MSU is improving the digital learning experience for students. Incorporating digital strategies to support pedagogy can enhance students’ learning experiences and offer efficiencies in assessment and analysis. Many digital learning innovations impacting institutional initiatives at scale often start small. Innovations may spring from novel pedagogical approaches in individual courses, as collaborative experiments across disciplines, or the result of student feedback and needs analysis. We recognize the value of providing support and resources to change the student experience for the better. The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is committed to facilitating new ideas.
The Catalyst Innovation Program seeks to fund creative and innovative uses of tools, technology, and pedagogical approaches up to $10,000 for the purposes of allowing experimentation in spaces with the potential to enhance student learning experiences on a digitally-immersed, global campus.
Please note that these funds are intended to fund software, technology, and/or services but are not able to support salary lines. Proposals will be based on the MSU Learning Design Strategy as outlined at http://lds.msu.edu. We are especially interested in proposals that include one or more of the following criteria:
- Inclusivity and Accessibility
- Feedback and Adaptivity
How to Join
The Call for Proposals is typically open in October each year, however, the next cohort has been delayed. Information will be updated on this page and sent out to the community once it is available. Proposals, submitted through Qualtrics, should include a description of the innovation and idea, implementation approach, evaluation and assessment plan, and budget.