The REACH project aims to transform large, introductory, lecture-based courses into sustainable, active learning environments that increase students’ engagement in their own learning.
The project will build on successful innovations across campus that strive to enhance the undergraduate experience through student-centered learning practices. REACH will not only reinforce the common goal among these efforts, but will extend their reach to encompass tens of thousands of first- and second-year students over ...
UW-Madison & Unizin
In late September 2014, after a summer of exploring and openly discussing the prospect of joining Unizin with governance bodies and key stakeholders, UW-Madison officially joined Unizin, a consortium of major universities across the U.S. that are working to assemble a standards-based set of digital tools for teaching and learning.
With these tools, which span the areas of course management, learning analytics and content ...
UW-Madison Canvas Pilot
The UW-Madison campus-wide Canvas pilot will come to a close at the end of the spring semester. Based on faculty, staff and student feedback, as well as a system analysis, the pilot highlighted an overall positive response to Canvas and confirmed the LMS’s integration flexibility and interoperability. In particular, participants spoke favorably about Canvas’ clean, intuitive design, instructor-to-student and peer-to-peer collaboration capabilities, improved calendaring and course flow information, and the ...
With a goal to enable pervasive active learning and improve the student experience at UW-Madison, the EI Initiative strives to support the growing number of blended learning efforts occurring across campus. In particular, the initiative partners with DoIT Academic Technology to offer Blend@UW and the Blended Learning Fellowship Program.
Blended learning can come in many shapes and forms, and can assume a number of different meanings to ...
Online learning is a prevalent and key element in each of EI’s three main goals. As such, the initiative remains steadfast in its recognition and encouragement of online learning across campus. In particular, the initiative partners with the Division of Continuing Studies to develop and expand high-quality, online academic programs and provides funding to support the TeachOnline@UW workshops.
Committed to extending UW-Madison’s educational mission to Wisconsin and the world, and providing lifelong learning opportunities, EI contributed significant support for the university’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) efforts. MOOCs are unique virtual teaching, learning and research experiences that are not for credit, aimed at unlimited participation and available at no cost to learners around the world.
In 2013–14, the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched four pilot MOOCs in partnership with ...