1. The straw bale house: 22 undergraduates, 1 leader, 200 straw bales and lots of mud

    July 3, 2017

    Two groups of people surround shallow plastic pools filled with clay, reaching in, grabbing clumps and breaking them apart. To the clay, students add buckets of straw, sand and a few handfuls of glittering flakes of mica. They wet the mixture with water. These 22 University of Michigan students have been sitting here for days, Read more

  2. U-M’s successful gameful learning technology available to other institutions

    June 20, 2017

    Technology for a University of Michigan learning approach that employs video game-style strategy made its way to the market this week. The gameful instruction tool known as GradeCraft is now available to K-12 schools and universities, and a key university that promotes the use of technology in the classroom has signed on. “With the ability Read more

  3. Faculty, graduate students invited to international learning analytics institute this month

    May 30, 2017

    The campus community is encouraged to join higher education leaders from around the world as the University of Michigan hosts the Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2017, June 12-15, at the Michigan Union. Through seven workshops and 11 tutorials, participants will hear about the latest technology and methodology for gathering and using data on how people Read more

  4. M-Write to include automated text analysis in Fall

    May 16, 2017

    M-Write, a program built on the premise that students learn complex material by writing, will expand in Fall 2017 to add automated text analysis (ATA) to its digital toolkit. M-Write helps students develop their conceptual learning and writing skills in large-enrollment gateway courses. It’s another program in the university’s expanding portfolio focused on personalized education. Read more

  5. Five faculty teams awarded Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize

    April 20, 2017

    For their creative and inventive approaches to improving student learning, five faculty projects led by Michael Cole, Mary Lou Dorf, Craig Regester, Stephen Rush and Adam Simon will be awarded the ninth annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize. The university community is invited to meet the winning teams at a poster fair and breakfast from 9-10 Read more

  6. Multidisciplinary course challenges students to develop new designs for wearable technology

    April 20, 2017

    For more than 20 years, the Integrated Product Development course has brought together students and faculty members from different disciplines at the University of Michigan to participate in an innovative product design competition. The culmination of this year’s course was the 2017 IPD Trade Show, which took place in April and featured an exhibition of Read more

  7. UROP event celebrates a year of faculty, student research

    April 18, 2017

    When 1,300 students and 900 faculty-staff mentors gather Wednesday to show off the work they’ve been doing together this year, the projects will include research on self-driving cars, police-involved shootings, diagnostics for cancer treatment-related injuries, and a performance piece celebrating U-M’s bicentennial by honoring Ann Arbor. The event is the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Read more

  8. The beating heart of Cuba

    April 10, 2017

    Music is everywhere in Cuba. You hear it emanating from the densely packed apartment buildings, from the open-air restaurants and bars, from the never-ending stream of candy-colored vintage American cars that zip through the broad cosmopolitan boulevards of Havana and snake through the narrow cobblestoned lanes of Trinidad. But most memorable is the live music, Read more

  9. Provost’s seminar centers on engaged learning and impact

    March 16, 2017

    At the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching, educators from the University of Michigan and across higher education discussed how to demonstrate the impact of engaged learning methods. Faculty and staff from across the campus gathered March 14 in the Michigan League Ballroom for the seminar, “Teaching at the Bicentennial: Building the Evidence Base for Engaged Learning.” Read more

  10. U-M Library battles fake news with new class

    February 16, 2017

    The University of Michigan Library, which has a long record of improving the way students go about finding, evaluating and using information in their academic work, is fighting back against fake news. A marked increase in the online dissemination of intentionally false information has led librarians to join with campus partners at U-M’s College of Read more