After months of planning and skillful script writing, Software Training for Students (STS) delivered 12 “Computing@UW Orientation” sessions to 2200 dazzled incoming freshman Aug 31, Sept 1 and Sept 2. The sessions taught incoming UW freshman about the tools and services that DoIT provides to them during their time at the University; this year they were taught with a twist. A twist that contained a wizard, a tin man, a scarecrow and a lion.
Yep! You guessed it. This fall, STS delivered the orientation sessions in a “Wizard of Wisc” format (a play on the Wizard of Oz), hoping to: keep students engaged in the presentation, make the information easier to remember, and to keep them interested in the topics they were taught.
Candid feedback so far has been very positive. Several students even told us “you were the talk on campus” and that they began using some of the tools right away.
Below are photos from the sessions: