Skip to main content

University of Michigan School of Information


Educational technology

The research, design and implementation of innovative digital tools and learning environments to enhance educational practices, improve student outcomes and facilitate effective teaching and learning processes. These may include learning technologies that strengthen pedagogical practices and the use of learning analytics for instructors and students.

National Academy of Education. 2024 Spencer Dissertation Fellow. Mez Perez. PhD Candidate.

UMSI PhD Candidate Mez Perez earns 2024 NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowship


The fellowship provides funding and professional development to early-career scholars whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education. 

More info
Featured by Detroit PBS. Associate professor David Jurgens. University of Michigan creates AI tools for campus, students.

Jurgens: U-M is taking the lead on creating AI tools for faculty, students


Through his course Using AI Effectively Jurgens is allowing students to use AI as a tool rather than a replacement for learning.

More info
UMSI Research. Born Accessible Data Science and Visualization Courses: Challenges of Developing Curriculum to be Taught by Blind Instructors to Blind Students. Sile O'Modhrain. Associate Professor.

Faculty Research Highlight: Sile O’Modhrain


O’Modhrain’s new paper explores learning opportunities and teaching strategies of data science and visualization tailored for blind people.

More info
UMSI News.

Keeping up with the Joneses? When it comes to getting better grades, it's good to be the Andersons


A new study co-authored by UMSI doctoral candidate Jiaxin Pei finds students with a last name starting with A, B or C receive higher grades on Canvas assignments. 

More info
Recent UMSI awards and honors.

UMSI Awards & Honors: April 2024


UMSI researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Read about their recent accomplishments. 

More info
Quoted by Inside Higher Ed. Research Professor Stephanie Teasley. Scaling up: Using student data to motivate academic achievement.

Teasley: Data enhances student learning and motivations


UMSI research professor Stephanie Teasley talks about why learning analytics give students control over their success. 

More info
Quoted by Government Technology. Assistant Professor Nazanin Andalibi. What will the EU AI Act mean for Ed Tech in the U.S.?

Andalibi: The use of emotion-recognition technologies in the workplace is harming employees


Nazanin Andalibi says emotion-recognition AI in the workplace harms worker well-being, performance  and infringes on their privacy. 

More info
UMSI News.

UMSI researchers to present at SIGCSE 2024


UMSI researchers will be presenting on a wide range of topics related to computer science education. 

More info

Not finding what you’re looking for? Connect with our experts

UMSI’s thought leaders actively translate their ideas into real-world impact. Our UMSI faculty and staff stand ready to engage with journalists and officials, offering perspective, insight and expertise. Share the details of your project, and your timeline, and we'll connect you with the right UMSI subject matter experts.