What is a Hub? Thoughts and Reflections from a Hailstorm
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.
Learning about Assessing Learning
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,
Assessing Education Needs
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.
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.
Congratulations, Hub Class of 2017
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 interns.
Learning Design Strategy Workshop: Feedback and Continuing Conversation
Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director at the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
The purpose of the Learning Design Strategy (LDS) at Michigan State University is to: inspire innovation, shape behavior, and guide decisions. The LDS, as it currently exists, is a set of heuristics which have been designed to help make decisions about how we design learning experiences that are shaped by our values,
By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Director of Engagement; Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer; & Hanna Kielar, Engagement Assistant
One very important element currently missing from the Hub’s digital presence are the people on our team. If you follow us on Twitter or pay attention to #MSUHub, then you may have some idea of the talented crew working on our projects,
The Role of Audience: Blogging Tips for Academics, Part 2
Tips to get you thinking about the role of audience when writing for a blog
Cross-posted on the Inside Teaching MSU Blog, this post (and the others in this “Blogging Tips” series) represents not only a newly-established relationship between the Hub and Inside Teaching at Michigan State University,
Scrum: A Look Inside the Hub’s Weekly Stand-up Meeting
By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager and Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer
If you walk into the Hub around 10 AM on a Monday morning, you will see our team gathered on Main Street, looking at our project boards and sharing status updates during our weekly stand-up meeting. Our first post about our process,
A Space to Act Differently
A Space to Act Differently
A discussion on the Hub’s intentional open office design
By Caroline White, Rashad Muhammad, and Nick Noel
In December 2015, the Hub team gathered to discuss the first project of the Hub: the Hub itself. Until then, we had primarily operated through Slack,