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
This fall, the Wisconsin School of Business unveiled something that will revolutionize the student experience — a new, two-in-one, state-of-the-art collaborative learning classroom (CLC) that is unlike any other learning space at the school. The classroom was designed to enable learning activities that promote student-centered, active and collaborative learning. Read More
Unizin recently expanded it’s evolving digital learning platform with the acquisition of Courseload, Inc. software and trademark. Not only does Courseload provide member institutions with an industry-leading eText reader and collaborative learning tool, but it also comes with sophisticated content delivery and discovery capabilities, which will become the foundation of Unizin’s content relay tool.
Jeffrey Russell, vice provost for lifelong learning and dean, Division of Continuing Studies, and Les Howles, director of UW-Madison’s distance education development and the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference join Neil Heinen, editorial director at WISC-TV, to discuss the changing landscape of higher education and workplace training.
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“The level of student learning is better” with blended learning. That’s what Political Science Professor John Zumbrunnen, Ph.D. said about his experience in building a blended course. Through the Blend@UW Course Design Program, participants will learn how to foster new ways to engage students in and out of the classroom. Learn more.
This past year, more than 20 faculty and instructional staff received another chance at being a student — a role reversal that allowed each of them to explore the opportunities and challenges facing today’s online learners and instructors.
This summer, UW-Madison undergraduate students will participate in the inaugural Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship, a recently established program designed to foster innovative, student-led projects across the state. Committed to the Wisconsin Idea, the program provides resources to support projects aimed at public engagement in a Wisconsin community to which the student has a personal connection.
The WOECF is a collaboration of the Division of Continuing Studies, Educational …