Category: Student voice

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…

Meet the Student Innovation Team

Students stand in front of a whiteboard with sticky notes on it.

Meet the Student Innovation Team Learn about the fantastic group of students helping the Hub tackle challenges in higher education The Hub’s Student Innovation Team enhances higher education’s traditional model of project implementation by engaging student voices early in large-scale University challenges and opportunities. The team addresses challenges in curriculum and course development, space design, engagement…

Crafting the Student Employee Experience

Close up of a student persona card hanging on a door

Crafting the Student Employee Experience An introduction to the design of a collaborative work experience for student employees By Nick Noel, Instructional Designer There has been a great deal of transition within our organization. We have had to develop new processes in order to support the activities of the Hub, and many of us have…

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…

Lines of Sight

The first in a series of three musings on educational technology. By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology I occupy an interesting position. The conflict of interest officials at my university describe it as “conflicted,” which is true. During the time…

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…

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. They are able…

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. Caroline White, Designer and Researcher, Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology     Chloe Arielle Foster, Designer and Researcher, Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology     We started working at the…

After the Post It Notes are Gone – Thoughts on Design Thinking in Academia

Artifacts from MSU Hub design thinking exercises.

Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director here at MSU Hub, reflects on some of our recent work. This post originally appeared on her blog. At the end of one of the MSU Faculty Development seminars I facilitated back in March Dr. Chivukula made an observation during the Applying Design Thinking to Academic Plans workshop. He said/asked (as…

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Kicks Off Reinvention

Thursday, May 19, 2016 was a day of design and collaboration for the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Four facilitators from MSU Hub—Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director; Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer; and student researchers/designers Chloe Foster and Caroline White—led more than 60 CVM faculty, students, alumni, staff, employers, practitioners, industry, and government attendees through a…