2015-16 EI Brown Bag Series

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.

EI Small Grant Program Boosts Innovations Across Campus

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.

Residential Learning Communities Enhance Undergraduate Experience

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 …

Blend@UW Offers New Winter Series

Due to increasing demand, a new Blend@UW series has been added and will be held January 4-8, 2016. The program offers instructors the knowledge, skills and peer support necessary to apply the blended learning methodology to their classroom. Applications for the one-week winter series are due December 4, 2015.

New UW-Madison Collaboration Inspires Young Writers

The Quill — a new literary journal for middle and high school students in Green Bay — was born from the experiences of UW–Madison sophomore and Green Bay native Laura Schmitt. Schmitt’s idea was one of four projects chosen by the new Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship (WOECF): a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the Division of Continuing Studies and UW–Madison’s Educational Innovation Initiative. …

School of Nursing Focuses on Team-based, Engaged Learning

Yesterday’s lectures give way to today’s engaged learning. This is what students are finding in the School of Nursing’s advanced new home, Signe Skott Cooper Hall. Whatever motivated them to get into this vital and demanding field, the future nurses have arrived at a place — physically and educationally — where the latest tools and techniques put them in a position to turn inspiration into preparation. Watch Video

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