GradeCraft + DIG

Barry Fishman, Professor, Learning Technologies, School of Information & School of Education – @BarryFishman Cait Holman, PhD Candidate, School of Information – @chcholman Rachel Niemer, Director of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Communities - @rkniemer   We are thrilled that GradeCraft, our game-inspired learning management system designed and developed here at U-M, has officially…

Digital Innovation Greenhouse Welcomes GradeCraft

Gradecraft, a learning management system dedicated to supporting the gameful classroom, has officially become the fourth project within the Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) portfolio. This incorporation is another step towards continuous innovative growth to shape the future of higher education within the Office of Digital Education & Innovation (DEI). GradeCraft will be able to harness…

Using Technology to Teach Current, Future, and Past Students, All At Once!

Timothy McKay,  Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Director of the LSA Honors Program & DIG Principle Investigator @TimMcKayUM   Here’s my question for today: How do I open a formal, on-campus class to serious participation by off-campus informal students both younger and older than those who are in residence? Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about residential education: about what…

Accelerating Digital Innovation and Transforming 200 Courses

James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation @devaneygoblue   Accelerating our Digital Education & Innovation Strategy The University of Michigan is accelerating its digital education and innovation strategy to shape the future of learning.  Aligned with President Schlissel’s priorities to enhance U-M excellence, we aim to provide U-M’s lifelong…

Giving Blueday

The Digital Education & Innovation Team @umichDEI This Tuesday we are excited to participate in the second annual Giving Blueday, a university-wide event that provides the opportunity for anyone to show their support for the University of Michigan. Giving Blueday coincides with Giving Tuesday, the national movement to kick off the giving season. As a participant in this university-wide…

Prometheus and the Pendulum: Why the University of Michigan Joined edX

This article was originally posted on 11/23/2015 on EvoLLLution James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation @devaneygoblue Last week I had the opportunity to represent the University of Michigan at the edX Global Forum in Washington DC.  The multi-day forum opened at a reception in the awe-inspiring Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences. More than…

Launching the DIG Student Fellows Program

Mike Daniel, Director, Policy and Operations for Digital Education & Innovation @michaeldaniel_ As the Summer of 2015 approached, the newly formed Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) --  one of three labs housed in U-M’s Office of Digital Education & Innovation -- identified a need for additional resources that could support several of the team’s key functions, including software…

Are You Ready for Gameful? Sign Up for Winter 2016

This article was originally posted on 11/04/2015 on the GradeCraft Blog Marie Hooper, Coordinator, Digital Learning Initiatives @JMASH27 As we approach the end of the Fall 2015 semester, we are gearing up to bring GradeCraft to more courses on the University of Michigan campus. We have begun to schedule a first round of consultations with instructors who are interested in making their courses…