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.
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.