Category: Learning Design

Learning about Assessing Learning

Dr. Chris Gilliard addresses a group in the Hub.

A personal reflection on big data ethics in education
By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer

I’ve been wrestling with questions related to big data ethics recently:

  • How is student data being used in education that could potentially impact students in negative ways?
  • In what ways are student data being accidentally used insensitively,

A Tale of Two Projects: Considering UX Research

Title and subtitle read: "A Tale of Two Projects: Considering UX Research." Four silhouettes of people are in the bottom right corner in blue, yellow, red, and green.

By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer

I started my career in academia firmly rooted in technology. Specifically, I was on the front line support of hardware and software utilized in classrooms. My day was spent thinking about technology, how it could be used, how it could fail, and what would be needed if it did fail.

Let’s Talk About the Next Generation of Learning Systems at MSU

A whiteboard with sketches

By Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Education

This Fall, with the help of colleagues Brendan Guenther & Mark Hodgins from the Hub, I’ve been hosting some structured conversations about learning and the very large systems — “enterprise systems” as they are known in the world of information technology —

On Thought Leadership and Impermanence

In the ecosystem of communities of practice, we must give what we want to receive, and support each other as we would like to be supported.

By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager

Today, I find myself reeling. The New Media Consortium (NMC), one of my most valued professional development organizations and networks declared itself financially insolvent yesterday. Treasured colleagues and role models now find themselves on the job market. And, the Horizon Report (which I am linking to here,

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.

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