New Funding Opportunities from the Center for Academic Innovation

Rachel Niemer, Director of Outreach & Access @rkniemer Last week, President Schlissel announced a major investment to expand academic innovation on campus. Part of our effort to meet that charge includes creating new funding opportunities for faculty to explore their own ideas for innovation. This week, we are launching four new calls for proposals. All project teams should consult with…

On the Matter of Small Changes and Big Differences

Donald J. Peurach, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation in the School of Education @dpeurach I am writing at the end of the 30 Blogs in 30 Days campaign celebrating the rechristening of the University of Michigan’s Office of Academic Innovation as the new Center for Academic Innovation. In my travels across campus, it has been a remarkable 30 days,…

Extended Reality: changing the face of learning, teaching, and research

Extended Reality: changing the face of learning, teaching, and researchWritten by Laurel Thomas, Michigan News Students in a film course can evoke new emotions in an Orson Welles classic by virtually changing the camera angles in a dramatic scene. Any one of us could take a smartphone, laptop, paper, Play-doh and an app developed at U-M, and with a little direction become a mixed reality…