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Top 10 Most Popular DL&I Stories 2019

Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) readers were drawn to a wealth of stories in 2019. If you follow DL&I or were recently introduced to the programs and services we offer, dive in and find out what stories and trends topped the most-read charts in 2019.




The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) has a library of faculty guides to choose from touching on a variety of themes and topics. But where are some of the most popular guides of 2019? Find out.




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The 4th Annual Teaching with Technology Festival was held on October 3rd and featured keynote addresses, expert stations, faculty presentations, and more. Learn about DL&I’s newly established Digital Initiatives unit, watch presenter videos, and read about the event that attracted over 150 attendees. Get the highlights.




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Earlier this year, Erol Peköz, a professor of Operations and Technology Management in the Questrom School of Business, launched the School’s first online course for part-time MBA students. Professor Peköz discusses the online course-building process and offers tips to create an engaging, online learning experience. Read the Q&A.




BU Spark

In this Point of View, BU Spark Director Ziba Cranmer talks about the DL&I-sponsored XR InLearning Global Summit, AR/VR in higher education, recruitment efforts to engage students in related projects, and offers an inside look at the BU AR/VR Club—a member of the BU Spark! Ignite Student Council. Read the POV.




Anxiety and Creativity

Point of View: The World Economic Forum predicts that creativity and innovation will be among the top job skills needed in 2022 and the BU Hub defines them as essential to its undergraduate education. CTL Interim Director Sarah Madsen Hardy explores how teaching strategies that allay anxiety can support this goal. Read the POV.




Liling Huang video

Video Spotlight: During the summer of 2019, Instructional Production Services in partnership with the Office of Distance Education, launched several new, interactive, online language courses. Learn about the courses and the use of animated video, live Zoom and more. Watch the video.




BU AEIC 2019

The The CTL’s Annual Educational Innovation Conference (AEIC) was held May 3 and welcomed nearly 150 faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs across many disciplines. The event showcased excellence in teaching and learning and explored collaborative visions of the future. Read the conference highlights.




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Faculty Spotlight: With guidance and support from DL&I, Lecturer in the CAS Writing Program and Faculty Consultant on Digital Learning Modules, Pary Fassihi successfully created online instructional videos with built-in assessments and learning exercises for students to complete at home and reorganized class time for more interactive writing workshops and hands-on activities.

Through a DL&I/CAS grant and support from the CAS Writing Program’s Director of ESL, Maria Zlateva, these efforts have now resulted in a larger program initiative. Read more.




Creative Jammers Sakina Flint '19, Alikhan Nurlanuly '20 and Tarushi Chhabra '19

DL&I proudly hosted the Spring ’19 Adobe Creative Jam at the Yawkey Center for Student Services on April 18th. Nearly 40 energized and highly motivated BU Terriers identified a specific community within BU and designed a way to support diversity and build inclusion within that community. Read about the Spring ’19 Creative Jam.



Online MBA

Point of View: The newly announced partnership between edX and the Questrom School of Business to deliver an online MBA degree represents one of the most exciting digital learning initiatives at Boston University to date. Under this new partnership, Digital Learning & Innovation will support the production and delivery of the online degree and co-lead the effort with the Questrom School. Associate Provost Chris Dellarocas weighs in on the opportunities this initiative will generate for BU at large. Read the POV.


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