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March 28, 2016

Digital information project to help students with course decisions

A student taking a large course load next semester wants to know how much work will be involved with the classes she tentatively has mapped out.

Another wonders if other students have found a certain course helpful for the major he intends to pursue.

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.

February 22, 2016

Sparling to explore the moving body on stage, screen and canvas

Back when Peter Sparling began dancing 46 years ago, the concept of creating and performing across media wasn't widely accepted or practiced.

He began to challenge this notion as a young violin student at Interlochen Arts Academy, when he decided to take a dance class during his sophomore year.

November 18, 2015

TeachingWorks gets $6.8M grant to establish teacher prep center

TeachingWorks, a national organization based at the School of Education dedicated to improving professional preparation for teaching, has received a $6.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Teacher Preparation Transformation Center.

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 19, 2015

Chemistry, Sweetland get $1M from NSF to aid S.T.E.M. learning

The Sweetland Writing Center and Department of Chemistry are partnering on a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to implement writing-to-learn strategies for science, technology, engineering and mathematics students.

July 21, 2015

Jeffrey Veidlinger named director of the Frankel Center

Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, has been named director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

Veidlinger will succeed Deborah Dash Moore, the Frankel Center's director for the past decade.

July 16, 2015

Center for Interprofessional Education celebrates launch

Leaders of a major effort to transform health sciences education at U-M have launched a new center that brings together the seven health science schools, with a goal to prepare health professionals of the future.

June 23, 2015

Summit on MOOCs inspires global research collaboration

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered by institutions around the world have served millions of people of all ages in the three years since they have risen in prominence. But who are these online learners, what attracts them to a course, and what makes them engage with the material and stay with it to the end — or not?

June 11, 2015

Universities join to control destinies in digital learning environment

"A world of opportunities."

That's how James Hilton, vice provost for digital education and innovation, describes the possibilities of a consortium of universities, joined together by a desire to create and share digital tools and data, in effort to enhance the learning experience for students today.  

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