I’m Brendan Guenther, MSU’s first Chief Academic Digital Officer, and this is my first time writing for the Hub blog. Many of our colleagues in East Lansing know me as a technology leader for MSU IT. In this new role I will be working to realize MSU’s digital learning strategy.
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,
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.
Last fall we brought together Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah and Erin Campbell, two undergraduate students, to collaborate on a research project. Ewurama and Erin wanted to know how
MSU educators make decisions about course materials, and how their fellow students feel about those choices. They started with a series of site-specific surveys to find out how much money students are spending on materials,
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.
By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
A number of faculty, students, and staff have been working on a new approach to educator professional development. It is an inclusive and community-based framework for how we can all grow as teachers and learners. It has been clear to each of us that this effort is,
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,
OSU Innovate Conference Reflection
By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer; Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment; & Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer
A couple van loads of Spartans attended the OSU Innovate conference down in Columbus, Ohio on May 16. What a conference it was! We had a lot of good reflective conversations over dinner,
Student Caring: A Call To Action
In this reflection about student caring, Learning Experience Designer Dave Goodrich explores the question of what makes an effective teacher effective. Is there one common thread between faculty who engage and inspire students throughout their lives?
By Dave Goodrich
Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness.
Art and Science in Review
Built on an unlikely collaboration of MSU units, Peter Carrington’s exhibit, Art and Science: Putting Your Passion to Work, welcomed novel audience experiences of art and meaning for students as well as a few lessons for planning and assessing the impacts of art installations in public-facing university spaces.