Leveraging Open Technologies and Cross-Disciplinary Pollination to Transform Introductory Courses

Monday, February 04 | 4:45PM–5:30PM | Governor's Square 15
Session Type: Professional Development
It's hard to "flip" an 800-student course on your own. We will describe how our cross-disciplinary group of instructors and graduate student assistants across different disciplines at the University of Michigan effectively collaborated around new and open practices and technologies to develop and use tightly integrated learning objects in the classroom. Together, we emerged with a shared set of new practices that facilitate constructive and innovative learning opportunities with our students. Session participants will see examples of how we supported each other's pedagogical development throughout the project and worked to assess teaching and learning outcomes using a shared set of methodologies.

Learning Objectives:
* Learn how to structure and support cross-disciplinary project teams of instructors
* Learn how to locate, use, and adapt openly licensed online learning objects
* Learn about open education practices and how to apply them effectively in collaborative settings
* Learn about cross-disciplinary assessment strategies and how to infuse learning analytics with formative course assessments


  • Steven Lonn

    HR Data Storyteller, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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