Time to Bust The Myth of the Slow University and the Fast Edtech Company

This article was originally posted on 5/9/2017 on Inside Higher Ed James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation @devaneygoblue Since Josh Kim stayed home this year, I feel obliged to share some thoughts from the ASU-GSV Summit in Salt Lake City. As the Summit rounds third and heads into its final day, I’m eager to attempt two things. I’m compelled to highlight and dispel a myth…

Farewell to Ripened Fellows in the Digital Innovation Greenhouse

Eric Joyce, Marketing Specialist @ericmjoyce Student Fellows serve as a conduit for energy and creativity supporting new innovation in our Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG). Through these experiences, students work one-on-one with developers, user experience designers, behavioral scientists and data scientists to assist in translating digital engagement tools from innovation to……

Enter the Compassionate Public Square for the Information Age

This article was originally posted on 5/1/2017 on Inside Higher Ed James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation @devaneygoblue Like many institutions, the University of Michigan was inspired by the early aspirations of the massive open online course (MOOC) movement to democratize education and, in our case, to advance our mission as a public research university. We thought…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Understanding Learners Through Visualization

Kara Foley, MOOC Assessment Fellow, University of Michigan Ross MBA and M.A. Educational Studies Eejain Huang, Data Visualization Fellow, Combined Program in Education and Psychology, Statistics @eejainh Filip Jankovic, Research Assistant & Data Science Course Coordinator, MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering Why Data Visualization? In the virtual world, learners’ background and needs…