Category: Faculty development

The Role of Audience: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 2

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 audience 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, but also a shared commitment to the…

Building Disability Empathy

Building Disability Empathy James Jackson explores how cultivating simple, personal interactions can allow us to see disability from a more personal, empathetic lens. By James Jackson, EIT Accessibility Coordinator A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to participate in an Ask Me Anything event on the Knowledge Commons platform, a social network backed…

Why Choose Video? Part 2

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What goes into the video production process, and a strategic guide with MSU resources for creating a really great video. By Nate Evans, Manager, Digital Content & Alyssa Bradley, Media Production Specialist What are your course goals? It is important to understand your course goals and objectives before making a decision about whether to include…

Why Choose Video? Part 1

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Why you might consider utilizing video in your courses and the advantages and disadvantages it provides. By Nate Evans, Manager, Digital Content & Alyssa Bradley, Media Production Specialist How much video did you watch today? Think about it for a moment. Here’s my video-watching journal from yesterday: I watched the news for 40 minutes while…

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 Twelve years ago, I chaired one of the eight committees that advised the then-Associate Provost of Libraries, Computing, and Technology. Twelve years ago, in 2005, Twitter…

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, “Wow! That…

Introducing the #iteachmsu EdChat

A recap of the first ITMSU Twitter Chat, which took place on December 1st, 2016 By Erik Skogsberg and Sarah Gretter This article was cross-posted at Inside Teaching MSU. How do you connect people who are passionate about teaching and learning across a big institution like MSU? Common, now, across the educational landscape are Twitter…

FAQ: What is MSU’s Academic Advancement Network?

FAQ: What is MSU’s Academic Advancement Network? An Introduction to MSU’s Reimagined Office of Faculty and Organizational Development If faculty, academic staff, academic specialists, deans, directors, and chairs have checked their campus mail any time in the last week or so, they likely noticed a few brochures from the Academic Advancement Network (AAN), formerly the…