University of Texas: Rich Media Experiences

University of Texas at Austin

OnRamps STEM and ELA Education

STEM and English Language Arts curriculum for High School Seniors and College Freshmen

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Brief

Enspire worked shoulder-to-shoulder with University of Texas at Austin stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop educational content, for the university’s OnRamp program while at the same time leveraging high level contacts at Instructure, Inc. to build extensions into their Canvas LMS used by the university.

The Challenge

Making the leap from high school to college STEM and ELA courses can be a challenge even for well-prepared students. Looking for a way to give new University of Texas at Austin students a leg up on these challenging curricula, the Center for Teaching and Learning sought help from Enspire to create a multifaceted online program that would keep students on track to their educational and career goals.

The Solution

Enspire worked shoulder-to-shoulder with UT stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop OnRamps, a rich-media learning experience to help students make the leap from high school to college STEM and ELA courses. In addition to creating instructional content, rich media, and sophisticated collaboration and interactivity tools, Enspire heavily customized the Canvas LMS to meet the university’s need.

Project Engage! is another part of the OnRamps initiative. One of the main components of the program is a novel dual-enrollment Computer Science Principles course, for which high school students receive college credit. Enspire collaborated with Project Engage! to produce “Conspiracy Theory,” (shown above) one of a series of ten interactive videos that complement the online learning portion of the course.

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