Tag Archives: education

Connecting Digital Scholarship, Jan. 23

By | December 10, 2018

Join us as we engage in a lively discussion focused on Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship/Digital Studies. This event will offer a series of lightning talks and a panel discussion that showcase several faculty involved in DH/DS projects. Participants will reflect on the potential of and challenges related to digital scholarship and its role in teaching, research, and publishing. In other words, how do you… Read More »

Enriching Scholarship 2019 announced, call for proposals

Enriching Scholarship is a free, four-day event from May 6-9, 2019, that focuses on improving teaching, learning, and research through the effective integration of technology and pedagogy. Past presenters and new voices are encouraged to take part, including graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. If you’ve never presented before, sharing your experiences can bring a valuable new perspective to our… Read More »

My Learning Analytics offers new insights to learners

ITS Teaching and learning (T&L) is partnering with the School of Information (SI) and the School of Education (SOE) to develop learning analytics tools aimed at improving student performance. Equipped with evidence from past learning dashboard efforts, research faculty and graduate students in SI and SOE have been working with development staff from T&L on designing —and then… Read More »

U-M approves graduate certificate in computational neuroscience

By | December 3, 2018

The new Graduate Certificate in Computational Neuroscience will help bridge the gap between experimentally focused studies and quantitative modeling and analysis, giving graduate students a chance to broaden their skill sets in the diversifying field of brain science. “The broad, practical training provided in this certificate program will help prepare both quantitatively focused and lab-based students for the… Read More »

U-M hosts new data center for educational research collaboration

By | November 30, 2018

The launch of a new research collaboration and a data center at the University of Michigan marks the start of a unique collaboration between U-M, Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information. The new Michigan Education Research Institute and Michigan Education Data Center will facilitate research projects in education,… Read More »

Should ethics be part of the computer science curriculum? 

By | November 23, 2018

As technology becomes ever more integrated into our daily lives, there’s a growing push for people in the computer and data science world to think about the social impact of tech. H. V. Jagadish, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at U-M, joined Michigan Radio’s Stateside program to talk about the moral questions companies should ask when… Read More »

Can language courses be just as good (or better) online?

By | November 16, 2018

For a long time, language instruction has been among those subjects that conventional wisdom held was a tough one to put online. But things are changing as Dearborn faculty are exploring the promise of creating hybrid language courses that pair class time with digital learning. UM-Dearborn instructional designer Alfonso Sintjago is a big believer in digital education, but he’ll be the first… Read More »

HITS partners with WCC to offer apprenticeship for aspiring IT professionals

Apprenticeships are typically associated with the skilled trades. You might first think of a plumber or electrician apprentice? Or maybe a welder or carpenter? That convention is changing and a recent apprenticeship program created by Washtenaw Community College and Michigan Medicine to help attract and train aspiring information technology professionals is advancing the cause. Michigan Medicine’s recently launched Service Desk Apprenticeship Program pays entry-level… Read More »

A secure future for US elections starts in the classroom

By | November 9, 2018

Voting machines have largely replaced paper ballots – but many of these machines are susceptible to errors, manipulation, or hacking, raising concerns about the integrity of election results. Professor J. Alex Halderman has been at the forefront of exposing vulnerabilities in electronic voting systems around the world. By pointing to root causes behind these shortcomings, he hopes to… Read More »

Nov. 16: Tech tools for teaching demos and strolling breakfast

Friday, November 16, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Join us for 25 interactive demonstrations of educational technologies that support teaching and learning, all presented by U-M faculty and staff. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how these technologies are being used in a variety of U-M classes. The event will be held in a team based classroom where each session… Read More »

2018 NMC Horizon Report now available from EDUCAUSE

By | August 22, 2018

For more than a decade, EDUCAUSE has partnered with the New Media Consortium (NMC) to publish the annual Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition. Earlier this year, EDUCAUSE acquired the rights to the NMC Horizon project, which identifies and describes the higher education trends, challenges, and developments in educational technology likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative… Read More »

ECoach shows impressive growth & adoption across U-M

By | August 13, 2018

ECoach is a digital platform that was originally developed by a research team led by Timothy McKay, professor of physics, astronomy, and education, to create a tailored communication system for introductory large-scale courses at U-M. ECoach provides personalized and timely feedback to students on how to succeed with content informed by behavioral science techniques such as motivational affirmation and… Read More »

Free online course certification will extend to U-M alumni

By | August 9, 2018

Beginning September 4, the University of Michigan’s 583,000 alumni worldwide can join faculty, staff, and students from all three campuses to earn individual course and course series certificates offered by Michigan Online at no cost. Michigan Online is U-M’s new global learning community that puts digital learning opportunities all in one place. The announcement by the Office of… Read More »

How to foster digital innovation in higher ed

By | July 27, 2018

While many universities have established programs to foster digital innovation, getting faculty to try out new technologies can be a challenge. A recent article in “Campus Technology” highlights the work of U-M’s Office of Academic Innovation as one of several academic technology leaders that encourage faculty to experiment and engage with emerging technologies and pedagogies. The story cites… Read More »

U-M prof works with nonprofit to teach girls to code

By | July 25, 2018

 Robin Brewer, an assistant professor in the U-M School of Information, leads an effort to introduce high school girls to technology through workshops that encourage them to create social impact through coding. Brave Initiatives, a Chicago-based non-profit, started offering weekend workshops in January, 2018 to young women at Hamtramck High School in Detroit. Brewer leads up this Detroit chapter… Read More »

Origin Stories showcases M-Write

By | July 18, 2018

What happens when an English faculty and a Chemistry faculty partner to create a writing-to-learn program? You get M-Write. Listen to the latest episode in the Origin Stories podcast as English professor Anne Ruggles Gere, director of the Sweetland Writing Center, and Ginger Schultz, assistant professor of chemistry, discuss how they came together, from disparate fields, to create the… Read More »

Blockbuster MOOCs support teaching and learning efforts

Some “blockbuster” massive open online courses (MOOCs) generate large revenues for  universities, which then often distribute the funds in a variety of ways. U-M typically gives a third of its revenue from MOOCs to central administration, a third to the department offering the course, and a third to the professors teaching it.  Charles Severance, a clinical associate professor in the School… Read More »

Gameful Learning Summer Institute encourages student learning ownership

On July 23 and 24, the second Gameful Summer Institute is hosting an event intended for higher education faculty, K-12 teachers, instructional designers, and education technology administrators who will learn how to encourage student ownership of learning.  “Anyone who watches someone play video games or board games or compete in athletic competitions knows that games are great at… Read More »