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.
At MSU’s Student Success Launch (Monday, September 17, 2018), we, Scott, Heather, and Bill, had the opportunity to present and discuss our thinking and vision for a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) at MSU. The CLR (a term used at universities across the nation) is a way to visualize,
By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment and Korine Wawrzynski, Assistant Dean of Academic Initiatives
MSU is developing a co-curricular record (CCR) to provide comprehensive evidence of students’ learning and engagement outside of formal coursework and academic programs. While we agree that faculty own the institution’s curriculum, learning takes place in multiple environments during college—and the CCR will create an opportunity to recognize and record student learning that occurs outside an academic course.
By Eric Kang
When I was in undergrad, I used to tell my friends that I was working towards two degrees, one in psychobiology and another in co-curricular activities. My friends would laugh because they knew exactly what I meant about the latter degree, understanding my high level of involvement at the university in various student activities.
By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer
As part of MSU’s Serious Game Certificate, I had been tasked with prototyping a game that solved a problem that I saw in my work. As an Instructional Designer, the concept of Active Learning is near and dear to me, so I chose to create a game that challenged players to develop active learning strategies that incorporated technology.
Encountering and addressing the challenges of a new campus-wide record. This is the second post about the emerging Co-Curricular Record at MSU.
Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, Hub; Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment
Academic progress is regularly complemented by learning outside of courses at most campuses,
Purpose, Definitions, and Positioning.
By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, Hub & Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment
Student academic success is regularly complemented and enhanced by out-of-class learning at most campuses, including ours. Yet, how do we know what students’ experiences outside of the formal classroom at Michigan State University contribute to their learning and development?
By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
I am writing about “personalized learning,” but with a focus on teachers.
Crafting Student Employment Experience – One Semester In
A reflection on the student employee experience at the Hub, and how it can evolve.
By Nick Noel
Nearly a semester has gone by since I last discussed crafting an intentional student employee experience. This idea grew out of my personal observations,
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.