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  • Wed, February 21, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • virtual


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UW Virtual Brain Project™

Human Brains, Artificial Brains, 50,000 Brains: Fascinating New Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning at UW-Madison

Curious about how faculty across UW-Madison are helping students use new technology in their learning—technology like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, and learning analytics? Interested in how you might be using these technologies as you learn in the future? Want to talk with your grandchildren and other young people about how they are learning now?

Please join us as three fabulous teachers from UW-Madison introduce these technologies (no previous experience with them is necessary) and describe how they use them in fascinating ways you would never imagine. We will also learn how the campus is fostering a strong culture to support this kind of innovative learning for its 50,000 students.

John Zumbrunnen, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Professor, Department of Political Science, will highlight trends in technology used by instructors to enhance learning and discuss the university’s approach to leveraging teaching and learning data to support educational practices.

Laura Grossenbacher, Director of Technical Communication and Director of Undergraduate Program Review, College of Engineering, will talk about incorporating new generative AI tools like Chat-GPT into a technical-communication course, teaching undergraduate engineering students to think critically about the potential and limitations of powerful text generators.

Karen Schloss, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery will discuss the UW Virtual Brain Project, an innovative approach to teaching functional neuroanatomy in the undergraduate classroom through immersive virtual reality. 


For questions, please contact program coordinator Brad, from the Electronic Technology Committee


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