Assign Smart Media
DesignLab helps instructors use smart media assignments in existing or new courses. We can work with instructors to develop assignments, incorporate projects that complement traditional papers and reports, and target outcomes in digital literacies and integrative learning. We also help instructors connect with our campus partners that help students with software training and equipment.
Evaluate Media Projects
What makes smart media smart? DesignLab can help instructors with their assessment of smart media by providing rubrics focusing on conceptual, aesthetic, and technical criteria, as well as examples of other student projects. We are committed to enhancing students’ information, technology, and media literacies, as well as developing their individual and collaborative skills.
DesignLab helps instructors use smart media assignments in almost any teaching situation, including lecture, discussion, capstone, studio, and service-based learning. Some instructors assign one media project; some assign several so that students can build a portfolio of work.
College Library features two Media Studios for collaborative, media-rich courses. Each studio seats up to 24 students, and the two studios can connect to serve classes of up to 48. The studios’ moveable tables and chairs, MacPro computers, media software and LCD projectors allow for group work, discussion, design critique, media production, and project presentation all within a single space. Learn more
There are several other active learning classrooms located in the central UW-Madison campus area. Learn more
Share the Work
DesignLab is committed to enhancing the Wisconsin Idea in the 21st century. We can help instructors and students share their media projects with one another and with other audiences through a variety of venues, ranging from UW-supported and third-party blogs to social media, and YouTube.
In addition, we co-coordinate the annual Digital Salon exhibit of University of Wisconsin-Madison student projects in College Library.