Tag Archives: students

Helping new students ease into Medical School with technology

From pre-matriculation and account set up, to orientation and the first weeks of school, Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) and the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) work closely to identify ways in which technology can enhance medical student education. Orientation preparations begin long before the White Coat Ceremony in July. Expert staff from both departments come… Read More »

NSF award supports minority STEM students

By | April 12, 2017

A consortium of Michigan universities and community colleges — including U-M — was awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Derrick Scott, director of inclusion and multicultural engineering programs for the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach at… Read More »

App helps with food allergies

By | March 23, 2017

A project started by U-M students Ish Baid and Michael Copley can make daily life easier for people with food allergies or special diets. They are the co-founders of the Edible Project app that helps people with diet restrictions find restaurants and meals they can enjoy without worrying about allergies or ingredients. The idea was prompted by Copley’s severe dairy allergies. Edible Project… Read More »

Bulletproof backups

By | March 3, 2017

Nue Lee, a PhD student in Higher Education at U-M, details a comprehensive, three-layered back-up storage approach she uses to make sure her academic work is protected. “No one likes to talk about it, because it may be admitting that you don’t do it,” writes Lee, “but as graduate students, we must have a dedicated backup system.” Lee recommends grad students… Read More »

Predicting student success

By | February 9, 2017

A growing number of colleges and universities are using what is known as predictive analytics to spot students in danger of dropping out. Crunching hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of student academic and personal records, past and present, they are coming up with courses that signal a need for intervention.  First year students at U-M began using a… Read More »

Direct-to-student data

By | February 7, 2017

Data dashboards and performance feedback can motivate middle-range students to work a little harder to earn a desired grade, a new study found. The study, conducted by researchers at the School of Information and the educational technology company Blackboard, explores a growing trend in higher education—that of collecting data about students and presenting it to them at important… Read More »

U-M updates protection agreement with Piazza

ITS Teaching and Learning, working in conjunction with the U-M Office of the Vice President and General Counsel; the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer; and Procurement Services, has secured a new data protection agreement in December with the online collaboration Q&A platform Piazza Technologies. Piazza Q&A, which has been available for… Read More »

Summer interns wanted

By | January 23, 2017

Do you know a college student who would be a great candidate for the ITS Summer Intern Program? The application period is now open for 2017 ITS Summer Interns! The application deadline is February 5, 2017. If you know students that might be interested in applying for an ITS internship, direct them to the ITS Summer Internship website,… Read More »

The code of the heart

By | January 7, 2017

Computer science and engineering students at U-M partnered with visually impaired high school student India West to develop technologies that may help other blind and visually impaired people navigate the world around them. David Chesney, a lecturer in electrical engineering and computer science, leads the effort, which is featured in this video. Read more about the project.

Privacy, Ethics and Enabling the Student Data Analytics Revolution

By | December 12, 2016

Sol Bermann, privacy officer and interim CISO for U-M, moderated a panel discussion on “Privacy, Ethics and Enabling the Student Data Analytics Revolution” at the Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 conference held last September in San Jose, CA. The presentation materials for that session are now available for download as a PDF.  P.S.R. 2016 brought together 1,300 privacy and cloud… Read More »

ECoach

By | November 1, 2016

ECoach, a personalized education tool developed at U-M, has been expanded this fall to serve all first-year students. “The goal is to ease the transition to college for all students,” said principal investigator Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Education, and director of U-M’s Digital Innovation Greenhouse in the Office of Academic Innovation. “By… Read More »

A fine fellow

By | November 1, 2016

U-M alum Reid Wilson was selected as the first Detroit Data Fellow and will spend the next two years helping the Detroit Police Department understand crime patterns in real time. The program is part of a universitywide effort to engage with the city, its leaders, and residents to create a sustainable impact for a better future. Fellows participate… Read More »