What is the Teaching and Technology Collaborative?

The Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TeachTech) supports the U-M community’s efforts to leverage technology for teaching, learning, and research. We provide opportunities and resources for the use of technology that is driven by purpose rather than tools. TeachTech members connect you to a wide variety of services and experts across all campus units through consultations, workshops, collaborations, and other activities. We host the annual Enriching Scholarship conference, first offered in 1998, to bring together U-M faculty, staff, and students to share best practices and explore new opportunities that enhance teaching, learning, and research.

Enriching Scholarship 2024: Surveying the Now

The U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative is excited to announce the 26th annual Enriching Scholarship (ES) conference to be held virtually, May 6-9, 2024 (add to google calendar). The conference is free for all members of the U-M community.

Our 2024 theme aims to highlight the ways technology has changed your current classroom. Topics could include: the use of AI in your classroom; disruptive technologies; how-to workshops on the use of technology; data privacy, proctoring, flipped teaching, and/or teaching and learning in the online space.

We are currently seeking students to participate in our “Student Voices” session(s). These highly regarded sessions give students the opportunity to share their thoughts on our conference theme. We are looking for students who are eager to share their perspectives on these Surveying the Now topics: (1) Mental health in regard to academic rigor, time, and anxiety about future (world and career), (2) Quality technology use for education, (3) Education that reflects real-world applications, (4) Content in classroom: Learning in the classroom applied to your future career, and/or (5) Leveraging U-M Services and Alumni. Interested students should submit our Student Voices Interest Form or contact Mia Li (ccli@umich.edu) for more information.

Keynote Address: Maintaining Rigor and Inclusion in the Face of AI

Dr. Jamiella Brooks, Director of Student Equity & Inclusion Initiatives at University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Julie McGurk, Director of Teaching Development and Initiatives at Yale University. 

“Rigor and inclusion are often seen in opposition to one another, despite the evidence that inclusion necessitates rigor to empower all of our students to grow, build on their strengths, and learn. The rise of AI introduces a new problem to the ethics and maintenance of rigor in our classrooms. While in some facets, computers have proven themselves to be more efficient, a misuse of or disengagement from AI can lead to a less rigorous and less equitable learning experience for our students. We will explore a number of creative uses of AI tools that integrate rigor in their activities and assessments, while discussing the ethical dimensions the use of these tools raise.”

Accepted conference titles

Dates and times for each session will be available soon.

  • A Maizey Assistant to Empower Instructors
  • AI Guide for Medical Students and Learners
  • Alternative Credentials Planning Group: Initial Perspectives and Progress
  • Asking Questions that Produce Reflection and Discussion
  • Beyond the Zoom Gallery View: Enhancing the Synchronous Online Teaching Experience with VR Technology
  • Building Community and Engagement through Personalized, Dynamic Welcome Videos
  • Canvas Discussions Redesigned
  • Canvas New Quizzes: What’s New 
  • Connecting Your Classroom to the World in Real Time: Virtual Exchange as Disruptive Pedagogy
  • Creating Connections Collaboratively Using Virtual Reality
  • CRESP: A Model to Guide Language Learners in Using AI
  • Designing an Equitable Syllabus
  • Disabilities and Generative AI in Classrooms and Workplaces
  • Empower Active Coding Learning through Kahoot!
  • Empowering Language Learning: Integrating ChatGPT for Enhanced Student Presentations
  • Empowering UX Students with Generative AI
  • Enhancing Laboratory Safety within the Extended Reality (XR) Space
  • From Translate to Transform: Approaching Online Teaching with an Iterative Eye
  • Getting Started with Maizey
  • Hosting a Public-Facing Class Blog with GitHub Pages and Jekyll
  • How to Write (more) Professionally: An Innovative STEM Graduate Student Professional Development Course to Support Academic Writing Practice
  • Improving the Student Experience with Instructional Video
  • Increasing In-Person Participation in an Optional World
  • Integrating Generative AI Tools in the Design and Delivery of Learning Experience: Navigating Ethical Considerations and Making Ethically-Oriented Decisions
  • Interactive Video Lectures and In-Video Quizzing: An Engagement Goldmine
  • Lessons Learned From Winners of the 2024 Teaching Innovation Prize
  • Leveling the Playing Field: Utilizing a Gamified, Distributed Learning Method to Promote Equity in Education
  • Leveling Up Your Digital Accessibility Skills: Gamifying Professional Development Training for Higher Ed Professionals
  • Leveraging Generative AI to Create Imagery
  • Practice Makes Better: Helping Students Study More Efficiently with Problem Roulette
  • Slide into the Future: Using Generative AI for Presentation Creation 
  • Student Teams: Creating Groups that Work 
  • StudyClues: A Generative AI Assistant for Your Classroom
  • The Empathy Machine: VR for Humanities-Centered DEI Teaching
  • This Class Could Have Been an Email: Students’ Reflections on Instructional Modality
  • Transform Video Watching to Active Learning With Annoto
  • U-M GPT in the Classroom
  • Unlocking Engagement: Exploring the Community of Inquiry Framework for Online Courses
  • Using Library Technologies to Find Funding Opportunities
  • Using Maizey to Enhance the Student and Instructor Experience
  • Web3 Technology in Sport: Preparing Students for the Creator Economy
  • What AI Can’t Do: The Case for Human-Centered, AI-Informed Pedagogy
  • What To Know Before You Flip: Factors that Shape the Success of a Flipped Classroom

More about the Teachtech Collaborative

U-M has a community of instructional support professionals who can help you understand the technology and achieve the best results in your teaching. Our goal, no matter where you start, is to connect you to the right support group at the right time to get your questions answered.

How to get started?

What has the Collaborative been working on recently? Lots! Mostly related to Generative AI

Visit our MIVideo site to see recordings from our most recent Enriching Scholarship conferences. The Previous Conferences page of this website offers a comprehensive review of past themes, speakers, and statistics.

Attend Workshops Throughout the Year

Workshops are offered throughout the year at various locations. Click Upcoming Sessions above, or enter a topic of interest in the search box.  TeachTech workshops are intended to be accessible to all participants. If you require an accommodation to fully participate, please contact teachtech@umich.edu in advance of the workshop. All Teachtech workshops are free.