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Northwestern U Develops New Digital Learning Website

Northwestern University in Illinois has launched a new Digital Learning website to showcase the innovative online and blended learning practices of campus faculty and provide information for those who want to implement digital learning.

"The primary goal of the new website is to provide a glimpse into what is happening inside the Northwestern classroom and to help connect the dots between various innovations in teaching and learning," stated a news release from the university.

The site is a partnership project between the Office of the Provost and Northwestern Information Technology, with input from other campus offices, administration and faculty members. The people who created the site hope faculty from Northwestern and other educational institutions will look to the site for information about digital learning and examples of best practices.

Resources available on the Digital Learning site include:

  • Information about getting started with online and blended learning;
  • Training events of specific topics related to digital learning;
  • Information about requesting active learning spaces on campus;
  • Information about assessing student learning in a digital classroom;
  • Links to the university's massive open online courses (MOOCs);
  • Opportunities to propose new MOOCs through Coursera or the Canvas learning management system;
  • Information about learning analytics; and
  • Examples of digital learning best practices on campus.

"We hope this site inspires faculty to learn more about digital learning and continue thinking creatively about how technology can support their pedagogy," said Marianna Kepka, assistant provost for academic administration and senior director of the Office of Change Management, in a news release.

The new Digital Learning site can be found on Northwestern University's site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].

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