Tag Archives: learning design

Infrastructure, Power and Opportunity: Reflections from the Biosphere 2

Building a Biosphere takes continuous experimentation and evaluation. So, too, does building learning experiences and infrastructure. Quote by Jess Knott on her recent experience designing inclusive curriculum and student experiences at Biosphere 2

by Jess Knott This week I have had the incredible opportunity to camp at the beautiful Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona with a small group of interdisciplinary professionals engaged at the intersections of science, design, pedagogy and social justice. I am not locked in, and I have not met Pauly Shore, but as part of…

Eliminating Math 1825 to benefit students

Quote from Becky Matz

Picture this: You’re an incoming freshman, ready to sign up for your first semester of classes at MSU. You didn’t reach a certain threshold on the required math placement examination and are now required to take Math 1825. Imagine this Math 1825 course being online and you not receiving credit for it, despite it being…

On Thought Leadership and Impermanence

In the ecosystem of communities of practice, we must give what we want to receive, and support each other as we would like to be supported.

By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager Today, I find myself reeling. The New Media Consortium (NMC), one of my most valued professional development organizations and networks declared itself financially insolvent yesterday. Treasured colleagues and role models now find themselves on the job market. And, the Horizon Report (which I am linking to here, but may…

Assisting Faculty as an Undergraduate Learning Experience Designer

Tommy Truong in foreground, Liz Martin and Libby Hoffman in the background

Assisting Faculty as an Undergraduate Learning Experience Designer A Reflection By Tommy Truong Over the past year of working with the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, I have seen a plethora of opportunities come into fruition–some have been for me, some have been for the Hub staff, and most have been for the…

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…

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University By Dànielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing & Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Programs Twelve years ago, I chaired one of the eight committees that advised the then-Associate Provost of Libraries, Computing, and Technology. Twelve years ago, in 2005, Twitter…

A Space to Act Differently

Jeff Grabill, wearing a lavender shirt, addresses seated faculty during a meeting.

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, email, and from multiple locations around campus.…

Learning Design Strategy at MSU

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We need your feedback and invite you to collaborate on a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University. The Learning Design Strategy is intended to empower the MSU community – academic units, departments, faculty and students – to make decisions about how we design learning experiences that are shaped by our values, that serve current…