Learning about Assessing Learning
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,
Learning, Teaching, and a Culture of Care
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 effort is,
Building Reflection Into Teaching
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,
IT MSU-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.
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.
Tracking Co-Curricular Contributions to Student Success at MSU
By Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment
For several decades now, evidence collected by higher education scholars (e.g., Astin, 1993; Cress, Astin, Zimmerman-Oster, & Burkhardt, 2001; Kuh, 2008; Wolf-Wendel, Ward, & Kinzie, 2009) indicates that student involvement in purposeful out-of-class or “co-curricular” activities has positive effects on students’ academic success,
A Tale of Two Projects: Considering UX Research
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.
Let’s Talk About the Next Generation of Learning Systems at MSU
By Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Education
This Fall, with the help of colleagues Brendan Guenther & Mark Hodgins from the Hub, I’ve been hosting some structured conversations about learning and the very large systems — “enterprise systems” as they are known in the world of information technology —
On Thought Leadership and Impermanence
By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager
Today, I find myself reeling. The New Media Consortium (NMC), one of my most valued professional development organizations and networks declared itself financially insolvent yesterday. Treasured colleagues and role models now find themselves on the job market. And, the Horizon Report (which I am linking to here,