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What it takes to succeed as an online teacher

With new technology changing the way teachers reach their students, how can schools continue to ensure a high quality of instructors? In this ever-changing world, students are learning differently and schools are adapting best practices to keep up. Michigan Virtual University shares how it identifies instructors ready to take on the challenge of teaching online courses.

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UIX Blog: At WMCAT, using social design to tackle global problems

A recent workshop at WMCAT highlights the tremendous good that social design can do, from Grand Rapids to around the world.

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Beyond the Mitten: West Michigan companies making waves around the globe

When it comes to products changing the state, country and world, West Michigan should not be overlooked. This area is a hub for an incredibly diverse group of companies that have their sights set on success, and their efforts are making the globe more environmentally friendly, a better place for those battling mental health issues, increasingly delicious, and an all-around more interesting place to be.

Start Garden

Making it in Grand Rapids: How the GR SmartZone is evolving to better support entrepreneurs

What do entrepreneurs from all walks of life need to make it in Grand Rapids? To answer this question, the city's SmartZone is evolving as part of a bigger conversation about how our organizations serve and support  a sustainable startup-friendly community.

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UIX Blog: Finding us on the map(s)

We discuss maps and ways to categorize data so much on this blog, it's only reasonable that we ask ourselves where we fit on that map. But even before that question is answered, what map should we use?
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