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.
Opportunities in Digital Learning: Considering emerging trends in Postsecondary Education
My prior two blog posts in this series on the Future of Digital Learning considered definitions and questions raised in our community this year. The writing thus far touches on opportunities present in these ideas about education and emerging potential in the digital era. This post will identify several in brief teases.
Ideas on Digital Learning: Reflections on our colleagues’ thoughts from the Future of Digital Learning Event
Earlier this semester, 134 faculty and staff from Michigan State University gathered at the Hub for six lightning talks from faculty representing the Colleges of Education, Music, Arts and Letters, Natural Science, and Communication Arts and Sciences.
Digital Learning: What exactly do you mean?
I’m Brendan Guenther, MSU’s first Chief Academic Digital Officer, and this is my first time writing for the Hub blog. Many of our colleagues in East Lansing know me as a technology leader for MSU IT. In this new role I will be working to realize MSU’s digital learning strategy.
Practice Makes Progress: Digital accessibility and moving toward a more inclusive campus
by Nate Evans
The Impossible: No Playbook
At this university, a dedicated group of faculty, curriculum and learning designers, software developers, communicators, and administrators achieved the impossible for the second year in a row. And they will do it again next year. Just a heads up: they may be looking for your help.