Are you designing or redesigning a fully online course? Apply now for an opportunity to participate in the 2017-18 TeachOnline@UW program.
Associate Professor Jordan Schmidt, Department of Chemistry, was one of twelve faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. The awards, an honor given out since 1953, recognize excellence in teaching, diversity and inclusion, and outreach teaching.
The EI Small Grant Program supported faculty and staff again this year, providing funding for a diverse array of educational innovations in blended and online learning. The program funded 16 proposals from six schools and colleges at a total of more than $105,000.
The EI Brown Bag Series offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of educational innovations occurring across campus. Please join us over the course of the year for one or more of the following events.
Biochemistry 501: Introduction to Biochemistry is being taught in the summer for the first time thanks, in part, to an EI Small Grant. The grant funding has helped to redesign the course and to stimulate more active learning. Additionally, offering the course in the summer has increased scheduling flexibility for students and alleviated persistent botteleneck issues. Read More
If a well known but empty space on campus finds a use in the near future, it might be because of a collaboration between the Wisconsin School of Business and the English Department. Business and English students came up with a variety of ideas for “Rennie’s Corner” in the Discovery Building.
Katie Krueger (MBA ’11) realizes her students have never known life without the Internet, but that doesn’t mean they know how to use it as a business tool. That’s why the Wisconsin School of Business marketing lecturer decided to redesign her “Marketing in the Digital Age” course by incorporating active learning strategies, developing Open Educational Resources (OERs) and highlighting practical skills, while also enacting the WI Idea.
The Design+Teach+Engage website was recently launched to provide teaching and learning resources for designing, teaching, and engaging students in online courses. You can also find many useful ideas for blended and face-to-face courses. Design+Teach+Engage is brought to you by the Division of Continuing Studies and contributors from across campus, and is funded, in part, by an EI Small Grant.
Building on the momentum of four pilot MOOCs, UW-Madison launched six new MOOCs in 2015. Two of the courses added in-person activities to supplement the online experience and reach statewide audiences. These targeted interactive events and partnerships extended beyond MOOC participants to reach local communities where the events occurred. Read more about the impact of these events, lessons learned, outcomes, implications and more.
If you are designing or redesigning a fully online course, consider participating in TeachOnline@UW, a learning community that explores research-based online course design and teaching best practices.