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).
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,
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,
Scholarship Opportunities and Looking Forward
One of the most important functions of the Hub is connecting people and ideas to opportunities to share and grow (and meet more people and generate more ideas!). To that end, I’m writing to share an opportunity that came through 2018 Hub Fellow (and 2019 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Teaching New Teacher Award winner) Aaron McKim.
What Would You Say You Do Here? Science Gallery Detroit.
One of the questions we get a lot is “what is the Hub?”
“Can you help me figure out how to make a video for my class?” Yes, we can connect you to people who are very good at this.
“I need to re-design the curriculum for my program to draw more students.”
Course Design Case Studies: An Inside Look
These are two development cases we’ve recently encountered with faculty creating online courses, and we wanted to share different considerations for approaching an online course or program development. The infographic below breaks down themes we frequently encounter in our work helping faculty design courses, curriculum, and experiences.
One thing we’ve noticed is that very few folks have taken D2L training,
Can a university redesign itself? Yes – with your help.
“Why would any human being anywhere in the world come to East Lansing, Michigan (of all places), for their education and spend lots of money to do so?”
We ask this a lot, because in order to serve the needs of students and create a culture of care,
Learning, Exploring, Leveraging, and Living – A Semester of PD (part 1 of 2)
I’m tired. In the best way.
Since mid-February I have attended the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) conference in Anaheim, an invited NSF work group on creating inclusive STEM studio learning environments, interned at an amazing design firm in Chicago for a week, and was the virtual engagement co-chair of the OLC Innovate conference.