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September 28, 2022

My internship at BU’s Office of Digital Learning & Innovation

In CFA’s Student Internship Series, music, theatre, and visual arts students at BU share their internship experiences. Asjha Malcom’23 shares her experiences working with BU Digital Learning & Innovation and her design contribution to building the Shipley Center’s visual brand.

August 22, 2022

Digital Learning Offices Help Faculty Thrive in Hybrid Environments

Romy Ruukel, director of the Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation, discusses the Center’s mission: “to help BU remain relevant in the quickly changing technology landscape of teaching and learning, and to improve the residential student experience.”

June 17, 2022

AZoRobotics: Virtual Reality Can Be Adapted to Tackle Social Determinants of Health

Learn about the Boston University-supported Using VR to Address Social Determinants of Health pilot project.

May 18, 2022

2U: 2U and edX University Advisory Councils

Boston University’s Provost Jean Morrison and Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation Chris Dellarocas make the list of 2U and edX University Advisory Councils dedicated to the implementation and advancement of online learning in higher education.

May 12, 2022

BU Today: 2022 Faculty Forum Will Be Held in Person Monday

Learn about BU Digital Learning & Innovation’s Faculty Forum 2022 in-person conference hosted in partnership with the Center for Teaching & Learning, Shipley Center, and Educational Technology.

May 11, 2022

BU Today: POV: It’s Time to Upgrade to Ungrading

Boston University faculty and staff advocate for a shift away from the traditional grading system in higher education in favor of new strategies that place an emphasis on inclusive pedagogy.

May 3, 2022

BU Today: Exit the King, and Enter Random Actor

Boston University’s Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation collaborates with Boston University’s College of Fine Arts to enhance the The Random Actor project, joining the arts and technology in a innovation collaboration.

April 12, 2022

BU Today: A Celebration of the Best Student Employees on Campus

Read about Digital Learning & Innovation and IS&T intern Charles McGinn who received the BU Student Employee of the Year Award.

March 10, 2022

Boston Business Journal: Four Ways Higher Ed has Changed After the Pandemic

Boston University’s Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation Chris Dellarocas, shares his perspective on the use of technology in higher education and the overall appetite for online learning.

March 9, 2022

Campus Technology: Building a Culture of Innovation

Boston University’s Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation Chris Dellarocas discusses transforming institutional culture by building innovation into the culture of a university.

December 16, 2021

Spaces4Learning: Boston University to Debut Digital Learning, Innovation Center

Boston University plans to open the new Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation in early 2022 that will support innovations in digital learning through the creative application of digital technologies in the classroom and beyond.

November 22, 2021

Campus Technology: New Boston University Innovation Center to Transform Digital Learning

As part of the university’s Office of Digital Learning & Innovation, the new Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation aims to reimagine the residential learning experience.

November 19, 2021

Boston Business Journal: $8M Gift will Expand Digital Learning at BU

An $8 million gift from a graduate of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, Richard Shipley, will enable BU to open a new digital learning center for faculty.

November 1, 2021

BU Today: $8 Million Gift from Richard Shipley Will Expand Technology’s Role in Residential Education

A generous $8 million gift from Boston University alumnus Richard Shipley will help to fund the Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation in supporting faculty working to create digital content for their in-person courses.

May 10, 2021

BU Today: Digital Learning & Innovation Virtual Faculty Forum to Explore Innovations in Teaching and Technology at BU

While Boston University looks ahead to a school year with the return of in-person teaching and learning, the Digital Learning & Innovation Faculty Forum 2021 virtual symposium is taking a moment to pause and celebrate all that that faculty and staff have accomplished over the course of the pandemic with Learn from Anywhere (LfA), the hybrid format used throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

May 5, 2021

Listen Notes: E62: BU Digital Education Incubator – Cultivating Tomorrow’s Breakthrough

Boston University’s Director of Digital Initiatives Romy Ruukel and Digital Learning & Innovation’s Communications Manager Maureen McCarthy meet with podcast moderator Dr. Karen Jacobs, Associate Dean of Digital Learning & Innovation, to discuss BU’s Digital Education Incubator.

December 17, 2020

Campus Technology Insider: Podcast: Students Supporting Faculty in the Shift to Hybrid Learning

Ernie Perez, director of educational technology for BU Digital Learning and Innovation, and Jill Beckman, executive director of Client Services, sit down with Campus Technology and discuss how they rolled out the classroom moderator service and made it a success.

November 16, 2020

The Daily Free Press: Two Questrom faculty receive prestigious awards from the Information Systems Society

Boston University’s Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation Chris Dellarocas accepted the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, the highest honor bestowed by the INFORMS Information Systems Society that recognizes important research in online reputation systems.

August 26, 2020

BU Today: Leading the Charge: The $7 Million Story of BU’s Hybrid Teaching Transition

Leaders from Boston University’s Digital Learning & Innovation discuss BU’s transition to and implementation of remote teaching and Learn from Anywhere models in an effort to rethink the role of education and educators in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 30, 2020

Forbes: Amherst, Boston University And Cal State: How Three Colleges Are Overhauling Virtual Learning

Looking back at the spring 2020 semester, Forbes highlights Boston University’s remote and hybrid teaching and learning strategies including Learn from Anywhere, classroom technology, faculty coaches, and more.

May 28, 2020

BU Today: How Did That Remote Learning Work for You?

In the Boston University summer 2020 Zoom series, faculty to look back on lessons learned.

March 24, 2020

AVTechnology: BU’s Learning Tech Team Discusses Their Move to Virtual Classrooms

Boston University’s Ernie Perez and Linda Jerrett discuss how they handled the University’s sudden shift to remote education in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

August 1, 2018

Inside HigherEd: Higher Education in a World Where Students Never Graduate

Boston University’s Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation Chris Dellarocas discusses how universities can foster lifelong relationships with their students through embracing their role as a central hub to which students return as their life needs change.

September 29, 2017

BU Today: Mastering Teaching with Technology 

Boston University Digital Learning & Innovation’s upcoming Teaching with Technology Festival aims to transform both teaching experiences and student outcomes by embracing learning technologies.

July 14, 2016

BU Today: Digital Leader to Coordinate, Expand BU’s Online Education

Boston University’s new Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation Chris Dellarocas discusses his appointment and goal to pull together different groups and capacities that can help move the university forward with the use of new technologies.

April 7, 2015

The Daily Free Press: MOOCs growing in scope, popular among teachers, study finds

Director of Boston University’s  Digital Learning Initiative Chris Dellarocas explains the growing popularity of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) in higher education.

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