Saturday, May 26, 2018

MUST READ

MUST READ

How to Apply to College

How to Apply to College

Are you applying to college this year – or are you the friend, parent, or teacher of a student who will be submitting applications soon? We just launched a new course designed to support students – especially those who may not have access to a full range of counseling services – in navigating the college application…
English for Media Literacy Project in Moldova

English for Media Literacy Project in Moldova

“For me, media literacy is like a light in a dark sea,” expressed a participant of the Moldovan English for Media Literacy Project. “We consume a lot of information [and] media literacy allows us to filter this information,” explained another participant. The English for Media Literacy Project is an initiative of the Moldovan non-profit Academy…
Robots Are Changing the World

Robots Are Changing the World

We’ve all encountered robots in one form or another. You may have taken a ride on a driverless airport shuttle or watched a vacuum cleaner chase dust bunnies in your living room. And yet the field of robotics has potential far beyond these day-to-day conveniences. Indeed, the faculty at Penn Engineering believe that robots can…
Announcing our new office space and open house

Announcing our new office space and open house

From the Office of the Provost   Provost Vincent Price is pleased to announce the opening of a significant new hub devoted to teaching and learning, located on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and encompassing the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Online Learning Initiative, and the Center for Learning Analytics.…
Announcing Executive Director Rebecca Stein

Announcing Executive Director Rebecca Stein

­From the Office of the Provost Rebecca Stein has been appointed Executive Director of the Online Learning Initiative, beginning June 1, 2017. Dr. Stein is an acclaimed and innovative teacher who has taught at Penn since 1998 and currently serves as Director of the Microeconomics Principles Program in the School of Arts and Sciences.  A…
MicroMasters in Robotics

MicroMasters in Robotics

Beginning in April, Penn Engineering and the GRASP Laboratory will offer a new series of online courses in robotics as part of edX’s “MicroMasters” program. Students who earn the Robotics MicroMasters credential are eligible to apply to the accelerated M.S.E. in Robotics program at Penn Engineering. If accepted, that credential will count towards 3 of the…
Announcing Faculty Director Peter Decherney

Announcing Faculty Director Peter Decherney

Peter Decherney, Faculty Director From the Office of the Provost Provost Wendell Pritchett and Vice Provost for Education Beth Winkelstein are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Decherney as Faculty Director of the Online Learning Initiative. It was effective July 1. “Peter has been an energetic and visionary chair of OLI’s faculty advisory group for the…
Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days

Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is launching a new massive open online course on Inauguration Day – Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days. The course will begin a national conversation and seeks to connect SP2’s renowned faculty and research with constituents across the country. It…