Author: Hanna Kielar

What is a Hub? Thoughts and Reflections from a Hailstorm

Text: "The HAIL Storm." Image: cloud with lightening bolt.

By Jess Knott, Learning Design Manager

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Hailstorm (Harvesting Academic Innovation for Learners), a small and invite-only working group for a network of people working in units similar to the Hub from a number of institutions around the country.

AAN Lilly and Adams Fellowship Applications Open Now

2018-19 Fellowship Programs on Teaching and Learning: Adams Academy, Lilly Fellows. Applications due April 30, 2018.

 

The MSU Academic Advancement Network is currently accepting applications for their next cohort of fellows. Proposals will be accepted until April 30, 2018. Please see the Lilly Fellowship and the Adams Academy program descriptions below for directions on how to apply.

The Lilly Fellowship Program

The Lilly Fellows program invites applicants for its 2018-2019 cohort.

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Considering the Role of Learning Design

Faculty in Malawi work together and listen.

 An exploration of practicing interdisciplinarity through the design of an international faculty development program.
By Trish Abalo

Often we think about interdisciplinarity theoretically. In the university context, discussions seem to focus on how to teach students to think across disciplines, or guidelines for faculty conducting research. But how does interdisciplinarity show up in practice for faculty and staff,

Embodiment and Iteration in Work Process: Listening, Learning, Leading and Following

"Our culture is one of learning, sharing and challenging. Of analysis and inquiry. Of seeking spaces of discomfort, and challenging the norm." - Jess Knott

By Jess Knott, Learning Design Manager

I am often asked to explain the Hub to people at MSU and beyond. I love when this happens. In sharing, we build connections, and in building connections we build a Hub. Every conversation is an opportunity to collaborate, either immediately or on future endeavors.

Design as Conversation: Rhetoric, Cybernetics, and other Odd Words

By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

I have two scenes of action in mind as I write this. One scene is the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and our efforts to articulate a theory and practice of learning design. The other scene is the larger MSU community,

The Graduate School/MSU Hub Fellowship

The Graduate School and Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University welcome you to innovate with us, influence the future of higher education, and further develop as teacher-leaders and public scholars by becoming a Graduate School/MSU Hub fellow.

Through the fellowship, graduate students will be exposed to intellectual spaces at MSU where innovation in teaching and learning is occurring – within collaborative projects between academic departments and the MSU-Innovation Hub (“the Hub”).

Time, Pace, and Culture

Two men work together on one worksheet.

By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment

A traffic jam in Dar es Salaam allowed for a few moments of clarity. In the heat and humidity of coastal Tanzania, I reflected on the last three hours and the next three days. I was in the country to facilitate a series of Human-Centered Design workshops for the Tanzania Partnership Program (TPP),

Learning about Assessing Learning

Dr. Chris Gilliard addresses a group in the Hub.

A personal reflection on big data ethics in education
By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer

I’ve been wrestling with questions related to big data ethics recently:

  • How is student data being used in education that could potentially impact students in negative ways?
  • In what ways are student data being accidentally used insensitively,