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Spring 2022 Faculty Reading Group


  • Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement (LIFE) is facilitating a faculty reading group for the spring 2022 semester! We will be reading Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto by Kevin Gannon.  Read More >

Faculty Reading Group

Upcoming: March 2020

  • Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement (LIFE) is facilitating a faculty reading group for the spring semester! This semester we will be reading Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher by Stephen Brookfield.  Read More >

Google AR/VR Workshop

February 22nd, 2019

  • Google for Education team hosted a free, 2-hour product session at the University of Miami that aimed to provide professional development around augmented and virtual reality tools, with an emphasis on practical use cases in higher education. Read More >

Teaching Award for Course Transformation

April 24th 2018

  • Academic Technologies is thrilled to share Ana E. Campo-Bowen, M.D. Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Services is this year’s recipient of the George Paff Teaching Award at University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, through exploring new blended approaches, and lightboard technology within a neurosceiences course. Read More >

UM Hosts Miami Teaching and Technology Collective

December 5th 2017

  • The University of Miami hosted the Miami Teaching, Learning and Technology Collective in December, an inter-institutional venture focused on sharing and collaborating on efforts relating to teaching, instructional design and other skills. Read More >

Grades First Upgrade and Unavailability

December 7, 2017

  • GradesFirst is currently undergoing an upgrade and will be unavailable from December 13 -18, 2017. If you need to schedule a tutoring appointment, please contact the Camner Center for Academic Resources: Read More >

Adobe Spark Workshop – Let’s Get Creative!

Nov 20, 2017

  • To kick off the exciting new partnership with Adobe, the University of Miami Libraries will be hosting two workshop sessions on December 7th to learn from Patrick Koster, Adobe Senior Customer Success Manager, and Ben Forta, Adobe Senior Director for Education Initiatives. Read More >

Find Teaching Technology Solutions in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Sep 20, 2017

  • As the university gets back to normality in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the LIFE team is available to support faculty who are dealing with tight schedules and diminished class time.  Read More >

 Adobe Creative Cloud is Here!

August 1, 2017

  • As University of Miami becomes Florida’s first Adobe Creative Campus, join and discover educational applications with Adobe Education Exchange. Read More >

3D Printing Expanded at UM Libraries

June 1, 2017

  • In Spring 2017, the Academic Technologies team expanded the use of 3D printing in UM courses by collaborating with Richter Library to add three new Ultimaker 3D printers to their Digital Media Lab. Read More >

Lightboard Now Available at the Faculty Exploratory

Jun 1, 2016

  • Starting from Summer 2016, faculty who reserve the One Button Studio will also be able to use the brand new Lightboard (also known as a “Learning Glass”) for recording engaging instructional videos.  Read More >

Introducing Google Drive at UM

Mar 10, 2016

  • What is Google Drive? Google Drive is a cloud-based data storage and file sharing solution. Google Drive offers users the opportunity to store and organize files without being restricted to one computer; all you need is a web browser, or mobile application to login and access the files.  Read More >

FLC member meets Digital World

May 22, 2015

  • For Judy Hood, Senior Lecturer of the English department, her journey into the digital world has become a dream come true! Judy’s path started a little over a year ago when she applied to be a member of a Faculty Learning Community cohort, which takes place every year here on campus. Read More >

Flipped Learning Receives Distinction at UM

Apr 03, 2015

  • Dr. Yunqiu (Daniel) Wang of the Biology Department has been selected to participate in a grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the grant is to investigate and develop materials for teaching case studies in General Biology using the flipped learning strategy. Read More >

Tracking Natural Disasters: Current Events Presentation

Mar 20, 2015

  • The Department of Geological Sciences offers students a course titled: Natural Disasters: Hollywood vs. Reality, GSC 107R The course explores the causes, effects, and societal response to disasters. Students look at a variety of natural hazards and disasters including impacts, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, storms, and climate change. Read More >

One Button Studio: Recordings in Full Swing

Mar 12, 2015

  • David Kling, Department Chair and Professor of Religious Studies   In preparation for the UROME study abroad program, Professor David Kling utilizes the use of the One Button Studio to pre – record his lectures for students here on campus. Read More >

Active Learning: Creating buzz in the Lecture Hall

Jan 30, 2015

  • Social media are increasingly visible in higher education settings as instructors look to technology to mediate and enhance their instruction as well as promote active learning for students. I was given the good fortune to attend Senior Lecturer, Dr. Daniel Wang’s lecture this week. Read More >

Emerging Technologies: The Innovative Instructor

Jan 13, 2015

  • The start to the 2015 Spring Semester at the University of Miami filled the air this week. New semesters, foster new emerging technologies. Content engagement can be maximized through numerous tools available by third parties. Read More >

New Features in Blackboard 2014

Dec 17, 2014

  • We will be upgrading to the latest version of Blackboard Learn™ 2014 over the holiday break. While the user interface will be largely unchanged several existing features have been improved to make your day more efficient. Read More >