Dave Goodrich, Learning Experience Designer for the Hub, shares the news that the first episode of our podcast, the Hubcast, is live.
It might be an understatement, but we are excited about the launch of the HUB here at Michigan State University.
Today, I am privileged to get to announce the official launch of the MSU Hubcast (click the link or image to subscribe on iTunes or the podcast platform of your choice). Being a small part of launching an official podcast with a focus on connecting people, designing opportunities, and facilitating innovation for learning and technology has been a life dream of mine for quite some time. It makes good sense that the existence of the Hub itself is just the catalyst needed to make that dream a reality.
This amazing podcast is produced by our very own Sean Meredith and Emily Chen who are interns here in the Hub and seniors here at MSU. Sean recently reflected with a blog post on creating the Hubcast. Friends, these students have mad skills. Every day, I get the joy of interacting with them both before they graduate later this year. You are in for a treat and will get in on some of their conversations about being involved with the Hub from very early on and being part of the team that helps inform the Hub’s culture and identity.
In fact, that is exactly what the first episode of this podcast is about. It helps answer the question: “What is the Hub for Innovation in Learning & Technology?”
Chloe Foster is another amazing Hub intern who is also the designer behind the graphics on this site and a collaborator on the Hub’s initial brand strategy. She sat down for this episode to interview none other than Hub director Dr. Jeff Grabill and Dr. Mark Sullivan who is a faculty member from the College of Music and a core member of the Hub. Mark has been a thought leader in the early stages of the Hub’s formation and continues to do so. Chloe engaged them both in a rich conversation about how the Hub came to be like she has been a radio host for years. They begin the conversation exploring the ambiguity around the term “innovation,” which is a perfect place to start.
Take a listen.
We hope you enjoy it.
We’d like to do a couple shout outs of gratitude to other podcasts endeavors here at MSU including the Spartan Podcast which you can learn more about at spartanpodcast.com. We would also like to shout out to the Bridge Webinar Series hosted by graduate students leading the Masters of Arts in Educational Technology program here at MSU’s college of Education. They and others like the good people over at the Impact 89FM | WDBM and our friends over in the studios of FM 90.5 and and AM 870 WKAR are always an inspiration.
Thanks also to MSU Information Technology led boldly by our fearless VP Chief Information Officer Joanna Young who you can follow at cio.msu.edu or on twitter with the handle @jcycio.
And last, but certainly not least, the HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology led by our very own Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Dr. Jeff Grabill.
What about you?
- What opportunities can you imagine the Hub playing a part in as it relates to innovation for learning and technology here at Michigan State and beyond?
- What kinds of things are you interested in learning more about through this new MSU Hubcast?
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe today to hear more great interviews and conversations in future episodes.
Better yet, join the conversations by attending an upcoming event, following the #MSUHub hashtag on social media or even leaving a comment below.
We would love to hear from you.