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Technology Tools for Teaching Oct. 15: Interactive demos & strolling appetizers

Visit more than 25 interactive demonstrations of educational technologies, services, and initiatives in a casual strolling appetizer format. The event is from 1–3 p.m. on October 15 in 1060 Biological Sciences Building (BSB). BSB 1060 is our largest team-based classroom with 23 team tables and large screens, providing the perfect venue for demonstrating popular technology tools. Participants can… Read More »

Introducing AIM Communities

By | September 11, 2019

The Center for Academic Innovation collaborates with faculty and staff from across the university to build and support a culture of innovation. One of the ways it does this is through the development and support of Academic Innovation at Michigan (AIM) Communities. This fall, AIM will reboot the “Simulations Community of Practice” to focus more deeply on role-playing… Read More »

New Tableau training resources available

Information Quest has received many requests to hold training for Tableau consumers. There is also regular feedback that Tableau designers on campus often have to help their users understand how to interact and use the dashboards they create. We heard your requests. We recently published a series of videos along with corresponding documentation detailing how to use Tableau… Read More »

Upcoming Dissonance events explore the intersection of technology, art, and the environment

By | August 30, 2019

September 12, 2019: Cyborg Arts The Penny Stamps Speaker Series, along with co-sponsor Dissonance, presents Cyborg Arts, with Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas. The artists ask us to consider: “What separates human beings from the technology we create and use?” The Catalan-based artists and self-identified cyborgs are influencers in the global cyborg art movement who use the internet as a sense to… Read More »

Recapping the 2019 Gameful Learning Summer Institute

By | July 29, 2019

For the past three years, the Office of Academic Innovation has hosted the Gameful Learning Summer Institute, an event focused on gameful pedagogies.  This year, more than 50 people from various backgrounds attended the three-day event at the Ross School of Business. Evan Straub, learning experience designer at Academic Innovation, organized this year’s event. With gameful learning, she… Read More »

Submit your proposal to the 2019 Michigan IT Symposium

The Michigan IT Symposium Committee is now accepting proposals for conference sessions to be held at the 2019 Michigan IT Symposium. This year’s theme is “Sparking Connections & Igniting Ideas Across U-M” and will feature more breakout session opportunities than in previous years. The 2019 event will bring the U-M IT community together to highlight innovations and share… Read More »

$1K professional growth grants available to staff

The Voices of the Staff Career Development Fund is now accepting grant applications. This fund aims to support you in enhancing your professional experience at the university by offering grants of up to $1,000 to fund career development and learning and educational enrichment. Grants are available to support your participation in seminars, workshops, apprenticeships, continuing education, and professional… Read More »

Dissonance events explore tech-based policy and legal subjects

Technology changes at an ever-increasing rate, almost always outstripping policy, privacy, security, and legal considerations. ITS Information Assurance (IA) collaborates with faculty, researchers, students, and external industry experts to create a forum, Dissonance, for public discourse on the tensions surrounding technology, policy, privacy, security, and law.

HITS apprenticeship program accepting applications

The Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Service Desk is searching for students, recent graduates, or other qualified workers to join its entry-level apprenticeship program. The program is a partnership between Michigan Medicine and Washtenaw Community College (WCC). Since it began in 2018, the apprenticeship program has had four employees. This fall, however, the program plans to hire… Read More »

Digital learning resource memberships available

Information Technology Services Teaching and Learning, Academic Innovation, the University Library, and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts have sponsored an institutional membership to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). All U-M Ann Arbor affiliates now have access to OLC’s library of publications and archive of webinars, as well as opportunities to engage with peers at other… Read More »

ITS Teaching and Learning Unit Technology Forum, Aug. 21

The ITS Teaching and Learning team will hold a Unit Technology Forum on Wednesday, August 21, 12–4 p.m. at 1010 Weiser Hall. Registration is requested and appreciated. This is a great opportunity to gather the academic community together to share new application features, discuss upcoming services in ITS Teaching & Learning, and promote collaboration and collegiality. We are… Read More »

It’s like traveling without moving: How to work remotely abroad and maintain your sanity

A short while ago I had an opportunity to work abroad for a brief period. After securing approval from my supervisor and making the necessary arrangements, I discovered that working remotely not only allowed me to keep up on various projects, but to make headway while enjoying time out of the country.  The experience of working while traveling… Read More »