Category: Curriculum

ID&D: Modeling Your Course Like an RPG

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By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer and Dungeon Master

Utilizing the affordances of games in education is not a new idea. However, as games, and specifically digital games, have become more sophisticated, they have increasingly been the focus of research,  and utilized as models for course design. James Gee has described them as “learning machines” (2005,

Reculturing a Co-Curricular Conversation: Thinking on Scope, Validation, & Technology

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Encountering and addressing the challenges of a new campus-wide record. This is the second post about the emerging Co-Curricular Record at MSU.
Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, Hub; Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment

Academic progress is regularly complemented by learning outside of courses at most campuses,

What is a Co-Curricular Record and Why Does MSU Need One?

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Purpose, Definitions, and Positioning. 
By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, Hub & Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment

 

Student academic success is regularly complemented and enhanced by out-of-class learning at most campuses, including ours. Yet, how do we know what students’ experiences outside of the formal classroom at Michigan State University contribute to their learning and development?

The MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 3

On May 11, the Teaching and Learning Spring Conference showcased more MSU educators and technologies. The highlight of the day was the lunchtime Twitter #edchat, with many using Twitter for the first time and engaging in a fast-paced digital dialogue about teaching and learning.

Overall, the conference was well attended,

MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 2

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A brief recap of the second day of the Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. On May 10, we welcomed Michelle Pacansky-Brock, who gave a keynote on digital tools for humanizing learning. It set a hopeful, resourceful tone for our conference.

On May 10, approximately two hundred MSU educators gathered in Wells Hall to connect and learn about one another’s teaching.

The First Ever MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 1

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A recap of the first day of the Teaching & Learning Spring Conference at MSU
by Blythe White with special thanks to Amy Martin.

The days between finals and the first summer term are a busy time for faculty and academic staff. In the past, many MSU units competed for academics’ time for their seminars and workshops.

Learning is Adapting – Are You?

Learning is Adapting – Are You?
By Jerry Rhead, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship, MSU Hub
This article was cross-posted from rheadmore.wordpress.com.

The higher education learning landscape is continually evolving.  Michigan State University and the HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology strive to understand this evolution and inform stakeholders regarding the latest market intelligence and global program opportunities.  

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University
By Dànielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing & Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Programs

A picture of a crowded lecture hall with a green overlay.

Twelve years ago, I chaired one of the eight committees that advised the then-Associate Provost of Libraries,

On High Value Learning

On High Value Learning
Pedagogical patterns underlying High Impact Practices in higher education
By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, The Hub and Jeno Rivera, Director Liberty Hyde Bailey Scholars Program & Assistant Professor, Residential College for the Arts and Humanities

Frequently enough, one of us will run across a student who tells us,

Learning Design Strategy at MSU

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learning-design-strategyWe need your feedback and invite you to collaborate on a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University.

The Learning Design Strategy is intended to empower the MSU community – academic units, departments, faculty and students – to make decisions about how we design learning experiences that are shaped by our values,

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