Online Learning

Enhancing and scaling online learning is a significant focus for campus and the EI Initiative, particularly as both strive to advance personalized learning strategies using technology and to expand access to both traditional and new student audiences. In partnership with schools, colleges and other campus units, EI aims to help provide high-quality online learning experiences across campus.

EI Online Course Initiative

New in 2017, the EI Online Course Initiative now provides a single-entry point for online course development support. Individuals and units may choose from the following two options to obtain support:

  1. Online Course Development Funds and Support: This option is intended for individuals or units interested in receiving both funding and technical support for online course development. Learn more about the proposal process and criteria.
  2. Online Course Development – Technical Support Only: This option is intended for individuals or units that already have funding and are interested in receiving only technical support for online course development. Contact your unit’s instructional technology point-person to setup a consultation and discuss next steps.

The initiative is also conducting an in-depth exploration and inventory of all online courses offered by UW-Madison. This will help campus:

  • Better understand its array of online course offerings
  • Align expectations with the Wisconsin Experience
  • Pinpoint areas of investment to strengthen its online portfolio and expand student access

Professional Development Programs and Resources

The following programs and resources are available for faculty and instructors interested in blended and/or online learning, course development and enhancing student learning:

Other Funding Opportunities

For those who are interested in receiving funding to support other teaching and learning innovations (that do not include online course development), check out the EI Small Grant Program and the Summer Igniter Funds.