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 …
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.
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. …
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