EI Brown Bag - Creating and Sustaining High-Demand 131 Programs

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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Learn how to identify, create and sustain successful, high-demand programs for new student audiences at UW-Madison. Growth of high-demand programs designed for non-traditional audiences allows you to:

  • diversify your department’s academic program portfolio
  • attract and serve new audiences of students
  • strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce in a knowledge economy
  • experiment with alternative teaching and learning approaches
  • diversify revenue streams in an era ...

EI Brown Bag - Reframing the Wisconsin Experience

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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The Wisconsin Experience is the learning experience we aspire to provide to undergraduate students during their time at UW-Madison. It is a combination of academic and co-curricular experiences leveraged by our institutional values. As a campus, there is an expectation that we will provide the environment and the opportunities, and that students will do their part to seize them.

During the ...

EI Brown Bag - Open Educational Resources and Textbook Affordability

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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Join us to learn about UW-Madison’s OER strategic framework and how campus has worked closely with Unizin to develop and host Pressbooks. Pressbooks is a WordPress-based authoring platform designed to help faculty and staff easily develop and publish openly licensed textbooks and other affordable educational materials.

Presenters will showcase exciting features of Pressbooks and a handful of openly licensed textbooks developed ...

EI Brown Bag - Adopting Canvas at UW-Madison

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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Based on positive results from pilot studies and campus feedback, UW-Madison is transitioning to the Canvas learning management system (LMS) over the next two years. The plan is to adopt Canvas as the single, centrally supported LMS on campus, and to discontinue campus support for D2L and Moodle by 2018.

Canvas is being used in over 560 credit-based courses this ...

EI Brown Bag - Implementing Blended and Online Learning

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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Are you ready to implement blended or online learning in one or more of your courses? Perhaps you have already started and want to learn more from others’ experiences? Join our panelists for an interactive discussion about why they decided to transition to blended and/or online learning, how long it took them to implement the new methods and techniques, and what ...

EI Brown Bag - Canvas: The Instructional Experience

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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The Canvas learning management system (LMS) will be integrated with the student information system over the coming months. Starting this fall, many faculty and instructional staff will be moving their courses to Canvas. Join current and former Canvas pilot participants as they share their experiences using Canvas, highlighting useful features, lessons learned and best practices. Read More

EI Brown Bag - Exploring the Wisconsin Experience

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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The original articulation of the Wisconsin Experience referred to that indescribable “something” that is unique to UW-Madison. Many on campus have taken it upon themselves to fill in “that something” in a local context and others are confused by what it all means. Join panelists and colleagues to further articulate “that something” in a broad cross-campus context. Read More

True Innovation in an Era of Buzzwords and Cheap Ideas

Presentation: 3-4:30pm
Reception: 4:30-5:30pm
WID Town Center

The Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative welcomes the campus community to attend a special guest presentation by internationally renowned, digital learning expert and theorist, and executive director of the LINK Research Lab at University of Texas-Arlington, George Siemens.

Dr. Siemens’s presentation will highlight some of the recent changes in higher education concerning government policy, student expectations and growth of for-profits, among ...

Beyond the LMS: Discover the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment with Malcolm Brown

10-11:30am, WID

Malcolm Brown, Director of EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), will share his insights on the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE). Brown has spent the last year talking with higher education, vendor and foundation leaders to define the five functional domains of the NGDLE, which include:

  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Personalization
  • Analytics, Advising and Learning Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Accessibility and Universal Design

During this presentation, Brown will engage ...