Author: Hanna Kielar

The Pedagogy of Engagement

By John Duley

This is part of a guest series by John Duley. He delineates the problems which confront us in public school education due to the rapid and radical changes occurring in this new Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Problem:  Inadequate Education system for the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This blog is about the pedagogy of engagement. 

Listening and Learning from Student Employees

Students stand in front of a whiteboard with sticky notes on it.

A Reflective Conversation about Student Engagement and Work
By Meghan Hurley, Student Learning Designer

My name is Meghan Hurley and I am a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Studies Education with a double minor in English Education and Psychology Education. I have worked for the the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology since June of 2017.

From Active to Agile: The Journey of a Gameful Workshop

A stack of cards from the active learning game are spread out on a wooden table.

By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer

As part of MSU’s Serious Game Certificate, I had been tasked with prototyping a game that solved a problem that I saw in my work. As an Instructional Designer, the concept of Active Learning is near and dear to me, so I chose to create a game that challenged players to develop active learning strategies that incorporated technology.

Attention Class

"Zoom Webinars: providing options for online synchronous interactions."

Bridging the gap between traditional classroom and asynchronous learning experiences.

By Rashad Muhammad, Instructional Designer, and Gwyn Shelle, Instructional Technology Specialist

Have you ever been excited about attending a webinar or web meeting only to have a terrible experience? Sure you have, let me refresh your memory. Microphones weren’t muted;

Vision for Learning Analytics at MSU

Concentric blue, green, salmon and red circles.

By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and Director of the Hub

Our vision for learning analytics is to connect institutional and classroom insights to support caring relationships that facilitate learning and eliminate roadblocks to student success

I recently had the opportunity to speak at Colorado State University as part of the Information Science and Technology Center’s distinguished lecture series.

Introducing the Fall 2017 Student Innovation Team

Students stand in front of a whiteboard with sticky notes on it.

The Student Innovation Team is a group of highly motivated student designers from an array of majors, backgrounds, and class levels. The Innovation Team utilizes strategies such as design thinking, systems thinking, and lean six sigma to work within MSU on projects and learning experiences targeted towards students. Past project partners include the MSU Computer Store,

National University Technology Network (NUTN) awards Gerald Rhead from Michigan State University the 2017 J.O. Grantham Leadership Award.

NUTN logo and website. Pulled from: http://www.nutn.org/index.html

CONTACT:  Robert Rosenbalm
EMAIL: rrosenbalm@dcccd.edu

San Antonio, TX 10/11/2017 – Gerald Rhead, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology joins the distinguished list of distance and online education leaders to receive the National University Technology Network’s J.0.

Connecting the Dots with Enacted Mental Models

By William Heinrich, Director of Assessment

Summer is over us and campuses welcomed new cohorts of eager students in our (hopefully air-conditioned) classrooms and offices. This annual pattern reminds me to think ahead about who is coming to our campuses. Beloit College’s Mindset List is a great place to begin that exploration of what incoming students carry in their minds.

Extending the Reach of Michigan’s Public Universities through Continuing Education

This picture was taken from http://blog.masu.org/2017/09/28/extending-the-reach-of-michigans-public-universities-through-continuing-education/

By Melissa Peraino is Director of Educational Outreach at Grand Valley State University, Gerald Rhead is Director of Academic Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University, Mary Starnes is Associate Director of Academic and Professional Programs at Central Michigan University, Deborah White is Director of the Office of Extended Learning at the University of Michigan-Flint
This article and image were cross-posted from Michigan Association of State Universities September 28,

Supporting Student Success through Proactive Advising

A group of advisers sit in a classroom.

By Dorcia Chaison, PhD, Director of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Programs, College of Ag. & Nat. Resources, Deb Dotterer, Assistant Dean, University Advisingm Kristy Dumont, Assistant Director for Student Affairs, College of Education, Charles Jackson, Academic Specialist, Student Success Initiative, Sadiq Mohammed, Academic Advisor, Honors College, and Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer,