1. Registrars from top universities discuss the transcript of the future

    December 16, 2016

    As students increasingly take part in unique study opportunities at their colleges and universities, the concept of a traditional transcript to demonstrate learning and competency just doesn’t cut it, university leaders say. A piece of paper with the name of a course and the letter grade earned also does not begin to capture today’s global Read more

  2. U-M camera-trap project captures hundreds of thousands of Michigan wildlife selfies

    November 22, 2016

    University of Michigan wildlife ecologist Nyeema Harris and graduate student Corbin Kuntze are deep in the woods in the southeast corner of the U-M Biological Station, a 10,000-acre property at the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. While Harris looks on, Kuntze crawls slowly on all fours, imitating a coyote or a bear while glancing Read more

  3. 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

  4. ECoach tool now used for first-year U-M students

    October 17, 2016

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

  5. 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

  6. CARt: Connecting people, transportation and supermarkets

    August 26, 2016

    Editor’s Note: CARt and the other members of this summer’s TechArb cohort will present at the TechArb Showcase on Monday, Aug. 29: 7-10 p.m. at the Ross Colloquium, Ross School of Business. Did you know that Detroit is a food desert? No, not your typical desert with miles of sand, blistering sun, and lack of 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. 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

  9. 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

  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