The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology leverages MSU’s energy and inventiveness by connecting people, designing opportunities, and facilitating innovation. Continuing changes in higher education will open opportunities for new ways to think, learn, create, and grow.

Now is the time to ensure MSU’s continued ability to educate Spartans capable of life-changing work that addresses the world’s toughest challenges. We welcome you to innovate with us, and to join the conversation about the future of education.


The Hub will help advance Michigan State University by realizing a more active, engaged, successful, and valuable student experience.



The Hub facilitates the passion and inventiveness of students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders both inside and outside of MSU to create, identify, and accelerate new ways to collaborate, learn, research, and deliver instruction.

Core to MSU’s values are commitments to excellence, inclusivity, and connectivity. We understand that the more diverse our community, the stronger we are. Every Spartan should be able to draw strength from this community, see their place in it, and call this place home. The Hub takes seriously its responsibility and will fulfill our shared commitment to be excellent, inclusive, and connected.


HUB Innovations

Michigan State University is a place for remarkable innovation in learning and technology. These projects exemplify the types of work that the Hub will help to connect, amplify, and expand.

Learning Design Strategy

Learning Design Strategy

We need your feedback and invite you to collaborate on a Learning Design Strategy (LDS) at MSU. The LDS is intended to empower the MSU community — academic units, departments, faculty and students — to make decisions about how we design learning experiences that are shaped by our values, that serve current and future Spartans, and that are creative, excellent and sustainable. We believe this strategy might be particularly useful when thinking about the role of technology as we continue to consider how to best shape learning and teaching approaches in the context of 21st-century tools, spaces and practices.

This draft strategy is the result of a collaboration between a group of faculty, students, and administrators, including Danielle DeVoss, Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures; Chris Long, Dean, College of Arts & Letters; Joanna Young, Academic Technology Consultant; Stephen Thomas, Curriculum Developer, College of Natural Science; Brendan Guenther, Director for Academic Technology; Heather Turner, Doctoral Student, Rhetoric and Writing; Leigh Graves Wolf, MSU Hub Assistant Director; Tommy Truong, Student, Experience Architecture; and Christopher Irvin, Instructional Designer.  The production of the site itself was led by the College of Arts & Letters, in particular Dean Chris Long and Marketing Director Ryan Kilcoyne, with support from the Hub.

We invite you to help by sharing this draft strategy and participating in discussion.

What We Do

We recognize that innovations in learning and the use of learning technologies will come from faculty, students, and staff working together inside and across experiences, programs, and departments. Our job is to help them—to help identify, accelerate, and sometimes create new ways to learn, research, deliver instruction, and collaborate.

The Hub is a space for innovation. We offer new ways to work, new physical spaces for collaboration, and a group of people who can help the campus design new ways to learn, develop assessments and research the use of learning analytics, and explore uses of digital technologies that will impact any learning environment. 

We are designed to leverage, coordinate, and scale MSU’s existing energies and creativity by connecting people, designing opportunities, and facilitating innovation.

Please come work with us.

 Spring 2016 Design Day with MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Spring 2016 Design Day with MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Who We Are

We are learning designers, instructional technologists, assessment experts, artists, researchers, and talented students.

Director: Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology |

Teal Amthor­-Shaffer |

James Bender |

Emily Brozovic |

Erin Campbell |

Nathan Evans |

Chloe Foster |

David Goodrich |

Brendan Guenther |

Susan Halick |

Bill Heinrich |

Libby Hoffman |

Christopher Irvin |

Keesa V. Johnson |

Hanna Kielar |

Jessica Knott |

Emma Kukuk |

Mark Largent |

Becky Matz |

Angela Martin |

Elizabeth Martin |

Sean Meredith |

Rashad Muhammad |

Nick Noel |

Julie Orler |

Gerald Rhead |

Mark Sullivan |

Erik Skogsberg |

Tommy Truong |

Heather Noel Turner |

Erin VanSloten |

David Wheeler |

Caroline White |

Leigh Graves Wolf |

Shillo Wright |

Breana Yaklin |

Jen­-nien (Ryan) Yang |


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East Lansing, MI 48823


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