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…

Bringing a Global Community to Michigan

The Digital Education & Innovation Team @umichDEI Margaret Wooldridge, Professor of Chemical Engineering, created a MOOC in 2013 called Introduction to Thermodynamics: Transferring Energy from Here to There that has generated a significant amount of global exposure over the five sessions that it has run. Much like the subtitle of her course, Wooldridge has been able to transfer a University…

Teaching a Digital Course

The Digital Education & Innovation Team @umichDEI “People engage in the MOOC and then they translate it into their own space in real time” - Caren Stalburg, M.D., M.A., Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynecology As we continue to receive interest in our open call for massive open online courses (MOOCs), we often hear faculty asking us to share examples of what they should expect when creating an…

Digital Education and U-M

The Digital Education & Innovation Team @umichDEI “Digital education at the University of Michigan is various things. First and foremost it’s how we use technology to enhance the teaching that we do on campus; how we use online learning to make it possible to do even more engaged learning...to reach out around the world and provide some of what we know and some of what we can share to people…

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How to Lead in the Digital Age: U of M as a Great Public Research University

The Digital Education & Innovation Team @umichDEI “What does it mean to be a great public research university in an age fueled by technology, fueled by connection, fueled by evidence and analytics, what do you do in that world?” - James Hilton Recently, the DEI Lab sat down with faculty and administration leaders from around the University to discuss the future of U of M in the digital age.…

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The University of Michigan’s mission is to serve the people of the world. Our community develops leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. Together, we create and apply knowledge. The Center for Academic Innovation supports and catalyzes innovation in teaching and learning, working with our faculty and staff partners around campus to further U-M’s mission.  Who…

Summer at the DEI Lab

Scott Mahler, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives @mahler_scott I’ve always enjoyed summer in the Ann Arbor area. There are a lot of people coming and going with a fun but invigorating atmosphere facilitated by a multitude of events open for the public to enjoy like the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Cinetopia International Film Festival, Detroit’s Concert of Colors, and…

Software Applications

Want to use a tool in your class, consult with developers, or propose an initiative for DIG? Contact us here. If you are a student, find paid fellowships here. The University of Michigan is a rich ecosystem of educational innovation, however not all initiatives have the opportunity to mature or are widely adopted. Digital enterprises too often lack the resources to fully grow from…

Dr. Chuck Inspires Programming Educator of the Future

Adam Levick, Market Research and Analytics Analyst @adlevick A 15 year old high school student has recently decided to take on a new role this summer: teaching an introductory programming class to her peers. This particular class will help those peers learn how to program in Python on a Raspberry Pi computer. Inspired by Chuck Severance’s Programming for Everybody (Python), a free, massive,…