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May 17, 2016

National leaders address what's next for engaged learning

"What would it take for every student at the University of Michigan to have a high-impact engaged learning experience?" That's approximately 7,000 experiences a year for undergraduates, using current enrollment trends.

"What if a common element of the Wolverine Experience was not just a seat in the northwest corner of the Big House?"

May 18, 2016

Funding still available for engaged learning projects

To keep the momentum going beyond the Third Century Initiative — which officially ends with U-M's Bicentennial in 2017 — the university is offering Transforming Learning for the Third Century-Networks for Engaged Teaching funds of up to $1,000.

March 8, 2016

U-M announces first massive open online courses on edX platform

The University of Michigan Office of Digital Education & Innovation will launch its first four courses on the edX platform, beginning in April.

U-M, one of the first universities to offer free massive open online courses (MOOCs), became a charter member of edX in October.

March 7, 2016

Students hail research experience on 'real' legal issue

Students who worked on a research project at three different times over five years all had pretty much the same thing to say: tackling a "real life" legal issue was an experience that continues to impact their lives today. 

October 29, 2015

SI partners with Ann Arbor library on makerspace project

An innovative community-campus partnership will provide School of Information students with access to a unique new space in which to develop tool and craft skills, learn how to mentor children, encourage creativity, and tinker with new technology and new materials.

October 21, 2015

Students engage with the American South as they live the blues

Student Adrian Koch shows off a souvenir from the South: one of those metal bottle openers, the kind that with one upward motion would snap a crimped metal cap off the top of a bottle of pop or, rather, coke, as soft drinks are called in that part of the country.

May 7, 2015

New MOOCs beginning; U-M leaders to support more courses

As a new round of massive open online courses gets underway during the next few weeks, university leaders have put out a call to encourage more faculty to come together in multi-unit teams to design and create additional MOOCs.

January 26, 2015

Program helping young children learn to be makers

A list on a whiteboard tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K'Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation and Snap Circuits.

December 15, 2014

Internship to research chronic arsenic poisoning yields great lessons

Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health master's student Kate Helmick just can't say enough about her summer experience gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand.

December 8, 2014

Doing away with lectures, exams, graded homework

The students sit at small tables of four to five, separated by whiteboards, waiting for questions to come up on their electronic devices, which are tapped into a program that knows which student is sitting in what seat.

October 13, 2014

'Into the Wind' draws upon the expertise, creativity of many

Dance Professor Jessica Fogel is no stranger to multifaceted, multidisciplinary collaborations, but when she first proposed her latest project called "Into the Wind," even she did not anticipate it would include so many individuals, institutions and moving parts.

October 3, 2014

Session encourages faculty to globalize classrooms

Giving students a global experience — a key goal for the university's third century — is not just about travel abroad, the leader of U-M's global and engaged education office told faculty who gathered recently to hear how some of their colleagues are bringing the world into their classrooms.

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