Author: Teal Amthor-Shaffer

Designing Rapid Feedback Cycles

Join us on Tuesday, May 30 for a hands-on workshop about designing rapid feedback cycles with Eli Review! You can’t teach what you can’t see. So, what do you need to see in order to improve learning?  And how can student peer review help you see your students’ attempts at learning?  Join us to explore…

Post-OLC Innovate 2017 Reflection

Post-OLC Innovate, 2017: A Collaborative Reflection A story of travel delays and brave MSU presenters. Hub staff offers a reflection on the Online Learning Consortium in New Orleans. By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer and Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer This year, we had a large representation from Michigan State University (MSU) at OLC’s Innovate conference down…

Congratulations, Hub Class of 2017

Congratulations! We’re sad to see our six 2017 graduates move on, but so proud of everything they’ve done for the Hub and MSU. Here’s a look back at their favorite moments, and a bit of advice for other students.   Much of the work at the Hub wouldn’t be possible without the support from our…

Join Us for a Conversation about Science Gallery

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Join us on Friday, May 12 for a panel discussion about Science Gallery! What exactly is Science Gallery? And why is MSU’s partnership with Science Gallery to start a Lab in Detroit so exciting? These questions and more will be answered at our panel discussion with Science Gallery International leadership. When: Friday, May 12 from 9:00am to…

Careers, Love Potions, and Grilled Meat: Adventures in Structures and Functions, a Dispatch from Nairobi

Careers, Love Potions, and Grilled Meat: Adventures in Structures and Functions, a Dispatch from Nairobi By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment The dust, diesel fumes, and honking motorbikes in Nairobi overwhelmed all the senses. The open-market hawkers were making their livings from fresh fruits, vegetables, and ugali (a corn-meal staple). I never expected my career…

The Role of the Post: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 3

Infographic titled, “Quick Tips for Blog Posts.” Infographic is organized into three main sections, making a triangular-like shape. The sections are labeled “Audience,” “Author,” and “Post,” with the title of the infographic centered in the middle of the three sections, as well as the middle of the infographic. Each section features an image and three questions. The “Author” section features an image depicting multiple people (three) and the following three questions: Who are you? Who do you want to be? And what style will you use to get there? The “Audience” section features an image depicting a larger group of people (five) and the following three questions: Who is your audience? What are you hoping to achieve with them? And how will you do it? The “Post” section features an image depicting a blog post and the following three questions: How does form accomplish your purpose? How does platform accomplish your purpose? And how does promotion accomplish your purpose? The infographic uses a combination of White and Spartan Green font and background colors.

Tips to get you thinking about the role of the post when writing for a blog. Inside Teaching MSU Cross-posted on the Inside Teaching MSU Blog, this post (and the others in this “Blogging Tips” series) represents not only a newly-established relationship between the Hub and Inside Teaching at Michigan State University, but also a…

Faculty Technology Use in Teaching: Results from a Recent Landscape Survey

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Faculty Technology Use in Teaching: Results from a Recent Landscape Survey We asked MSU faculty what technologies they use in their teaching, and how they learned about them – here’s what they said. By Jessica L. Knott, Learning Design Manager, MSU IT and MSU Hub This post discusses the findings of the recent technology landscape…

Meet the Hub Team

By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Director of Engagement; Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer; & Hanna Kielar, Engagement Assistant One very important element currently missing from the Hub’s digital presence are the people on our team. If you follow us on Twitter or pay attention to #MSUHub, then you may have some idea of the talented crew working…

Learning is Adapting – Are You?

Learning is Adapting – Are You? By Jerry Rhead, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship, MSU Hub This article was cross-posted from rheadmore.wordpress.com. The higher education learning landscape is continually evolving.  Michigan State University and the HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology strive to understand this evolution and inform stakeholders regarding the latest market intelligence and global…

Meet the Student Innovation Team

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Meet the Student Innovation Team Learn about the fantastic group of students helping the Hub tackle challenges in higher education The Hub’s Student Innovation Team enhances higher education’s traditional model of project implementation by engaging student voices early in large-scale University challenges and opportunities. The team addresses challenges in curriculum and course development, space design, engagement…