The Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL) facilitates innovative teaching and student-centered active learning by providing instructional support, campus resources, and educational technology in multi-use learning spaces on the UW-Madison campus.
WisCEL is a UW-Madison Educational Innovation and Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) initiative, involving multiple units on campus: College of Engineering, College of Letters and Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Division of Information Technology, General Library System, and the Office of the Provost. These cross-campus collaborations support high-quality, technology-enhanced, innovative education for undergraduate students. By combining assets, resources, and a collaborative funding model, WisCEL is able to put student-centered learning at the forefront, meeting the university’s mission.
WisCEL enables increased student engagement, student achievement, academic mastery, performance skills, and self-efficacy by providing opportunities on campus that support learning community and prepare students for lifelong learning.
WisCEL centers are located in College Library, Sterling Hall, and Wendt Commons. The centers operate in partnership with the libraries in order to encourage both informal and formal learning and full-capacity space usage.
WisCEL has four core areas that serve as the framework for our current work and future growth: Active Learning, Innovation, Instructional Resources and Services, and Campus Collaboration.