Tag Archives: higher education

Sustaining a Co-Curricular Record

I'm really excited to see it advance. My Spartan Story gives us all a reason to be excited about the future of student experiences at MSU.
Bill Heinrich

By Bill Heinrich My Spartan Story (MSU’s co-curricular record) hit two big milestones so far in 2020 that will help sustain the initiative. In February 2020 the accreditation coordinator for the campus asked to include this initiative in their update of MSU’s accreditation materials. The Higher Learning Commission, MSU’s accreditor, looks to ensure that: “Co-curricular…

Questioning the Compliance Narrative

Could we begin to understand students as people who are interested in learning and growth for higher purposes beyond just compliance and grades?

I recently attended the 3rd annual Spring Conference on Student Learning and Success at MSU. The first year it ran, it was a joining of a couple of similar events across campus that previously had been taking place simultaneously. This year, there were more added to the party. Namely, what was previously a Student Success…

Because Experiences Matter, Universities Are (should be) Design Organizations

Experiences can be good or bad, and given the ubiquity of communication, stories about those experiences are told nearly every second of every day

The “business,” if you will, of higher education is to provide learners with transformative experiences. Or it should be. This is perhaps a controversial statement. To be sure, there are a number of different and contrastive if not competitive ideas about what a university is and should be. Each has a long and specific history.…

What is a Hub? Thoughts and Reflections from a Hailstorm

Text: "The HAIL Storm." Image: cloud with lightening bolt.

By Jess Knott, Learning Design Manager A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Hailstorm (Harvesting Academic Innovation for Learners), a small and invite-only working group for a network of people working in units similar to the Hub from a number of institutions around the country. The goal of the Hailstorm network is…

Episode 6 – Enterprise Learning Design

We have a really interesting episode of the Hubcast for you this month. Prof. Bill Hart-Davidson, from the College of Arts and letters, is back, along with Instructional Systems Designer Mark Hodgins. They discuss their recent project, entitled Enterprise Learning Design, which focuses on structured conversations between a variety of stake holders around enterprise level…

Episode 6 – Enterprise Learning Design

We have a really interesting episode of the Hubcast for you this month. Prof. Bill Hart-Davidson, from the College of Arts and letters, is back, along with Instructional Systems Designer Mark Hodgins. They discuss their recent project, entitled Enterprise Learning Design, which focuses on structured conversations between a variety of stake holders around enterprise level…

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, negligently and/or without awareness…

Assessing Education Needs

"Our educational system must be retooled to maximize needed skills and attributes at every level."- John Duley

By John Duley This is the second post in a guest series by John Duley. Here, he discusses what changes need to occur in our education system. He hopes you will join the conversation in comments below. Since the advent of Information Technology, questions have been raised about the adequacy of our education system. In…

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…

Congratulations, Hub Class of 2017

Congratulations! We’re sad to see our six 2017 graduates move on, but so proud of everything they’ve done for the Hub and MSU. Here’s a look back at their favorite moments, and a bit of advice for other students.   Much of the work at the Hub wouldn’t be possible without the support from our…