1. U-M president calls for Academic Innovation Initiative to set education strategy for the future

    October 17, 2016

    Calling it a next step in the evolution of the University of Michigan’s leadership in teaching, learning and research, President Mark Schlissel launched the university’s Academic Innovation Initiative today. Speaking at his Leadership Breakfast for faculty and staff, Schlissel challenged them to further embrace digital technology and other innovation in the work they do with Read more

  2. Grand Valley joins U-M in pilot collaboration on Semester in Detroit program

    October 7, 2016

    For the first time since it began in Winter 2009 the Semester in Detroit program isn’t just for University of Michigan students. The fall cohort includes six students from Grand Valley State University. But just try to figure out which of the 18 participants are from the university on the western side of the state. Read more

  3. U-M joins edX to announce three social innovation MicroMasters for online learners

    September 20, 2016

    Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan. In some cases, learners can earn as much as a quarter of the required credit for enrolled master’s degrees Read more

  4. Innovative courses offer U-M students unique learning experiences

    September 8, 2016

    From understanding our fascination with the Kardashians and cars, to rolling up sleeves to teach art to students in Detroit and create exhibition pieces for U-M’s upcoming Bicentennial, University of Michigan students have the opportunity to take several unique courses this semester. With themes that include entrepreneurship, service learning and multidisciplinary education, the following courses Read more

  5. Co-learning project in Detroit launches Campus of the Future focus

    July 6, 2016

    A student hopes to find out how cities like Detroit that experience bankruptcy or other economic hardship “get made and unmade and remade anew.” Another wants to examine the geography and politics of urban demolition, specifically how backfill materials are chosen and distributed in blighted areas. A third student plans to explore music writing and Read more

  6. U-M data science projects explore connection between student achievement, well-being

    June 21, 2016

    Can Big Data analyses improve classroom achievement and well-being for college students or teaching effectiveness for professors? Researchers at the University of Michigan will explore these questions through two new projects focused on innovative and interdisciplinary applications of learning analytics. Supported by the first round of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Challenge Initiatives Read more

  7. National leaders address what’s next for engaged learning

    May 18, 2016

    “What would it take for every student at the University of Michigan to have a high-impact engaged learning experience?” That’s approximately 7,000 experiences a year, just for undergraduates with current enrollment trends. “What if a common element of Wolverine Experience was not just a seat in the Northwest corner of the Big House?” These questions Read more

  8. Digital Innovation Greenhouse launches ART 2.0 to help students with course decisions

    March 28, 2016

    A student taking a large course load next semester wants to know how much work will be involved with the classes she tentatively has mapped out. Another wonders if other students have found a certain course helpful for the major he intends to pursue. This week as students on the University of Michigan campus begin Read more

  9. Living Lab: Involving kids, parents in real-time child development research

    March 15, 2016

    During a recent visit to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Liz Hill and her daughter found themselves unexpectedly participating in a University of Michigan child development research study. Liz watched intently as her daughter Natalee looked at pictures and answered the researcher’s questions. “You always wonder how much they know,” Liz says of her daughter. Read more

  10. U-M announces first courses on edX

    March 8, 2016

    The University of Michigan Office of Digital Education & Innovation will launch its first four courses on the edX platform, beginning in April. U-M, one of the first universities to offer free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), became a charter member of edX in October. The courses to be launched this spring and summer are: Read more