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.
As an expert on globalization of higher education and research, a passionate supporter and creator of Open Educational Resources (OERs), and one of the pioneer Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) instructors at UW-Madison, Professor Kris Olds is not only a notable leader in his fields of study, but in the realm of educational innovations.
Over the course of his noteworthy career, Professor Gregory Moses has become a well-known advocate and leader of innovative teaching and learning, always striving to try new things and encouraging his colleagues to do the same.
Last year, Sheldon Du, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, received an EI Small Grant to create more student-centered and meaningful learning experiences by enhancing a real-time simulated trading component in his course.
Blend@UW helps faculty and instructional staff design blended courses that foster deeper, more active student learning. Two, one-week-long sessions will be offered this summer, the first session running from May 16-20 and the second from June 6-10. Learn more and apply!
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.
From international, blended course collaborations with organizations in France and Uganda, to Open Educational Resources (OERs) and active learning techniques, the EI Small Grant Program was back for a second year, providing funding opportunities for a diverse array of educational innovations led by faculty and staff from across campus.
You’ve heard it, and you’ve probably said it: “Live and learn.” The phrase takes on new meaning in UW–Madison’s Residential Learning Communities, where students with the same academic focus live together — and study together — in a single residence hall. One such community is WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), where female students support, encourage and challenge each other to succeed in male-dominated fields. When you’re stuck on a …