Category: Curriculum

Coming Full Circle with the Co-Curricular Record: A Reflection

I always thought it would be amazing for an institution to highlight the meaningful work students were engaging outside of the classroom, and the Co-Curricular Record is a tool to accomplish such an endeavor.

By Eric Kang

When I was in undergrad, I used to tell my friends that I was working towards two degrees, one in psychobiology and another in co-curricular activities. My friends would laugh because they knew exactly what I meant about the latter degree, understanding my high level of involvement at the university in various student activities.

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.

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 about the pedagogy of engagement. 

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

A group of students work together on white boards.

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?

A student speaks with a visitor at a presentation gallery.

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.

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