Tag Archives: Academic Innovation

U-M awards six XR projects under new initiative

By | March 23, 2020

U-M has awarded funding to six extended reality projects under the its new XR Initiative, announced in the fall. The three-year funded initiative calls for the Center for Academic Innovation to seed new projects and experiments that integrate XR into residential and online curricula, and to create innovative public/private partnerships to develop new XR related educational technology. “The… Read More »

FutureLearn Campus provides additional course access to U-M students, staff, and alumni

By | March 16, 2020

U-M and the Center for Academic Innovation are proud to be the first university partner with social learning platform FutureLearn in the launch of FutureLearn Campus. This new offering in the platform allows Michigan students, staff, and alumni access to online short courses on FutureLearn.  “Both FutureLearn and the University of Michigan are committed to delivering high-quality education… Read More »

Register for the Extended Reality at Michigan Summit, April 14

By | February 26, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the first ever Extended Reality (XR) at Michigan Summit. We’ll welcome speakers from all over the country to share their knowledge and insight around XR. Please register if you plan to attend.   The XR at Michigan Summit expects to feature the following: Featured speakers who are national leaders in… Read More »

Last chance to register for the AIM Data Showcase, Feb. 14

By | February 5, 2020

Friday, February 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League (911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). Please register to attend.  The Center for Academic Innovation invites all University of Michigan community members to join us for a morning of conversations about the data that power higher education and educational research. We’ll hear from faculty,… Read More »

Extended Reality at Michigan Summit happens April 14

By | January 10, 2020

The first ever Extended Reality (XR) at Michigan Summit will take place on Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will welcome speakers from all over the country to share their knowledge and insight around XR. Register for the event. The XR at Michigan Summit is organized by the U-M Center For Academic Innovation and expects to feature… Read More »

Profiles in IT: Nathan Magyar—UX designer extraordinaire

Michigan IT News recently talked with Nathan Magyar who works as a user experience designer at the Center for Academic Innovation (AI). Magyar takes the AI mission to heart: to design the future of learning through research, innovation, experimentation, and iteration. Tell us about your role. As a user experience (UX) designer for the Center for Academic Innovation,… Read More »

Say ‘hello’ to Gamut

By | December 17, 2019

Gamut, a new suite of online learning tools from Academic Innovation are available for immediate use by any U-M faculty or instructional staff. Each tool is a standalone web application that uses a technology called the Learning Tools Interoperability protocol, which allows them to easily integrate into any course on Canvas, Coursera, edX, or FutureLearn.  So far, the… Read More »

GradeCraft team realizes benefits by migrating to ITS Container Service

It takes many people to ensure software applications run correctly, and the Software Development team at the Center for Academic Innovation knows that all too well. The latest improvement for GradeCraft — an online learning management system for faculty and students — is its migration to the Information and Technology Services (ITS) Container Service. Since its inception, Gradecraft… Read More »

University expands online course portfolio with FutureLearn

By | October 1, 2019

The University of Michigan’s mission to share knowledge across the globe and shape the future of learning is further enriched through a new partnership with the U.K.-based social learning platform FutureLearn. With the Sept. 24 announcement of the partnership, U-M is reinforcing its commitment to fostering open, global, diverse, flexible and inclusive learning environments. FutureLearn’s diverse community includes… Read More »

User feedback key to Problem Roulette study app expansion

By | September 25, 2019

Problem Roulette, a digital study tool developed at the Center for Academic Innovation, offers students access to practice questions from previous exams in a points-free environment. Since its launch in 2016, more than 11,600 students have completed more than 2 million problem attempts using the tool. Problem Roulette is now available in 12 active courses across seven subject… Read More »

Provost announces XR initiative to spur collaboration, innovation

By | September 17, 2019

U-M will advance its work in extended reality, or XR, through a major campuswide initiative announced Sept. 16 by Provost Martin Philbert. The three-year funded commitment led by the Center for Academic Innovation will leverage emerging XR technologies to strengthen the quality of a Michigan education, cultivate an interdisciplinary scholarly community of practice, and enhance a nationwide network… Read More »

Introducing the new AIM Event Series

By | September 16, 2019

The Center for Academic Innovation recently announced the launch of the Academic Innovation at Michigan (AIM) Event Series. The series will include the following subgroups or themes for the fall 2019 semester: AIM for DEI will explore issues at the intersections of teaching and learning; technology; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. AIM Research (formerly AIM Analytics) is a seminar series for… 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 »

Evolving and rebranding ART 2.0 to Atlas

By | September 10, 2019

With 19 schools and colleges as well as 277 degree programs, U-M provides a diverse range of academic opportunities. Navigating through this expansive academic world can be challenging, but the navigation is simplified with the Academic Reporting Tools platform (ART 2.0) — now called Atlas. David Nesbitt, software portfolio manager at the Center for Academic Innovation, said renaming the… Read More »

U-M plans growth for Office of Academic Innovation

By | August 1, 2019

The Office of Academic Innovation is staffing up in anticipation of a new initiative and a new investment to be announced this fall. The department aims to hire 40 people over the next few years, bringing the total staff count to about 100, says James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation. DeVaney also said that the university… 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 »