This summer, UW-Madison will host the annual DT&L (Distance Teaching & Learning Conference) on August 3-7. DT&L is a great opportunity to learn about topics including design, teaching, curriculum and technology tools. There will also be opportunities to network and discuss. This year, the conference will take place online.
Additionally, this year, the main conference programming is free for UW-Madison employees – which includes Independent Learning faculty who teach through DCS – to attend. To attend the main conference programming for free, go to dtlconference.wisc.edu and use code KQX4693 to waive the registration fee. Please note that you’ll need to use your wisc.edu email address to register.
Hope to virtually see you there!
As part of a gradual, phased reopening of campus, UW-Madison libraries will begin offering Pickup by Appointment services. You can begin making requests now, and starting June 15, library staff will begin filling requests and offering appointments to pick up requested material. Please note that only materials in Memorial Library are currently available to request, and not all materials are eligible for this service. For more information, go to:
Additionally, the UW-Madison libraries have highlighted anti-racism resources. These resources can be found here:
Next week Tuesday, June 9, the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association will host Professor Ajay Sethi for the discussion “Confronting COVID-19 Misinformation.” Professor Sethi is an infectious disease epidemiologist and faculty at UW–Madison; he teaches the popular course Conspiracies in Public Health at UW. After his talk, Sethi will take questions from the audience via live chat.
In recent years, a number of Independent Learning courses have offered students activities that help evaluate the credibility of sources, and this should be an excellent discussion on credible information about a very relevant topic.
For more information, or to sign up for reminder 30 minutes before the event starts, go to: