DLI COM Report Back Presentation 17 Feb 2016

In this video, project leader Professor Steve Quigley gives an in-depth presentation about the projects results. This video offers lessons learned, and suggests how the results could be applied to the communication work of other educators. Below this a question and answer segment which might clarify any further questions you may have after watching the video above. The Director of the Digital Learning Initiative offers an introduction to Professor Quigley and the College of Communications.

DLI COM Report Back Q&A 17 Feb 2016

Seven Video Summary of edX Town Hall Meeting!

Here you will find seven videos from the edX Town Hall Meeting we held at the Hariri Institute at Boston University on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Take a look to learn more about MOOCs, the DLI, and edX.  Check them out!

Digital Teaching Tools in Biomedical Engineering 

Using an Online Course to Supplement an On-Campus Course

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical Circuits

The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health

Closing the STEM Learning Gap for Undeserved Populations

 EdX Slide Presentation with Sherry Heffner

EdX Q&A Session

Expanding Horizons: A BU-edX Townhall Meeting

Dear colleagues and friends of the DLI,

Please join us for a townhall meeting to discuss innovative pedagogical efforts developed in collaboration with the edX platform. You will hear:

  • insights from BU faculty who have recently worked with edX to build a variety of online and blended courses and
  • updates from the edX team about promising organizational initiatives and compelling projects of other consortium Universities

Meeting details:

When: Wednesday, January 20, from 12 until about 2 PM
Where: Hariri Institute seminar room (111 Cummington Mall)

Lunch will be provided.

RSVPs (so that we can plan for food accordingly) and any logistical questions can be directed to this email address or to Sue Pett, DLI administrative coordinator (suepett@bu.edu).

This event is open to the BU community; please feel free share the invitation with your teams and colleagues. 

We look forward to seeing you in the new year,


The DLI team


DLI EdTech Grants: Fall 2015 Call for Proposals

Important Dates

Information-Idea Discussion Sessions (RSVP by November 23 to budli@bu.edu)

Monday, November 30, 2015 / 12-1pm, Hariri Institute Seminar Room, 111 Cummington Mall, MCS-180

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 /12-1pm, Room 148, 111 Cummington Mall

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / 5-6pm, Hariri Institute Seminar Room, 111 Cummington Mall, MCS-180

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 / 12-1pm, Hariri Institute Seminar Room, 111 Cummington Mall, MCS-180

Proposal Submission Deadline

  • Friday, January 15, 2016
  • Proposals can be submitted directly via our site.

EdTech Ideas Fest

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 / 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • The Hariri Institute Seminar Room, MCS-180, 111 Cummington Mall



ALUMNI in the Boston area!

Please join us Thursday, November 5th at the Hillel House, to attend the Ethical Leadership Seminar led by the distinguished Walter E. Fluker. Professor Fluker is also the intellectual force behind the DLI’s Ethical Leadership: Character, Civility and Community Course on the edX platform.

Professor Fluker is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, the editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project and the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative for the Development of Ethical Leadership at the Boston University School of Theology.


MOOCs, Blended Learning and Flipped Classrooms @ BU: What have we learned?

The Digital Learning Initiative would like to thank everyone who joined us for our half-day workshop on February 27, 2015 about MOOCs, Blended Learning, and Flipped Classrooms at BU: What have we learned? Our workshop consisted of short presentations and panels where both faculty and course assistants who have participated in MOOCs and blended learning efforts at BU shared their experiences and lessons learned. Below are recordings of the two panels in case you missed the workshop or would like to listen to our conversation again.