Author: Jessica Knott

What is Online Program Market Opportunity and Why Does it Matter?

by Jessica Knott and Alicia Jenner

In our role as online program stewards representing MSU, the Hub has entered into a number of agreements with external service providers. These partners aim to help us scale our ability to support departments seeking to launch or grow online programs, specifically in graduate and professional spaces.

What is the Hub Online Program (OPM) Management Function and Why Does it Matter

To support the start up of new online programs at MSU, the Hub’s Online Program Management team provides free intermediary and consulting services to support the design, development, and sustainability of online/blended academic programs. Our services are focused on the following areas:

  1. Program Planning and Portfolio Management
    1. Financial analysis
    2. Market research 
  2. Program design &

Introducing the Why Does it Matter Series!

Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash

Ahhhh, October. Leaves are falling, apples are orcharding and pumpkin spice is… everywhere. I’m Dr. Jess Knott and I’m currently your content concierge for all things Hub-like and digital. In homage to changing seasons, the month of October will see an MSU Hub blog series featuring yours truly along with Brendan Guenther,

Funding alert! Announcing the CFP for Round 2 of the Catalyst Innovation Program

Our job is to  always have our eye on digital learning futures here at MSU, and with this call I want to help you change the way you think about and approach the student experience! - Jess Knott

I have been busy this summer. If you’re my father you might ask – “Wait – isn’t higher ed like having the summer off?” My answer? A vigorous no. As mentioned earlier this summer, we at the Hub are here to help you accelerate your ideas and try new,

Informal Learning is Growing

"The garden is a dynamic museum where specimens' conditions are painstakingly monitored and their provenance recorded" - Ellie Louson

Informal Learning at State is a new blog series by Dr. Ellie Louson that will explore the spaces for informal learning at MSU. While several definitions of informal learning exist, this series will include learning experiences that are non-curricular and accessible to the public. In other words, these are spaces for learning that admit everyone and that don’t require enrolment in courses.

Catalyst Innovation Program Spotlight – Chakrapani and Saldanha

"Chakrapani and Saldanha hope that by re-designing their course to incorporate various levels of activity through VR will help students leverage exploration spaces they didn't previously have access to

Last October, the Hub launched the Catalyst Innovation Program, providing small amounts of funding to facilitate MSU faculty trying something new with digital tools and teaching approaches “for the purposes of allowing experimentation in spaces with the potential to enhance student learning experiences on a digitally-immersed, global campus.” 

a closeup of a Vive VR headsetTen projects were ultimately accepted in the inaugural 2018-2019 Catalyst Innovation Program,

Like to read? Read with us!

As we’ve recently welcomed our 21st president and with a new academic year upon us, it’s a great time to try something new (to our little book club) - an invitation!

By: Summer Issawi, Alicia Jenner, and Sarah Gretter

When one of our team mates pitched the idea to of starting a book club to fellow Hub colleagues we were all in. We started the #MSUHubBookClub (as mentioned in a previous post) this past February and spend 4-5 weeks reading a book before we meet at the beginning of the month to discuss.

Scholarship Opportunities and Looking Forward

So much of teaching work is invisible. It's hard, and it's inspiring, and we find ourselves back at square one as often (if not more often) than we find ourselves advancing to square two. And that's how it has to be if we're going to ask tough questions and engage in the necessary inquiry required when an institution works to shift from looking at the now to looking at tomorrow.

One of the most important functions of the Hub is connecting people and ideas to opportunities to share and grow (and meet more people and generate more ideas!). To that end, I’m writing to share an opportunity that came through 2018 Hub Fellow (and 2019 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Teaching New Teacher Award winner) Aaron McKim.