This site was created through a partnership between the Office of the Provost and Northwestern Information Technology with input and collaboration from many faculty, administrators and offices across the campus. The primary goal is to provide a glimpse into what is happening inside the Northwestern classroom and to help connect the dots between various innovations in teaching and learning.
We hope this site inspires faculty to learn more about digital learning and continue thinking creatively about how technology can support their pedagogy.
Who created this website?
Please meet the team behind this site.
We would love to hear from you and learn your feedback.
Who do I contact with help on my digital project?
There are a number of resources across campus that support digital learning. Please reach out to any of these groups to get started.
Who else is involved with digital learning strategies at Northwestern?
Several governance committees oversee various aspects of digital learning and capture the many perspectives across our 12 schools. The individuals on these committees think broadly about teaching, learning and technology to provide guidance to senior leadership and continue to shape the directions for online and blended learning. They continue to grapple with questions such as:
- Does technology enhance teaching and learning? How does this vary across disciplines and student backgrounds? In what ways can we continue to measure learning and the efficacy of online and blended learning approaches?
- What are the latest innovations in the teaching and learning space? How can Northwestern [continue to?] serve as a thought leader in this space? How can we push ourselves and other in higher education to deliver the very best education and position our students for success in their lives and careers?
- How can we promote proven strategies to best support faculty and students in their teaching and learning at Northwestern and beyond?
Committees grappling with these and other questions related to digital learning include:
- Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup: Faculty from a range of disciplines advise the Provost on distance and digital learning opportunities and help ensure that the core teaching, research, and service mission is at the center of all digital learning initiatives undertaken by the University.
- Educational Technologies Advisory Committee: The IT Educational Technology Advisory Committee is an IT Governance advisory committee co-chaired by a senior member from the Office of the Provost and a senior member from Northwestern IT. It provides oversight and sets priorities for the use of educational technologies that support the learning and teaching environments at Northwestern.
- Coordinated Service Center: This cross-unit administrative group led by the Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives guides the strategy, policy and processes governing MOOCs and other digital learning initiatives.