Designing the Learning University

Barry Fishman, Gautam Kaul, Mika LaVaque-Manty, Tim McKay, David Mendez, and James DeVaney If you were to redesign the residential education experience for this century — for this crowded, connected world — what would it look like? What would a great public research university offer to learners, to instructors, and to the many different audiences it serves? How do we prepare learners for a…

Introducing Academic Innovation @ Michigan (AIM)

James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation @devaneygoblue Timothy McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Education, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Principal Investigator, Digital Innovation Greenhouse @TimMcKayUM The University of Michigan has helped to shape higher education since its founding. Motivated by the values of a…

New MOOC, Practical Learning Analytics, Encourages Group Participation

Professor Tim McKay has created a new massive open online course (MOOC) called Practical Learning Analytics to address the typical challenges faculty, staff, administrators and students face to gather, access and analyze data in direct, practical ways. The course builds upon U-M’s leadership in learning analytics and is the next innovation in a series of initiatives that have sought to make…

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…