Author: Teal Amthor-Shaffer

The Role of Authorship: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 1

Tips to get you thinking about the role of authorship when writing for a blog. 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 shared commitment to the development…

Crafting the Student Employee Experience

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Crafting the Student Employee Experience An introduction to the design of a collaborative work experience for student employees By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer There has been a great deal of transition within our organization. We have had to develop new processes in order to support the activities of the Hub, and many of us have…

Building Disability Empathy

Building Disability Empathy James Jackson explores how cultivating simple, personal interactions can allow us to see disability from a more personal, empathetic lens. By James Jackson, EIT Accessibility Coordinator A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to participate in an Ask Me Anything event on the Knowledge Commons platform, a social network backed…

Why Choose Video? Part 2

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What goes into the video production process, and a strategic guide with MSU resources for creating a really great video. By Nate Evans, Manager, Digital Content & Alyssa Bradley, Media Production Specialist What are your course goals? It is important to understand your course goals and objectives before making a decision about whether to include…

Why Choose Video? Part 1

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Why you might consider utilizing video in your courses and the advantages and disadvantages it provides. By Nate Evans, Manager, Digital Content & Alyssa Bradley, Media Production Specialist How much video did you watch today? Think about it for a moment. Here’s my video-watching journal from yesterday: I watched the news for 40 minutes while…

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University By Dànielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing & Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Programs Twelve years ago, I chaired one of the eight committees that advised the then-Associate Provost of Libraries, Computing, and Technology. Twelve years ago, in 2005, Twitter…

Our Post-LMS University

Jeff Grabill, our Director, leads a discussion on the Radius project in the Hub's space. He is standing in front of a white board and talking to a group of seated faculty.

The second in a series of three musings, focused on Learning Management Systems. By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology What does a “post-LMS” university look like? I asked this of a close colleague of mine who knows this terrain better…

Lines of Sight

The first in a series of three musings on educational technology. By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology I occupy an interesting position. The conflict of interest officials at my university describe it as “conflicted,” which is true. During the time…

A Space to Act Differently

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A Space to Act Differently A discussion on the Hub’s intentional open office design By Caroline White, Rashad Muhammad, and Nick Noel In December 2015, the Hub team gathered to discuss the first project of the Hub: the Hub itself. Until then, we had primarily operated through Slack, email, and from multiple locations around campus.…