Online Learning Initiatives
Digital Learning Website
The recently launched Digital Learning website showcases the many faculty innovations in teaching and learning that leverage new educational technologies to enhance the student learning experience.
Northwestern now offers all of its MOOCs at no cost to its faculty, staff, and students. You can now earn a Course Certificate, and access all MOOC content, for all Northwestern MOOCs on Coursera free of charge! To enroll in a Northwestern course and activate the special free course certificate offer, please follow the enrollment steps listed HERE.
Innovation in Teaching Series
The Garage, Northwestern’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation, in partnership with the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup, is pleased to present a new program to explore new developments in teaching and learning: the Innovation in Teaching Series.
Pam Daniels, Clinical Assistant Professor and Design Innovator in Residence at The Segal Design Institute; Melissa Crounse Kaufman, Executive Director of the Garage; and Marianna Kepka, Assistant Provost for Academic Initiatives have organized a series of presentations and panel discussions as a forum for showcasing exciting developments and building community throughout Northwestern around teaching innovation.
Design Innovation: What's all the Fuss About?
Thursday, June 7, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
An interactive lunch-and-learn session with Greg Holderfield, Director of the Segal Design Institute at the McCormick School of Engineering. Click here for more information and to register.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Digital Learning Fellows! Click here to learn more about the exciting projects funded for this academic year.
The Fellowships began in the Fall 2014, when the Provost and Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup announced new seed funding to support digital and online projects that will enhance Northwestern students’ learning through the innovative use of technologies. Provost Dan Linzer and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup requested proposals from Northwestern faculty for the Provost's Fellowship for Digital Learning, that will enhance Northwestern students’ learning, allow faculty and the University to experiment with modern learning technologies, showcase Northwestern faculty’s excellence in teaching, and increase Northwestern’s visibility in digital and online teaching environments.
Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup
The Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup advises the Provost on issues related to the development and implementation of distance learning opportunities at the University. Through active engagement with the schools, faculty colleagues and other groups across campus, this workgroup helps to ensure that the core teaching, research, and service mission is at the center of all distance learning initiatives undertaken by the University.
Todd Murphey, Chair, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering – MEAS
John Bresland, Lecturer, English – WCAS
Sara Broaders, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Psychology – WCAS
Charlotte Cubbage, Librarian, Research and Learning Services – University Library
Mary Finn, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs – WCAS
- Bennett Goldberg, ex officio, Director – Searle Center
Jane Holl, Professor, Pediatrics – FSM
Peter Kaye, (acting Member), Assistant Dean of Undergraduate & Credit Programs – SPS
Jenna Massey, Assistant Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications – Medill
Michele McDonough, Lecturer, Molecular Biosciences – WCAS and Faculty Senate representative
Rick Morris, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration – SoC
Steve Reed, Professor – Law
Chris Riesbeck, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – MEAS
Kimberly Scott, Director, Learning and Organizational Change Program – SESP
Marianna Kepka, Facilitator, Assistant Provost for Academic Initiative