Examples of U-M Faculty Using Instructional Technology

This page features examples of U-M faculty who have used instructional technology in innovative ways. You can browse the full list or use the search criteria to narrow it down to the most relevant examples for you. Click on any title for a full description of that example.

Title Pedagogical Goal(s) Technology Tool(s) Academic Area Course Type
Providing Alternatives to Traditional Writing and Speaking Assignments with Collaborative Websites
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Facilitating collaborative authorship, editing, or peer review
  • Webpage Creation
Arts and Humanities Discussion
Using Google Forms to Clarify Difficult Concepts in Large Courses
  • Crowdsourcing learning activities
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Google Docs/Drive
Social Sciences Lecture
Flipping a Mechanical Engineering Course (2013)
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Answering student questions
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Google Docs/Drive
Engineering Lecture
Flipping an American Culture/History Course
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Webpage Creation
Arts and Humanities All
Concept Mapping to Synthesize Knowledge and Apply Learning to Real World Case Studies (2013)
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Teaching in an online/blended format
  • Google Docs/Drive
Health Sciences Lecture
Managing a Large Course Using Google Apps
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Course management
  • Answering student questions
  • Managing the instructional team
  • CTools/Course Management System
  • Google Docs/Drive
  • Online Homework System
  • Online Video Chat
Engineering Lecture
Crowdsourcing Learning: Students Collaboratively Analyze and Annotate Course Materials
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Crowdsourcing learning activities
  • Online File Storage/Sharing
  • Webpage Creation
Arts and Humanities Discussion
Increasing Student Interaction in a Large Course via Blogging (2012)
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Blog
Arts and Humanities Lecture
Coordinating Multiple GSIs Using a Course Wiki
  • Course management
  • Managing the instructional team
  • CTools/Course Management System
  • Wiki
Social Sciences Lecture
Enhancing Small Group Discussions in a Large Lecture with Google Docs and Google Forms
  • Crowdsourcing learning activities
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Google Docs/Drive
Social Sciences Lecture
Holding Virtual Office Hours via Google+ Hangouts
  • Course management
  • Answering student questions
  • Teaching in an online/blended format
  • Online Video Chat
Engineering Lecture
Integrating Clinical and Classroom Learning Through Private Course Blogs
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Teaching in an online/blended format
  • Providing supplementary content
  • Blog
Health Sciences Clinic
Blogging as a Way to Support Student Dialogue and Critical Engagement
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Providing supplementary content
  • Blog
Arts and Humanities Discussion
Improving Team Projects Through Cloud-Based Storage and Collaboration
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Course management
  • Improving teamwork during group projects/activities
  • Online File Storage/Sharing
Health Sciences Studio
Crowdsourcing Study Guide and Exam Question Development Using Google Docs
  • Crowdsourcing learning activities
  • Administering tests and quizzes
  • Google Docs/Drive
Health Sciences Lecture
Fostering Inquiry-based Learning in Labs Using Google Spreadsheets
  • Improving teamwork during group projects/activities
  • Crowdsourcing learning activities
  • Google Docs/Drive
Science, Technology, and Math Lab
Crowdsourcing Q&A to Engage Students: Efficiently Answering Students' Questions in a Large Course
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Course management
  • Answering student questions
  • Crowdsourcing learning activities
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Discussion Forum
Science, Technology, and Math Lecture
Facilitating Collaborative Peer Review of Student Writing Using Google Docs
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Facilitating collaborative authorship, editing, or peer review
  • Google Docs/Drive
Health Sciences Discussion
Improving Teamwork Through Online Synchronous Discussions
  • Course management
  • Improving teamwork during group projects/activities
  • Discussion Forum
  • Google Docs/Drive
Engineering Lecture
Lecture Podcasting
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Lecture Capture
Social Sciences Lecture
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