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
Making Lecture Recordings Available through iTunes U
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Providing supplementary content
  • Lecture Capture
Social Sciences Lecture
Out-of-Class Screencasts of Students' "Muddiest Point" and Problem Solutions
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Answering student questions
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Screencasting
Engineering Lecture
Using Clickers for Active Learning and Critical Thinking
  • Answering student questions
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Administering tests and quizzes
  • Personal Response System (Clickers)
Science, Technology, and Math Lecture
Web-based Game for Teaching Library Research
  • 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
  • Online Learning Module
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Science, Technology, and Math Online/Blended
Video Study Guides for Music Performance Classes
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Providing supplementary content
  • Screencasting
Arts and Humanities Studio
Editing Wikipedia to Improve Writing to a General Audience
  • Facilitating collaborative authorship, editing, or peer review
  • Wiki
Science, Technology, and Math Discussion
Using LectureTools to Answer Students Questions in Large Courses
  • Answering student questions
  • Discussion Forum
Social Sciences Lecture
Online Course for Senior Medical Students
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Course management
  • Teaching in an online/blended format
  • CTools/Course Management System
  • Online Learning Module
Health Sciences Online/Blended
Interactive Chemistry Demos using Mathematica
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Animations/Videos
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Science, Technology, and Math Lab
Web-Based Curriculum for Teaching the Fundamentals of Diagnostic and Service Coding to Medical Trainees
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Course management
  • Online Learning Module
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Health Sciences Online/Blended
Video Practice Sheets for Piano Instruction
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Course management
  • CTools/Course Management System
  • Online Homework System
  • Screencasting
Arts and Humanities Studio
Students Learning (and Teaching) the Universe through Wiki-style Pages
  • Facilitating collaborative authorship, editing, or peer review
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Wiki
Arts and Humanities Lecture
Practicing Disciplinary Critical Thinking Skills Using Google Docs
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Facilitating collaborative authorship, editing, or peer review
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Google Docs/Drive
Science, Technology, and Math Discussion
Blogging to Apply Disciplinary Concepts and Critically Analyze Current Events
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Blog
  • Discussion Forum
Professional Schools Discussion
Using simulations to illustrate how leadership emerges through daily activities
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Professional Schools Discussion
Simulations familiarize students with "real-world" use of museum objects
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Arts and Humanities All
Long-term fruit fly experiments made possible with simulations
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Science, Technology, and Math Lab
Using CoLABnet to help students understand collaborative scientific research practices
  • Improving teamwork during group projects/activities
  • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
  • Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Science, Technology, and Math Lab
Using CTools chats to conduct online office hours
  • Answering student questions
  • CTools/Course Management System
  • Discussion Forum
Social Sciences Lecture
Improving clinical skills for health professional students through simulations
  • Content delivery (alternatives to lecture)
  • Simulations/Case Studies
Health Sciences Clinic
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