Tag Archives: education

Tech innovation redefines Medical School curriculum

The U-M Medical School is undergoing a curriculum transformation to develop future physician leaders in health care. In the previous model, students spent the first two years of their education focusing on science and the second two years in the clinic working with patients. In the new curriculum, students are exposed to the clinical aspects of medicine in… Read More »

New tools may serve as virtual tutors for students in coding classes

Getting help in programming courses outside of instructors’ office hours can be difficult, but a new tool called “chat.codes” may help change that. Steve Oney, assistant professor of information at the U-M School of Information (UMSI) and of electrical engineering and computer science at the College of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation grant of $174,981 for his… Read More »

Dearborn ITS helps students study abroad

UM-Dearborn faculty, staff, and students now have one-stop to explore study abroad opportunities. ITS at the Dearborn campus partnered together with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to automate and streamline the management of their study abroad program. Using Terra Dotta to implement the new M-Navigator site required data integration with the student information system Banner. Once configured, single sign-on… Read More »

Register for Enriching Scholarship 2018

Registration for the 21st Annual Enriching Scholarship Conference opens April 2. Sessions will be held May 7-11. During Enriching Scholarship, U-M faculty and staff can participate in over 100 sessions about how to effectively integrate teaching and technology. All sessions are FREE, but require registration. Keynote address & workshop This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Katie Linder of Oregon… Read More »

SI professors win outstanding educator awards from Coursera

“Applied Data Science with Python,” an online course specialization developed by four professors at the School of Information, has won a major award from Coursera, a leading online learning platform. Christopher Brooks, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Daniel Romero, and VG Vinod Vydiswaran won Coursera’s Outstanding Educator Award for Innovation for the highly successful specialization. Romero accepted the award at the Coursera Partners Conference at Arizona State University… Read More »

Reflecting on the original “Big Idea” for MOOCs

By | March 14, 2018

In an guest post for Inside Higher Ed, James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation, writes that the real innovation of the MOOC (massive online open courses) era is not the unbundling of academic degrees that first captured massive attention, but rather the re-bundling that results from serious academic R&D—the creation of new communities and credentials for all levels.… Read More »

University announces first online degrees through Coursera

By | March 9, 2018

Online learners may soon have three new U-M master’s degree options through a partnership with Coursera. In a joint announcement with the online platform, the School of Information said its Master of Applied Data Science under development will build upon the school’s leadership in offering programing courses online, including several on Coursera.  The Master of Public Health offering from the School… Read More »

U-M launches Data Science Master’s Program

By | March 2, 2018

U-M’s new, interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Program is taking applications for its first group of students. The program is aimed at teaching participants how to extract useful knowledge from massive datasets using computational and statistical techniques. The program is a collaboration between the College of Engineering (EECS), the College of Literature Science and the Arts (Statistics), the School of Public… Read More »

Engaging Ideas & Appetizers: How LSA Instructors have Transformed Writing Assignments Using Media

March 23, 2018 1:00 – 3:00 pm 2001 Modern Languages Building Join LSA Instructional Support Services for a panel discussion focused on transforming writing assignments using media. Our instructor panelists will discuss their experiences designing and implementing media projects such as Film Poems, Virtual Persuasive Essays, Science Podcasts for Public Discourse, and Audio Visual Essays. The panel will… Read More »

Call for proposals: 2018 Gameful Learning Summer Institute

By | February 21, 2018

Last July, the Gameful Learning Summer Institute (GLSI) brought faculty, teachers, instructional designers, administrators, staff, and students together from around the world to learn about gameful ideas and how to design a course from a gameful perspective. Based on positive feedback from attendees and adoption of gameful ideas, the Office of Academic Innovation’s Gameful Learning Lab will host… Read More »

Do online courses harm underperforming students?

By | February 2, 2018

Online courses can open up a world of knowledge to anyone with an internet connection, benefitting students who have limited access to educational resources. But mounting evidence suggests that online education could hurt less proficient students who are most in need of skilled classroom teachers. In a recent article for the “New York Times,” Susan Dynarski, professor of education, public… Read More »

Enriching Scholarship proposal deadline Feb. 5

By | January 29, 2018

Proposals for Enriching Scholarshop presentations are still being accepted until Monday, February 5, 2018. The Enriching Scholarship team welcomes past presenters to submit, and are also interested in hearing from new voices. If you’ve never presented before, sharing your experiences can bring a valuable new perspective to our community. Presentations can range from a 5-10 minute lightning talk… Read More »

Teaching & Learning CoPs

Supporting teaching and learning activitites is one of the most important functions of Michigan IT. Join a new community and deepen your professional experience by attending one of these teaching and learning Communities of Practice. Classroom Technology This group is intended to bring together individuals responsible for classroom technology (including lecture capture) to freely share information about upcoming… Read More »

U-M, WCC will share programming course

By | December 22, 2017

Faculty at the School of Information and Washtenaw Community College will collaborate on an open-source course with the goal of encouraging more students to consider a U-M Bachelor of Science in Information (BSI) degree. The two institutions have teamed up to offer WCC students, particularly those underrepresented in STEM fields, an introductory class in the popular programming language… Read More »

Coding and tech comics & coloring books

We are coming up quickly on the winter break, with families gathered and children out of school. With that in mind, it might be fun to have some some (slightly eccentric?) options for family activities and young folk distractions. Even better if these are options that promote learning, or just understanding more about what the old folks do… Read More »

Secure testing with Canvas exams

  LSA instructors who assign Canvas in-class exams now have a way to secure the testing environment with the LockDown Browser. Taking a Canvas exam in the LockDown Browser prevents users from copying, pasting, printing, accessing other applications, or visiting other websites during an online exam. Interested in learning more about how to give secure in-class exams in… Read More »

UM-Dearborn to launch new Information Systems Security minor

By | November 29, 2017

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business will offer a new Information Systems Security minor beginning this winter as a response to the growing digitization of business data. The 15-credit minor may not have been essential to business five years ago, but it is today, said Information Systems Management Associate Professor Jun He.  “Although businesses have always known there’s a security risk when going digital, having a… Read More »