Category: Hub Culture

OSU Innovate Conference Reflection

Seven people at a white round table at dinnertime. There is a crowd behind them.

OSU Innovate Conference Reflection
By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer; Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment; & Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer

A couple van loads of Spartans attended the OSU Innovate conference down in Columbus, Ohio on May 16. What a conference it was! We had a lot of good reflective conversations over dinner,

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).

Meet the Hub Team

By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Director of Engagement; Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer; & Hanna Kielar, Engagement Assistant

One very important element currently missing from the Hub’s digital presence are the people on our team. If you follow us on Twitter or pay attention to #MSUHub, then you may have some idea of the talented crew working on our projects,

Scrum: A Look Inside the Hub’s Weekly Stand-up Meeting

By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager and Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer

If you walk into the Hub around 10 AM on a Monday morning, you will see our team gathered on Main Street, looking at our project boards and sharing status updates during our weekly stand-up meeting. Our first post about our process,

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.

A Space to Act Differently

Jeff Grabill, wearing a lavender shirt, addresses seated faculty during a meeting.

A Space to Act Differently
A discussion on the Hub’s intentional open office design
By Caroline White, Rashad Muhammad, and Nick Noel

In December 2015, the Hub team gathered to discuss the first project of the Hub: the Hub itself. Until then, we had primarily operated through Slack,

Student Caring: A Call To Action

Amelia Gamel helps a student.

Student Caring: A Call To Action
In this reflection about student caring, Learning Experience Designer Dave Goodrich explores the question of what makes an effective teacher effective. Is there one common thread between faculty who engage and inspire students throughout their lives?
By Dave Goodrich

Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness.

Iterating a Flat Culture

Caroline and Chloe discuss their experience designing the framework for the Hub’s culture, and how the team has contributed to culture-building.

carolinewhiteCaroline White, Designer and Researcher,
Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

 

 

chloefosterChloe Arielle Foster,