Category: Learning Design

On Institutional Change

By Jeff Grabill, Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology has an ambitious mission. The bar-napkin version of the mission is “to help the university reinvent itself as a learning institution.” Some people roll their eyes at language like this (but some people always roll their eyes).

The Pedagogy of Engagement

By John Duley

This is part of a guest series by John Duley. He delineates the problems which confront us in public school education due to the rapid and radical changes occurring in this new Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Problem:  Inadequate Education system for the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This blog is about the pedagogy of engagement. 

Attention Class

"Zoom Webinars: providing options for online synchronous interactions."

Bridging the gap between traditional classroom and asynchronous learning experiences.

By Rashad Muhammad, Instructional Designer, and Gwyn Shelle, Instructional Technology Specialist

Have you ever been excited about attending a webinar or web meeting only to have a terrible experience? Sure you have, let me refresh your memory. Microphones weren’t muted;

ID&D: Modeling Your Course Like an RPG

Three Dungeons and Dragons

By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer and Dungeon Master

Utilizing the affordances of games in education is not a new idea. However, as games, and specifically digital games, have become more sophisticated, they have increasingly been the focus of research,  and utilized as models for course design. James Gee has described them as “learning machines” (2005,

Personalized Learning is Really About Teacher Adaptivity

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

By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

This post is the third in a series about ed tech. For more on this topic, please see Part 1 and Part 2.

I am writing about “personalized learning,” but with a focus on teachers.

Post-OLC Innovate 2017 Reflection

Post-OLC Innovate, 2017: A Collaborative Reflection
A story of travel delays and brave MSU presenters. Hub staff offers a reflection on the Online Learning Consortium in New Orleans.
By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer and Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer

This year, we had a large representation from Michigan State University (MSU) at OLC’s Innovate conference down in New Orleans in early April.

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,

Learning is Adapting – Are You?

Learning is Adapting – Are You?
By Jerry Rhead, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship, MSU Hub
This article was cross-posted from rheadmore.wordpress.com.

The higher education learning landscape is continually evolving.  Michigan State University and the HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology strive to understand this evolution and inform stakeholders regarding the latest market intelligence and global program opportunities.  

The Role of Authorship: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 1

Tips to get you thinking about the role of authorship 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,

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

A picture of a crowded lecture hall with a green overlay.

Twelve years ago, I chaired one of the eight committees that advised the then-Associate Provost of Libraries,