1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Students experience the Golden Age of Radio, create dramas with authentic sound effects

    April 15, 2016

    Grab a friend and head to the nearest set of uncarpeted stairs. Close your eyes and listen as she goes up and down the steps. Can you hear a difference? Earlier this semester, students in English 346 did a version of this exercise as they learned what it takes to make realistic sound effects for Read more

  5. Instructor uses Canvas to Develop ‘Gameful’ Approach to Teaching and Learning

    April 8, 2016

    Who doesn’t love a good game? Whether it’s an innocent round of hide-and-seek, an immersive video game, or a competitive card game, we all enjoy a challenge. Pamela Bogart, English Language Institute Lecturer, recognizes game-inspired play is not only fun, it can also be highly educational. “When you play a game, you start at zero Read more

  6. Student innovations offer solutions for health concerns

    March 28, 2016

    What if your phone could tell you that the yogurt you bought weeks ago is about ready to expire? Or while at work you could check a list of what’s in the fridge to find out which ingredients are close to their expiration dates for that recipe you want to make tonight. These are a Read more

  7. 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

  8. Plastic patients: Life-like mannequins teach students nursing skills

    March 21, 2016

    Allison Lewin, a University of Michigan nursing student, is working hard to talk her patient—an expectant mother with preeclampsia—out of a full-blown panic attack. “Is this going to hurt?” the patient asks. Lewin knows it will. “Generally yes, contractions do hurt,” Lewin says sympathetically, and promises to bring in someone to discuss pain control. But Read more

  9. How To Give the Talk of a Lifetime

    March 8, 2016

    It was a slightly bizarre scene. On a recent Thursday, students stood facing—and talking engagingly to—the blank wall in classroom 2011 in the University of Michigan Modern Languages Building. “Is it possible to be true to myself and be a leader,” one student asked, “without social expectations holding us back?” “At the end of the Read more

  10. Students to pitch innovative health & education solutions in third year of challenge

    March 3, 2016

    A curriculum that helps link high school students to the professional world. A web platform for people with the same illness to connect for support and information sharing. A redesigned food supply chain that seeks to minimize waste. These are among the challenges student teams are tackling in the third year of the Innovation in Read more