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Week of April 29, 2013

Enriching Scholarship to promote effective use of technology

Registration has begun for Enriching Scholarship 2013, a week of free workshops, discussions and seminars for instructors, faculty and staff.

Sessions are offered May 6-10 and cover a wide range of content, including organizing files, manipulating graphics, producing video, managing data, dealing with social media, sharing via the cloud, and figuring out the intricacies of informed consent.

These topics and more are covered in more than 120 sessions that address the role technology plays in fostering engaged and effective teaching, learning and research.

“As the number of educational sessions have expanded over the last 16 years, Teaching and Technology Collaborative staff have monitored attendance and evaluations so that Enriching Scholarship offerings would continue to meet current needs,” says Laurie Sutch, director of the Academic Technologies Group at the U-M Library.

Sessions target skill levels from beginner to advanced, and participants come from every school and college on the Ann Arbor campus, as well as from UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn.

Enriching Scholarship sessions are free to the university community, although registration with a U-M uniqname is required. They take place at various locations across campus. If a session is full, please join the waitlist. Admission to the session is likely as the date nears. If not, and demand is high, a second session may be added.

This year’s keynote session takes place at 10 a.m. May 6, at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, and focuses on massive open online courses (MOOCs). It features a panel discussion examining how U-M faculty members design and present such courses through the Coursera platform, how students learn and engage in such a course, and what lessons can be learned from MOOCs about teaching and learning.

The panel will be moderated by Barry Fishman, associate professor of education and information, and will consist of Gautam Kaul, John C. and Sally S. Morley Professor of Finance and special counsel to the provost on digital education initiatives; Eric Rabkin, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and professor of English language and literature, and of art and design; and Dr. Caren Stalburg, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

A poster fair highlighting the five projects receiving the annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, as well as the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Investigating Student Learning Grant teams, precedes the keynote event.

The fair will be in the Vandenberg Room at the Michigan League from 9-10 a.m., and provides an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about innovative teaching strategies and to discuss findings from research on teaching and learning.

Posted by Virginia Geren | May 6, 2013
Are U of M retirees eligible to register for these sessions?

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