Broadening Northwestern’s engagement with educational technologies
Northwestern Information Technology supports creativity and innovation in teaching and learning through the incorporation of Canvas and other educational technologies as an integral part of the educational experience at Northwestern University.
To this end, Northwestern Information Technology Faculty Support Services has broadened its focus, using Canvas as a platform to explore blended and active learning techniques and share them with the campus. Expanding Northwestern’s engagement with educational technologies is the focus of a variety of endeavors, including interactive workshops, public events, and working closely with collaborative faculty groups.
Educational Technology Teaching Fellows
The Educational Technology Teaching Fellows is a collaborative group of like-minded instructors dedicated to exploring blended learning opportunities using Canvas.
Northwestern faculty participating in this collaborative group are teaching in two technologically enhanced classroom spaces—Tech F281 and M349—and attend regular group meetings to share their successes and challenges with active learning.
Our new speaker series, TEACHxperts, created to capitalize on the creativity of TEACHx, brings thought leaders from across higher education to Northwestern for informal gatherings on teaching and learning.
The Kaplan Institute hosts a Digital Humanities Summer Workshop, which is supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. The workshop is dedicated to teaching faculty how to implement digital humanities into undergraduate courses and research.
Hosted by Northwestern Information Technology and The Garage, our special events bring together thought leadership from across industry and academia to Northwestern on a variety of tech-related topics.