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Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup

The Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup advises the Provost on issues related to the development and implementation of digital learning opportunities at the University. Through active engagement with the schools, faculty colleagues and other groups across campus, this workgroup will help ensure that the core teaching, research, and service mission is at the center of all digital learning initiatives undertaken by the University. For more information on digital learning at the University, visit the Online and Blended Learning Initiatives page.

Digital Learning Fellowships

Provost Jonathan Holloway and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup request proposals from Northwestern faculty for digital/online projects that will enhance NU students' learning through the innovative use of technologies, allow faculty and the University to experiment with innovative learning technologies, showcase NU faculty's excellence in teaching and increase NU's visibility in digital and online teaching environments. Project proposals are due on November 1, 2017 and will be funded in Winter 2018. More information can be found on the Provost's Fellowship for Digital Learning page or by contacting

Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup 2013-2014 Report

The Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup (FDLW) has issued a summary Report for the 2013-2014 academic year. In particular, the Report summarizes and evaluates the results of Northwestern's experiences with Coursera and Semester Online and provides recommendations for how the Provost might support further experimentation in online learning. The Provost appreciated the candor of the report and is generally supportive of its recommendations. The FDLW will continue its work this academic year and we will be communicating further developments related to our recommendations as they occur. I welcome you to read the FDLW 2013-2014 report.

Workgroup Members