March 1, 2024

Hauser and Berge Talk Digital Creation at Open Ed Conference

Shannon Hauser and Cartland Berge share their initiatives empowering digital creators at Reclaim Open. Photo by Tom Woodward

Director Cartland Berge and Associate Director Shannon Hauser, both of UMW’s Digital Knowledge Center (DKC), presented at Reclaim Open, a conference focused on leveraging the open nature of the web for education. Their talk highlighted DKC initiatives that give UMW students opportunities to practice digital creation and share knowledge with other students, including student-led workshops, fellowships, and employment opportunities. Hauser also sat on a panel discussing the benefits of web-building platforms like UMW’s Domain of One’s Own and Sites@UMW programs. The presentations can be viewed at the links below:  

Empowering Students to be Digital Creators 

Domain of One’s Own and WordPress Multisite – Better Together! 

Let’s Chat About ChatGPT: UMW Faculty Perspectives on Emerging AI Technology

When you ask how UMW is using ChatGPT in the classroom, you’ll hear a variety of responses. Some students and faculty have yet to hear of the emerging AI technology. Some know it well and make use of it for their assignments whether instructors know it or not. Some say they’re being encouraged by their […]

Professors Pool Expertise to Create ‘Compelling Courses’

To teach mitosis, April Wynn has students in her class act out the process, portraying chromosomes that divide into nuclei. The assistant professor of biological sciences hopes to replicate lively exercises like this – but virtually – in the fall. “My goal is to promote the same level of engagement, energy and enthusiasm in an […]

Carve for a Cure in the News

The Carve for a Cure event co-hosted by Relay for Life and Campus Dining was recently featured in an article on AmericanTowns.com.  Great press for a great event!

http://www.americantowns.com/va/fredericksburg/news/campus-dining-and-relay-for-life-host-carve-for-a-cure-at-umw-27711610