Category: Design Thinking

Learning Design Strategy Workshop: Feedback and Continuing Conversation

Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director at the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

The purpose of the Learning Design Strategy (LDS) at Michigan State University is to: inspire innovation, shape behavior, and guide decisions. The LDS, as it currently exists, is a set of heuristics which have been designed to help make decisions about how we design learning experiences that are shaped by our values,

Join Us for a Conversation about Science Gallery

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Join us on Friday, May 12 for a panel discussion about Science Gallery!

What exactly is Science Gallery? And why is MSU’s partnership with Science Gallery to start a Lab in Detroit so exciting?

These questions and more will be answered at our panel discussion with Science Gallery International leadership.

Careers, Love Potions, and Grilled Meat: Adventures in Structures and Functions, a Dispatch from Nairobi

Careers, Love Potions, and Grilled Meat: Adventures in Structures and Functions, a Dispatch from Nairobi
By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment

The dust, diesel fumes, and honking motorbikes in Nairobi overwhelmed all the senses. The open-market hawkers were making their livings from fresh fruits, vegetables, and ugali (a corn-meal staple).

The Role of the Post: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 3

Infographic titled, “Quick Tips for Blog Posts.” Infographic is organized into three main sections, making a triangular-like shape. The sections are labeled “Audience,” “Author,” and “Post,” with the title of the infographic centered in the middle of the three sections, as well as the middle of the infographic. Each section features an image and three questions. The “Author” section features an image depicting multiple people (three) and the following three questions: Who are you? Who do you want to be? And what style will you use to get there? The “Audience” section features an image depicting a larger group of people (five) and the following three questions: Who is your audience? What are you hoping to achieve with them? And how will you do it? The “Post” section features an image depicting a blog post and the following three questions: How does form accomplish your purpose? How does platform accomplish your purpose? And how does promotion accomplish your purpose? The infographic uses a combination of White and Spartan Green font and background colors.

Tips to get you thinking about the role of the post when writing for a blog.
Inside Teaching MSU

Cross-posted on the Inside Teaching MSU Blog, this post (and the others in this “Blogging Tips” series) represents not only a newly-established relationship between the Hub and Inside Teaching at Michigan State University,

Meet the Student Innovation Team

Meet the Student Innovation Team
Learn about the fantastic group of students helping the Hub tackle challenges in higher education

The Hub’s Student Innovation Team enhances higher education’s traditional model of project implementation by engaging student voices early in large-scale University challenges and opportunities. The team addresses challenges in curriculum and course development,

The Role of Authorship: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 1

Tips to get you thinking about the role of authorship when writing for a blog.

Cross-posted on the Inside Teaching MSU Blog, this post (and the others in this “Blogging Tips” series) represents not only a newly-established relationship between the Hub and Inside Teaching at Michigan State University,

Crafting the Student Employee Experience

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Crafting the Student Employee Experience
An introduction to the design of a collaborative work experience for student employees
By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer

There has been a great deal of transition within our organization. We have had to develop new processes in order to support the activities of the Hub,

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,

Anatomy of a Board

Seeing and understanding the work of the Hub: project boards on Main Street
By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Gerald Rhead, and Erik Skogsberg

A walk down Main Street at MSU’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is an invitation to collaborate. Main Street, the Hub’s primary thoroughfare, intersects our space in Wells Hall and takes visitors through the central artery channelling and coordinating our day-to-day activities.

Lines of Sight

The first in a series of three musings on educational technology.
By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

I occupy an interesting position. The conflict of interest officials at my university describe it as “conflicted,” which is true.

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