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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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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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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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OER for Science ACT Grant

“We are all life-long learners. Give yourself permission to be curious.” -- TJ McKenna, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development Recent developments in STEM education call for students to be the ones driving their own learning, where one of the main shifts is for students to "figure out" meaningful phenomena, More

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The Integration of Organizational Behavior & Artificial Intelligence

On August 7, 2023, Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation, 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 examples of how AI has influenced research designs, 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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Shipley Project Spotlight: RANDOM ACTOR

The idea behind RANDOM ACTOR was to try to find a new kind of design language for the theater that would allow the audience to perceive the interior psychological movement of the character, visually. -Clay Hopper, Senior Lecturer, BU School of Theatre Five years ago, Hopper was introduced to James Grady, 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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Writ Large: A Reflection on April Lightning Talks

In his introduction to the CTL-DLI April Lightning Talks “Writ Large: The Place of Writing in University Learning,” the session moderator, Dr. David Shawn said this: “Students learn, communicate, and transform themselves through writing.” In the presentations that five faculty contributed, we appreciated just how much those processes of learning, communication and... More

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