U-M hits online enrollment milestone

By | December 18, 2018

(Academic Innovation)

In the four years since U-M announced a centralized effort to promote digital learning and two years after President Schlissel announced Academic Innovation as a major initiative, the university has experienced more than 7 million enrollments in online learning opportunities that involved people in 190 countries.

In addition, there has been impressive participation from faculty, staff, students and alumni in the various courses and programs, and in use of tools developed or scaled for additional employment through resources provided by the Academic Innovation program, leaders say. “We’ve made significant progress over the last four years in fostering a culture of innovation in teaching and learning at U-M,” said James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation.

Academic Innovation has released statistics that show how much those beyond the university and within the campus community have embraced online learning with development of massive open online courses, course series, online degrees and current topical learning opportunities known as teach-outs.