A Harvest of Ideas

Eric Joyce, Marketing Specialist @ericmjoyce According to History.com, a notable autumn feast was held in November 1621 after the first corn harvest of the newly settled Plymouth colony. Now remembered as America’s “first Thanksgiving,” the three day festival brought together English colonists and the Wampanoag native people in a celebration of gratitude after a successful harvest. We are…

Exploring and Enhancing Accessibility at U-M

Eric Joyce, Marketing Specialist @ericmjoyce Earlier this month, University of Michigan accessibility experts and members of Academic Innovation Initiative Design Groups discussed ways to enhance access to digital content and tools at U-M. The discussion on accessibility and universal design focused on ways to accommodate the needs of as many students, faculty, staff and global learners as…

Personalizing Online Learning – A Student Design Jam

Eric Joyce, Marketing Specialist @ericmjoyce “Innovation is ideally done in partnership with learners, that is why we brought you here today.” Rachel Niemer, Director of the Gameful Learning Lab Students interested in shaping and enhancing the future of online learning gathered earlier this week for a Student Design Jam hosted by Academic Innovation in partnership with Coursera, a leading online…

A Discussion on Data Visualization in 21st Century Education

Eric Joyce, Marketing Specialist @ericmjoyce As data collection has proliferated within the classroom and across industry, those responsible for discerning meaning from data are faced with a challenging task - cutting through the noise. Data visualization tools allow these individuals to synthesize and interpret complex data in new and innovative ways, analyzing key data trends to gain a deeper…

How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

This article was originally posted on 10/22/2016 on EdSurge James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation @devaneygoblue Chris Teplovs, Lead Developer for the Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) @cteplovs Remarkable breakthroughs happen at public research universities everyday, but bridging the gap between early innovation and widespread adoption is a challenge that these…

Simulating Policy Decisions: Academic Innovator Series with Elisabeth Gerber

Eric Joyce, Marketing Specialist @ericmjoyce People disagree. When they do, decision makers are charged with weighing feedback from multiple parties to draw a conclusion about how best to move forward. “You have decision makers who need to deal with that disagreement, you have many stakeholders who care passionately about the outcomes and they’re all inputs into that decision-making process.” -…