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IT MSU-Hub Graduate Fellows: 2017

ITMSU-Hub Graduate Fellows: 2017

 

We would like to take a moment to thank our inaugural IT MSU-HUB Fellows for their work during 2017.  The IT MSU-Hub fellowship is a collaboration between the Graduate School and The MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology.  The graduate fellows spent Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 as participant observers with faculty and academic staff working on educational design projects across the university.

A Tale of Two Projects: Considering UX Research

Title and subtitle read: "A Tale of Two Projects: Considering UX Research." Four silhouettes of people are in the bottom right corner in blue, yellow, red, and green.

By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer

I started my career in academia firmly rooted in technology. Specifically, I was on the front line support of hardware and software utilized in classrooms. My day was spent thinking about technology, how it could be used, how it could fail, and what would be needed if it did fail.

On Institutional Change

By Jeff Grabill, Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology has an ambitious mission. The bar-napkin version of the mission is “to help the university reinvent itself as a learning institution.” Some people roll their eyes at language like this (but some people always roll their eyes).

Assessing Education Needs

"Our educational system must be retooled to maximize needed skills and attributes at every level."- John Duley

By John Duley

This is the second post in a guest series by John Duley. Here, he discusses what changes need to occur in our education system. He hopes you will join the conversation in comments below.

Since the advent of Information Technology, questions have been raised about the adequacy of our education system.

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

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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.