Learning, Exploring, Leveraging, and Living – A Semester of PD (part 1 of 2)
I’m tired. In the best way.
Since mid-February I have attended the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) conference in Anaheim, an invited NSF work group on creating inclusive STEM studio learning environments, interned at an amazing design firm in Chicago for a week, and was the virtual engagement co-chair of the OLC Innovate conference.
Opportunities in Digital Learning: Considering emerging trends in Postsecondary Education
My prior two blog posts in this series on the Future of Digital Learning considered definitions and questions raised in our community this year. The writing thus far touches on opportunities present in these ideas about education and emerging potential in the digital era. This post will identify several in brief teases.
Zaria Contejean – Science Gallery Mediator Profile
In many museums, docents share knowledge about artwork or special exhibits with museum visitors. These docents receive training or are particular experts on certain movements or styles. For Science Gallery International, the docent role is transformed in several ways. First, the role is staffed by young people—the same people who are in Science Gallery’s target audience of 15-25-year-olds.
Ideas on Digital Learning: Reflections on our colleagues’ thoughts from the Future of Digital Learning Event
Earlier this semester, 134 faculty and staff from Michigan State University gathered at the Hub for six lightning talks from faculty representing the Colleges of Education, Music, Arts and Letters, Natural Science, and Communication Arts and Sciences.
Manna Chowdhury – Science Gallery Mediator Profile
When Manna Chowdhury first became aware of the Detroit Science Gallery mediator position for the HUSTLE exhibit, it was because of a class she was enrolled in, while still in high school. After reading the mission statement and realizing that the mission of Science Gallery’s dedication to public engagement with science and art,
The iOS Design Lab at MSU: Create. Share. Impact.
Michigan State University has launched the first iOS Design Lab in the United States. The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and the College of Arts & Letters have been working with Apple to offer students a space to create, share, and impact their communities by solving challenges through Swift,
Student Competencies and Experiential Learning: An Account from Justin Morrill College (1965-1979)
This is the fourth post in a guest series by John Duley. In this post, Duley discusses his time as a faculty member in MSU’s Justin Morrill College (a predecessor of RCAH and Arts & Letters) and the student competencies its faculty sought to develop through experiential learning opportunities.
A future comprehensive record and campus level pedagogical approach
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,
Episode 11 – Experiential Learning With Snares to Wares
Welcome back for another episode of the Hubcast. This time we are discussing MSU’s “Snares to Wares” course. Which is an experiential learning course that incorporates the “Snares to Wares” initiative, and provides students the opportunity to work on an issue with the potential to improve human livelihood.
The Snares to Wares Initiative
How Students Are Working to Make A Difference in Wildlife Conservation
By Lindsey Mutz
The decision to include students in Snares to Wares has been transformational to the growth of the Snares to Wares project. As a Film Studies and English major in the College of Arts and Letters, I had no idea the scope of the issue of wildlife conservation in East Africa.