2018-19 EI Brown Bag Series

Back again this year, the EI Brown Bag Series offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about educational innovations in teaching and learning, build connections with colleagues, and share best practices and campus resources. Please join us over the course of the year for one or more of the following events.

Communication Arts Course Redesigned as Part of REACH

Communication Arts 260: “Communication and Human Behavior” is one of 13 courses currently participating in the REACH (Redesigning for Active Learning in High-Enrollment Courses) Initiative, which aims to improve student learning by increasing students’ engagement in large introductory courses.

As part of the redesign process, Professor Sara McKinnon and the REACH project team worked to replace one in-person class day per week with interactive online lessons in Canvas; add …

In Revitalized Robotics Course, Learning is Active, Not Automated

The classroom was abuzz with activity as small groups of students huddled around their robots. The robots, which resembled small, motorized chariots, jolted to life and began driving various routes across the floor of the spacious, newly remodeled classroom in the Wendt Building.

“Because the students have spent some problem-solving effort on these things before finally raising their hand and asking for help, they realize the importance of these solutions …

Another Successful Year for TeachOnline@UW

TeachOnline@UW just finished its fourth year of helping UW-Madison instructors design and teach fully online courses.

Since its inception, 135 faculty and instructors have completed TeachOnline@UW, which combines online courses with discussions about implementing research-based best practices for course design and teaching. The program has two courses that put instructors in the role of the online students they teach. The first focuses on planning and designing an …

TeachOnline@UW Learning Community Back Again – Apply Now

Supported by the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative, the TeachOnline@UW will be offered again this upcoming academic year, beginning fall 2018. TeachOnline@UW is a unique learning community that provides faculty and instructional staff with support to make significant progress designing or redesigning fully online courses.

Workshop and lecture feature research on how students learn

The College of Engineering is excited to host a workshop with Peter C. Brown, lead author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, on Monday, April 16, from noon-2pm in Union South. The workshop will highlight how faculty and instructors can apply state-of-the-art knowledge on the neurobiology of learning to enhance student learning.

REACH Recognition Event Celebrates Initiative’s Accomplishments

On Wednesday, September 27, participants, team members, supporters and benefactors of the REACH Initiative gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the effort, to date, and to recognize the dedication and talents all of those involved.

The REACH Initiative is part of the broader EI Initiative, and is one of many efforts to spark innovation in teaching and learning across campus.