Language Commons

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Upcoming Events

Hands On Technology Series for A&S College Faculty

Wed Feb 22
2pm-4pm,  New Cabell 299 (Language Lab)

A&S Learning Design & Technology is excited to introduce the Hands-on Tech Workshop Series!  The Hands-on Tech series will consist of interactive workshops where learners will be able to gain firsthand experience with a variety of software applications and technology.  Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The schedule for the Hands-on Tech workshops this semester is listed below.  Space is limited! RSVP here  

Podcasting Made Easy:  Wednesday, February 22nd  2pm-4pm  New Cabell 299 (Language Lab)

Join us for an interactive hands-on workshop and discover the basic principles of creating an effective podcast.  Create audio using various microphones and recording equipment, as well as edit audio with the free audio editing software Audacity.  Learn how to create compelling podcasts, complete with voice-overs, sound effects, interviews and music.  No previous knowledge or experience required. Note:  This workshop will be held in a computer lab environment and will not require faculty to bring a laptop to participate.  

Free Tech Tools: Friday, March 31st  1pm-3pm  New Cabell 398

Do you want to make a short video, but don’t know what software to use?  Want to learn a tool to edit photos or create quick graphics?  Want to do a screen capture of your computer screen?  Or do you just want to learn some free tools?  This workshop will provide a brief overview of image editor, video editor and screen capture tools.  All tools covered in this workshop are free and easy to learn. No previous knowledge of photo or video editing required.  Note: Faculty are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow along and interact with the programs during the tool demonstration.  We will have a limited number of laptops available for use during this session, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Most of the applications covered during this session will be online based and will not require anything to be downloaded to your computer.

LTi grants 2017

Wed Mar 15
LTi Proposals should be submitted to by March 15, 2017.

LTi Grants


LTi Proposals should be submitted to by March 15, 2017.

Learning Technology Incubator: UVa College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Learning Technology Incubator (LTi) program is a joint initiative of the A&S Office of Learning Design & Technology and A&S New Learning Technology Committee. Since the inception of the program, we have funded 28 projects for a total of $310,000.  Our goal is to promote innovative projects and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration that seeks to solve common instructional challenges.  We invite proposals that focus on engagement and enhancement of student learning, including (but is not limited to) ideas around:

  • Course (re)-design using student-centered pedagody
  • Adaptation of courses for active learning spaces
  • Novel applications of exisiting learning technologies
  • Development of new technologies for teaching and learning
  • Use of College maker spaces
  • Use of ePortfolios 

Review the full call for proposals at

Those interested in developing a proposal are encouraged to contact the Director of A&S Learning Design & Technology, Judy Giering ( or a member of the A&S Learning Design & Technology team, who can provide assistance and feedback on project ideas and proposal development.