Author: Hanna Kielar

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…

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, negligently and/or without awareness…

Learning, Teaching, and a Culture of Care

"We need to be courageous enough to create space for change and the new language that will facilitate that change." - Jeff Grabill

By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology A number of faculty, students, and staff have been working on a new approach to educator professional development. It is an inclusive and community-based framework for how we can all grow as teachers and learners. It has been clear to each of us that this…

Building Reflection Into Teaching

The Red Cedar River in winter, trees reflected in the water.

By Denise Acevedo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing: Reflections of Michigan State University Writing Faculty (TTTRWE) is a year-long project that combines the reflective works from To Teach With Soft Eyes (League for Innovation, 2000) and aspects of a participant-planned professional development (PD) training,…

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…

On Building Communities

"Our goal is to have all Edgewood students graduate from high school with two sets of skills: communication and computers." - John Duley

By John Duley This is the third post in a guest series by John Duley. Here, he discusses how one housing property is building community and educating students in technology and communication.  This series is about a very serious problem for us as a people, members of the richest country in the world.  The national…

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…

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. In…

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…