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Transforming Large Courses at BU: Innovating in the Lecture Hall

The Challenge of Large Lecture Courses Large lecture courses, while necessary in a sizable university like ours, present a unique set of challenges. They often lack personalized attention and support for students, and the size and design of the space can make it difficult to implement active learning strategies. This one-size-fits-all... More

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EdTech Watch List 2023

Digital innovative technology is on the minds of faculty, students, and higher ed leadership broadly. What’s next and what educational technology trends should you be watching? Digital Learning & Innovation’s Educational Technology team crafted a technology-rich list of trends to have on your radar as you prepare for classes this... More

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POV: Navigating the Landscape of Generative AI in Education

As we step into the new academic year, I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. The Fall semester promises to be another exciting period of intellectual discovery, pedagogical innovation, and collaborative growth.  One pressing issue for many is the role of generative AI in education. AI... More

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Generative AI in Education Information Series

Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) at Boston University are pleased to announce a series of Information Sessions on Generative AI to discuss the implications of this evolving technology for teaching and learning. We cordially invite you to join us for this vital... More

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The Integration of Organizational Behavior & Artificial Intelligence

On August 7, 2023, Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation and Richard C. Shipley Professor of Information Systems, Chris Dellarocas, participated in this plenary session on the integration of organizational behavior (OB) and artificial intelligence (AI) during the 2023 annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Expert panelists presented... More

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POV: Learning Community on Universal Design for Learning

Just as a curb cut in the sidewalk helps not only people who use wheelchairs, but also people with strollers, bicycles, or suitcases, a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach - in which we anticipate, and proactively design for, variability in learners - has the potential to benefit all students. UDL... More

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POV: Reflections on Educational Innovation from the NERCOMP 2023 Conference

In March 2023, Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation project managers, Diana Marian and Diane Carroll, attended the annual NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. In partnership with EDUCAUSE, the conference covered multiple focus areas, including data-driven decision-making, leadership and organizational development, teaching and learning, More

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