Tag Educational Innovation
After busy fall, ‘Our Shared Future’ efforts to expandFebruary 4, 2020
Hundreds of people attended events last fall related to the “Our Shared Future” heritage marker, part of an effort to educate the campus on the Ho-Chunk Nation and the history it shares with UW–Madison. The spring semester will emphasize incorporating the message in the university’s teaching and learning.
Free online course empowers college STEM instructors to improve their teachingMay 31, 2016
Participants will learn innovative teaching strategies as well as how to collect data on how well these approaches are in their own classrooms.
Gift helps support UW–Madison REACH projectMarch 8, 2016
The $1.5 million gift will be used to improve student learning by increasing students’ engagement in large, introductory lecture-based courses.
New UW–Madison collaboration in Green Bay inspires young writersNovember 2, 2015
On a warm August afternoon last summer, a group of nervously excited young writers took to a small stage at one of Wisconsin's largest arts festivals.
Final MOOC of the year explores climate change policy and public healthOctober 27, 2015
“Climate Change Policy and Public Health,” the sixth and final Massive Open Online Course offered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison this year, launches Nov. 9.
UW-Madison launches fifth MOOC of 2015, focused on forests and humansSeptember 22, 2015
If you aren’t in Wisconsin to see the colors change, don’t fear. Beginning Sept. 30 through Oct. 28, UW–Madison will launch its second-to-last Massive Open Online Course of the year, “Forests and Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar.”
REACH program to make large lecture courses more interactiveAugust 18, 2015
Large introductory lecture-based courses are a staple at most universities. But many of those classes at UW–Madison will be transformed into much more student-centered experiences over the next few years, thanks to a new project called REACH.
Fourth UW–Madison MOOC of 2015 explores big-picture energy questionsJune 23, 2015
The debate over energy consumption and its consequences is constantly evolving, whether the subject is fossil fuels or renewables. The Massive Open Online Course “Energy and the Earth” will give thousands of people an online forum in which to explore these topics.
Community of practice helps faculty and staff step into role of online learnerMay 14, 2015
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.
Student fellowships will benefit communities across WisconsinApril 28, 2015
Launching a community market in Cross Plains. Using Shakespeare to inspire young writers in Green Bay. Teaching the value of conservation and green space in Hudson and Kenosha.
UW-Madison offering Shakespeare MOOCApril 23, 2015
On April 26, on the heels of William Shakespeare’s birthday, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will launch its third free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of 2015, “Shakespeare in Community,” to an audience of more than 12,700 enrolled participants.
UW–Madison offers free Leopold’s land ethic online course and February eventJanuary 22, 2015
The University of Wisconsin–Madison will offer its next round of six Massive Open Online Courses beginning Jan. 26 with “The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold and Conservation.” MOOCs are free online, noncredit learning experiences that allow people from around the globe to participate. Participants watch educational videos, engage in discussion forums, read articles and often take quizzes or complete educational activities. More than 135,000 registrants from approximately 140 countries and all 50 states signed up for UW–Madison’s previous phase one pilot of four courses.
New MOOCs to focus on environmental and community themesJuly 1, 2014
Beginning in 2015, UW–Madison will take Leopold’s words to heart by offering six Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on topics ranging from Shakespeare’s dramas and the digital humanities, to understanding Leopold’s land ethic, to the relationship between climate change and public health.
Teaching and Learning innovation award winners namedMay 15, 2014
Two teams have been selected to receive the inaugural UW–Madison Teaching and Learning Innovation Awards for their work to promote educational innovation on campus.
UW-Madison names director of Educational InnovationMay 1, 2014
Mark Johnson, assistant professor of educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been selected as the new director of Educational Innovation, an initiative of the provost’s office.
Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the ‘Knowledge Economy’ pilot MOOC launchesMarch 27, 2014
With an ocean between them, connected via Skype, Kris Olds and Susan Robertson have spent the past year discussing the concept for their new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the 'Knowledge Economy.'
UW seeks applications for second phase of MOOCs by March 18March 2, 2014
Proposals for the second phase of pilot Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are being sought as part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s continued efforts involving Educational Innovation.
Educational Innovation funding awarded for 17 projectsFebruary 25, 2014
Seventeen projects have been selected to receive Educational Innovation funding based on their commitment to advance teaching and learning innovations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Chancellor Blank, other leaders showcase campus for regentsFebruary 11, 2014
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the full Board with an overview of the state of the university in the first meeting hosted by the campus since she took over leadership in July.
‘Human Evolution: Past and Future’ pilot MOOC launchesJanuary 29, 2014
John Hawks has traveled the world. And now he's bringing what he's learned to more than 30,000 learners from across the globe with "Human Evolution: Past and Future."