Tag Archives: Academic Innovation

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 »

New software tool supports student collaboration

By | April 18, 2019

Academic Innovation teamed up with faculty from the College of Engineering to create Tandem, a tailored software tool that supports students working on group projects. Tandem is currently being piloted in Engineering 100 with a group of 60 students. Tandem’s asks students about their personalities and work preferences in a beginning of term survey. The tool then uses… Read More »

New speaker series examines intersection of tech & DEI

By | April 9, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery will host the launch of the all new Academic Innovation at Michigan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (AIM for DE&I) Speaker Series. This talk will be the first of four throughout April and May aimed at exploring issues at the intersections of teaching and learning; technology;… Read More »

MOOCs and the future of medical education

By | March 22, 2019

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been around, in one iteration or another, since 2006. In 2012, U-M joined the growing digital learning landscape, and Michigan Medicine was eager to try its hand. It’s been at it ever since. Michigan Online currently offers 11 health-related MOOCs from Michigan Medicine produced in collaboration with the Office of Academic Innovation.… Read More »

Using simulation to develop leaders

By | March 13, 2019

Every year, the U-M Sanger Leadership Center runs two high-pressure business simulations called Leadership Crisis Challenges. Student teams play the roles of senior business executives who find themselves in the middle of a business and media crisis that unfolds throughout one night via emails, phone calls, and social media updates. A well-designed simulation like the LCC is very… Read More »

Academic Innovation Student Showcase April 11

By | March 13, 2019

Join us Thursday, April 11 from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Palmer Commons (100 Washtenaw Ave) for the Academic Innovation Student Showcase, where we will hear from the student fellows that drive innovation within our office. The Academic Innovation Student Showcase is an opportunity for student fellows to share the projects they have been working on throughout their experience with the Office… Read More »

Taubman Health Sciences Library and Academic Innovation launch MOOC

Informationists at the U-M Taubman Health Sciences Library recently partnered with Academic Innovation (AI) to develop and launch a new massive open online course (MOOC): Advanced Literature Searching in the Health Sciences. Mark MacEachern, informationist, led the development of the MOOC and worked closely with AI to ensure its success. The online course covers: The components of advanced… Read More »