Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is Working for Students at MSU
By Nathan Evans and John McDaniel
This was such a cool example of universal design for learning at MSU, I couldn’t help but share it here.
John McDaniel is an Academic Technology Coordinator in DigitalX who serves the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM).
A couple of years ago the College discovered that they would need to provide closed captioning as an accommodation to ensure students could complete their coursework.
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:
- Program Planning and Portfolio Management
- Financial analysis
- Market research
- 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
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
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.
New “Name Game” Tool on D2L Helps Educators Memorize Students’ Names Quickly and Easily
We are all playing a version of the Name Game already — matching faces with names at work, at parties, at business lunches, sometimes frantically trying to remember who is Jerry and who is Gary. Playing the game poorly in any context can be embarrassing. But the stakes are never higher than in the classroom.
Catalyst Innovation Program Spotlight – Chakrapani and Saldanha
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.”
Ten projects were ultimately accepted in the inaugural 2018-2019 Catalyst Innovation Program,
Like to read? Read with us!
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.
Expanding Possibilities for STEM Students