-centered paradigm that reverses the typical lecture and “homework” elements of a course. The flipped classroom is being used to improve education everywhere from K-12 classrooms to professional development [...]

BYOD enhances distance learning and virtual conferences

May 14th, 2014|Categories: ICS, Instructional Communications Systems, Instructional Media Services, News, WisLine Suite|Tags: , , , , |

BYOD (bring your own device) is booming—in education and business. Recent surveys show how prevalent it is for people to use their own devices when communicating, collaborating and learning: 82% of companies allow some or all workers to use employee-owned [...]

April 14, 2014

Come See What’s Blooming At ICS On April 22

April 14th, 2014|Categories: ICS, Instructional Communications Systems, Instructional Media Services, News, UW-Extension|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ICS to Host Open House Featuring New Flipped Classrooms Instructional Communications Systems is hosting a spring open house at The Pyle Center in Madison, on April 22, 2014, 3:00–6:00 p.m. ICS will offer tours of its new collaborative, hybrid learning [...]

January 15, 2014

WisLine Anytime Maintenance Outage Planned

January 15th, 2014|Categories: Audioconferencing, Instructional Communications Systems, News, WisLine Anytime, WisLine Audio, WisLine Web|Tags: , , , , , , |

Maintenance Scheduled January 18 There is a maintenance outage planned for the WisLine Anytime audio and web conference platforms on January 18, between 1:00 AM - 7:00 AM CST. This may cause intermittent service outages lasting no longer than 20 [...]

Congratulations to New UW System President

January 10th, 2014|Categories: ICS, Instructional Communications Systems, Instructional Media Services, News, UW-Extension, Video Recording|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ray Cross, the current UW-Extension / UW Colleges Chancellor, was appointed yesterday as the President of the University of Wisconsin System. ICS extends our congratulations to Ray and wish him great success as UW System President. We will miss him [...]