Expanding the Experimental Sandbox for Digital Education & Innovation

James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation @devaneygoblue At Michigan, there are two fundamental questions that drive our experimentation with MOOCs: How can experiments with MOOCs help us redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university and unlock personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning? What is it that is only possible…

Health Professions Education Day

This Wednesday marks the inaugural Health Professions Education (HPE) Day, an event where faculty, practitioners, and students will meet to discuss new developments in health education, and encourage the sharing of creative ideas in their fields. The event is an evolution of Med Ed Day, and provides an opportunity for faculty to share ideas and connect with other innovators across campus. As a…

DEI Academic Innovation Fellows Program

James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation @devaneygoblue Our vision at DEI is to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities and enabling personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world. As part of our commitment to…

New Specialization: Leading People and Teams

Professors Scott DeRue and Maxim Sytch of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan have created a new series of online courses called Leading People and Teams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KHZ-qpFwNU This series of online courses (Specialization) will consist of 4 courses that build up to a capstone project, all with an applied nature, which enable learners to understand…

Personalized Learning. Lifelong Victors.

James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation @devaneygoblue The world is buzzing about the block M as we head into fall. Yes, Coach Harbaugh released his depth chart to the media on Monday and a well-documented bus is making its way to Utah. But it is another vehicle that has delivered knowledge to the world and it’s not painted khaki. A few things happened at…

Student Programs

Student ProgramsCome set yourself apart. The Center for Academic Innovation offers University of Michigan students the opportunity to enrich their learning experience, enhance their professional development, and contribute to in house initiatives. We’re looking for insightful, innovative, flexible, and driven students to help us design and develop digital applications that enhance the residential…

What Does ‘Personalization at Scale’ Mean?

Timothy McKay,  Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Director of the LSA Honors Program & DIG Principle Investigator @TimMcKayUM Here is an early answer extracted verbatim from the founding proposal for the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, written in August 2014. It provides a good starting point for a longer discussion of personalization at scale. As our thinking on this topic evolves, we…

Design Based Research

The Digital Education & Innovation Team @umichDEI “When you begin thinking about design, from the very beginning you should think about designing for scalability and sustainability. A lot of times we use our classroom-based or context-based or design-based research to learn important things about learning and teaching, but we aren’t really thinking what will happen when the project…

New Specialization Intro to Finance: Valuation and Investing

Professor Gautam Kaul at the Ross School of Business has created a new series of online courses called Introduction to Finance: Valuation and Investing. This series of online courses (Specialization) will consist of 4 integrated courses that build up to a capstone project, all with an applied nature, which enable learners to understand and apply the principles of valuation to many of the…

U-M’s Medical School: Digital Experimentation

The Digital Education & Innovation Team @umichDEI “We’ve been increasingly trying to change the idea of what a class is.” Ted Hanss, Medical School Chief Information Officer Given the typical structure of Medical School curriculums, which includes fourth year students spread around the country, colocated classrooms can be a difficult proposition. With this challenge in mind the…