Art and technology.
Not two words we usually think of together. Or if we do, the images that might come to mind are songs played on some kind of portable device, an instrument tethered to an amplifier, or a graphic illustration created on computer for a print publication.
University of Michigan faculty, staff and administrators gathered to discuss educational research that seeks to improve student learning within specific disciplines at the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching.
Many students attend college dreaming of careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. At public research universities like the University of Michigan, introductory courses in these subjects are the first steps on a path to a STEM degree.
There’s no shortage of good ideas at U-M when it comes to using technology in teaching and research. But it’s not always easy for these ideas to spread across schools, colleges and units on a large campus.
Five faculty projects are being honored with the 11th annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for their innovative approaches to improving student learning,.
The projects are led by Matthew Diemer, August Evrard, Elisabeth Gerber, Anne Ruggles Gere, Ginger Shultz, Eric Svaan and Stephanie Tharp.
When Aaron Kinzel was 5 years old, his mother’s boyfriend used him to break into houses.
Kinzel would pop locks on windows and unlock doors for the older burglar.
It was just one of the many ways his childhood collided with the criminal world.
The race is on to get self-driving cars on the road, with Waymo, BMW and Volkswagen recently announcing plans to further invest and experiment with autonomous vehicle technology.
In the four years since the University of Michigan announced a centralized effort to promote digital learning and two years after U-M's president announced Academic Innovation as a major initiative, the university has experienced more than 7 million enrollments in online learning opportunities that involved people in 190 countries.
University of Michigan faculty and administrators discussed the unique nature of master’s degrees within the academic landscape, and the similarities and broad differences between master’s programs at the fall Provost’s Seminar on Teaching.
The new Graduate Certificate in Computational Neuroscience will help bridge the gap between experimentally focused studies and quantitative modeling and analysis, giving graduate students a chance to broaden their skill sets in the diversifying field of brain science.
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is launching a new degree in the 2019-20 academic year geared toward students with some professional work experience who are passionate about public affairs and looking to deepen their skills to enhance their careers.
A recent NBC News headline reads “Americans are divided over everything except division.”
The article and many others of late make similar claims: Those in the United States who disagree strongly on many issues at least can agree that this is an extremely divided nation.
A lingering sense of self-doubt plagued Anna Horton when she transferred to the University of Michigan last year.
The English major worried her prior educational experiences hadn’t prepared her for Michigan, and her performance anxiety centered on her writing skills.
It’s the opposite of a passive lecture. “Active learning” is a teaching method that requires students to participate in their own learning, to talk to each other in class and to purposefully engage with the material.
It works, but professors are often wary of using it because they think students will rebel.
The International Institute at the University of Michigan will offer a Master’s in International and Regional Studies beginning in the fall of 2019.
Why are you “here to learn?” This question posed to alumni and other University of Michigan learners by the Office of Academic Innovation is followed with a commitment: We’ll help you get there.
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business announced Tuesday that it will offer a Master of Business Administration degree for working professionals to be delivered mostly online.
The Part-time MBA: Online is a new addition to the Ross MBA program options, which include full-time, evening, weekend, executive and global formats.
At Skyline High School in Ann Arbor paper rocket ships help students improve their reading comprehension.
Ever have someone say you would be a good manager but you hesitate to go for a leadership role because you don't feel qualified?
Have you ever designed a course and wished you could pull in the expertise of other colleagues on campus?
As the University of Michigan continues to expand its digital learning portfolio, the Office of Academic Innovation has a new gateway for one-stop access to online courses and learning experiences created by Michigan faculty and instructional teams.